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  1. #1
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    Default You paid HOW MUCH?? Farriers

    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



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    I charge $2,000 for a regular shoe job.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick McDonald View Post
    I charge $2,000 for a regular shoe job.
    Someone's tellin' lies...
    RIP Bo, the real Appassionato
    5/5/84-7/12/08



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    LOL



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    In Northern Virginia, I pay $200 to have a horse shod all around. My bill last time was $540 to have 1 trim, 2 shod all around, and one shod in front only, with rim wedge pads.



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    I'm just east of San Francisco. I pay $100 for trim and new shoes which are natural balance in the front and clips in the back. It's $10 extra if I want wedge pads.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Appassionato View Post
    Someone's tellin' lies...
    For sure! If ya wanna pay that much for a shoe job you have to go to New Jersey . . . but you'll get your money's worth.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bloomer, CF, RJF View Post
    For sure! If ya wanna pay that much for a shoe job you have to go to New Jersey . . . but you'll get your money's worth.
    Y'all are too much.
    RIP Bo, the real Appassionato
    5/5/84-7/12/08



  9. #9
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    $30 per trim (just increased from $25)
    $80 for steels all around, fronts are single toe clips
    "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch



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    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.)



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    The boarders here just told me tonight they pay $140 for four shoes.



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    I used to pay $190 for four shoes and front pads, sometimes more if they had to be glued on



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    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.



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    I'm paying $135 for a full set here in UT. This is top-end around here, but worth every penny for my very fine and utterly wonderful farrier.



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    I don't want to tell you how much I pay because I want to throw up when I think about it. Hold nose. Write check. Ride horse. Happy happy.



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    We just had a horse get new kicks for a whopping $350!!! Aluminum on front with equithane, steel behind. Drilled and tapped. THAT is high, even for this area, but this horse goes to a specialist.

    Most of ours get done by our regular guy for $150-200, depending on the horses' needs.



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    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.



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    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



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    Wow, these prices remind me how thankful I am for my farrier. I would have to rethink the horse hobby with some of these prices.
    "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch



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    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.



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