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Farrier Families Share Strategies to Teach Hoof Care

Horseshoeing might be in their genes, but there’s plenty of blood, sweat and tears

Kids didn’t have career choices in the 1800s. Children were expected to follow in their parent’s footsteps, often in a family business. Blacksmiths of the time, like other tradesmen, relied on their sons to learn the skills and backfill the ranks as their elders retired. Most daughters weren’t offered an option back then.


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Reprinted from a “Shoeing for a Living” article in the July/August 1995 issue of American Farriers Journal … featuring an afternoon spent at Graceland.

Shoeing for Elvis

Mississippi farrier Lim Couch spent nearly 30 years shoeing horses for the King of Rock ‘n Roll

Even now, nearly 20 years after Elvis Presley’s death, the talented singer who changed music and haircuts forever is known quite simply as the King of rock ‘n roll.
Presley enjoyed a fabulous career before he died at the age of 42 on Aug. 16, 1977.


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