At 82, farrier nonetheless educating historic artwork of shoeing horses


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sweat dripped from Sonny Pistilli’s nostril and evaporated on the red-hot horseshoe he’d taken out of a burning forge. He’d been pounding metal with a mallet for 2 hours, his palms like anvils from a half-century of that very same clanging rhythm. At 82, he nonetheless works as a farrier, somebody who trims and footwear horse hooves, and because it’s by no means felt like a job, he doesn’t take into consideration retiring. He as soon as put a shoe on Triple Crown winner Secretariat. “It’s laborious work, sure, however not a job. It’s love,” he stated. Jason Nark, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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