Interview with Margaret Layton

  • Identifier2018 OH 076
  • Date8/5/2018
  • InterviewerMcSpirit, Stephanie
  • IntervieweeLayton, Margaret
  • DescriptionMargaret Layton provides a compelling history of the Kentucky Saddle Horse of yesteryear and how these horses became the foundation of the American Saddle, Tennessee Walking, Rocky Mountain and Mountain Pleasure Horses. She also shares her memories of the early formation of the Mountain Pleasure Horse Association and the role that she and her late Father, Dr. Gordon Layton played in the development of the organization. She also comments on the work done by Dr. Gus Cothran and Dr. Layton, which ultimately led to the identification of two genetic phenotypes of Kentucky Mountain Horse, the "Tuttle Blood" and "Northern Kentucky Blood" horse populations.
  • LocationParis, KY
  • Duration 1:07:50
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Appalachian Horse Oral History Project interviews and transcriptions were funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


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