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by George Geist
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist
Replies: 45
Views: 20707

Re: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist

That website the earlier individual kept harping about is all in Chinese or Japanese or something like that. So much for their taking control of an industry through sophistry and lack of oversight and regulation when they can't even maintain a website.
George
by George Geist
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: "the British system doesn't work"
Replies: 23
Views: 7929

Re: "the British system doesn't work"

I totally agree with you George, unfortunately we do have the same problem here in the UK, except that a good Approved Training Farrier will try very hard to put a student off long before he/she gets into the apprenticeship system and becomes an employee, and under the watchful eye of the administr...
by George Geist
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: "the British system doesn't work"
Replies: 23
Views: 7929

Re: "the British system doesn't work"

George Geist, that wasn't the same story of events I got from Mike Wildenstien FWCF. Mike told me the lad got down on his hands and knees very close to a Shire horse they were shoeing, to get a closer look at something, when the Shire moved his foot up and across, and trod on to the lads hand causi...
by George Geist
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: "the British system doesn't work"
Replies: 23
Views: 7929

Re: "the British system doesn't work"

George Geist, I will always remember spending time on a busman's holiday in the USA, at Cornell University whilst Mike Wildenstien FWCF was the resident farrier there. He had three apprentices who were not allowed under a horse, as a previous apprentice had been injured and sued the University and ...
by George Geist
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: "the British system doesn't work"
Replies: 23
Views: 7929

Re: "the British system doesn't work"

Hi there George, I looked at that school and it reminds me of the deluded bunch of fools that run FRC, clueless to put it mildly, it's unfortunate that we always land up with people that no nothing about our craft let alone running it for an office with air/con, they tell me pushing a pen all day a...
by George Geist
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: "the British system doesn't work"
Replies: 23
Views: 7929

Re: "the British system doesn't work"

George Geist, your posting on this subject has been the best read I have had for ages. Thank you sir for looking at this subject in a very well controlled and common sense manner. Thank you sir, Very good forum you have here. I just found another fly by night school out in the midwest.(Where most o...
by George Geist
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: "the British system doesn't work"
Replies: 23
Views: 7929

Re: "the British system doesn't work"

For those potential apprentices frustrated about not finding a master to work with, allow me to share the benefit of what I watched happen here in USA. When I first began learning the trade (1980) there were 9 million horses in this country. In the 36 years that have passed since then numbers have d...
by George Geist
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Review of Farrier Training.
Replies: 48
Views: 6814

Re: Review of Farrier Training.

Interesting discussion guys. Seems to be quite a conundrum. Whenever government money is accepted there are always strings attached to it no matter what country one lives in. Seems you all need to work toward the goal of undoing that which was done to create this problem. A few of us are discussing ...
by George Geist
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Review of Farrier Training.
Replies: 48
Views: 6814

Re: Review of Farrier Training.

George, maybe you could help! Who do you suggest we get to look at this on the Craft's/Employer/Employee's behalf?? Thanks for your input and any further comments. PNB. Being as I'm an American I'm really not too familiar with all the facts of what's going on. I've been a member on this board for s...
by George Geist
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Review of Farrier Training.
Replies: 48
Views: 6814

Re: Review of Farrier Training.

Cartel it is not.
Where I come from a cartel is an organization of private businesses that operate in a cooperative manner for mutual benefit of themselves. Is kinda like a business version of a Union.
Clearly that is not what you have in this case.
George

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