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Hoof Care Costs

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How much do you spend per horse on regular hoof care each time the farrier or trimmer visits?

$0-$50
44%
503
$51-$100
28%
321
$101-$150
16%
179
$151-$200
7%
75
More than $200
6%
64

Total votes cast: 1142

Comments & Write-in Answers

This is for 2 barefoot trims ( 1 "normal" sized horse and on mini), and trim and front shoes for my

5/12/2014 9:31:26 PM

trim back shoes on the front

5/12/2014 9:18:53 PM

Both horses are just trimmed right now, no shoes. Since they are retired, they get their pedicures

5/12/2014 6:45:59 PM

no shoes

5/12/2014 4:47:15 PM

I keep my horse barefoot.

5/12/2014 4:43:29 PM

$30 trim per horse.

5/12/2014 4:32:54 PM

trimning only

5/12/2014 3:52:15 PM

He has had founder and needs front shoes.

5/12/2014 11:54:32 AM

$35 per trim every 6 weeks

5/12/2014 11:36:22 AM

That's trims only. Shoeing in the summer is almost $300

5/12/2014 10:45:11 AM

For 4 barefoot horses , and that includes the tip!

5/12/2014 10:17:23 AM

I trim my horses

5/12/2014 10:16:38 AM

a month

5/12/2014 8:48:21 AM

We no longer need to shoe our horse because we do not ride her on hard or rocky surfaces.

5/12/2014 8:24:08 AM

185 two horses, one just trimmed, one shoes in front with epoxy pads

5/11/2014 11:19:14 PM

$30 to trim

5/11/2014 10:02:20 PM

My costs are $260 every 5-6 weeks for 8 horses, Natural Trim……I have wonderful Farriers who provide

5/11/2014 6:40:42 PM

In Central Calif. , one horse, same price even if I have my own shoes !

5/11/2014 6:38:25 PM

My hoof care practitioner costs $35 per horse.

5/11/2014 6:23:27 PM

My farrier doesn't visit...I trailer mine to him at his place 32 miles away.

5/11/2014 3:01:00 PM

three horses, one with front shoes

5/11/2014 2:30:50 PM

my horses are all barefoot -- trims only

5/11/2014 2:19:20 PM

Because metal shoes actually cause lameness over a period of time, we switched to barefoot trimming

5/11/2014 12:46:17 PM

30 for a trim and 60 for shoeing

5/11/2014 11:50:35 AM

2 shoes 2 trim

5/11/2014 10:55:37 AM

barefoot trims

5/10/2014 9:29:46 PM

trim by barefoot trimmer every 6 to 8 weeks regularly

5/10/2014 6:13:20 PM

my horse is barefoot so it's $50 for a trim each time

5/10/2014 4:39:59 PM

I am a farrier so it's only cost of materials for me

5/10/2014 4:29:01 PM

This is for 2 shoes.

5/10/2014 4:04:26 PM

all four shoes

5/10/2014 9:58:26 AM

barefoot and trimmed every 5-6 wks

5/9/2014 8:56:15 PM

$35 for trim

5/9/2014 8:24:56 PM

Both horses barefoot by choice. Trimmed every 6 - wks

5/9/2014 7:29:15 PM

He has standard shoes and is drilled and tapped each time. He is worth every penny.

5/9/2014 3:07:32 PM

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. I pay $180 for a full set every 6 weeks

5/9/2014 1:21:29 PM

my 2 horses are barefooted, and I have a menonite blacksmith. His love for hoses shows in every way

5/9/2014 1:18:45 PM

Its worth it to have their feet in good shape.

5/9/2014 12:09:26 PM

Barefoot trims

5/9/2014 10:25:17 AM

Most of my horses are barefoot. They do great and easier on the wallet!

5/9/2014 10:17:00 AM

Barefoot trim at $35/ horse every six weeks. Very satisfied.

5/8/2014 10:34:03 PM

I trim my own horses.

5/8/2014 10:08:00 PM

Normal front shoes $85, special shoes for rescued horses off the track with foot issues = $160-$220

5/8/2014 9:18:12 PM

barefoot forever!

5/8/2014 8:44:17 PM

My 26 year old (6 Yr Old!) arabian gelding has underrun heels and sensitive frog.

5/8/2014 7:45:44 PM

35 per horse for trimming - which includes commentary and instruction

5/8/2014 6:12:28 PM

Draft horses are insanely expensive to trim and shoe in our area. IF you can find someone to do it!

