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Online Extras: May/June 2016 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Videos with Ritner Goff discussing his successful apprentice program
  • Videos with Ian McKinley detailing his process for lacing and patching cracks
  • Videos with Fabio Gnoatto talking about his trimming and shoeing philosophy
  • Information about the 2016 National Farriers Week and submitting your farrier tributes
  • Article about using a TIG welder
  • Video with Sam Fabilia showing his DIY farrier rig workstation

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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
From The Desk Of AFJ

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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