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0:38 - Intro & Sam Tuttle Memories

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Partial Transcript: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself; your full name, your birthplace, your occupation., and your current involvement with horses?

Segment Synopsis: Collins talks about her relationship with horses and what it is like to live on a farm. She also mentions that she has a license to judge Rocky Mountain Horses. Jane then tells stories of visiting Sam Tuttle.

Keywords: Appalalachia; horse training; Mountain Horses; Rocky Mountain Horses; Sam Tuttle; Tobe

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12:02 - First Memories

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Partial Transcript: Can you share with us any of your first memories with horses?

Segment Synopsis: Collins mentions that her mother’s father was a jockey and trainer in his younger years. She has been on horses since she was three-months-old. She also speaks about the versatility of horses.

Keywords: gaited horses; horse breeding; horse conformation; horse culture; Rocky Mountain Horses; trail riding

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17:07 - Appalachian Connection

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Partial Transcript: When and how did you realize that you were part of Appalachia?

Segment Synopsis: Collins mentions that she does not have a memory of not being a part of Appalachia. She also tell stories about Wendell Johnson and his horse named Johnson's Toby.

Keywords: Appalachia; Berea College; Estill County, KY; horse culture; Johnson's Toby

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23:08 - Mountain Horse Importance

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

Segment Synopsis: Collins speaks about realizing what a mountain horse was when Rea Swan started the Rocky Mountain Horse Association. She speaks about the early breeding programs of the Rocky Mountain Horse. She also shares memories of Rea Swan and her horses.

Keywords: 4-H Leader; Junior Robinson; Madison County, KY; people-oriented; Rea Swan; Richmond, KY; Rocky Mountain Horse Association; Rocky Mountain Horses

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33:27 - Coat Color

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

Segment Synopsis: Jane speaks about how Rocky Mountain Horses are their own breed. She also mentions that they are more than just a color. Their temperament, personality, gait, and stamina characterizes the breed. She then goes on to speak about the changing diets of Rocky Mountain Horses through the years.

Keywords: breed behavior; breed characteristics; gaited horses; horse care; horse temperament; Rocky Mountain Horses

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42:29 - Temperament

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Partial Transcript: We’ve also heard that the even-tempered nature of the mountain horse may be a bit misleading, but what are your thoughts on that?

Segment Synopsis: Jane speaks about how the even-tempered nature of Rocky Mountain Horses can be somewhat misleading. She goes on to speak about how breeding and genetics can affect the temperament of Rocky Mountain Horses. She then speaks about learning from difficult horses.

Keywords: breed characteristics; horse behavior; horse breeding; horse temperament; horse training; people-oriented; Rea Swan; Rocky Mountain Horses; Tobe

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68:30 - Rescue Work

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Partial Transcript: Could you just talk a little bit more about some of your rescue work?

Segment Synopsis: Collins speaks about the first horse she rescued. She then tells stories about her calling to help sick animals.

Keywords: horse care; Rea Swan; Rocky Mountain Horses; World Equestrian Games

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80:28 - Horse Culture

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Partial Transcript: In what ways has the mountain horse culture changed during your lifetime?

Segment Synopsis: Collins speaks about the tension and competition surrounding the Rocky Mountain Horse breed. She then shares stories about how horses have brought people together.

Keywords: gaited horses; horse conformation; horse show judging; horse shows; Mountain Horses; Rea Swan; Rocky Mountain Horses; Sheltowee Trail Ride; trail riding; youth horse programs

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113:58 - Future

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Partial Transcript: Where do you see the future of the Rocky breed going?

Segment Synopsis: Collins mentions that she believes the Rocky Mountain Horse Association is going downhill. She speaks about how even though she is worried about the loss of the old bloodlines, she thinks the breed will survive.

Keywords: horse certifications and registries; Rocky Mountain Horse Association; Rocky Mountain Horses

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117:12 - RMHA

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Partial Transcript: Can you tell me about when you first heard about the Rocky Mountain Horse Association? I know we talked a little bit about this with your sister's involvement, but could you tell us also your own involvement and your family's involvement?

Segment Synopsis: Collins mentions remembering going to one of the early certification days when the Rocky Mountain Horse Association was only a couple years old. She also speaks about when and why she got her judging license.

Keywords: Clark County, KY; gaited horses; horse certifications and registries; horse conformation; horse show judging; horse shows; International Horse Show Judging; Rea Swan; Rocky Mountain Horse Association; Senior Horse Show Judge; trail riding

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143:01 - Horse Show Judging

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Partial Transcript: How do you get more people to go to the judges clinic and become judges?

Segment Synopsis: Collins speaks about the difficulty in getting a judging license due to the lack of shows. She then gives examples of things she encountered during judging.

Keywords: horse show judging; horse shows; Rea Swan; Rocky Mountain Horse Association; Rocky Mountain Horses; trail riding

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