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Confessions of a horseshoer.


Confessions of a horseshoer.

Tatum, Ron.

Univ. of North Texas Press


229 pages



Western life series; no.8


Author Ron Tatum, a college professor and professional horseshoer, also served in the Marine Corps and worked as a Presbyterian minister, a juvenile probation officer, and a drug and alcohol counselor. In this memoir, he writes with humor and wisdom about the people and animals he has worked with. He also considers the paradox of the work of the mind and the practical work in the barn, and describes in detail the process of shoeing horses and its history. The book includes b&w personal photos and photos of horseshoeing.

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Date:Aug 1, 2012
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