Browse Interviews (9 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…

In this followup interview with Vernon Stamper, many of the old mountain sayings about mountain horse are shared. Through his artful use of storytelling, Stamper also shares addiitonal knowledge and perspective on training mountain horses.

Emerson Williams shares his perspective on training Rocky Mountain Horses. Due to the horses' willingness and temperament, Williams concludes that much of the "starting" of the mountain horse can be achieved in thirty days. Williams also provides sound advice to the new gaited horse owner or person who is seeking to purchase a mountain horse; come…

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…

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…

Clay Mansfield, a farrier by trade, discusses his extensive experiences with the Rocky Mountain Horse breed. Mansfield also comments on his family connections to the breed, which stretches back in time to his great, great, great Grandfather H. B. Hawkins.

Joan Cole discusses her horse training philosophy and past friendships with both Sam Tuttle and Fonzie Graham. Cole also comments on her horse breeding program, her longtime breeding stallion Star Dust Mountain, and her decision to reduce her herd in anticipation of retirement. Cole has contributed to the international trade of Rocky Mountain…

Jeff Lainhart shares his experiences as a Rocky Mountain Horse breeder, advocate, and recognized examiner. He concludes, amongst many other points, that he strives to keep the breed as close to its original standards by only breeding his horses with the oldest known bloodlines. Lainhart also shares his view that horses should be treated as…

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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