|ALL OF MY WORK IS GUARANTEED.
shoes are guaranteed for SIX WEEKS
from the shoeing date against loss,
and feet guaranteed against cracking,
loose nails or shoe related lameness for all horses that keep to a
schedule that is NOT GREATER than eight weeks.
I guarantee shoes will stay firmly on during this time, clenches will
rise and your horse can be ridden free of any defects directly related
to foot conditions that are under my control (loose shoes, cracked feet
There is no charge for
replacement shoes or work whatsoever inside the guarantee period,
exception of any extra journey charge for those journeys which are over
twenty miles one way from Sevenoaks, and any extra materials used that
were not part of the original shoeing.
(terms apply, see below)
Any horse regularly booked, trimmed or shod that
is lame due to abscess, overtrimming, imbalance or any other farriery
related foot problem will be treated and rectified FREE OF
CHARGE at the earliest possible opportunity.
Any horse not on a regularly booked and shod schedule or
shod infrequently (over eight weeks) will have this warranty limited to
three weeks from the shoeing date
As far as abscess or infection related conditions are concerned
FREE emergency treatment will apply to ANY HORSE ON MY ROUND whether
or not connected with farriery work, 24 hours a
day, seven days a
week, 365 days a year including holidays such as Christmas Day. The
only exception is if I am unable to work due to illness or cannot
The warranty only comes into force once payment for shoeing is made,
except by prior arrangement.
obvious reasons, the guarantee does not apply to shoes that are deemed
to have worn out. However, should your horse be heavy
on shoes, I
will strive to ensure that a minimum period of five weeks is achieved
between shoeings. This is because it is necessary for the maintainance
of healthy feet that good growth exceeds any damage done by fresh nail
holes or bacterial action.
idea of the guarantee is to ensure that you will be
able to ride your horse at any time throughout the shoeing period with
peace of mind, and that you will be limited in the amount you will have
to pay to the shoeing fee alone, and any extra cost involved with
maintaining the shoes and feet will be borne by me.
ensures I will
do the very best for your horse that I can, because any extra work I
have to do will be paid for out of my own pocket.
will endeavour to attend as close to appointment timings as I possibly
can. However, please ring me on 07802 476700 if I am over half an hour
late. I can advise you then of any arrival time, or of any difficulty
that has arisen, or if necessary, rebook another appointment free of
charge if it is inconvenient for you to wait any longer.
There is no longer any
need for horses to be kept in following shoeing AT
ANY TIME. All horses may be worked or turned out
immediately following shoeing.
(as of 1st July 2018) current
Prices, regular clients only
(6-10 week periods) I strongly discourage longer periods. I do not shoe
for those who leave shoes on until they come off, this is neglect in my opinion.
Please also read the terms & conditions - they are important
and do influence what you pay
NEW SHOEING PRICES FROM 1st MAY 2013.
SET (4 new shoes)
£70, plus journey charge, if applicable (see below)
REFIT (Old shoes off, feet trimmed, re-balanced, cleaned, dried,
old shoes replaced) £60 plus journey charge, if applicable (see
Balance/Centre Fit same
CAPA thermoplastic protection inclusive of the price
Flat pads £5 extra per pair. Specialist pads will be charged at cost +
Stud Holes £1 each
Road Nails £1 each
Raised plug studs (guaranteed non slip on road, has to be 2 in each
shoe for balance) £1.50 each (I will not put these in hinds on kickers
Raised heels £40 pair
£25 each, including
shoes off and barefoot riding protection. Single journey trims £30 (one on its
JOURNEYS (Or travelling charge)
is my biggest expense especially with the increase of the price of
Sharing journeys with your friends can easily make journeys FREE and
reduce your costs.
Journey is FREE
for 3 horses full sets, (4 shoes each) or more, or 2 trims or more.
horse alone (4 shoes) add £10 journey charge. Add 2 trims at the same time, journey is
2 horses (4 shoes
each) add £5 each horse, for the journey. If you add 2 trims
at the same time, journey is
FREE, nothing to add.
Journeys of more than 20 miles from Sevenoaks (10 miles each way by
road) are £20 extra
of more than 50 miles from Sevenoaks (25 miles each way by road) are £50
SEPTEMBER 2013, CLIENTS WHO BRING HORSES TO ME WITH FEET
AND FULL OF MUD WILL BE CHARGED A FOOT CLEANING CHARGE.
As part of the terms and conditions horses NEED to have clean and dry
feet for shoeing.
has always been a requirement, but I am STILL being presented for
shoeing or trimming feet so covered in sticky wet mud that I
even see the feet, and have to spend the first ten minutes cleaning mud
from them and picking out the feet in order that I can see proper
balances, and even unfasten the clenches to remove the shoes! This adds
considerably to the time taken over a number of horses. It also weakens
and infects the horn.
expect the dentist to do a good job while your mouth was full of
toffee, would you?
THE CHARGE FOR CLEANING FEET PRIOR TO SHOEING OR PICKING OUT WILL ADD
£5 TO YOUR SHOEING BILL FROM SEPTEMBER 2013.
TO AVOID BEING CHARGED, CLEAN YOUR HORSES FEET THOROUGHLY
SHOEING OR TRIMMING.
Terms and conditions of shoeing
METHOD OF PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY OF SHOEING or
I accept cash, cheques and Gocardless payments.
leave cash with somebody who can be responsible for it, like a yard
owner or yard manager.
