Interview with David & Phyllis McGuire

  • Identifier2018 OH 079
  • Date10/8/2018
  • InterviewerMcSpirit, Stephanie
  • IntervieweeMcGuire, David & Phyllis
  • DescriptionPhyllis and David McGuire share their stories and the knowledge they gained in developing the Rocky Mountain Horse breeding program they began in the early 1990s. Both speak passionately about the persons and old-timers who shared ideas, methods, and perspectives that they integrated into their program. They stress the fact that for people "back then" the horses were their livelihood and back then people had the knowledge on how to breed for temperament and gait. The McGuire's worry that their knowledge and traditions may be lost with the Rocky Mountain Horse's growing national and international popularity. They also fear that "outsiders" breeding horses without the horse knowledge and traditions of the past to guide them may be detrimental to the future of the breed.
  • LocationCampbellsburg, KY
  • Duration 1:52:33
  • 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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