Interview with Jeff Lainhart

  • Identifier2016oh008
  • Date6/13/2016
  • InterviewerEggett, Kailyn
  • IntervieweeLainhart, Jeff
  • DescriptionJeff Lainhart shares his experiences as a Rocky Mountain Horse breeder, advocate, and recognized examiner. He concludes, among 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 livestock rather than personified as humans, an occurrence he has witnessed through the years. He also comments on various trail rides, the riding consistencies and advantages that Rocky Mountain Horses bring to the trail, and his trail ride "bucket list".
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration1:02:31
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives; Crabbe Library; Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions; rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerSamantha Macfarlane
  • Funding SourceThe Appalachian Horse Oral History Project interviews and transcriptions were funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


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