British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association

Forge Magazine

Forge Magazine is the official publication of the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA).

Forge is published six times a year in January, March, May, July, September and November and a hard copy will be sent to all UK registered farriers and apprentices in addition to a number of international subscribers.

Forge is an essential communication tool between farriers, the industry regulatory bodies and educational providers, and companies providing goods and services to farriers and blacksmiths.

Forge Knowledge

Alongside Forge is a brand new BFBA members and subscribers supplement, Forge Knowledge. It has long been a desire of the Association to provide members with added value without compromising our contact with all farriers. This educational supplement is in the form of editorial and/or research papers written by farriers and equine industry professionals. The BFBA is delighted to confirm that this content will be accredited for CPD points by the Farriers Registration Council, where eligible, and farriers wishing to validate their points will need to complete a short online quiz which will be accessible online below each issue as it is published.


Forge May 2017



Record your CPD! -

Take the Survey Monkey quiz (2 CPD points) - Simon Moore FWCF: Why dorsal hoof wall thickness matters

Take the Survey Monkey quiz - Quirine Tettelaar DVM MVetMed MRCVS: When a simple abscess goes bad


Further reading -

Page 16 - Exam Technique (Forge, May 2017).
Download Paul Conroy’s full article with complete answers here [PDF, 9MB].



To continue to receive Forge Knowledge you need to be either a BFBA member or subscribe to the magazine.

Subscriptions for the remainder of 2017 (3 issues) will be charged at -

Europe - £21 

Rest of the World - £24

To subscribe to the magazine please contact Amanda Hill, BFBA National Secretary on 024 76 696595 or email

If you do not receive your copy in the post please do check that your contact details are correct on our database. Please call BFBA National Secretary, Amanda Hill, on 024 76 696595 at your earliest convenience.


The Team

Editor - Gill Harris

Mobile: 07773 790257



Marketing and Advertising Sales - Claire Brown

Mobile: 07747 602978



Editorial Panel - Carl Wain, Craig D’Arcy, Ben Benson and Chris Linssner