Interview with Max Hammond

  • Identifier2019 OH 032
  • Date7/17/19
  • InterviewerMcSpirit, Stephanie
  • IntervieweeHammond, Max
  • DescriptionMax Hammond, a hillside farmer and horseman, provides a sweeping history of the origins of the Mountain Horse, from the days of the Spanish Conquest, up through the American Civil War and into the late 20th Century. Hammond mostly emphasizes the Spanish origins of the horse in the interview. He also discusses the importance of these horses to the economy and community and shares his thoughts on the need for an Appalachian Horse Revival. Near the end of the interview he shares a poem he recently wrote that pays homage to the Mountain Horse.
  • LocationOlive Hill, KY
  • Duration :54:26
  • 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 Max Hammond,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed June 17, 2024,