Welcome to Ben Benson farriery; an established farriery business based in Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire. An Approved Training Farrier, he has worked in the farriery industry for over 15 years.

  • The great thing about Ben Benson is that he is more than just our Farrier. He is part of our Team. He cares about the horses, their ambitions and results. His attention to detail and constant progress assessments go that little bit further to help us stay ahead of the game.

    Emma Forsyth – 3 Star Event Rider

  • Ben has been shoeing for me for the past 10 years, I consider him a valuable member of the team. He is a great communicator and always makes the time to discuss the horses with myself and yard manager Kelly.

    Emile Faurie – International Dressage Rider

  • We have been using Ben as a Farrier for the past 8 years. Ben has a high level of knowledge and ability. He is not only technically very good but also has a great affinity with the horses. He is open to discussions about our horses feet with not only ourselves but also our vets.

    Gareth Hughes – International Dressage Rider

  • We have used Ben as our yard farrier for the last 11yrs. He is always reliable and trustworthy. I have complete confidence that Ben will pick up on any foot issues long before it becomes a serious concern. Ben takes a great interest in each horses individual foot and health requirements which is very important on a large busy yard such as Emile’s.

    Kelly Lainsbury – Emile Faurie’s Yard Manger

  • Ben or a member of his team have shod Paddy for the seven and a half years that I have been fortunate to own him. During this time Ben has always been very helpful and accommodating with shoeing Paddy as he finds being shod a bit of a traumatic experience.

    Judy Pass

  • Ben has been shoeing my show and working hunter horses for 5 years , his professional skills as a farrier go beyond “nailing on shoes”. He stresses the importance of balancing the feet and improving the conformation, which to me is paramount. He is 100% reliable and another attribute is that Ben and his boys all have a sense of humour.

    Alison Davis

Latest News

Aug 28

Case Study – Tear in Suspensory Ligament

📕📚📓Case Study📕📚📓 This is from one of our clients, Yvonne, in her words, about how we helped...

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Mar 08

Distal medial collateral ligament issue

This is a horse that came to The Forge with a distal medial collateral ligament issue. (One...

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Dec 08

Vet Talk

Great night at Hook Norton Veterinary Group’s talk. Pleasure to speak to so many nice people and...

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Nov 13

Excel Talent Programme

Another great (but cold!) morning at solihull riding centre with the Excel Talent program. Hope it warms...

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Oct 06

Teeny Pony

It’s not just big horses that are the important ones. Titch making a huge impression with Loti...

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Feb 23

Loti Starts College

Pleased to see our own new apprentice Loti getting her Personalised red toolbox from NWT with new...

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Sep 29


Stud hole season has started…. Not just for the eventers though!! This is a horse we had...

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Sep 29

Infection in lateral toe quarter

Case study from last year. It was a young horse that came with underlying infection . It had...

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Aug 20

Goodbye Rio

Good bye Brazil…. Blimey……it’s all over!!! What a truly amazing time it’s been. I would like to...

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Aug 19

Rio Diary- the last day

Wow! What a great way to finish an Olympics with the best national anthem ….the British one!!!...

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