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00:00:01 - His father's early life

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Partial Transcript: Okay. Testing, testing. That looks about right.

Segment Synopsis: Teater discusses his father, Earl Teater's childhood and the kind of life he led before he moved to Chicago. His father's family was not very well off and Earl Teater had to start working at an early age.

Keywords: Corbin (Ky.); Dads; Earl Teater; Fathers; Grandfathers; Moving; Riding; Training; Working

Subjects: American saddlebred horse; Chicago (Ill.); Childhood; Families.; Horses; Horses--Training; Prohibition; Teater, Earl, 1905-1972

Hyperlink: Corbin (Ky.)
00:12:39 - His father's life in Chicago

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Partial Transcript: Now at that time, what was your--was your dad making a living as a--

Segment Synopsis: Teater talks about his father's time in Chicago and how that job helped him support his young family. He also talks about the difficulties his family faced living in Chicago, especially since neither his mother nor his father had ever left Kentucky before that time.

Keywords: Dealers; Dogs; Earl Teater; Employment; Fathers; Gangsters; Jobs; Working

Subjects: American saddlebred horse; Chicago; Chicago (Ill.); Horse trainers--Interviews; Horses; Horses--Training; Irish Americans.; Teater, Earl, 1905-1972

00:32:49 - His own career with horses

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Partial Transcript: When did you start working with the horses? Being around the horses?

Segment Synopsis: Teater begins to talk about his own early career and how got started working with horses. He started working with horses while he was still in school but did not decide until he was an adult that he wanted to go into the horse business.

Keywords: Businesses; Employment; Jobs; Ponies; Pony; Working

Subjects: American saddlebred horse; Dodge Stables (Ky.); Horses; Louisville (Ky.); Teater, Edward M., 1933-; World War, 1939-1945

00:41:28 - His father's work at Dodge Stables and Castleton Farm

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Partial Transcript: Was your dad involved in selling horses?

Segment Synopsis: In this section, Teater talks about his father's love of horses and how that love influenced the work his father did. Teater also talks about the role his father had at Dodge Stables and at Castleton Farm.

Keywords: Barns; Earl Teater; Employment; Fathers; Jobs; Loved; Moving; Stalls; Working

Subjects: American saddlebred horse; Castleton Farm (Ky.); Dodge Stables (Ky.); Horse trainers--Interviews; Horses; Standardbred horse; Teater, Earl, 1905-1972

00:53:28 - Wing Commander (Show horse)

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Partial Transcript: So when he first--when he was training, uh, Wing Commander, he was in Michigan?

Segment Synopsis: Teater talks about Wing Commander, one of the horses his father trained. He goes into detail about the popularity Wing Commander had as a show horse.

Keywords: Dogs; Earl Teater; Fathers; Gated; Motion; Shows; Wonderful; Years

Subjects: Castleton Farm (Ky.); Dodge Stables (Ky.); Horse trainers--Interviews; Horses; Standardbred horse; Teater, Earl, 1905-1972; Wing Commander (Show horse)

01:15:29 - Mentors and first employers

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Partial Transcript: How did your dad learn to be such a good horseman?

Segment Synopsis: Teater begins by explaining how his father taught himself about the horse business and how his father really did not have any mentors. Teater himself describes the kind of people who have helped him and who have influenced the way that he raises horses.

Keywords: Earl Teater; Excellent; Fathers; Knowledge; Learning; Lem Teater; Lloyd Teater; Styles

Subjects: Dodge Stables (Ky.); Horse trainers--Interviews; Horses; Horses--Training; Military service, Voluntary--United States.; Teater, Earl, 1905-1972; Teater, Edward M., 1933-; Wing Commander (Show horse)

01:33:59 - High school experience

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Partial Transcript: Alright, we're back on.

Segment Synopsis: In this section, Teater talks about his high school career. He was involved with tennis and would also work during the summer with his father.

Keywords: Earl Teater; Employment; Fathers; Jobs; Schools; Tennis; Working

Subjects: Education; Horses; Korean War, 1950-1953; Teater, Earl, 1905-1972; Teater, Edward M., 1933-; Wing Commander (Show horse)

01:39:35 - Being drafted into the Korean War

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Partial Transcript: So when you went--when you were drafted, um, can you tell me a little bit about your service?

Segment Synopsis: Teater talks a little bit about being drafted, his time in the military, and what role he played during the Korean War. He also talks about his siblings and what they did with horses.

Keywords: Brothers; Military draft; Military service

Subjects: Draft; Korean War, 1950-1953; North Ridge Farm (Minn.); Police; Teater, Edward M., 1933-; Thoroughbred horse; United States. Marine Corps--Military police

01:42:57 - Working at Dodge Stables

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Partial Transcript: Um, so you--your, your first job working with horses was at Dodge Stables?

Segment Synopsis: Teater talks about his first job working with horses at Dodge Stables. At this time, Teater was working with his father at Dodge Stables.

Keywords: Calls; Dads; Earl Teater; Employment; Fathers; Jobs; Mares; Money; Working

Subjects: Dodge Stables (Ky.); Families.; Horse trainers--Interviews; Horses; Horses--Breeding; Horses--Breeding--Kentucky; Horses--Training; Rock Creek Riding Club; Sea of Secrets (Show horse); Teater, Earl, 1905-1972; Teater, Edward M., 1933-

01:54:27 - Dispersal of Dodge Stables

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Partial Transcript: Now, um--well, I have several questions but I'll--wanted to make sure I didn't forget this one.

Segment Synopsis: Teater discusses the end of Dodge Stables and how they were able to sell the horses through a catalog that his wife developed.

Keywords: Associations; Boards; Broodmares; Sales; Selling

Subjects: American Saddlebred Horse Association; American saddlebred horse; Dodge Stables (Ky.); Horses; Teater, Edward M., 1933-

02:00:22 - Working at North Ridge Farm

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Partial Transcript: Miss Groves called me; that has North Ridge Farm.

Segment Synopsis: At the end of the interview, Teater talks about his time at North Ridge, how he came to get the job after Dodge Stables, and some interesting memories he has of working at North Ridge.

Keywords: Broodmares; Jackets; Mares; Stallions

Subjects: Groves, Carolyn; Groves, Franklin; Horses; North Ridge Farm (Minn.); Teater, Edward M., 1933-