Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday fun: How much were Brego's shoes?

I got the bill for Brego's hoof wall resection, and it was as expected. But then I got the bill for his shoes, and I almost had to breathe into a paper bag to control the hyperventilating. Let's just say I didn't know that shoes could even cost that much, ever.

They don't look that fancy, do they?

What kind of magical shoes are these, you ask? They're to support his feets while the resection grows out. Here's the details:

  • Handmade heart-bar shoes in size Brego
  • Fronts only
  • With clips

For size comparison, that's my thumb. 

Just how much did they cost? Here are a few clues:

  • The most expensive shoes I'd ever had before were a full set, with clips and tapped for studs. Brego's were nearly three times as much.
  • My college apartment was cheaper than these shoes.
  • You probably pay less for board than these shoes cost.
  • I could have bought a new pair of (not custom) tall boots.
  • A set of 4 new trailer tires is less than these shoes.
  • I could have bought a plane ticket to Europe (in the off season).
So, with armed that knowledge, leave your guesses in the comments! Whoever gets closest gets to send me a donation toward the cost of Brego's fancy footware.

Just kidding. Mostly.

45 comments:

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    1. this was going to be exactly my guess

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    2. so price is right style ill go 601 :P

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    3. Hmmm, have you two played this game before? ;)

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    4. THANKFULLY, NO. Haha. I'm just a good guesser. ;)

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  2. Holy crap -- I don't even want to guess!

    Almost 2 years ago I was dealing with a mystery lameness with one of my mares -- her custom shoes with pads cost about $200. My poor husband (who up to that point had only been around my otherwise barefoot horses) absolutely lost it....haha.

    The things we do for our horses.....

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  3. Oooooh, I love guessing games. I'm going to go with $475... and then try not to hyperventilate.

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    1. That would have been a nice number...

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  4. I am going to go with 650. Holy money. And damn his feet are big.

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    1. Yes, the large feet that don't fit any off-the-shelf shoe don't help in this equation.

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  5. I will take $700.. & dang, I'd be breathing into a paper bag too (at anything over $200)!!

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    1. Fortunately for my wallet you're high!

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  6. I'm going to just double my board cost and say $850

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    1. I don't even know how you have a board bill that's ONLY $425!!!

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  7. Holy smokes the size of his feet & I'm way too afraid to think of the cost 😫

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  8. $550 and I bought a lottery ticket in your name. :)

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    1. I hope that's a winning ticket for you!

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    1. Fortunately for my wallet, your guess is high.

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    1. Fortunately they weren't *quite* this much!

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  11. Are you hiding gold on the underside of those things?!

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    1. For the price those things should have been SOLID gold!

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  12. Fingers crossed those shoes can be reset MANY time!

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    1. Yeah, for like the entire time he's growing out his foot! I wish!

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  13. I'm going $625, since everyone else has my guess. ;)

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  14. From California, an off season flight Europe is still around $850 so I can't us that clue. I am going with $700 which is absolute thievery. I hope I am too high, but sounds as though that price is close. I certainly hope those shoes can be used ALL YEAR LONG!!!!! 😠

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  15. $550 (since I'e already seen your responses!) and how often do you need new ones? Can they be reset at least once?

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    1. I'm hoping they can be reused for the rest of his life, lol!

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  16. $625 for the pair and I hope they last a long time!

    Higher than my board, but (much) lower than one month of childcare for my baby. Add the toddler's fee and there aren't enough paper bags to keep me from passing out. Seriously, I wish they took children at my barn.

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    1. Oh man, childcare is sooooo $$$$$. It's unbelievable.

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  17. My guess is $615 ;) and HOLY HELL. The most I paid for shoes was $180 and I was freaking out about that

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  18. I'm going to go with 15 regular sized trims.

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