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0:27 - Introduction & First Memories

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Partial Transcript: Can we start by telling me a little bit about yourself?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield speaks about his career being as a blacksmith that shoes mainly rocky mountain horses in the central and eastern Kentucky area. Mansfield speaks about his first memories of horses. Mansfield speaks of his family’s connection to Sam Tuttle.

Keywords: "Johnsons Toby"; Irvin KY; Madison County KY; Rocky Mountain Horses; Sam Tuttle

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6:03 - Gaited Horses

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Partial Transcript: When did you start to understand what a mountain or gaited horse was?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield speaks about how he grew up around gaited horses. He speaks about breeding and the ease of training Rocky Mountain Horses. He also speaks about how his grandfather, Wendall Johnson, told him stories about the history of the Rocky Mountain Horses.

Keywords: horse breeding; horse temperament; Quarter Horses; Rocky Mountain Horses

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10:47 - Sam Tuttle

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Partial Transcript: Throughout researching the Rocky Mountain horse, Sam Tuttle has came up several times, do you have any stories or memories of being told about Sam Tuttle?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield recalls stories his family members told him about Sam Tuttle.

Keywords: "Johnsons Toby"; Rocky Mountain Horses; Sam Tuttle

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12:09 - History

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Partial Transcript: In what ways has the Rocky Mountain culture changed during your lifetime?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield speaks about how he believes the Rocky Mountain Horse Culture is expanding all over the world. He also touches on how horses bring people together. He speaks about how his whole family shows horses together

Keywords: horse culture; Rocky Mountain Horses; showing horses

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13:50 - Rocky Mountain Horse Association

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Partial Transcript: Can you tell me about when you first heard about the Rocky Mountain Horse Association?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield mentions how he grew up with knowledge of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association. He speaks about how he is a member of the youth committee and used to be on the board.

Keywords: horse shows; Rocky Mountain Horse Association; Rocky Mountain Horses

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Hyperlink: The above link will take you to the Rocky Mountain Horse Association Website.

14:42 - Coat Color & Temperament

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Partial Transcript: Some people say that the Rocky Mountain Horse is just a color, what are your thoughts on that?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield compares Rocky Mountain Horse’s gait to that of other gaited horses. He speaks about the difference in horse care and breeding today that has helped form he breed.

Keywords: horse breeding; horse care; horse temperament; Rocky Mountain Horses; smooth gaited horses

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17:49 - Horse training

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Partial Transcript: Since you have so much experience in the training horses, could you tell us a little bit about that?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield speaks about the methods he uses to train his own horses. Being a farrier, he describes the fine detail that goes into the shoeing of horses.
Mansfield then speaks about how his relationship with horses has changed over the years.

Keywords: farriers; horse care; horse training; Rocky Mountain Horses

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22:21 - Future

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Partial Transcript: Where do you see the future of the Rocky Mountain Horses leading?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield mentions that when the economy went down, there was a bit of a setback, but now their popularity is growing again with the economy getting better. He mentions that social media is a big source of advertisement for Rocky Mountain Horses.

Keywords: horse shows; Rocky Mountain Horses; trail riding

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24:34 - H.B. Hawkins

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Partial Transcript: Could you just explain that story to me?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield tells a story about his great great grandfather, H.B. Hawkins, and a colt he acquired on a journey through the mountains. The horse ended up being the original Rocky Mountain stud colt.

Keywords: Rocky Mountain Horses

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27:27 - Importance

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Partial Transcript: How about the importance of the Rocky Mountain Horse in the community now as a pleasure horse versus historically?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield mentions the lack of education some have about the history behind the Rocky Mountain Horse. He speaks about the versatility of Rocky Mountain Horses.

Keywords: gaited horses; horse care; horse versatility; Mountain Pleasure Horses; Rocky Mountain Horses

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32:15 - More on the Rocky Mountain Horse Association.

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Partial Transcript: I would like to know a little bit more, if it's okay, about the Rocky Mountain Horse Association?

Segment Synopsis: Mansfield speaks about when the Rocky Mountain Horse Association was founded and mentions some of the founding members. He mentions some of the events the Rocky Mountain Association holds.

Keywords: Rocky Mountain Horse Association

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