What is the going rate for shoeing in your area?

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What is the going rate for shoeing in your area?

Postby Hippie Rancher » Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:22 pm

Nothing fancy, just curious what folks pay around the country.

I have an old guy that comes out to the ranch to do my two old saddle horses - charges me $75 apiece, if he supplies the shoes, a bit less if he uses something I have on hand or he is out. His sons do race horses and he swears they charge 100 or more and still use electric equipmant - he does it all by hand.
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Postby oscar p » Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:26 pm

$45 he furnishes shoes. $20 to trim. $25 to reset.
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Postby Pooog1 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:23 pm

the farrier we use charges $90 for shoeing now and $20-25 to trim but we usually set up a whole day when he comes so we get a good sized break on the price.
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Postby born2run » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:53 pm

$45 for fronts, $25 a trim. Been awhile since I've had a horse shod all-around, last year it was about $90 and $40 for resets. I am big on leaving my horses barefoot if at all possible. I'm lucky to have three horses with pretty nice feet. Unless I endurance train they really don't seem to need the shoes.
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Postby cowspider » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:00 pm

The going rate here is $70-$75 for shoes and $40 for trims.
I shoe and trim my own so it saves alot of money. :cboy:
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Postby Hippie Rancher » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:15 pm

Hey Cowspider,

Put that money you are saving in the bank 'cause you may need it for back surgery or a chiropractor later! Kidding. (sort of) I have done the job but my back says it is worth whatever they ask! (but don't tell 'em)

Even long ago when I was young and agile that was a painful job (I am tall) :cboy:
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Postby Miss Daisy » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:19 pm

$90 for shoes, $30 for trim. He gives a barn discount of $5 off per horse if you have more than 5 horses shod
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Postby Alan » Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:09 pm

75 for shoes and 25 for trims
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Postby SilverCharm » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:59 am

Mine does shoes for $60 and a trim for $30.

My neighbor has a belgium that my farrier shoes as well. He charges $180 because the horse's feet are so large.
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Postby milkmaid » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:03 am

$50 for shoes, $20 for a trim.
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Postby Scotty » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:08 pm

55 for shoes and 20 for trims.
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Postby Miss Daisy » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:28 pm

It seems the price of trims is pretty consistent... around $20. Shoes seem to vary quite a bit though. Why is that?
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Postby holly heifer » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:57 am

Shoes reset $60 New shoes- depends on the shoe type

trim $30
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Postby IHeartCows » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:12 pm

$20 for a trim all the way around.
$35 for shoes on the front.
$50 for shoes all the way around.

I :heart: My Farrier.
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Postby Hippie Rancher » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:59 pm

Ms Daisy,

I was thinking maybe it was related to drier harder feet out west, but then you would think trimming would vary more as well wouldn't you?

Also kind of surprised only one response of doing it themselves.

I am glad I asked - kind of interesting differences (pats self on back)
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