Wesley Stewart Farrier Services

Services Offered

I have been a Professional / Full time Farrier since 1986, (over 3 decades).

I obtained a Diploma in Horseshoeing from the USA in 1997.

In 2000 I became Australia's 1st and only Brotherhood of Working Farrier Association (BWFA) (USA) Certified Farrier and in 2012 I became an Accredited Professional Farrier with the 

American Association of Professional Farriers/International Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF).

 2017 I was elected to the Board Of Trustees for the American Association of Professional Farriers/International Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF/IAPF)


My passion for Hoof Care drives me to continue to advance my knowledge and skills through the latest scientific research, Clinics and Vet/Farrier Symposiums  so that I can provide the highest quality of Hoof Care to our equine companions.


I am educated in the principals and techniques of Natural Balance Hoof Care
(as demonstrated by Internationally recognized Farrier, Clinician and wild horse hoof form and function pioneer, Gene Ovnicek) www.shopedss.com   www.hopeforsoundness.com

Natural Balance Hoof Care is the original Bare Foot Hoof Care  
Gene Ovnicek through his study of the wild horse has design a series of Hoof Mapping, Trimming and Shoeing Protocols that allow for the horses foot to be kept in as close to a "Natural" state as possible, even when shoes are needed. The problems of Balance, Movement, Lameness, Under-run and upright heels, Club Foot and Laminitis can all be successfully treated using the Protocols designed by Gene and the ELPO.

Natural balance Hoof Care is becoming more aware of the horse's foot by way of scientific research and observations of the natural foot.
Natural Balance Hoof Care is understand 
good foot function, what is healthy & normal, and what is distorted and abnormal and how to better understand the movement of the horse from a performance & soundness perspective. Natural Balance Hoof Care is a set of guidelines & principles to follow for hoof maintenance that will help overcome distorted feet, medial/lateral imbalance and soundness issues.


I have also been instructed in the 4 Point Trim by Veterinarian, Laminitis Specialist & Equine Podiatrist, Dr Ric Redden DVM    www.reddendvm.com 

as well as  "Normal
"/Standard Trimming and Shoeing techniques
 

I will often 'Hand Make' shoes, as this also allows me to immediately start correcting any hoof &/or limb deviations your horse might have.

 

Job Costs
The prices listed below are based on a horse that I consider to be a quiet, co-operative horse, with feet that are in good shape & condition.
A horse that I consider to be exhibiting unco-operative 
behavior (pulling/jerking/kicking/playing up of any type) will be at a cost greater than listed below.

Corrective work (long hooves, leg length disparity, hoof problems, movement or soundness issues, Founder & Laminitis) will result in the work taking longer and therefore a higher price.

Work Costs (not including the cost of shoes & any accessories needed)
All listed prices for work, shoes and extra are inclusive of GST

Natural Balance Trim & Shoe 4 Feet:-    from $125.00 (including GST)
Natural Balance Trim & Shoe 2 Feet:-         from $65.00 (including GST)
Natural Balance Trim 4 feet:-                       from $60.00 (including GST)
Natural Balance Trim 2 Feet:-                      from $32.00 (including GST)
Four Point Trim 4 feet:-                            from $65.00 (including GST)

Draft Horses and Draft crosses
Trimming:-    from $80.00 (including GST)
  Shoeing:-   from $250.00 (including GST)


Replace lost/pulled shoe:- from $11.00
 Replacement shoe:-   $7.00 - $9.00 (if needed)

      Shoe Costs     
(shoe are sold to you at cost price. That cost may change without notice if the Supplier increases the cost)  

Kerckhaert DF Shoes    price starting from $10.90 a pair  

Kerckhaert Classic Shoes       price starting from $15.40 a pair

Sliding Plates                       prices starting from $22.50 a pair

Kerckhaert Fast Break Aluminium Shoes      $18.50 a pair

Hand Made shoes   from $7.00 a shoe  Price is dependent on type of shoe
& modifications required  

Draft Horse Flat shoes (hand made)               from $60.00 a pair 

Draft Horse Beveled Show shoes 
(hand made) from $100.00 a pair

Hoof Repair Materials

Sole pack/Hoof wall restorer      $20.00 a section

Mixing Tips                       $3.00 each

Hoof Mesh                       $2.75/hoof

Apply sole pack                     $10.00/hoof

Apply wall restorer         $10.00/small hoof

Apply wall restorer         $15.00/large hoof

Tape(cloth/other)                     $5.00/foot

Vetwrap     $5.00/foot

Animal Lintex dressing         $5.50/foot

Apply Tape/vetwrap     $10.00/foot

Antiseptic Abscess Solution        $5.00/foot
Foam Founder Pads $15.00 each
Emergency Call out

Working hours(8.30am-5.00pm) $35.00 + traveling


After hours(5.00pm - 8.30pm)       $65.00 + traveling

Traveling               50c/km

Prices are subject to change without notice, due to increased in costs (e.g. fuel, materials etc).

I reserve the right to charge what I feel is appropriate for the time, effort and expertise that I have put into doing the job

I
reserve the right to refuse to work on any horse if I feel that it is unsafe in any way and to discontinue working on any horse, at any time if I feel it is unsafe. You will ONLY be charged for the work already undertaken.


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