Browse Interviews (5 total)

David Shewmaker shares his first introduction and love for the Rocky Mountain Horse breed. AS highly regarded breeder of Rockies, he shares what he believes to be the prize qualities of the breed: disposition and a smooth gait. He also shares his insights into some of the foundation stallions, but as a breeder acknowledges that fact that a quality…

Valerie Kleinheitz discusses her love for Mountain Horses and the work that goes into the associations that represent them. In particular, she details her volunteer work with the Kentucky Mountain Horse Association, and her role on the board of the United Mountain Horse Association. Kleinheitz also provides keen insights into the challenges of…

Larry and Noemi LeBlanc discuss their love for horses, their early involvement with various horse breeds and the eventual development of their Rocky Mountain Horse breeding program. The LeBlanc's' also comment on the modern versatility of the breed, the growing international popularity of Rocky Mountain Horses and the future of both the breed and…

Doug Pugh shares his extensive memories of horses, including some horse show experiences, and the important role that horses have played in the community through time, which have included, amongst many things, Horse Show fundraising benefits for the community. Pugh also comments extensively on the importance of preserving breeding histories, the…

Jeff Miller of Great Horse Stables in Bowling Green KY, and Jane Gean of Dream Catcher Enterprises in Lexington KY, discuss their memories of Rocky Mountain Horses and the horse loving lifestyle that they fell in love with once moving to the Appalachian region. In particular, Miller and Gean share their stories of traveling the backroads of Eastern…
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