Services & Pricing

As both a farrier and horseowner, I believe in doing what is best for the horse. Even with our best efforts, domestic horses have a variety of physical, environmental, and dietary assaults inflicted upon them. With the correct supportive conditions, I am a firm believer in the improved health and function of the barefoot hoof. Whenever possible, I am a strong advocate for keeping a horse barefoot.

That being said, each horse has a unique situation, and as a farrier I am dedicated to finding the solution that works best for your particular horse. Just as each person will prefer a different type of sneaker, each horse will perform best with a podiatric package that addresses their individual biomechanics. This is determined prior to each trim during your horses Hoof Balance Evaluation.

I am happy to work with your horse if (s)he has difficulty with the farriery process.
PLEASE let me know in advance so that I can allocate enough time to create a successful session for your horse. Farrier training services are available at a set hourly rate, which includes any trimming and shoeing costs.

In lieu of standard service prices, a set hourly rate is available to any farriery client. 
This hourly rate will result in cost savings for well-behaved horses and well-prepared owners!

I am also available for horsemanship & riding lessons, problem-solving, and training sessions. 
With your horse or mine for $65/hour or $300 for a package of 6 at Ancora Imparo Equine Center.
Please visit for more details.

Payment is due in full at the time of service.
If payment is not received at the time of service, the greater of a $5 or 5% invoicing fee applies. 
Payments received more than 1 week past their date of service will be assessed a 10% late fee.

Hoof Balance Evaluation and Trim
$50 for Average Horse
$60 for Draft Cross
$70 Full Draft
$40 Mini's
Donkeys and Mules welcome!

Glue-On Shoes: Price Varies 
There are a plethora of options available for glue-on shoes, and I have a wealth of experience with their application. The various methodologies all have their place, and can be beneficial to a variety of hoof pathologies where the support of a shoe is required but the use of nails is not the preferred or best alternative. Individually priced based on the shoe and glue combination used.

Easy Boot Fitting Service: 
$40 + Farm Call
$20 during regularly scheduled appointment
Boot and accessory prices 15% off MSRP!
Shipping included.
Now offering boot fitting for the Easy Boot Glove, Glove 2016, Glove Back Country, Back Country 16, Glue-On, and Transition. Order and Easy Care products through me! Some boots are in stock, including deals on used boots. Available to my clients, as well as clients of fellow farriers who do not carry boot inventory.

Hoof Casting:  $50/pair 
A protective cast for the hoof. Hoof casting can be applied alone, or in combination with shoes or other composites. It is ideal for horses growing out cracks, transitioning to barefoot, on horses that have difficulty holding shoes, growing out abscesses, treating thrush (holds in medication and keeps it clean), and a myriad of other uses. Casting is an excellent occasional or short term alternative to shoes and boots for many horses, and will generally last 4-7 weeks. Guaranteed for 2 weeks. Pricing includes solar treatments/pads for thrush, thin soles, etc.  I am happy to show you how to apply hoof casting alone, so you can use it as needed for additional protection.

Nail On Shoes: $55/pair + Trim
There are many different styles of steel and aluminum shoes available, all of which have their pros and cons depending on their application. They key is applying the right shoe, and fitting it so it best helps your horse. 
  • Front Shoes: $105 ($50 for trim + $55 for front shoes)
  • Four Shoes: $160 ($50 for trim + $55 for front shoes + $55 hind shoes)
Winter Shoes: approx. $40/pair, $20 at reset
Drive-in Studs are $2.50 each (Typically 4 per shoe)
Snow Pads are $20/pair 

Leather/Plastic/Rubber Pads/Shims: $25/pair
Used achieve postural balance and additional protection.

Pour-in Pads: $50/tube, 1 tube minimum
Pour-in Pads are EXCELLENT for a variety of therapeutic purposes, and are custom applied based on the needs of your horse. Depending on the size and needs of your horse, 1 tube is enough for 1-4 hooves. I use the Vettec line of Equi-pak products.

Stud Holes Drilled and Tapped: $10/pair
You supply the studs recommended by your trainer

Hoof Wall Repair: Price Varies
Anything from aesthetic repair of minor surface cracks to full custom rebuilds, crack repair, and temporary shoes (can last anywhere from 2 weeks until the crack grows out, depending on the application and environment).