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by john ford
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: New Facebook Page for UK Farriers
Replies: 0
Views: 371

New Facebook Page for UK Farriers

Peter and all, it seems that this page is virtually dead due to yourself and Stuart coming off the FRC. All the action is going on in a new Facebook Page called FRC Standards and Service. Just sign up and sit back.
by john ford
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Letter ref FRC finances and fee increases. P? GORDEN.
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Letter ref FRC finances and fee increases. P? GORDEN.

In my opinion it is not the whole of the FRC at fault here. The FRC is now run by one person, who will not be put down or crossed my any member, knowing full well that the FRC would have to pay out a fortune to get rid of him. And who am I talking about? The Registrar and his side kick. Nothing will...
by john ford
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: frc FEES
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: frc FEES

Give it FIVE YEARS and the whole lot will come crashing down just like the FTS, unless there are radical changes within. But looking at the set up that are in place on the FRC, I cant see any hope of changes for the good ever happening. Yet as I sit here and ponder about all the problems that are be...
by john ford
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: frc FEES
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: frc FEES

This letter was placed on the BFBA Facebook page. ‎David Hall‎ to British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association 2 hrs · On the 28 of June the Frc are holding a council meeting. One of the topics to be voted on will be another significant increase in the retention fee. While I agree to the rising cost...
by john ford
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: frc FEES
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: frc FEES

As the meeting begins, I suggest you all raise this point, but make sure you do your homework first as to the rules and laws of council, to stop those clever academics making fools of you.
by john ford
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: frc FEES
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: frc FEES

csc wrote:SO frc want fees for 2018 to be £228 any views on this



This I understand is for us Registered Farriers to reimburse the FRC's Bank Account after they squandered in excess of £50,0000 in failed court cases.
by john ford
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: PETER BAKER
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: PETER BAKER

It was very pleasing speaking to Peter this afternoon, I can also understand how hard it is for him stuck in the house and having to forfeit the pleasures we farriers have everyday whilst working, by having so many people we can chat to. Also very pleased to hear George his son is making good progre...
by john ford
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: THE BILL
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: THE BILL

Farriers (Registration) Bill (First sitting) 07 March 7th 2017 Attended List The Committee consisted of the following Members: Chair: James Gray Chapman, Douglas (Dunfermline and West Fife) (SNP) † Davies, Byron (Gower) (Con) † Davies, Glyn (Montgomeryshire) (Con) † Eustice, George (Minister of Stat...
by john ford
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: THE BILL
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: THE BILL

Latest news on the Farriers (Registration) Bill 2016-17 This Bill has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee. The Public Bill Committee will meet next on Tuesday 7 March 2017. The Public Bill Committee will scrutinise the Bill line by line. The Bill had its second reading debate on Friday 27 ...
by john ford
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Role of elected members on FRC.
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Roll of elected members on FRC.

Can you do a check Peter, to see that Donald Trump hasn't taken over the FRC ?
by john ford
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: THE BILL
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: THE BILL

Update on previous post. As I signed up to receive information of the on-going procedures of the latest FRC Bill. I received an email which led me straight into the appropriate website. Those persons who have not registered their details to get this information will not be allowed access to this sit...
by john ford
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: THE BILL
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: THE BILL

Seems one is denied access to this site http://services.parliament.uk
by john ford
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

Stuart, it sounds to me that you are happy with the costs that Greenwood gave you, and you are our representative so I will let this pass by. But just to remind you the publishers of Forge just went bust, and I can’t see other publishers following their route.
by john ford
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

Stuart, looking again at my calculations from my previous posting on the figures which you received from the FRCs registrar on the cost of the new farriers bulletin, I'm afraid to say he must be lying through his back teeth. Postage of the bulletin would be closer to a £1 to start with, and there ar...
by john ford
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

