Interview with Jeff Lainhart

  • Identifier: 2018 OH 070
  • Date: 7/15/2018
  • Interviewer: McSpirit, Stephanie
  • Interviewee: Lainhart, Jeff
  • Description: Jeff Lainhart discusses the evolution of training methods that are used to “start” horses. He tells stories about dismounting Rocky Mountain Horses and the horse staying right were you left it, no matter how long you leave it. This is very much unlike other horse breeds. Lainhart also tells stories that he has heard about Sam Tuttle. He ultimately concludes that he would like to see the Rocky Mountain Horse be preserved in the same form as the original Rocky Mountain Horse Association envisioned.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: :35:02
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: The Appalachian Horse Oral History Project interviews and transcriptions were funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Jeff Lainhart,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 18, 2021,