How much to shoe a horse?

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Just interested to find out the regional variatrions on shoeing costs.
How much does your farrier charge for a trim, removes, full set? Do they charge travelling - not many go to the forge these days unless you are very lucky...aah memories!!
For example one of our farriers charges £20 fro a trim, £40ish for removes and £60 ish for a new set. Depends on the animal of course.
Our second farrier ( remedial shoeing on a chronic laminitic) charges considerably more, and when we had to have plastics it was a small mortgage:eek: :eek:
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  • JennyW_2JennyW_2 Forumite
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    I've recently sold my horse but my farrier charged £55 for a new set (every 8 weeks) although I expect he'll be increasing his prices soon. Not sure what a trim is but to refit the old shoes is about £35.

    Since selling my horse I cant believe how much better off I am, reckon about £250 per month :D

    PS: I'm in Surrey
  • orlaoorlao Forumite
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    Hi

    It costs me £17.50 for a trim and £55 for a new set every 6 weeks, I don't know about refits.....I 've never been that fortunate:D

    A friend of mine used to pay £95 for a remedial shoeing every 4 weeks!!!

    Thats in Essex btw
  • I was once went for a job as a blacksmith, I was asked if I had any experience in shooing horses, I said no but I told a donkey to get lost once.
  • WindChimWindChim Forumite
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    I was once went for a job as a blacksmith, I was asked if I had any experience in shooing horses, I said no but I told a donkey to get lost once.

    I'm soooo glad someone posted this ... as soon as I saw the title I wanted to but didn't have the nerve - superb!! :rotfl:
  • davsidippdavsidipp Forumite
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    we are in kent and farrier prices vary our farrier charges my daughter 35 for trim and front shoes and 65 for full set.
    Before you point fingers,make sure your hands are clean !;)
  • catshark88catshark88 Forumite
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    I am in Hampshire and a new set is about £65 and a refit about £55. I pay £20 for a trim on an unshod mare.

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  • penguin83penguin83 Forumite
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    It seems a bit cheaper our way (North West) £45.00 for a full set and £15.00 for a trim. He will put a lost shoe back on for free if its still in a good condition. Mind you the yard I'm at has 100 horses there so its probably done at a reduced price for bulk. x
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  • Hi,

    I'm in Bucks and I pay £60 for a full set ... not sure about a trim or refit though.

    xx
  • davsidippdavsidipp Forumite
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    and how about the 2 hour wait from our farrier which happens quite a lot so now daughter has moved yards with more people hopefully the next farrier is not so unreliable but getting back to prices with farriers i think it is better to get a decent farrier than argue over a few quid no hoof no horse the feet are the most important thing with a horse so it is money well spent.
    Before you point fingers,make sure your hands are clean !;)
  • mehefinmehefin Forumite
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    Thanks to all who have replied ( sensibly!)
    davsidipp wrote: »
    and how about the 2 hour wait from our farrier which happens quite a lot.
    Know what you mean - we even ring one of our farriers about 20 mins before due to see if he will be on time... and he invariably isn't even when he's said he will be :mad:

    Not querying if our farriers are expensive - we are lucky to have two very good ones master and his ex apprentice. The younger is much more willing to give new ideas a try and is always going to demos, courses etc..
    Unfortunately expertise costs - sometimes think we are personally sponsoring him!!
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