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  1. #1
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    Default What are you paying for front shoes and trim behind?

    So, my gelding is now back under my care, and Ive realized that I havent had to worry about the cost of shoes, etc in a few years.

    He's due and I called my farrier, time for front shoes and a trim behind.

    In 2.5 years its gone from $65 to $85.

    I'd like to know, just for my own sake, what you guys are paying? I'm interested to see how much it varies as to what part of the country you are in, if you are at a show barn, etc.
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    For a new set of fronts and a trim $85, for reset $75. These for hot shoes, with a club foot that requires a lot of shaping.
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  3. #3
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    I charge $350 for fronts.



  4. #4
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    $350? What kind of shoes are those!

    It would be $65 for fronts with clips and a trim in back, excellent farrier who will also tell you if your horse even needs those shoes.



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    the last time i paid for fronts it was $110. Its probably more like $125 now, I've been lucky to have kept him barefoot for a year and a half, trims are $50



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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoytheride View Post
    $350? What kind of shoes are those!

    It would be $65 for fronts with clips and a trim in back, excellent farrier who will also tell you if your horse even needs those shoes.
    It is not the shoes, but the man or woman that applies them!



  7. #7
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    My farrier is charging $85 for two fronts and a trim. There are lots of others who are charging ridiculous amounts, but I can't afford that.
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    $95 for two front shoes and a trim
    (but he also puts them on again for free if they fall off within 1 month!)
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    For one of ours we can get $85 (decent farrier, great "easy" feet)
    The other costs us $200 (apprentice to FABULOUS farrier, crappy feet).



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    I just paid $65 for new front shoes and trim in the back.
    I love my farrier...!!!
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  11. #11
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    I pay $140 for front shoes with pads and a trim behind.
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  12. #12
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    $90 for fronts with clips and a trim behind. He keeps track of when she's due, shows up, gets her from the field and does her without any prompting from me. I just mail the check. He also keeps track of our show schedule so she's not done just before/after we're showing and changes shoeing based on the footing (i.e. drills for studs when we will be showing on grass, etc.).



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    $90 half rounds on front trim in back. This is for my sound 19yo eventer who has had the same farrier since he was 6 (from what I've heard.) Love my farrier - so happy he came with the horse! I worry a lot that he's going to retire soon.



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    I had my filly barefoot in front with sliding plates in back...cost me $100. $150 when I shoe her all around.
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    60.00 for fronts and trim on the rear. 25.00 for a trim . I love my farrier !



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    $65 for fronts with trims on back

    $110 for all four.
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    Yikes, you guys dont want to know what my farrier charges then. A trim is $20 front shoes, with clips, trim on rear, $40, half rounds or pads on front with trim, $50, shoes all the way around, $60.00 with clips.

    I do get a bit of a deal, I couldnt ask for a kinder or more reliable farrier either, especially with the rescues. But, I do pay his mortgage and because he gives me such good rates, instead of doing trims every 12 weeks like a lot of rescues, I do every 6 weeks irreguardless. Shoes of course are done every 6 weeks.

    I am really really happy with my farrier. I am located in N GA
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    I pay $80 for my horse with front shoes only



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    Central NJ

    $115 for front shoes with clips by an excellent farrier.
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    Current farrier, previous horse - fronts only was $80. Current farrier, current horse - trims all around, $40. Current horse is a draft cross, with the feet to prove it.

    I've paid more, and I've paid less. This guy is magic.



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