How Much For Trims And Shoes?

Nationally, the typical full-time U.S. farrier charges $131.46 for a trim and nailing on four keg shoes while part-time farriers charge an average of $94.49 for the same work.

The charges for resetting keg shoes averages $125.52 for full-time farriers and 95% of farriers reset some keg shoes.

For trims only, the typical full-time farrier charges $43.13 while part-time farriers charge an average of $37.22.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

How Many Horses Do Farriers And Their Immediate Families Own?

Some 94% of U.S. farriers are not only involved with the footcare needs of numerous horses, but they and their immediate families also own horses, ride and/or compete in many different events.

Some 25% of farriers indicate they or their families own one or two horses while 35% keep three to five horses.

Another 21% of farriers keep six to ten horses while 13% own more than 10 horses.

Only 6% of farriers indicate they and their families do not own any horses.

— American Farriers Journal Horse Ownership Survey

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