I am a local hunter jumper rider and shows occasionally on the C and A circuit. I have always had a horse that needed 4 steel shoes with clips. I have always had a farrier bill ranging from $100-$125 dollars for shoes. I moved to a new barn where their farrier charges $200 dollars. This about gave me heart failure. ( he does an excellent job thou, certified journeyman farrier)
How much do you guys pay for shoes? Specify what all your horse gets if he has special needs too
Just north of Seattle Washington I pay $115 for trim, balance and 4 eventer shoes. One horse has NBS on the front feet and that is an additional $30 for the pair.
Also, when competing the shoes are drilled and tapped for studs (this is an additional $5 per stud hole.)
In Fort Collins, CO,,,,I was paying $90 for 4 regular 'ol steel shoes.
Here in Nebraska....its FREE Because our lack of farriers with any knowledge was disgusting so I learned how to trim myself and I do all 4 of my horses myself. All 4 are barefoot,,,,one shows at 3'6 and the other is sitting at 2'9 for now.
In northern VA - our "regular" farrier charges $120 for a full set, $35 for a trim. He's good with a straightforward job, but doesn't have years of experience.
Our "special" farrier charges $230 ($210 reset) with pads, but only charged me $35 for just a trim on another guy (whew! I was expecting double!) Very experienced with trouble feet, great mentor available if need be, does glue ons, drills and taps, and corrective.
Horse 1 is standard shoes- steel on all four- $200
Horse 2 & 3 need very precise shoeing for corrective reasons, and get pour in pads on one foot- $385
Recently took horse 2 to shoeing clinic and received- 2 natural balance shoes, 4 pour-in pads, 1 wedge pad, 1 leather pad, 2 steel shoes, and four farriers consulting on our horse for a flat fee of $350
Our farrier charges us a surcharge for travel because we are 1 1/2 hours from him. He also requires four horses to shoe.
"are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC
east central Illinois and working north to the 'burbs
Though some may consider it merely a matter of semantics, I have a professional fee that I charge which includes the materials I use in providing my services. IOW, as a professional farrier, I do not have a 'price(s)', I have a fee(s).
And as one of my collegues is wont to observe, "If you want Einstein, you pay Einstein's fees(prices?)
Hopefully, those who read this, will understand the analogy.