5/8/2014 4:32:25 PM

My horses are naturally barefoot & my farrier is amazing at keeping them that way!

5/8/2014 3:57:10 PM

my horse is barefoot so this is trim only.

5/8/2014 3:20:22 PM

I trim my horse's feet myself

5/8/2014 3:00:22 PM

I do my own hoof care.

5/8/2014 2:22:03 PM

Quality hoof care is VERY expensive!

5/8/2014 2:03:41 PM

One has shoes, one doesn't, so it's not a completely accurate figure as an "average."

5/8/2014 12:35:41 PM

natural barefoot trim.

5/8/2014 11:39:05 AM

Special shoeing I supply shoes and materials so just charges for a reset

5/8/2014 11:36:08 AM

have 2........costs me 70.00 once a month, I do not shoe my horses

5/8/2014 11:20:37 AM

none I do it myself every 4 weeks

5/8/2014 8:58:26 AM

Both horses are just trims at the moment

5/8/2014 4:08:01 AM

Trims only, none are shod.

5/8/2014 1:51:36 AM

we do natural trimming. No steel shoes.

5/8/2014 1:19:04 AM

We used to spend $30 for the barefoot trimmer. He moved, but first taught me how to trim. So now $0.

5/8/2014 12:58:46 AM

at this time, neither of my horses require shoes so just paying for trims every 6 weeks

5/8/2014 12:16:48 AM

I do my own horses feet.

5/8/2014 12:08:30 AM

Barefoot, done every 6 weeks.

5/7/2014 11:23:23 PM

Eggbar shoes on front for my poor navicular boy

5/7/2014 11:08:02 PM

for 6 horses every 10 weeks

5/7/2014 11:00:22 PM

we shoe our own

5/7/2014 10:32:26 PM

I do my own :-)

5/7/2014 9:51:37 PM

Being a farrier helps in keeping the costs down especially with 7 horses.

5/7/2014 7:28:08 PM

Its $150 for front shoes every 7 weeks. Which really isn't bad in this area an I have a draft horse.

5/7/2014 7:16:39 PM

$60 trim only. My OTTB goes bare, great feet.

5/7/2014 7:05:31 PM

$30 for a trim (horse or mule) $70 for plates around.

5/7/2014 7:04:03 PM

TB has front shoes only at 23 flat footed, the other TBX barefoot since birth

5/7/2014 6:32:27 PM

Trim with front shoes

5/7/2014 6:32:00 PM

30/trim in summer. 60/ea w/shoes & snow pads in winter.

5/7/2014 6:16:08 PM

2 ponies and 1 horse $60 each

5/7/2014 6:00:12 PM

I do my own trimming and have done so for 40 years

5/7/2014 5:58:01 PM

$23.00 for a trim

5/7/2014 5:54:26 PM

3 trims at $40/ea

5/7/2014 5:34:29 PM

My horses are barefoot! Good for them and my wallet, too!

5/7/2014 5:24:56 PM

NZ$70 for 2 horses barefoot trimming

5/7/2014 5:17:06 PM

$50 a month for a barefoot trim.

5/7/2014 4:08:45 PM

I use an AANHCP certified trimmer only and have been 100% barefoot for 9 years.

5/7/2014 4:01:32 PM

$40 for a trim, none of mine are shod.

5/7/2014 3:16:27 PM

My normal trims for my older gelding are only $40, but my show horse gets shoes, pads and wedges!

5/7/2014 3:13:09 PM

- Natural hoof trimmer $25/horse every 4-6 weeks.

5/7/2014 2:25:21 PM

270 for 6 horses to be trimed - no shoes!!

5/7/2014 2:07:42 PM

Just increased to $30/6w from $25.

5/7/2014 2:00:02 PM

a little more for my oversized warmblood, a little less for my "normal" mare

5/7/2014 1:48:30 PM

barefoot trims every 6 weeks @ $30,per horse times 6 horses

5/7/2014 1:26:26 PM

Did not figure that cost into my budget.

5/7/2014 1:16:21 PM

$30 per trim, $75 for half shoe, $135 full shoe with borium

5/7/2014 1:04:14 PM

shoes all the way around and pour in pads on the front for thin soles

5/7/2014 12:55:07 PM

one pony, guy lives 2 miles away, does a trim.

5/7/2014 12:53:32 PM

Mine go shoeless. Put boots on them if we trail ride.