Stuart, after returning home today I did some calculations, and as you stated it turns out not so much as I thought. Based on official figures from May 2016 of 2841 farriers on the register, then adding on another 20 since that time, I came up with £1 . 56p per farrier for the FRC Bulletin. So on th...
by john ford
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

I don't think you have much idea between A4 sheets of paper using Microsoft Publisher and using a copier machine, against a Glossy magazine with coloured photos etc?
by john ford
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

And how much was the cost of the old one, which was also the question I asked?
by john ford
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

This situation has got completely out of hand with the Chairman and Registrar. I truly believe that the time has come for someone in authority to bring this to a head, and very quickly. It took a very long time after much screaming and shouting from FARRIERS, before the big boys were bought in, whic...
by john ford
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: THE BILL
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: THE BILL

Surely you FRC representatives know what is written in this new bill. If not what the fuck have you been playing at? If you don’t know, then it seems that the FRC and WCF are in a position to make all the rules for their own benefit and meeting agenda’s, without interfering or adjusting the 1975 Far...
by john ford
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

That will be interesting if he does, before you have to remind him?
by john ford
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: THE BILL
Replies: 17
Views: 1822

Re: THE BILL

Looking through all that, tells me that this has been drawn up by all and only persons who want full control of everything, with complete disregard of what the FRC Act is for. I can see a much more power crazy authority created, which will have no benefits what-so-ever to the equine or farriers. I t...
by john ford
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: FARRIERS BULSHIT MAGAZINE

I can’t for the life of me understand why members on council allowed this new Farriers Bulletin format to be published, what the hell was wrong with the 4 to 5 pages of plain A4 paper Bulletin? I had one Farrier thinking it was the Forge magazine. Why do we want to know anything about Paul Stilgoe o...
by john ford
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

And that is the biggest problem trying to change things, because of too many Ostriches in the system
by john ford
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

After endless conversations to at least six people by phone today, I have at last found out what we are all doing wrong in the eyes of those persons controlling the FRC. This came about after speaking to the last person on my list who, I had been told was up on a disciplinary charge after writing an...
by john ford
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Surely if you don't understand what you are voting for, why don't you fucking well ask someone. This now adds up to what I was told at Mick Gulley's funeral today, that nothing has been agreed.
by john ford
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Something has to be done with the Cloak and Dagger proceedings of the FRC Chairman and Registrar, as this is getting ridiculous, but how to change it is another matter. I don't know if you have heard Peter, but the Publisher of The Forge has gone bust, and there is doubt to The Forge being published...
by john ford
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

By the way that last posting of mine was my answer to Stuarts posting on his final posting on the FIRST page of this topic, as to the Registrars comments at the FRC meeting.
by john ford
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Well done, it's things like that, that do need to be exsposed. If we have regulators who have no intention of regulating, then I do agree, what is the point of having the 1975 FRC Act
by john ford
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

So on that basis Stuart, statements like that, especially from the Registrar should be made public. Even gaffs in the House of Commons are recorded by the press, so why can't you lot?
by john ford
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

We became a profession so I believe after the FRC Act 1975. No person can practice farriery unless they are on the official FRC register. Let me explain. All crafts apart from Farriery can be carried out by anyone without having any qualifications, and are not controlled by a governing body. A engin...
by john ford
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

As a completely independent observer, I wish to draw your attention to one major point that you may have overlooked. In your time in the UK, have you heard about any other examination other than: Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers? Associate of the Worshipful Company of Farriers? Fellow o...
by john ford
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

I've now got you going on this one Stuart. With reference to other similar practices, you now have a far stronger case to argue, than you had before. I see the second reading of the FRC Bill has now been put back to the 27th January 2017.
by john ford
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Italian stallion, I have never sucked up to anyone, as I have been in that fortunate position never to have had to use such tactics. I couldn't care a jot where or for whom your daughter works for. Even a top lawyer will do a thorough research into a case, if only to cover himself from making a comp...
by john ford
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Italian stallion, I have never, nor will I start to suck up to anyone, as I have been in a very fortunate position never having to use such tactics. I couldn't care a jot where or who your daughter works for, because even a top class lawyer will do their research thoroughly, so as not to make a comp...
by john ford
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Italian stallion, just leave it, as you are going into something well out of your depth, unless you want to spend many hours in doing fundamental homework in order to get your facts 100% correct to challenge this organisation?
by john ford
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

