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0:27 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Before we get started, could you share a little bit about yourself; your name, your date of birth, your occupation?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses his horse named Ruby. He also talks about not understanding Appalachia until he took an Appalachian class at Berea College.

Keywords: Berea College; Mules; Ruby; shoeing; Tobe

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1:54 - Horse Memories

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Partial Transcript: As far as knowing Sam Tuttle, my dad was a farrier and he put shoes on most of the horses or mules in this area surrounding counties.

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses his time and knowledge of Sam Tuttle. He also talks about the gait and his horse named Ruby who was the daughter of Tobe.

Keywords: Farrier; Four-Beat Gait; Gait; Ruby; Running Walk; Sam Tuttle

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4:52 - Ruby

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Partial Transcript: I grew up without using a saddle for riding.

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses riding his horse named Ruby and working with her. He also talks about the nature of his horse.

Keywords: Bareback; Gentle; Morgan; Mule; Riding; Ruby

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7:09 - The Gait

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Partial Transcript: A lot of times in our histories, we're asking people to just kind of recall the sound or the rhythm of that beat. What did that sound like?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses the sound and brief history of the four-beat gait that the Rocky Mountain Horses have.

Keywords: Gait; Rockies; Smooth; Tennessee's

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8:25 - Stories

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Partial Transcript: Can you share some more stories about Sam Tuttle in terms of your recollections of him as a man and your time with your dad?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses more memories that he has of Sam Tuttle. He talks about Mr. Tuttle's character and the way the horses responded to him.

Keywords: Gentle; Horse; Voice

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9:34 - Tobe

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Partial Transcript: Couple more stories about Tobe?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses his experiences riding Tobe and about his gait. He also talks about how the horse was guided.

Keywords: Tobe

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11:41 - Disposition

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Partial Transcript: Could you talk a little bit about the disposition?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses the temperament and disposition of the Rocky Mountain Horse by recalling how Tobe and Ruby acted.

Keywords: calm; Disposition; Ruby

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14:26 - The Horse

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Partial Transcript: So when did you realize or start to realize what a mountain horse was?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon recalls when he realized what a mountain horse was and how he used the horse as a kid. He mentions the various activities they participated in.

Keywords: Breed; Horses; Race; Ruby

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17:09 - Breeding

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Partial Transcript: In terms of breeding and in terms of this horse that developed in this region, could you share or your thoughts on how people came together to decide on which horses to breed to which horses to develop this Rocky Mountain Horse?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses the history of breeding. He also mentions that people breed out of necessity for disposition and gait.

Keywords: Disposition; Gait; Necessity; Ruby; Stock Mare; Tobe

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18:49 - Appalachia

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Partial Transcript: Well I know you were saying before about when you realized you were part of Appalachia from your going away to Berea College in terms of your seminar with Loyal Jones, but what does it mean to you to be from Appalachia?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses what it is like to be from Appalachia and how it makes him feel. He is proud to part of Appalachia and the people.

Keywords: Accent; Proud; Smart

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22:00 - History

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Partial Transcript: Are there any connections that you could make in terms of historical preservation?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses different aspects of history and goes into detail about the collection of millstones. He also talks about one man that has historical information as well.

Keywords: Henry Meadows; Millstones

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26:48 - Popularity

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Partial Transcript: What are your thoughts on the growing international popularity of these Rocky Mountain Horses?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon discusses how great it is that the horse is gaining popularity. He says that the horse is unique and needs to be preserved.

Keywords: Breed; Preserve

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28:21 - Last Stories

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Partial Transcript: Any other stories you want to share about Ruby or your time at Sam Tuttle's farm?

Segment Synopsis: Hollon tells of stories about riding. He also talks about disposition and tells a joke.

Keywords: Disposition; Ride

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