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Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
« on: September 12, 2009, 09:15:31 PM »
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  • Was just thinking  :whistle ,
    when the farrier comes round and takes off old set, replaces with new, u hand over money and they take away old shoes !!
    Do they not belong to the client rather than farrier ??

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 09:22:21 PM »
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  • Never thought about it tbh - Our farrier doesn't always take them...I have varying full sets sitting around with no use lol...

    I suppose if you are having them off and not having them straight back on again anyway, they're too worn for use so farrier can dispose/melt down and re use appropriately...But if I wanted to keep them for any reason I know my farrier wouldn't have a problem with it!

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 09:25:51 PM »
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  • Should the farrier give you money for them?... :dev:......or charge you less for the visit

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 09:28:27 PM »
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  • Sorry, having a bit of a strange thought process :D

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 09:34:45 PM »
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  • My farrier always offers me the old set - was really useful when we had a TB who used to pull them off regularly, there was always a fitted spare about.

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 09:54:27 PM »
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  • Like when I ask the tyre centre for my old tyres - they look very funny at me.  I don't think many farriers now-a-days would know how to make new shoes from old - but they do get scrap value for them, so maybe they should buy them back!

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009, 08:33:40 AM »
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  • When mine were shod I am not sure what I would have done with all the old shoes!  He did however give me the ones that were not completely worn out for use in the winter when they didn't work so hard!

    I dare say if we wanted them to buy them back from us, the starting price would increase to take this into account  :dev:
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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 09:00:10 AM »
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  • Our farrier NEVER used to take the shoes away that he'd removed but now he always does so presumably he can get something for them now. He quite often leaves us a spare set tho' so we don't get caught out 'cos his order hasn't arrived in time.
    South Derbyshire, UK

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #8 on: September 13, 2009, 09:23:32 AM »
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  • The cost of a set of brand new shoes is about 5 so they are not worth a lot, mine would always give me some if I wanted, I used to paint them and a friend would put silk flowers around them for authentic good luck charms for weddings.

    The farriers generally chuck them in the recycling bin at the farrier shop, TFP have a massive one full of all sorts of interesting things.  Unless they save up their own and do that themselves, they wouldn't get the money back on them, just doing their bit for the environment.

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009, 04:31:45 PM »
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  • Changing the subject, it was nice seeing you both ( cloud cirrus and icy lady ) at Wellie. Loved Peter's display.

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 04:53:20 PM »
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  • round here i've seen them recycled into seats and the like.

    and I do know one farrier who makes his own, and very well too!

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #11 on: September 13, 2009, 08:18:32 PM »
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  • Most people wouldn't know what to do with them, so perhaps your farrier thinks he's doing you a favour by taking the old ones away?
    Tracey Brimble DAEP, North Somerset

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    Re: Who owns the horseshoes that are removed?
    « Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 09:10:52 PM »
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  • round here i've seen them recycled into seats and the like.

    and I do know one farrier who makes his own, and very well too!

    Yes - there's quite a few benches made of horseshoes up here isn't there!