5/7/2014 12:45:37 PM

AFA Certified licensed farrier. Takes great care and very reliable.

5/7/2014 12:35:00 PM

Regular shoes + trim

5/7/2014 12:27:58 PM

$25 a horse for barefoot trims. plus his tip, soda/water and treats. :-)

5/7/2014 12:24:22 PM

Barefoot Trim

5/7/2014 12:17:04 PM

Every 8 weeks

5/7/2014 12:15:46 PM

Farrier charges $60 for trim and front shoes.

5/7/2014 11:44:27 AM

I trim my own horses. Boot or shoe only as necessary.

5/7/2014 11:12:28 AM

$35.00 per trim from master 4 yr degree farrier

5/7/2014 9:44:17 AM

Two "full shoes" at $95 per, two trims at $35 per = $260; avg for Phoenix area

5/7/2014 9:40:25 AM

$150 for corrective shoeing with composite shoes (fronts only) every 6 weeks

5/7/2014 9:18:50 AM

120.00 for 2

5/7/2014 8:50:06 AM

As a pensioner, I am struggling to afford care for my horse. Would like to know what others pay.

5/7/2014 8:07:39 AM

I usually do my own trims, but every 3rd or 4th time get a trimmer @ $35 each horse.

5/7/2014 7:58:49 AM

I do not shoe nor do I have any who need corrective trimming and I trim every 6-8 weeks

5/7/2014 7:18:25 AM

Very expensive, and its just 4 basic shoes. But my farrier is GREAT!

5/7/2014 6:54:54 AM

Every 5-6 weeks, four new shoes, with borium tipped nails.

5/7/2014 6:51:22 AM

Swedish farrier

5/7/2014 1:58:28 AM

I've trimmed their feet for 1 yr, but I don't shoe. Only some get shoes, the rest, I do.

5/7/2014 12:53:18 AM

I have 2 horses and have them trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks at $45 dollars per horse

5/7/2014 12:42:58 AM

I trim my own.

5/7/2014 12:00:15 AM

barefoot all the way

5/6/2014 10:58:14 PM

My horses are pasture pet rescues, just trimmed, as they are never ridden.

5/6/2014 10:33:56 PM

Gets trimmed every 7 to 8 weeks.

5/6/2014 7:49:28 PM

I trim my own horse, he travels better that way.

5/6/2014 7:45:33 PM

need bar shoes on front feet. Working good.

5/6/2014 7:36:05 PM

I'm a farrier, so do my own 3 drafts, but if I had to pay it would be 150/trim, 250+/shoes-each!

5/6/2014 6:50:08 PM

Our horses are generally ridden unshod

5/6/2014 5:22:30 PM

One of my boys has shoes the other does not so they balacne out

5/6/2014 5:21:04 PM

I only have 1 horse. It's $75 for shoes on front and trim hind

5/6/2014 5:13:25 PM

15 horses and a combination of shoes and trims

5/6/2014 5:01:52 PM

He goes barefoot and has good feet

5/6/2014 5:01:38 PM

We trim all of our own horses on as needed basis.

5/6/2014 4:59:26 PM

I trim myself, so $0 for farrier, however I do buy hoof boots every 6 months or so.

5/6/2014 4:48:45 PM

3 horses trimmed by certified trimmer = travel

5/6/2014 4:46:12 PM

$130 for trim & front specialty shoes with wedges if shoes can be reused; $190 if new shoes needed

5/6/2014 4:31:51 PM

I do my own trimming.

5/6/2014 4:16:58 PM

I trim my own horses feet

5/6/2014 4:10:01 PM

Barefoot trim

5/6/2014 2:33:14 PM

Poor trimming usually costs me more in the end!

5/6/2014 1:00:46 PM

both my horses are barefoot

5/6/2014 11:55:01 AM

barefoot trims

5/6/2014 11:36:15 AM

$28 for a trim. My horse does not wear shoes

5/6/2014 11:12:25 AM

I have a TB - we shoe about 6 weeks, with pads and special gunk. It does work for us, though.

5/6/2014 10:34:27 AM

$ 40-45 for barefoot trim

5/6/2014 10:24:10 AM

None of our three have shoes, so only a $30 trim for each

5/6/2014 10:23:25 AM

I do my own hoofcare.

5/6/2014 9:53:32 AM

I do my own trimming

5/6/2014 9:51:55 AM

My farrier charges $85 for front shoes, very reasonable for his experience and good workmanship.

5/6/2014 9:35:08 AM