Browse Interviews (10 total)

Sue Wells, trainer and owner of Prince Albert Stables near Presontsburg KY, shares many stories about renowned mountain horse breeders and trainers J.B Smith and Sam Clemmons. She comments on her relationship with the Old Timers, the knowldege they shared, and the skills and techniques she has picked up during her more than 30 years as a horse…

Brenda and Mike Creech provide a beautiful account of how much the mountain horses mean to her and her family. Brenda an in-depth discussion over the conformation and disposition qualities of the Rocky Mountain Horses that she and her husband breed. Brenda also comments on the sense of pride that she and her horses both display when in the show…

This interview with Cindy Clevenger is a follow up interview to her 2016 oral history. She (and Dave Stefanic) discuss more of the history of the Kentucky "Saddle Hoss", a horse term that commonly referred to Kentucky Riding Horses. She also comments on her research on the role that Saddle Horses played when settling the region. Her research…

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 backroads of Eastern…

The Taylors discuss their more than thirty plus years of showing Mountain Horses. They also contrast the Rocky Mountain Horse and the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Associations.

Theah and Mike Hall have raised, trained and showed Rocky Mountain Horses for nearly a decade. In this interview, the Halls discuss the breed, its gait and behaviors, the Rocky Mountain Horse Association, and their training/stabling facilities at Hatcher's Creek Ranch near Stanton, KY.

Latasha Ross and Scotty Moore discuss their involvement with Rocky Mountain Horses and their futures plans to remain in the business of training, stabling and managing Mountain Horse breeds. Ross and Moore share their thoughts on the industry and their future plans of becoming professional trainers, stable owners, and managers in the equine…

Jane Collins discusses her early involvement with the Rocky Mountain Horse Association. Collins details her thoughts on and experiences with the breed, as well as some of the challenges that the RMHA has faced through time, such as management issues and changing show and judging dynamics.

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…

Robert Lawson, a horse trainer from Paris KY, discusses Rocky Mountain Horses, the show circuit, and some of the challenges that the horses and show men and women face. He also comments on his career as a horse trainer, and the resulting personal and professional changes that he has experienced since he began working with Rocky Mountain Horses.…
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