What is the going rate for shoeing in your area?

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Postby Miss Daisy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:38 am

Hippie Rancher wrote: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?


I think its more to do with charging all they can. Most horses are shod these days and most dont know how to do it themselves. Therefore, farriers are necesary. They probably up the prices on shoes because more people get shoes than just a trim. Also, there are not many farriers in our area, so they are more in demand. Resets arent even offered around here
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Postby born2run » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:22 pm

I trimmed my mare once under my farrier's direction, and would like to do it again. Guess it's more an issue of laziness on my part, why I haven't really pursued it more. All my horses are barefoot, and it would certainly save me a healthy amount of cash if I did it myself.
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Postby J&T Farm » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:38 pm

I charge $45 new shoes and 15 for trims but it sounds like I need to go up. :D
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Postby Mike Franklin » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:13 pm

$25 for a trim. I'm in sand, 48" deep and through out the whole county, it's like rding on the beach (except with thorns!). I haven't had shoes on a pony in maybe 6 years.
I have a good friend who used to be a farrier. I watched him shoe a bunch'a ponies. He spent quite a bit of time matching the shoe to the hoof and worked to get the shoe shaped just right for the hoof. I know it took him a lot more time to shoe and he had to keep a bunch of differnet shoes. Back then I was riding a Morgan/Percheron cross and the shoes had to be ordered out of Houston, or made. This stuff drives the costs up.
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Postby Running Arrow Bill » Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:06 pm

We don't need to shoe our TWH's or Peruvian Pasos. We also have very deep sand here.

Our Certified Master Farrier around here charges $35 for a trim. Am sure it's probably close to $75 or so for shoeing??

We trim every 2 months.
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Postby MillIronQH » Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:41 pm

Miss Daisy wrote:
Hippie Rancher wrote: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?


I think its more to do with charging all they can. Most horses are shod these days and most dont know how to do it themselves. Therefore, farriers are necesary. They probably up the prices on shoes because more people get shoes than just a trim. Also, there are not many farriers in our area, so they are more in demand. Resets arent even offered around here


When I was shoeing for the public I would charge extra to do resets. I can shape and fit a new shoe in 1/3 the time it take to clean and reshape a used one and the used shoe was more likely to come off then a new one.Z
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Whats the going rate for shoeing in your area?

Postby Jake954 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:30 pm

Well... I am in S.Fla...Broward County. You are looking at $75 for a reset at the farm $100 for new tires. If you are at the show grownds in Wellington (Palm Beach) it can be anywhere from $150 to $250 depending on clips, pads, holes for studs..., what ever the latest and greatest trend is. My grandpa once told me if the shoer has to hot shoe they dont know what they are doing. Heat um up to bend em is one thing, but if the shoer needs to burn the hoof, your next call is the vet... Ive never had to cal the vet but did have to call 911 once. A new boarder came in and didnt want to have my farrier do the work, so they called in this new guy... big attitude, no talent. Horse had never been hot shod, knocked the guy stone cold out... he never came back, but to get his truck. Ive had the same guy for 10 years and he charges me $50 a set, and $35 for trims on the babies, and anything not needing shoes. I have one horse that needs new shoes and pads every other time... $75....heavy horse.
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Postby CWT Angus » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:57 pm

Here in Oregon we pay $75 for shoes all they way around- reset or not. $50 for a 1/2 shoe- not sure what trims are. The show horse barns are more of course. Back in CA you couldn't find someone to even touch them for less than $125 for keg shoes. That was the basic shoeing job- most were more. It was getting pretty painful. Hunter/jumpers $350 & up, corrective shoeing $100/foot & up.
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Postby smart_slider » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:18 pm

our shoe-er(sp!)is my step dad, so i really don't know anymore
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Postby chippie » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:01 pm

$30 trim
$90 to $100. new shoes / same to reset

Specialty shoes like sliding plates $125.00

No discounts. We have 5 that we are riding now, 12 head in all. I only put shoes on the ones that are being shown. Everyone else is trimmed and hooves treated with Keraflex Hoof Hardener.
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Postby mid-tn country boy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:35 pm

$35.00 for regular shoes $45.00 for drilltech shoes prices are with the farrier furnishing the shoes and coming to my place to do the job.
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Postby Horse Guy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:16 pm

What they charge around here varies greatly from $65 to $90 for four feet shoed. Plus in most cases you are hauling the horses to the farrier.
However the ones in the $90 range are way better basically because they know what they are doing and dont beat on your horses if the horse leans on them a bit.
About hard on the back.
Just a thought but a farrier I know made himself one heck of a nice cradle. Im getting the pattern off of it and getting one made for myself. I have seen cradles being offered for sale but none as nice as my friends homemade rig.
Anyway those cradles work!!!!! As far as I can tell they are the best thing since gun powder.
Another thing you might want to think about is this. Maybe instead of owning one or two horses and paying to put shoes on them. Maybe it would be cheaper for you to just own more horses and ride barefoot? Example less miles per horse.
It all depends on what feed costs in your area and what kind of riding your doing. But it might be something to think about.
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Postby sjr725 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:18 am

I'm paying $65 for shoes ($70 for my half draft 'cause he's a size 3!) and $25 for trimming. Can get a break if I get with the neighbor and the farrier can make a day of it at the one place. Cost of fuel is hurting everyone.
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Postby spinandslide » Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:46 pm

Our farrier for our horses at home charges $65 for a full set of regular shoes, $75 for a full set with sliders on the back, $25 for trims.
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Postby Linda » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:11 am

Our regular farrier charges $20 to trim & $65 to shoe & we take the horses to him. We had a new farrier come to the house today as my husband has to have knee surgery and we aren't up to hauling the horses right now. He charged $30 to trim and charges $65 to shoe.

Our regular farrier taught equine anatomy at the U of WA and is excellent & dependable. The new fellow is young, very good and apprenticed with his dad. He's had no formal training & couldn't answer some medical/health questions put to him by my 10 year old friend who was observing his work, but he's a good, honest fellow and he did good work today.
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