Do you struggle with a pricing model for charging clients appropriately for glue-on work? Wellington, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns has a method that many might find helpful.

Burns estimates that it takes him as long to glue two feet as it does for him to nail on a full set of shoes. Therefore, the rate charged for a fully-shod horse is the base for gluing two feet. He adds the cost of materials into the amount he charges the client.

Burns finds explaining this methodology helps remove pricing as an obstacle because many clients are familiar with being paid for their time as well.

Do you have a good pricing model? Please share it below in the comment section.

Read “5 Phases for Direct Gluing Shoes” in the April 2020 issue of American Farriers Journal for more insight from Curtis Burns.