Forging Handmades Adds $50 to Typical Shoeing Charges

For trimming, forging and setting four handmade shoes, full-time farriers charge an average of $205.75.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study


7% of All Horses Are Never Trimmed or Shod 

Farriers were asked to estimate the percentage of horses living in their immediate area that receive different levels of footcare.

Their estimates indicated 43% of horses are trimmed and shod year-round. Some 19% are trimmed and shod most of the year, but left barefoot some months, such as over the winter.

These farriers also estimated that 31% of the horses in their area were only trimmed while 7% of horses never received any type of footcare.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

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