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tashwilson
04-01-12, 06:53 PM
My horse (16.1 belgium warmblood) needs two heart bars on his front feet and normal back shoes. I normally pay 75 for a new set of normal shoes and 70 for a refit. My farrier has told me that with his new heartbar shoes my bill will rise to 112. I nearly had a heartattack at this price as other people have told me it shouldnt be this much.

I just wanted to know what other people pay for two front heart bars and two back shoes for their horses. It would be helpfull to compare it to what your farrier charges for a normal set aswell because obviously it changes depending where you live and how big your horse is. Thanks very much

Kellys Heroes
04-01-12, 06:55 PM
Have a 14.2hh and she has heart bars on her fronts and just trims on her back we get charge 50 for the 2 fronts - this is with all her laminitis and bad hooves too! I THINK when she was in normal shoes it was about 30
K x

starbar
04-01-12, 06:57 PM
I pay 62 for a new set, my boy has side toe clip fronts..and he has funny shaped feet so the farrier has to do work on the shoes to shape them to his feet. There is an element of remedial work everytime so I get more than my money's worth for this. Can't help on the heart bar price I'm afraid. I'm in North Wales.

ETA - he is a 14.1 very heavy trad cob

Charlie007
04-01-12, 06:59 PM
my boy is 17.1. Normal set is 67, heart bars on back is 82,

itsonlyme
04-01-12, 06:59 PM
When Molly was is them, one farrier charged 95 a set & the other farrier charged only 75. We've now gone barefoot though, which we should have done years ago.

irishdraftlover
04-01-12, 07:01 PM
i have a 16.1 hh irish draft, massive feet. my farrier normally charges 65 for a normal set and 75 for 2 heartbars and 2 normal back shoes. when he refitted the heartbars he charged me 65. im in essex but have been with my blacksmith for 12 years

Oberon
04-01-12, 07:06 PM
Heart bars are a total waste of money IMO.

Miss L Toe
04-01-12, 07:10 PM
When Molly was is them, one farrier charged 95 a set & the other farrier charged only 75. We've now gone barefoot though, which we should have done years ago.
I just knew someone would bring this up lol itsonlyme!!!!

TigerTail
04-01-12, 08:02 PM
Why waste your money? Have them taken off, stop masking the problem and address it properly!

Frumpoon
04-01-12, 08:29 PM
We're in the Midlands and heart bars are 85 for a front pair with our new farrier, old farrier charged 100 for just front ones in both cases...

charmeroo
04-01-12, 08:34 PM
Heart bars are a total waste of money IMO.

My farrier will charge 120 for heart-bars but says that he would only fit these to a horse under vet supervision - ie with xrays etc to ensure that the bit under the frog is at exactly the correct angle. The danger is that if the angle is wrong then too much pressure can be exerted which could cause damage in the long run, or if no support at all then the shoes are not doing their intended job. He says that he would prefer to use normal shoes with plastic frog support pads.

Black Beastie
04-01-12, 10:07 PM
I'm 45 for a front set and a hind trim she gets new shoes every 8 weeks and a remove trim and refit every 4 weeks costing 20 quid for his time.

tashwilson
04-01-12, 11:23 PM
unfortunately my horse needs his shoes and he has an extremly bad quarter crack which needs to be treated and it has been recommended by vet and farrier to try a heart bar. Its interesting the big jump in prices thanks very much guys

Oberon
05-01-12, 12:59 PM
unfortunately my horse needs his shoes and he has an extremly bad quarter crack which needs to be treated and it has been recommended by vet and farrier to try a heart bar. Its interesting the big jump in prices thanks very much guys

Aye - vets think heart bars 'fix' everything ;)