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, farriery apprentices and blacksmith members 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 our inclusive circulation. This educational supplement is in the form of editorial and/or research papers written by farriers, blacksmiths 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 Magazine - November 2021



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We are grateful to Yogi Sharp DipWCF, BSc (Hons) for providing the full paper for the "Pilot study into the accuracy of an external template for the assessment of dorso - palmar hoof balance according to internal structures" featured on pages 20 - 24 of this issue of Forge. You can read it here.


Test your knowledge! 

If you enjoyed the article in Forge Knowledge from M. Craig,  T. Turner, and J. Craig “Do Horses Stand with Phalanges Aligned?” try our quick quiz to verify your learning - click here.


Forge Knowledge, is available to BFBA members and subscribers ONLY and it is not published online alongside the main magazine. To subscribe please do get in touch or apply to JOIN the Association by completing the online form.

Back issues are available to read online>>


The Team

Editor - Gill Harris

Mobile: 07773 790257



Marketing and Advertising Sales - Holly Flack

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Editorial Panel - Claire Brown, Craig D’Arcy, Ben Benson, Mark Aikens and Marc Jerram