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by slowhand
Thu May 21, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: ATF's stuck off.
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: ATF's stuck off.

Bring back hanging
by slowhand
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Barefoot trimmers
Replies: 0
Views: 672

Barefoot trimmers

Hi everyone, are there any schools of barefoot trimming that are accredited in any way as I have seen a woman with a certificate that a horse owner informs me is a recognised qualification in the UK ...can they obtain insurance?
by slowhand
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Election FRC. Draft election address. PNB
Replies: 16
Views: 1986

Re: Election FRC. Draft election address. PNB

Hiya Peter and Italian Stallion hope you and yours are well !!.....I just popped on here while having a cuppa as I haven't been on for a while ....it's good to see that you are 'fighting the good fight' again Peter, your posts alone were worth joining this group for as you always spoke up for the wo...
by slowhand
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist
Replies: 45
Views: 17534

Re: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist

We have a new barefooter in our area seems females are drawn to this job. Saw at first hand leather gloves, eye protectors, back brace and a riding helmet...she had 3 to trim and simply drew each foot onto the hoofstand and holding the rasp vertical to the ground ran it around each foot and I timed ...
by slowhand
Sat May 04, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist
Replies: 45
Views: 17534

Re: Barefoot trimmer not equine podaitrist

Out riding with 9 year old grandaughter last week when I passed a small paddock where I once shod two horses and stopped to talk to the owner who I hadn't seen for about 6 months and it appeared a farrier was in the yard. On enquiring who it was I was told that she was a Hoofcare Specialist and I no...
by slowhand
Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Who guards the guardians?
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: Who guards the guardians?

Cedric I too felt that the drink driving offence has absolutely nothing to do with ' disrepute ' and if the question was put to a lawyer I am sure that the answer would be the same. Ferrador is correct in asking what next ? Who gave them the power to pass judgement a second time when the bloke in qu...
by slowhand
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: WHAT HAVE I MISSED!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 911

WHAT HAVE I MISSED!!!!

Bloody hell lads! I can't remember when I was on here last but there is some pure venom spouted now and a fair helping of crap from the bare foot brigade, which does not surprise me, but I would have thought that by now some sort of regulation would have been brought in to control them. Big Iron see...
by slowhand
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: MR bakers resignation
Replies: 24
Views: 2982

Re: MR bakers resignation

:drinking: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
by slowhand
Mon May 23, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FRC council members.
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Well Chris ...enjoyed our bit of crack in J D WETHERSPOONS today [ the Portugese version that is ] Espero que todo estuviera Senora Hartley..le habla bien pronto! :drinking:
by slowhand
Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: president's address forge mag feb 2011
Replies: 114
Views: 14603

:drinking: OOOOOOH!
by slowhand
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Good Advert for Farriery
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

Speaking as an ex jockey NH, still PtoP trainer 40 years on, the selection of stewards never was on suitability but more of social acceptability
by slowhand
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Slowhand
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Thanks Martin
Daren't write a book too many husbands would come looking for me!! So many of my clients said same as you and Oliver Reed would be spot on! Any way thanks for the good wishes and as I said I'll still log in when I can
CHEERS
Paul [OOPS!!]
by slowhand
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Slowhand
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Sorry about the late reply admin...thanks for your comment and no I am not bored but pleased to be away from it as I was starting to resent going to work most mornings and anyway the supply of horses was dwindling and my undertakers business was increasing with a hell of a lot more profit for a lot ...
by slowhand
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Client Contracts.
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Doesn't bother me now 'cos I've PACKED IT ALL IN!!!!!!!!!! :drinking: :drinking: :multi: :biggrin:
by slowhand
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

WHERE is EVERYBODY?