And who are the overseers of Farriers ? VETS
by john ford
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

A statement by the Examinations Executive Group of the WCF regarding an email dated 12th Nov 2016 from Paul Gordon forwarded by Stuart Craig. Dear Member of the Examinations Board, The Executive Group was concerned and extremely disappointed to note the content of an email circulated to registered f...
by john ford
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Well Stuart, if The Forge is reluctant to print Paul Gordon's letter, I'm afraid you have no other alternative to post mailshot it to every farrier in the country. All though this process will be expensive, I cant see how on earth you will get the majority of support you need to change or overturn t...
by john ford
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

That Stuart is a very evasive answer. Either you have submitted Paul Gordon's document to The Forge magazine for publication, or you haven't? If you have evidence that The Forge wont publish it, that is an entirely different matter.
by john ford
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

So will you answer my very simple question Stuart. Is this formal letter going in to the next issue of The Forge magazine? YES OR NO
by john ford
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

So where the heck is this going Peter, the second reading of this bill is on the 13th January 2017, and I bet you haven't informed all 2800 plus registered farriers? The Forge magazine is out in December, have any of you written an article, or updated ALL farriers about this in it, as it is free to ...
by john ford
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Sorry Peter, I just don't have the time these days to tackle such subjects, and it's not going to effect me at my age in life. The only thing I can do is try to give you guys some advise from experiences I have learnt over many years. One of them being, three or four farrier representatives on the F...
by john ford
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

Stuart, there are as you know 2800 plus registered farriers in the UK. Many do not use Facebook nor The Horses Mouth. Paul Gordon doesn't use The Horses Mouth and I'm not sure but he isn't active on Facebook. I can appreciate the cost of informing farriers by post, but by having some foresight in th...
by john ford
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Paul Gordons letter to farriers
Replies: 68
Views: 5139

Re: Paul Gordons letter to farriers

You have entitled this subject, Paul Gordons letter to Farriers. Can you now explain why no Farrier in this area of the South West hasn't received anything on this subject from any of you representatives on the FRC council?
by john ford
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.

Your Quote CSC: now John please could you point out to me where the Defra/WCF/BFBA meeting as described in the bulletin or the forge magazine has given you any information regarding the amendment and what it entails or where the draft copy has been published. I think I can understand where you are c...
by john ford
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.

Sorry Italian stallion, I am afraid you like so many are missing my point. In no way am I putting you and the likes of Jim Blurton, Richard Ellis etc, down. Once again, you like so many jump down the throats of others without either listening, or reading and understanding what is put in front of you...
by john ford
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.

DELEGATION I meant NOT Democracy
by john ford
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.

The 1975 Act, although initially was to protect the horse, it also was BECAUSE OF FARRIERS and NOT FOR FARRIERS. and after saying that just remember I am one of you as a farrier. The Jockey Club who controls horseracing is no way a 50/50 split between professional jockeys and others. If there was a ...
by john ford
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.
Replies: 16
Views: 1675

Re: Preamble to meeting with minister at DEFRA.

After reading this report and especially the footnote from Paul Gordon, I would very much like to ask all three of you this question. If all the above is true, and your anxieties have been bought about because none of the registered farriers and in particular the farrier representatives on council h...
by john ford
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Meeting Penningtons Briefing Day.
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Meeting Penningtons Briefing Day.

I would like everyone to remember one thing about solicitors and barrister's. It is only their opinion or interpretation of law and facts, if this wasn't the case, we should never need long drawn out court cases, where in many cases a judge and jury have overruled these people. Organisations such as...

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