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John Flaherty interview for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project
- Two audio cassettes. Interview took place at Freckle Fanny Farm. Recorded as he was shoeing horses. A Texas native, he learned to horseshoe in the U.S. Army in 1952, and moved to Florida after his discharge to take a 3-year farrier apprenticeship. He discusses methods of horseshoer; why horseshoe; the process; tools used; foundering; why Florida's envrionment is tough for horses; the farrier trade; and certification of the trade.