Interview with Ronald "Tex" Cauthen, January 21, 2009

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Ronald Tex Cauthen (1932-2009) was a Hall of Fame farrier from Walton, Kentucky. In this interview, Cauthen discusses his early life in Texas and his early work with horses as a groom, exerciser, and trainer on the backsides of various racetracks. He also talks about being drafted into the Army and training as a meteorologist before attending horseshoeing school at Michigan State. Cauthen also speaks about his experience in the horseshoeing profession, the techniques used, the culture of it, and the tracks, farms, and people he has worked for. The riding career of his son, Steve Cauthen, a well-known jockey, is also discussed.

Interview Accession

2009oh079_hik102

Interviewee Name

Ronald "Tex" Cauthen

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2009-01-21

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Cauthen, Ronald Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 21 Jan. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cauthen, R. (2009, January 21). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cauthen, Ronald, interview by Kim Lady Smith. January 21, 2009, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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