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Author Tatum, Ron, 1933-

Title Confessions of a Horseshoer [electronic resource].

Imprint Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (267 pages).
Series Western Life
Western Life.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Reflections Before Charging Ahead; The First Horse; Starting Out; What Do Horses in the Wild Do?; Recalcitrant Horses; Other Ways to Get the Job Done; A Wyoming Cowboy; Druids, Celts, and Blacksmiths; Horses and Marines; Going It Alone; The Job; The Tools of the Trade; Forges; What the Well-Dressed Horseshoer Wears; Weather; Injuries I Have Known; Different Kinds of Wrecks; Exercise; Disclaimer; Another Disclaimer; PHOTO GALLERY; More Injuries and Violence; (Why Horseshoers Are Always Late); Ponies; Welsh Ponies; Insensitivity?; Flies.
The Marin County RodeoThe Newspaper Reporter; The Bad Job?; A Different Kind of Bad Job; Crime in a Small Town; The Bird Man; Culinary Aspects; People and Their Animals; Nicky, Miscellaneous Dumb Dogs, and Other Animals; Nicky, My Regular Horseshoeing Dog; Lucy; German Shepherds, Ducks, Cats, and Wild Turkeys; More Dogs; The Dog Named Gus; Even More Dog Stories; Other Kinds of Creatures; The Donkey and the Spearcarrier; Chickens; Rabbits; Two People and Three Cats; The Pig Who Thought He Could; More Pig Stories; Youth Rodeo; The Youngest Cowboy; Graduation; Dad; The Eight-Week Syndrome.
Summary Confessions of a Horseshoer offers a close and personal look at the mind-set of a professional horseshoer (farrier) who also happens to be a college professor. The book, an ironic and playful view of the many unusual animals (and people) Ron Tatum has encountered over thirty-seven years, is nicely balanced between straightforward presentation, self-effacing humor, and lightly seasoned wisdom. It captures the day-to-day life of a somewhat cantankerous old guy, who has attitude and strong opinions. Tatum provides a detailed description of the horseshoeing process, its history, and why horses nee.
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Subject Tatum, Ron, 1933-
College teachers -- Oregon -- Biography.
Fathers and sons.
Horseshoeing -- California.
Horseshoeing -- Oregon.
Horseshoers -- Oregon -- Biography.
Horseshoers -- Social life and customs.
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Tatum, Ron, 1933- Confessions of a horseshoer. 1st ed. Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 2012 9781574414530 (DLC) 2012002038 (OCoLC)768792453
ISBN 9781574414615 (electronic bk.)
1574414615 (electronic bk.)
128392434X (ebk)
9781283924344 (ebk)
1574414534 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781574414530 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781574414530 (cloth ; alk. paper)