To sign up to Gocardless, please
click THIS SECURE
LINK and fill in the form.
I DO NOT
ACCEPT BANK TRANSFERS.
horses should be available, in, and ready at the time of appointment. A
headcollar and lead rope must be
normally not require clients to always be present but I would urge it,
especially if you have a young, inexperienced or nervous horse. I
reserve the right NOT to shoe if I make the assessment that to do so,
even to continue to do so, would be a safety risk to either the horse,
to myself, or to others. To directly quote the Farriers Registration
Council website, "Farriers are advised not to
commence working with an animal if it is felt that the conditions (ie.
present temperament of the horse or present condition the horse is kept
in) are unfavourable to a successful outcome." Link
on overnight or permanent turnout will be restricted to two weeks
warranty only. I cannot be responsible for heavy saturation damage done
by dewy grass. It has been clearly explained on this site that
turnout is detrimental to shod feet and while Protective Shoeing is
very effective at combatting the problems caused by mud and bacteria,
it is not waterproof and cannot stop saturated horn from
softening, or the resulting bacterial problems.
- All horses feet should
be presented in
a clean dry condition. Feet presented in muddy condition will incur a
charge for cleaning and/or picking out.
horses shod need to be on a flat, level, clean, dry surface for
Protective Shoeing to be completely effective. In the event of
inclement weather a covered area such as a free stable should be
available free of obstructions and bedding. This is to ensure the safety of
your horse. If
bedding is left, there is a risk of fire, and nails or tools can
disappear into bedding un-noticed, with obvious serious consequences.
- Recommendations for your horses treatment and
environment should be treated as professional
can of course choose to ignore such advice but I only give such
recommendations (e.g. "dont turn out overnight in summer") for the good
of your horse's foot health, and if I feel it could be adversely
affected by ignoring it. Ignoring such advice will invalidate the
warranty. I NEVER RECOMMEND OVERNIGHT TURNOUT IN SUMMER as
overnight dew and warm daytime temperatures encourage wet and warm
conditions, causing severe bacterial
damage and horn infection which can make your horse lame and
a covered area is not available during bad weather appointments will be
re-scheduled to the earliest suitable date free of charge.
to any booked appointments should be notified with more than 24 hours
- WASTED journeys undertaken by me without notice
cancellation are charged at DOUBLE
do not shoe horses in fields, except by very
special consent or under special circumstances. Trimming or barefoot
trimming can be done in the field but only where the weather permits
and only under adult supervision. I do
not catch horses, but will turn out after shoeing in
- All shoeing is payable on the day, except by
prior arrangement which will
be declined in the case of new clients.
does not apply until payment is made.
- Any returned cheques will invalidate the
warranty. Notice will be served of fourteen days for monies to be
reimbursed to my home address by building society counter cheque or
bankers draft. Further shoeings or appointments will be suspended until
payment is made
or cheques are cleared IN FULL. Unpaid debts following 30 days will be
to the courts and applications for debt recovery including court costs
will be made and referred to debt collection agencies who may well
impose their own charges as well. I ALWAYS PURSUE DEBTORS. YOU HAVE
and this is not really a condition of shoeing, but, please try to make
the shoeing as stress free to your horse as possible. I will always
strive to make the shoeing as easy on the horses as I can, by allowing
them to settle and being as kind and easy going to them at what can be
a very stressful experience.
Based on my experience, and
to try to prevent any damage to their feet while the shoes are off,
here are some do's and don'ts when your horse is having their
give them the company of another horse close by that they can see, or
time the shoeing appointment to coincide with a time when they will all
together. Company is the single most important thing to
some just cannot cope without it. This cannot be trained out as it is
instinctive to the equine species, although the dependency does vary
from one horse to another.
- DO give the horse a distraction
like a haynet or food, especially if it is time to be fed, and the
others are getting theirs. Horses do not see the reason why the normal
activity of being fed is being denied them, and they will complain
accordingly. A haynet and company together will usually
the boredom factor of having to stand still for an hour, and 95% of all
horses will stay calm if both food and company are present.
- DO keep your horse company yourself if they are
young or nervous, but treat them as you normally would.
- DO Find an area of the yard that is flat, dry,
level and hard
surfaced. Once the shoes are off, the feet are very vulnerable to
damage and bruising if the surface your horse stands on is uneven, and
pieces of wall can easily be broken off in seconds making nailing
difficult or even dangerous. Horses will be
uncomfortable standing on uneven ground without the
shoes. I will try to get the new shoes on as quickly as
protect against damage, but I wont cut corners to do so.
turn out or take away their company and friends just before or during
the shoeing. Horses have a natural response to want to be together, and
it will always be
the one that is left
behind that will get stressed. That is
usually the one that is being shod, and the only way likely to distract them
from this is domination. That
in turn makes the shoeing a doubly stressful experience; they have the
twofold concern that their friends have gone, and that someone is
dominating them into doing something that they dont want to do and they
find scary or irrelavent. It is quite frankly an accident
waiting to happen.
- DONT React in a way that is not normal,
especially with a young or nervous horse. Patting, stroking and telling
him he's a good boy might seem calming to you, but the chances are, the
last time you did it, the vet stuck a needle in him, and if you do it
again, he will be expecting something horrible like that to happen
again. Treat shoeing as a normal experience, and eventually,
so will your horse.