b'CONTENTSFarrier Focus 4 Best shod 31 Apprentice seminar 30BFBA News 13Bath ironthe spark that lit2Presidents address6Letters a fireLearning/research4BFBA Farrier Focus7Stevie Fisher reports on hiscompetition 22Largely misunderstood 16What did you think of the metabolic disorder Focus weekend?8Worlds oldest farrier school 28HoofCast clinic with Derek 17BFBA International10 Kings Plate newsPoupardHorseshoeing31WCF Best shod awards Championship 30Apprentice club news24 Branch news 32Farrier news Feature36Ed Nicholls is cultural35Quick Fire with Mark Watson 26Win win opportunity ofambassador Blacksmithing referral38Pre-diploma Day 12Featured productsNational Heritage Ironwork BFBA Executive and CraftGroup event at the V&A 32Advertisers showcase their Committees meet12Tonypandy Award, call forproductsentriesThe cover image of Lewis Balfour competing at this years BFBA International Team Horseshoeing Championship was taken by farrier John Bolton RSS who was one of the stewardsISSN No 0955 5293 President, Huw Dyer AWCF, The Forge,Forge is the official magazine of BFBA Londonderry, Northallerton, North The November 2019 issue of Forge Yorkshire DL7 9LE Tel: 01677 422587 Knowledge contains these articles. Editor Gill HarrisVice-PresidentT: 07773 790257Craig DArcy AWCF BSc(hons) E: forge.bfba@gmail.com A study of growth rates around Tel: 01254 697050 the hoof capsule perimeter, by Forge Editorial PanelAbby Bunyard AWCF Mark Aikens FdSc BSc (Hons) DipWCF, Tel: 07974 018752 Robert Shave FWCFBen Benson AWCF, Claire Brown, Craig DArcyBen Benson AWCFA peer-reviewed articleAWCF BSc(Hons), Huw Dyer AWCF andTel: 01295 788296Marc Jerram BSc(Hons) AWCFRobert Shave FWCFWhat about the hinds? Shoeing British Farriers and Blacksmiths AssociationTel: 07887 707954 the powerhouse, by Yogi Sharp Holly Flack, Membership Secretary, The Forge,DipWCF DipHEAvenue B, 10th Street, Stoneleigh Park,Warwickshire CV8 2LG.T: 02476 696595. E: headoffice@bfba.co.uk W: www.bfba.co.ukWorshipful Company of FarriersSouthern area (employee): The entire contents of Forge are copyright and may not be Clerk: Charlotte Clifford, 19 Queen Street, Tom Smith AWCF reproduced without the written permission of the editor. NAFBAE/Chipperfield, Hertfordshire WD4 9BT BFBA farriers on FRC councilBFBA and the publisher do not necessarily share the views expressed, Worshipful Company of BlacksmithsBen Benson AWCF and Simon Moore FWCF nor do they accept responsibility for accuracy of statements made by Clerk: Jill Moffatt, 9 Little Trinity Lane, WCF farrier on FRC Councilthe contributors.London EC4V 2AD Robin P. May AWCF While every care has been taken to ensure that the content in Farriers appointed to FRC Councilthis publication is accurate, neither the publisher for its editorial Farriers elected to FRC Council European Federation of Farriers Associationscontributors can accept and hereby disclaim, any liability to any (three-year appointment) President, Gary Burton DipWCFparty to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from Vice-President, John Ravanellinegligence, accident or any other causes.Northern area (self employed):Secretary, Chris Linssner AWCF Forge does not endorse any advertising material included in this Paul Gordon DipWCF publication.Northern area (employee):Contributions in the form of articles, reports, letters and D Craig DArcy BSc(*hons) AWCF photographs are welcomed.Southern area (self employed):David C. Hall BSc(hons) DipWCF,Chair of the FRC'