Elvis' Graceland Stable Opens for Tours; Rescued Horses Helped

Sometimes promotion of the horse industry and assistance for unwanted horses comes from unusual places. Did you know Elvis Presley had a stable at his home at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.? Or that he sometimes rode a horse up to the gates of Graceland to sign autographs? Did you know rescue horses have lived there (and still do)?

The stable at Graceland was recently opened to visitors for the first time, and there are four horses living there!

The stables have housed various horses over the years, and according to an article on elvis.com, "Some were distant relatives of the original horses, while others have been rescue horses."

Elvis' wife, Priscilla, became involved in the Fayette County Tennessee Animal Rescue, according to the article, and some of the horses in the past have come from the rescue.

For current and historic photos of the stable visit photos.elvis.com.

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Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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