Transcript Index
Search This Index
Go X

0:17 - Introduction

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Dr. Cothran, can you start with just your full name for us?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Ernest Gus Cothran speaks about his educational background and work as a geneticist.

Keywords:

Subjects:

5:43 - Rocky Mountain Horses

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: I was wondering if you could share with us your first memories with Mountain Horses or the Mountain Horse community?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about how he came to work with Mountain Horses.

Keywords: Gluck Equine Research Center

Subjects:

11:47 - Spanish Mustangs

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: What did your findings show about the Spanish Mustang and their genetic travels?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about his field work with Spanish Mustangs. He speaks about his findings on their lineage.

Keywords: Spanish Mustangs

Subjects:

16:01 - Difficulties Encountered

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Were there any kind of roadblocks that you met early on? Like any difficulty trying to detangle the genetic web of the Mountain Horse?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about the difficulties caused by the limited technology available at the time of his genetic analysis.

Keywords:

Subjects:

18:39 - Rocky Mountain Horse Ancestry

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: I was wondering if you can talk a little bit about your thought process and the scientific process of realizing that the Mountain Horse was kind of a distinct land race?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran debunks the theory that Rocky Mountain Horses were descended from a single stallion,"Old Tobe."

Keywords: Genetics; Morgan Horse; Old Tobe; Rocky Mountain Horse; Saddlebred; Tennessee Walker

Subjects:

26:28 - Sample Collection Process

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: I was wondering if you could talk a little bit more about your relationship with Dr. Layton?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about the process of collecting DNA samples for the genetic testing of Mountain Horses. He worked closely with Dr. George Layton.

Keywords:

Subjects:

30:41 - Ancestral Stock

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Your genetic testing was confirming that all of these different associations essentially, I mean the horses in them were all, I don't want to say one in the same.

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about the genetic markers that indicate that all Mountain Horses are derived from the same ancestral stock.

Keywords:

Subjects:

35:41 - Color

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Some of them say that a Rocky Mountain Horse is just a color. I was wondering if you could share your thoughts as a geneticist on that statement.

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about the affect different associations' guidelines has had on Mountain Horse breeds.

Keywords:

Subjects:

40:56 - North American Gaited Breed

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Are there other of the North American Gaited breed?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks of the varying breeds that fit, genetically, in a group.

Keywords: American Saddlebred; Canadian Horse; Missouri Foxtrotter; Morgan Horse; Rocky Mountain Horse; Standardbred; Tennessee Walker

Subjects:

42:52 - Temperament

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Was there any way to see if there were genetic markers for temperament in any of the studies that you did?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about the technology available today, that would allow a more thorough genetic analysis. He speaks about the difficulties of genetic testing for behavioral characteristics.

Keywords:

Subjects:

51:31 - Future of Breeds

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Where do you from a scientific standpoint, see the various breeds' futures going?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about his concerns regarding the lack of genetic diversity among the different Mountain Horse breeds.

Keywords:

Subjects:

56:37 - Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: Where does the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse fit in?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about the differences between Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses and other Mountain Horses.

Keywords: Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse; Kentucky Naturally Gaited Horse

Subjects:

59:33 - Gait

Play segment Segment link

Partial Transcript: I was wondering if there's any other stories or information you'd like to share about either the Mountain Horse or the genetics work that you've done?

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Cothran speaks about the specific gait gene.

Keywords:

Subjects: