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by Cedric
Thu May 08, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Fancy a job?
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Fancy a job?

Have a look here - bit late though ! :wink:

http://www.myerscough.ac.uk/?page=vacancy-view&vid=308
by Cedric
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: What do you spend your time on as a farrier?
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: What do you spend your time on as a farrier?

:? Looks like a marketing ploy in disguise !!! :lol:
by Cedric
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: How is it going ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

How is it going ?

Is there anyone out there ? :?

Any thoughts of the recent ATF training days. How are you finding the new system - better, worse or making no difference to you?
by Cedric
Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: NFTA.
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: NFTA.

E.W. It would appear that your comments are essentially correct. From what I have been led to believe the colleges will no longer be offering advice or direction on some aspects of apprenticeships that had previously been handled by the NFTA. For matters such as discipline, wages, holidays, contract...
by Cedric
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: NFTA.
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: NFTA.

Has anyone had any word from the colleges as to how they are going to run the system? We haven't had an ATF briefing day in out area yet but I hear that there is already dissent between the colleges as to the level of their co-operation with each other !
by Cedric
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: CPD

They will set the NFTA on you !!! :lol:
by Cedric
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Diploma exam fees !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Diploma exam fees !!!

:) John,
Your unintentional 'typo' is sometimes the case !! :grin:
by Cedric
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Diploma exam fees !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Diploma exam fees !!!

I thought the WCF were supposed to be encouraging apprentices! In a recent local case an apprentice was charged an extra £100 because his confirmation letter for his Diploma resit arrived with the WCF a day too late. He rang the WCF and told them he had posted it the week previously and was there no...
by Cedric
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: NFTA.
Replies: 3
Views: 946

NFTA.

Well, the NFTA is now disbanded. Has anything changed yet, will anything change? What are you expecting to see in the way of positive changes - or negative?
by Cedric
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Apprentice training !
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Re: Apprentice training !

Apparently the change over to colleges running the apprentice system will take place on Nov. 1st 2013.
by Cedric
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Apprentice training !
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Apprentice training !

Has anyone had any further news on the handover of training to the colleges? It all seems to have gone very quiet! :?
by Cedric
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: sheared heel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: sheared heel?

Attributing the cause of sheared heels can be a complicated issue. Ranging from conformation issues (unlevel stance forcing one side up) to persistent uneven trimming plus everything in between. Past histry has to be taken into consideration as well, is the condition of sudden onset or has it develo...
by Cedric
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: sheared heel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: sheared heel?

PS. Polo ponies can work and play fine in bar shoes as long as they are sensibly fitted. Thats not a theory, I've used them.
by Cedric
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: sheared heel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: sheared heel?

Are studs in the outside heel, left in for road work, a possibility ?

Have you been shoeing the pony up to now !
by Cedric
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD availability?
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: CPD availability?

Hi Chris Linssner, sorry, I was not refering to you, anyhow, thanks for your input. :oops:
by Cedric
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD availability?
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: CPD availability?

Stumped for words Chris ? :?
by Cedric
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD availability?
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: CPD availability?

What on earth are you talking about ?
by Cedric
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD availability?
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

CPD availability?

As CPD is compulsory for ATF's does anyone know when CPD events are going to be made available nation wide ? And at a reasonable cost ! On checking the CPD website I see that of the 16 events listed for this year, only one ( the Vet. conference - at a cost of over £300 !!! :( ) is north of Birmingha...
by Cedric
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 10371

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Do those who are re-arranging our profession's training system have any concept whatsoever of public/client relations ? ( I refer to members of the craft). I see from the Joint Statement that we are to be given a formal briefing at the Farriery Focus day at the end of September - they don't tell us ...
by Cedric
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 10371

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Every tit bit of information seems to raise another question. Is the NVQ to be abandoned - what about past Government insistence that it was required to qualify for funding? Is it felt that these changes are bringing us any closer to having the 'grass roots' members of our profession being more invo...
by Cedric
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9864

Re: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!

PNB - a very telling sentence in your last post ! " Members from this observers seat were towards the end of Council blatentley were being "whipped in" to follow a predetermined outcome" [I even understand previously prepared Documentation was later produced to support this obser...
by Cedric
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9864

Re: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!

Can the FRC legally restrict training to the three present colleges? What will happen if other colleges decide to set up Farriery Training units or even individuals who wish to start their own training programs (albeit on a small scale)? Would they be in line for SFA money ? What is happening to the...
by Cedric
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Review of Farrier Training.
Replies: 48
Views: 5824

Re: Review of Farrier Training.

Is the cat now out of the bag ?? Far be it from me to suggest a conspiracy theory but the latest issue of Forge magazine includes a comment by the Master of the WCF re. cessation of apprenticeships until Feb 2014. He says " In the meantime, the organisations involved are working towards a colle...
by Cedric
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Who guards the guardians?
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: Who guards the guardians?

I was hoping for some constructive criticism of the FRC and how it's powers seem to be evolving, not a bit of 'band waggon jumping' in order to further denigrate the NFTA. That seems a separate issue .
by Cedric
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Who guards the guardians?
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Who guards the guardians?

What is happening to our profession? Is it decending into an Orwellian nightmare ? It appears that the FRC and some of it's committees are getting a bit carried away and are assuming a mantel of responsibilities that the Farriers Registration Act never intended. I refer to the case of a farrier conv...
by Cedric
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD.
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: CPD.

csc - do you know if the CPD provision was included in the Ofsted inspection? I haven't seen any mention of it.
by Cedric
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD.
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: CPD.

