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Author: Ron Tatum
Publisher: Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2012.
Series: Western Life.
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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  Read more...
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Biography
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Tatum, Ron, 1933-
Confessions of a horseshoer.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012002038
(OCoLC)768792453
Named Person: Ron Tatum
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Tatum
ISBN: 9781574414615 1574414615 128392434X 9781283924344 1574414534 9781574414530
OCLC Number: 793193215
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages).
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.
Series Title: Western Life.

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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  Read more...

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"I found Tatum's stories to be compelling and funny, charming and wry. I was caught up in his voice, his attitude about the world. This is very strong stuff."--John Calderazzo, Department of English, Read more...

 
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