I am no longer shoeing horses as I promised myself that I would pack it in before I was 60....well I'm 59 and that's it FINITO!!
by slowhand
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Warning to all Farriers - Stolen Van/Equipment/Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

North East....Dead Cert who nicked it :drinking: Did somebody leave the keys in it?
by slowhand
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Employee Status. Closed shop Ed/Training exclusivity concern
Replies: 70
Views: 11089

Its all getting too much :drinking:
by slowhand
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Peter Ablett
Replies: 25
Views: 5794

I think somebody needs a drink :drinking:
by slowhand
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: E. T. N trade magazine on barefoot trimming
Replies: 7
Views: 1862

Sometime ago 2007 I think we had a rant about the barefoot brigade and someone said that it was a fad that would eventually die a death! Well it hasn't has it ....they seem to be getting organised and won't be long before they are a recognised body. When I first encountered one I think out of 19 hor...
by slowhand
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD or not CPD
Replies: 73
Views: 10327

Hello lads! I have'nt logged on for a while but as I have been out during the night [ my other job] and I'm sitting with a cuppa I thought I'd have a look. CPD seems to be the big question so here's my input as a 'working craftsman' I am not interested in it and I am not going to do it compulsary or...
by slowhand
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Consolidation at Sefton House. E/learning needs redundancies
Replies: 25
Views: 3621

John, you are quite correct in stating owners are having their shoes removed but you are wrong in thinking the barefoot trimmers will fade away because they are increasing around here! My forge is open on Saturdays only now and yesterday I did ten sets which means during the week I can have a couple...
by slowhand
Mon May 18, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: L 11 Course, take one or loose your ATF status. Gloves on.
Replies: 37
Views: 6224

Well said John!! :drinking:
by slowhand
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: SLOWHAND LOGS IN FROM SUNNY SPAIN..FUENGIROLA
Replies: 1
Views: 951

SLOWHAND LOGS IN FROM SUNNY SPAIN..FUENGIROLA

Well Hello Lads Its been a long time since I posted but I see that the good old UK is still up to its neck in the brown stuff and getting deeper by the week. We are in the same shit down here 6 quid for a pint of Guinness.... 4 and a half quid for San Miguel and my mates back home are drinking in J ...
by slowhand
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: sales to unregistered farriers
Replies: 14
Views: 5103

John please be careful how you refer to the travelling community I note in the last post you use the term ' gypoes '!!!..... I did the same when stopped by the police who wanted to search my van and I asked if they thought I was a 'gypoe' at which point I was warned that if I made that remark again ...
by slowhand
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FTA [TAC] meeting, 5th March 2008.
Replies: 26
Views: 6802

I hold a PGCE [ the letters Cert Ed after my name ] therefore I would be exempt also from the L11
by slowhand
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Amersham cruelty case
Replies: 24
Views: 7089

That would be interesting Stuart...let's see if they have all the unregistered shoers from that community in front of the same commitee!
by slowhand
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Amersham cruelty case
Replies: 24
Views: 7089

Stuart....... Peter is not talking crap the main problem with this case is the mention of 'from the travelling community'. I see this time and time again in my area....they are protected by the human rights brigade who say you can't call them gypsies anymore! Romania is going to give all its gypsies...
by slowhand
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: What is this??
Replies: 26
Views: 8969

That's it PETE!!! Why didn't we all think of it before.....let's NUKE 'EM ALL
by slowhand
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: What is this??
Replies: 26
Views: 8969

Last week I was Christmas shopping with the wife in Spain...surprise....surprise!!!! and whilst there called on a couple of "farriers". They are currently charging 80 euros for a set and their standard is not what anyone would call "shit hot"...both are "english farriers" but have never been through...
by slowhand
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: "the British system doesn't work"
Replies: 23
Views: 6718

Well done lad! You will be able to register in England shortly because if you are shoeing in a EU country you will be able to register in the UK in time, so you will eventually be a 'UK REGISTERED FARRIER PART ONE' without the need for the extensive training that we provide to our apprentices in ord...
by slowhand
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: What is this??
Replies: 26
Views: 8969

John, My clients are well aware in advance when I will be away and as I have been doing this for many years they all know the routine and I leave my phone with a farrier covering for me when I am away so that the number is the one my clients use, but I might add that I only go in winter when things ...
by slowhand
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: What is this??
Replies: 26
Views: 8969

I have just arrived back from Europe where I have seen farriery at first hand. The majority of the work I have seen will not pass for acceptable by UK farriers. These people according to the legislation will all be allowed to practice in the UK without checks on their skills. The shoes are on but th...
by slowhand
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: tapping stud holes with power tools
Replies: 12
Views: 5353

I rest my case!!! :drinking:
by slowhand
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: tapping stud holes with power tools
Replies: 12
Views: 5353

What a pair of saddos!!!
I bet you both try and drill a bloody hole too!

Punch a hole and tap it by hand, no broken taps, and a nice job ....why do you have to find short cuts that in the end don't work!!
by slowhand
Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Nailing upside down!
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

My client has given me the video of the documentary so I will have a look at it tonight. :drinking:
by slowhand
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Short Fibre Bedding.
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Pete
I find plenty of GUINNESS and a SEALY POSTUREPAEDIC does wonders!!!!
and what are you doing sleeping with horses anyway!! :drinking:
by slowhand
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Nailing upside down!
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Nailing upside down!

One of my clients has told me she saw a 30 minute documentary about a farrier on Horse and Country tv channel on Sky and thinks his name was Bernie and had a girl and boy apprentices she describes him as nailing the shoe on from underneath...I think she describes a foot drawn forward in the clenchin...
by slowhand
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: DOUG BUTLER
Replies: 1
Views: 1553

DOUG BUTLER

Hello Boys
I have just arrived back in the UK after a spell in SPAIN and logged on to EBAY to find the following....SHOEING IN YOUR RIGHT MIND by DOUG BUTLER..£180.00.......... the world has gone MAD!!!! :drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :onfire: :2gunfire:
by slowhand
Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: New inquiry announced: Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

I think yiou all need a drink :drinking:
by slowhand
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Apprenticeship required
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

Yeh! Stu, and anyone who does needs to see a psychiatrist!
by slowhand
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Inexplicable Enquiry!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4465

Just goes to show foreigners have got more bloody rights than us mugs!
by slowhand
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Apprenticeship required
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

Has he been certified by a psychiatrist!!!!
by slowhand
Sat May 05, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Trimming For Soundness
Replies: 106
Views: 81559

rvialls
I tried to make it clear in my posting that I was not having a go at you...all I was doing was enquiring as to why you got involved in a complex case...so have another look at my post above carefully and have a stab at answering my questions please!
by slowhand
Fri May 04, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Trimming For Soundness
Replies: 106
Views: 81559

rvialls You are entitled to correct/clarify a posting made concerning you by someone else. Let me be clear from the start...I am not having a go at you here! I am a qualified farrier with over 35 years experience regarded by many as being a specialist on the subject ...so here we go: Why would you t...
by slowhand
Wed May 02, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Trimming For Soundness
Replies: 106
Views: 81559

Look lads may I make a suggestion........stop getting yourselves worked up about foot trimmers....I have lost a good few clients to them and I don't care ...I am 35 years in this job and every week I see unregistered farriers , barefoot trimmers, equine podiatrists and any other UKALAYLY band you ca...
by slowhand
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Trimming For Soundness
Replies: 106
Views: 81559

Met a hooftrimmer today..I didn't think the pony needed a trim as its feet were very neat but the hoof trimmer convinced the lady owner that it needed a 'mustang roll' ...I said I would have one but in white bread...the female hoof trimmer didn't laugh and bevelled the edge of each foot in turn....4...
by slowhand
Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Big Brother is gagging elected members of FRC and JFTC
Replies: 54
Views: 40252

Food for thought

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out - because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I did not speak out - because I was not a Trade Unionist Then they came for ME - and b...
by slowhand
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: Unshod horses
Replies: 173
Views: 127920

I have just arrived home after a hard day in the forge.... then the 'GEORGE' ......and whilst running a bath thought I'd log on!!! BLOODY HELL! You boys are being taken for a proper ride by this jaimep character. Who cares what this person does and let me tell you that when a register of foot trimme...
by slowhand
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: Unshod horses
Replies: 173
Views: 127920

I think you are all being wound up here boy's! This person, male or female, knows just which buttons to press. Let's just look at the plain facts...ANYONE can trim a horses hoof and I know of 3 owners who do. ANYONE can set up as a hoof trimmer for gain or reward. I was speaking to a cattle hoof tri...
by slowhand
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: horseowners discussion board
Topic: Unshod horses
Replies: 173
Views: 127920

Yep! LUNATICS taking over the asylum!!! :drinking: I go away to relax and come back to all this stress! :grab:

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