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Elvis the equestrian? New book explores the icon’s little-known passion

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Did you know the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” found peace by riding horses in his spare time?

Author Kimberly Agotta joined Monday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to talk about Elvis and his love of horses, sharing a story about why he would knock on people’s doors in the middle of the night to try to find a rare Golden Palomino breed. Her book with co-author Victoria Racimo, “All the King's Horses: The Equestrian Life of Elvis Presley,” features these rare insights on Elvis Presley during his downtime.

A lifelong horse owner, Agotta wrote about horses first and discovered that the “Love Me Tender” singer was a devoted equestrian in his spare time. Elvis eventually found his Golden Palomino, a horse named Rising Sun who was the performer’s longtime companion.

“I think a lot of people didn’t realize, and I think he kind of kept it private, this part of his life,” Agotta said.

While researchers couldn’t find a definitive number, they estimated that Elvis may have had as many as 30 horses at one time.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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