Browse Interviews (5 total)

Vernon Stamper discusses his lifetime of experiences with Mountain Horses, beginning with his childhood and ending in present day. Stamper is a well respected farmer and horseman whose storytelling and memories shed light on the role that Mountain Horses have played in the lives of Kentuckians. Stamper's account of his family history reveals a…

Ronnie Little and James Brooks share their memories of raising and training Mountain Pleasure Horses. Little and Brooks also comment on the important role that Little's father, R.T. Little, played in the development of the Mountain Pleasure bloodlines. R.T. Little owned and operated a general store in Emberton KY, where he traded with the locals…

Dr. Gus Cothran details his genetic research on mountain horses in this interview. Dr. Cothran comments extensively on his interactions with the mountain horse related associations and the development of the parentage and later genetic mapping programs that established a genetic narrative for the mountain horses of Eastern Kentucky and the…

This interview with Dave Stefanic is a follow up to his 2016 interview. Stefanic expands on the history of the Mountain Horse, its role in the region, and the Kentucky Saddle Horse. He provides memories and recollects on the early days of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association and the Kentucky Mountain Horse Association. He details the early days of…

Cindy Greene Clevenger always loved horses but she came to own them later in life. A true Mountain Horse enthusiast, she discusses her views and thoughts on where the best examples of Mountain Horses can be located. Clevenger concludes that there are many unregistered Mountain Horses of the finest stock up in the hollers and back-roads of Eastern…
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