Bar Shoe Pricing

Full-time farriers charge an average of $150.01 for trimming, forging and applying a pair of bar shoes.

— 2016 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study

What Role Do Boarding Barns Play When It Comes To Handling Veterinarian And Farrier Needs?

At barns offering full boarding services, 49% of the managers will schedule vet and farrier visits. Some 45% of these barns have staffers hold horses for farriers and vets.

In barns offering partial care boarding services, 20% of the managers will schedule vet and farrier visits. Only 20% of these barns allow staffers to hold horses for farriers and vets.

— 2015 survey of Stable Management readers

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