Larry D. Lockhart, age 73, of Attica, Mich., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
Lockhart was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Pontiac, Mich., to Glenn and Jean (Puckett) Lockhart.
Lockhart began shoeing horses in the 1960s. Besides his family, it was his passion. There are not many individuals who can work and make a living out of their passion. He enjoyed the challenge of Standardbreds, but shod all breeds in his long career. He also rode cutting horses in the early years.
Lockhart attended many clinics, conferences and seminars regarding equine lameness and shoeing techniques. He used this information to benefit the horse and provide information to the horse owner. He was an American Farrier's Association certified journeyman and member for more than 40 years. It can be said that more than a few young men were given an introduction to the farrier business by Lockhart. He was a lifetime member of the Michigan Horseshoers Association, Lapeer Sportsman Club and the First Baptist Church in Lapeer. Even though his anvil is silent, he will be fondly remembered by many.