November 9, 2012

"Lincoln," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, focuses on the fight to end the Civil War and to pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery. There is a little secret that you may not realize unless you have some inside information. All of the horses in the movie are wearing urethane Ground Control Horseshoes made in Boerne, Texas. Inventor of the urethane horseshoe, Kristy Watson, and owner of Ground Control Horseshoes received a call in October of 2011 from David Oats, the farrier for the horses in the movie. He said he had orders from Spielberg that a horseshoe was required that would be quiet on the set. Over 200 Ground Control urethane horseshoes were sent to Virginia for the equine cast members. So when you watch the movie, Lincoln, just think about the little secret role that a small company in the Texas Hill Country is playing in the epic movie.  

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