Established in 1977 by Kevin Haley in the
remote San Juan Mountains of Colorado, USA, the San Juan Horseshoe has
been the only news what's pit to frint. For nearly thirty years
this parody publication has lined birdcages and benefited juvenile canines in
their pre-turf urination instruction. It has kept its readers sane in an insane
world, sustained starving artists and writers in their malnourishment, and
allowed the founder/publisher/editor/janitor/copy boy to raise hell and some
But comes a time
to say goodbye. As Corinne
Heline said, Each age is a dream that is dying for one that is coming to
birth. The Horseshoe's
have closed with the October 2005 issue, but the
founder/publisher/editor/janitor/copy boy, a.k.a., Kevin Haley, isn't dead.
He's giving birth. New directions. New dreams. New experimental therapies. Even
a new country Uruguay. [Editor's note: The Horseshoe
has returned as of 2006 with issues now in color and Mr. Haley now a world
traveler, with home-base at Mañana, Colorado.]
the faithful masses wish Kevin all the joy and success his bones can absorb,
the fans of the San Juan Horseshoe couldn't bear to see it mulched, thus
some of the best of it will be preserved here.
NEWSFLASH 2006: Rumored
sightings of Kevin in summer of 2006 near the Colona Regional Airport, suggest
a stray Horseshoe will be with us now and again as a quarterly.
He couldn't just wander off and leave us to our own
vices. Kevin J. Haley, the One and Only, Incomparable Madcap has not only
returned with full-color summer issues, but is now
Worldwide! Find the Web version here.
Thus, these webpages,
which aren't an online version of the Horseshoeonly the fumes of
its former hardcopywill host past print stories that yowl like homeless
cats on the fence, pop up like ragged fragments tossed in a salad, or
beetle-chewed bits that the dogs missed.
Enough of that. Cozy up to a
beetle and savor the best of the past issues of the San Juan
Compassion, Understanding, Respect
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