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What is the Council's policy in relation to modern shoeing materials?

The Farriers (Registration) Act 1975 was set up to regulate the activity of farriery in the interests of equine welfare. Under the Act "farriery" is defined as: "any work in connection with the preparation or treatment of the foot of a horse for the imm...

What are the penalties for illegal farriery?

Under the Act only: Registered Farriers, Approved Farriery Apprentices, Veterinary Surgeons or Trainees, Persons giving first aid in an emergency situation, may practice farriery. For others to do so is a criminal offence which can result in a fine of up ...

What is an adequate period of notice for termination of services?

A client is defined as a person whose equine has been shod or trimmed by the farrier within the last ten weeks and is not known to have become the client of another farrier.  An adequate period of notice is not defined because it depends on the local...

What is the difference between the FRC and the WCF?

The Council is a statutory body set up under the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975 to administer the Register of Farriers and related functions concerning the standard for registration and the consideration of complaints of serious misconduct according to ...

Who can carry out 'barefoot' trimming?

Within the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975, farriery means "any work in connection with the preparation or treatment of the foot of a horse for the immediate reception of a shoe thereon, the fitting by nailing or otherwise of a shoe to the foot or t...