I travel thoughout Illinois and Iowa I also currently make regular visits to Eastern Nebraska.
I charge $45 per horse for first time trims, after that it is $35 per trim/visit. Visits that are more than 75 miles are $45 per trim.
I try to plan trimming appointments within an area to be able to do groups of horses in one trip. However, due to the increase in gas prices I will charge trip fees. The charges will vary depending on the number of stops I make, the number of horses I trim, and the distance I travel.
I try to send reminder cards but it is the horse owner's responsibility to keep track of appointments. I will be charging $10 to horse owners who do not show for a scheduled appointment.
As consistency is so imperative to the health of the horses hooves I will now be charging new horse prices to any horse that does not get trimmed on a regular basis. Exception of this charge is for those rare horses that can maintain proper hoof shape for longer times on their own.
On horses that have lameness issues I will fit the horse with Easyboots as well as some type of padding. This ensures the horse is comfortable and is able to walk properly before I leave.
New boots and Pads are $150 per pair for Non-clients. Order Direct from EasyCare New boots and Pads are $140 per pair for clients. If I have used boots they are $100 per pair. Replacement boots are $70 each. Replacement parts vary in price, Gaiters are $15 each New pads are $6 per pair
If you decide you no longer want the boots, I will buy back boots you bought new for $80. Boots bought used I will buy back for $50.
I do not charge for lectures for clubs. Generally a talk can take an hour plus time for any questions. I go through the importance of natural environment and consequences of not meeting the needs of horses.
Owners that wish to learn how to do some trimming between my visits can learn during appointments.
As this trim is not a one time fix and correctness of the trim is of upmost importance, I do not recommend owners continuing the trim un-assisted. Further trimming appointments will ensure that the owner understands and is doing a proper maintenance trim so as not to create more problems than a correct trim itself can solve.
I may refuse to trim a horse due to behavioral issues which makes it unsafe for me or the horse. Or an owner who is not willing to take steps required to ensure the health of the horse, such as frequency of trims or proper nutrition.
Nearly all horses have some issues and may become sore directly or indirectly due to the trim. Any soreness that occurs is temporary and will heal with time. I will not be held responsible for vet bills incurred by the horse owner.