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Frank Lessiter
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Great Britain Disbands Farrier Training Agency

Members of the United Kingdom's Farriers Registration Council (FRC) in late June pointed farrier training in an entirely new direction. That's when FRC members voted to disband the National Farrier Training Agency (NFTA) and hand the country's required farrier training over to three colleges that are already training farriers.


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Frank Lessiter
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Farrier Apprenticeship Program Suspended In The United Kingdom

For decades, the British farrier apprenticeship program has been held up as the gold standard throughout the world when it comes to training horseshoers. Yet the highly regulated program came under fire on April 15 when the British government's Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) published a report questioning the effectiveness of the farrier apprenticeship program.
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U.K. Farriers See Benefits From 30 Years Of Licensing

Shoers there offer generally favorable comments about the results of the law
Farrier licensing adopted in the United Kingdom 30 years ago boosted the careers of shoers there, according to Simon Curtis, a prominent U.K. farrier who often speaks at conferences and clinics in the United States.
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