Some farriers become involved in the farriery
supplies business or work with veterinary surgeons and in eguine hospitals.
The craft may be centuries old, but the training is new and Oatridge is the only college in Scotland to run farriery
Jonathan Lavelle, from Hartlepool, was charged after carrying out illegal farriery
on a horse at a riding school and livery yard in Billingham on April 5.
Activities and competitions taking place in the showground will include dog agility, highland dancing and terrier racing, whilst visitors can also witness traditional techniques such as stick making and farriery
is an ancient craft, widely believed to have begun in the Roman Empire.
- the horse-shoeing profession - is a male-dominated career in which women are outnumbered by men almost 100 to one.
"And for those who prefer an outdoor life we believe we can provide the answers, from farriery
to animal husbandry and from crop management to equine studies.
TWENTY-TWO farriers from seven European countries recently attended a seminar delivered by the Irish School of Farriery
The event will demonstrate the craft of blacksmithing and farriery
, include live shoeing demonstrations, a children's forging area, and lectures.
Other craft activities include barrel making, farriery
demos, spInning, weaving and corn dollies.
The event will also showcase college's students' hard work and talents, with floristry, forge and farriery
demonstrations, show jumping competi-tions and a plant and produce sale.