It's a contentious point, only Cottams in your list is not a competition. For those who don't want to compete the choice is restricted + how much CPD do you absorb from a competition ?
by Cedric
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD.
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: CPD.

You're probaly correct in some aspects. What was concerning me was the lack of sessions and venues in the North. As far as i can see most CPD events are in the home counties. I think if CPD is made compulsary for ATF's then arrangements must be put in place to give equal opportunities for all to att...
by Cedric
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD.
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

CPD.

Any thoughts on CPD ! Locations, availability, cost etc.

CPD is probably going to be made compulsory for ATF's.
by Cedric
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Diploma exam fees !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Diploma exam fees !!!

When I queried these fees with the NFTA I was told they take no part in fee setting, it is purely a WCF decision.
by Cedric
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Diploma exam fees !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Diploma exam fees !!!

Slight correction - the fee is £725.
by Cedric
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Diploma exam fees !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Diploma exam fees !!!

Would anyone care to comment upon the recent increase in Diploma exam fees to £750 (yes - £750) from 01-01-2013. This means that an apprentice failing part of their Diploma re-takes the failed section ( practical or written) in 6 months and has to pay £750. Even if it only means a couple of hours wr...
by Cedric
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9864

Re: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!

Looking to the future, if you replaced the first word in your question 'can' with 'could' the answer would be ' No' ! Should anything not fit in with their business plan it would be out of the door !
by Cedric
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Don't panic !!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

Don't panic !!!

The end of the world is NEIGH ! :lol:

Domesday Dec. 21st. - Mayan edition .
by Cedric
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!!
Replies: 60
Views: 9864

Re: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!

I must re read and inwardly digest the article some more before making significant comment. However, at first glance, it appears to be biased towards a college based system. Option 2, para 14. flag waves for the colleges, aparently they are now beyond reproach. What short (or selective) memories som...
by Cedric
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

Big Iron – I quote a sentence you posted in reply to me on Nov. 7th. “Its nice to see you write something without abusing me but you still insinuate I was born yesterday and I know nothing. Try to be nice. Try to be dignified. “ You really should read posts two or three times and let the red haze cl...
by Cedric
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

I have copied below a post I made in reply to Big Iron, Dec 6th. on the Horseowners forum. I find it most disturbing that the above rant has been posted on the "Horseowners" forum. I trust the majority of sensible horse owners (whether subscribing to the ' barefoot' system or not ) will ta...
by Cedric
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist
Replies: 45
Views: 17502

Re: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist

I find it most disturbing that the above rant has been posted on the "Horseowners" forum. I trust the majority of sensible horse owners (whether subscribing to the ' barefoot' system or not ) will take it with a pinch of salt. Apart from spurious personal attacks on individuals it contains...
by Cedric
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Milestone exams.
Replies: 0
Views: 757

Milestone exams.

Hi, any ATF's out there whose apprentices are having problems with the newly introduced anual 'Milestone examination' ?
by Cedric
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

Dear Big Iron, I am certainly not trying to make you look silly, though I suspect I'd not have to make much effort should I feel the need ! :P Your extended posts re. the anatomy of the foot have completely missed my point. The term 'balderdash' was intended to describe your comments, not the exista...
by Cedric
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

PS.

Big Iron - am I correct in deducing that you attended an American Horseshoeing School ?

If so , could you please let us know the length of the course ?
by Cedric
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

I have only just read Big Iron's post of Nov. 29th. I am totally amazed at what he has written. [quote]You are not qualified to trim a hoof unless you can safely and precisely identify the position of the sole (and other) coriums (in your minds eye). Since this is about Tom's stuff, and the barefoot...
by Cedric
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

Oh dear ! It's the conspiracy theorists again !!! :roll:
by Cedric
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the FRC
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the

To all horse owners.

I would suggest that any owners or barefoot trimmers minded to take Big Iron's advice in para 1/ of his above post use caution.
The term" barrack room lawyer" springs to mind !!!
by Cedric
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the FRC
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the

PNB. You allude to Section 1 (1,v). This part of the Act is well knew to most relevant persons and I find it perfectly reasonable. I belive it would be up to the horse owner and the person carrying out any farriery under these circumstances to justify the "emergency". As I understand it, t...
by Cedric
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

I still find Big Iron's posts somewhat peculiar. Apart from rambling he is verging on the parnoid. I , apart from being a Registered Farrier, have no connection with the FRC and do not speak for them in any way. I have never made any accusations (heaped or otherwise) about him or the barefoot indust...
by Cedric
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case
Replies: 94
Views: 19205

Re: Views about Bare Foot Trimmer Case

Hi Big Iron, I took your advice and looked up the term "shill" It was exactly as you quoted above - "Shill : a plant or stooge who helps an organization without declaring an alignment to that organization, and helps the cause via usually dis-ingenuous methods." However if you rea...
by Cedric
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the FRC
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the

To all who may read these posts - despite Big Irons ramblings and insinuations I would like to state that, apart from being a Registered farrier, I have no connection with the FRC and certainly do not speak on their behalf. However, I do know that, contary to his statement that the FRC is closed to ...
by Cedric
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the FRC
Replies: 10
Views: 2542

Re: cattle trim, barefoot wrap and the "good ol boys" of the

I fear Big Iron is attempting to mislead you! The dressing being applied in the video is a bandage (vet wrap) and in no way resembles a 'hoof cast', the subject of the FRC's concerns. A hoof cast solidifies and encases the hoof capsule, imobilising it. These should only be applied under veterinary s...

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