So You Want To Be A Horse Shoer
Little did Pat Coughlin dream when he moved to western South Dakota that his life would turn into an adventure with horses, first as a ranch hand and later as a ferrier. It proved to be a difficult existence, getting stomped by horses, bitten by horses, kicked by horses and damn near killed in a pen with a horse, but through it all, he lived to write the story of his life with the animals he came to love and respect.
So You Want To Be A Horse Shoer was initially published in a hard cover, limited-edition, but subsequently,because of demand, was reissued in a paperback edition. While the hardcover edition quickly sold out, the paperback book is still available. Pat, who has since retired from working with horses, spent over a decade running an apple orchard and working as a substitute school teacher in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He especially enjoyed working with young children, particularly ones who were handicapped.
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For more about this cowboy’s story, check out the article I wrote after the new paperback edition was published. This is a wonderful book, celebrating a life style that soon will be only stories in books.