Interview with Michael J. Blowen, November 10, 2006

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Blowen begins the interview by summarizing his career before he became involved in the horse industry. Then, Blowen discusses his work with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The interviewee also describes the organization that he founded for retired racehorses called Old Friends Equine. The funding process for Old Friends Equine is examined. Then, the horses, facilities, and volunteers at Old Friends Equine are explored. Additionally, Blowen explains the consequences of overbreeding thoroughbreds. The long-term goals of Old Friends Equine are listed, and the most interesting and popular horses living on the retirement farm are examined. Blowen concludes the interview by explaining the types of programs the farm offers for students in alternative schools.

Interview Accession

2006oh172_hik007

Interviewee Name

Michael J. Blowen

Interviewer Name

Charliann Becker

Interview Date

2006-11-10

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Blowen, Michael J. Interview by Charliann Becker. 10 Nov. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Blowen, M.J. (2006, November 10). Interview by C. Becker. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Blowen, Michael J., interview by Charliann Becker. November 10, 2006, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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