Interview with Dr. Gus Cothran

  • Identifier2018 OH 077
  • Date9/12/2018
  • InterviewerKasiak, Neil
  • IntervieweeCothran, Dr. Gus
  • DescriptionDr. Gus Cothran details his genetic research on mountain horses in this interview. Dr. Cothran comments extensively on his interactions with the mountain horse related associations and the development of the parentage and later genetic mapping programs that established a genetic narrative for the mountain horses of Eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Cothran provides a detailed look at the genetics of mountain horses and the unique place they hold in the equine community, and more specifically within the gaited horse community.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration 1:06:45
  • 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.


“Interview with Dr. Gus Cothran,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed June 17, 2024,