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LUKAS GOES ON THE ROAD WITH GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS You Can Count on the World’s Smartest Horse! Walnut, California – Lukas (http://www.playingwithlukas.com), the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder (“Most numbers correctly identified by a horse in one minute: 19”), is currently being featured in the Guinness World Records “OMG! On the Road” series....

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Video du Jour: The world’s smartest horse? Meet Lukas, a 19-year-old off-the-track thoroughbred that the Guinness Book of World Records has declared “the smartest horse in the world.” Lukas is able to count, identify different numbers and shapes, spell his owners’ names, and perform various tricks. On June 16, 2010, he swept the Guinness record for “Most Numbers Identified By a Horse In One Minute”–he...

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Lukas and Louis Vuitton World’s Smartest Horse in Prestige Magazine News Flash – Paulick Report, Abundant Hope, Discover Horses, Good Relationships, Relaxed Horsemanship, That’s Really Wild, Equilink Times, Horsealacious, Just Equus, Equine Chronicle, Happy News, My Horse, Equine Welfare Alliance, Horse and Friends Radio Walnut, California – Lukas, the World’s Smartest Horse (according to...

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Lukas Has Plenty to Smile About World’s Smartest Horse Grabs a Guinness   Walnut, California --- Lukas (http://www.playingwithlukas.com), the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder (“Most numbers correctly identified by a horse in one minute: 19”), has been featured in Caters! Caters news is the United Kingdom’s leading independent photo...

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LUKAS GOES ON THE ROAD WITH GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

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You Can Count on the World’s Smartest Horse!

Walnut, California – Lukas (http://www.playingwithlukas.com), the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder (“Most numbers correctly identified by a horse in one minute: 19”), is currently being featured in the Guinness World Records “OMG! On the Road” series. Lukas and his best friend Karen Murdock recently hosted an international production company filming current Guinness World Record holders. The new episodes include ”all four corners of the record-breaking globe to meet the people and places who have earned their place in Guinness World Records history.”

When asked by the interviewer, Oli White, how she would react if Lukas’ record were to be broken, Murdock responded, “This is actually what we’re hoping for. This would indicate greater acceptance and recognition of animal intelligence and perception. I don’t want Lukas to be special or the exception. I believe that all animals have some capacity to think and feel.” In addition to counting, Lukas throws in a few of his flashy favorites: rearing, bowing and other surprises that keep Oli guessing.

“The Million Hit Horse” has captured the word’s heart according to journalists around the globe. Lukas is an ex-racer and former rescue who has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HLN, Inside Edition, Time Warner, and countless newspapers and magazines promoting second chances for those in need. Lukas and Murdock freely share their message of hope and happiness, and they donate their time and services to show how wonderful and smart animals are for their improved treatment.

To enjoy Lukas’ interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Aa3RekelE

Video du Jour: The world’s smartest horse?

Category : In the Press

Meet Lukas, a 19-year-old off-the-track thoroughbred that the Guinness Book of World Records has declared “the smartest horse in the world.”

Lukas is able to count, identify different numbers and shapes, spell his owners’ names, and perform various tricks. On June 16, 2010, he swept the Guinness record for “Most Numbers Identified By a Horse In One Minute”–he identified 19.

Other tricks include the ability to fake lameness, nod “yes” and “no,” curtsey and bow.

He is owned by Karen Murdock of Walnut, California.

Here’s a new video of Lukas showing off his number-identifying talents.

There are several more videos online via Lukas’ YouTube channel, and you can also check out Lukas’ website here.

Go Lukas.

[Story first shared on: http://www.horsenation.com/2013/06/11/video-du-jour-the-worlds-smartest-horse/]

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Lukas and Louis Vuitton

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World’s Smartest Horse in Prestige Magazine

News Flash – Paulick Report, Abundant Hope, Discover Horses, Good Relationships, Relaxed Horsemanship, That’s Really Wild, Equilink Times, Horsealacious, Just Equus, Equine Chronicle, Happy News, My Horse, Equine Welfare Alliance, Horse and Friends Radio

Walnut, California – Lukas, the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder (“Most numbers identified by a horse in one minute: 19), has been featured in Prestige Magazine. Prestige Magazine is “Asia’s leading high-society lifestyle magazine for the affluent and influential.” The popular gelding, a former racehorse and rescue, was the first individual equine to have a feature story and cover mention. Equestrian sports in general have been showcased previously.

Excerpts from the article written by Rebecca Oliveira:

“A horse is oftentimes described in a multitude of words. He is at once power and beauty, majesty and courage; he is the subject of legend and myth. All at once godlike and playful, he has captured our hearts and minds by his very being. To riders everywhere he is the very essence of art and sports.

Considered one of the top “Liberty” performers in the United States, Lukas is able to execute high school movements such as passage, jambette (3-legged pivot), reverence (bow) and rear, and does these exercises unbound and in complete freedom. Karen never uses force; she does not even own a whip. His crowning achievement is his extraordinary ability for cognitive tasks; he can identify letters, numbers and shapes. Lukas is able to differentiate between colors and understands the idea of object permanence, spatial relationships, proportion, same/different and absence.

Karen and Lukas forge an unbreakable bond. They have risen above the norm of horse and rider relationships, and her faith in him has freed him from fear and a life without hope. He in turn has given her his most precious asset: a bright and open mind and an unbeatable spirit. His brilliance illuminates and encourages us all in the appreciation and conservation of every creature great and small.”

Lukas Has Plenty to Smile About

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World’s Smartest Horse Grabs a Guinness

 

Walnut, California — Lukas (http://www.playingwithlukas.com), the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder (“Most numbers correctly identified by a horse in one minute: 19”), has been featured in Caters! Caters news is the United Kingdom’s leading independent photo and news source and is widely recognized as “The oldest and most established press agency specializing in all the big stories and events across the globe.”

THAT’S HORSE SENSE! WORLD’S BRAINIEST HORSE CAN COUNT

By Tammy Hughes

Meet Lukas, a world record-breaking nag, who brings a new meaning to the phrase horse sense. This 19-year-old chestnut Thoroughbred can fetch, sit, rear, and even COUNT on command. Last year Lukas smashed the Guinness world record for the amount of numbers correctly identified by a horse in one minute. He managed a whopping 19 right to the delight of devoted owner Karen Murdock.

Karen, from California, adopted Lukas 10 years ago after he was rescued from his owner’s littered backyard. She said, “He was a racehorse but he didn’t win anything so he was given away. He ended up in someone’s back yard, a bag of bones, with no grazing and very little space. He was eventually rescued and I saw him advertised in the local newspaper. I’ve always loved horseback riding and I wanted to be able to jump and compete at shows. From the start I could tell Lukas was intelligent; he figured out that it was much easier to go around the jumps than go over them.”

Her dreams of shows and ribbons dashed, Karen decided not to give up on Lukas and began to train him in obedience. According to Karen, “I was sent to live with a foster family when I was 14, so I’ve got a strong sense of responsibility when it comes to people or animals in my care.” Lukas much preferred obedience training to being ridden and he took to it straight away. Karen states, “His attention span was amazing and I quickly taught him to come, rear and even sit on command.” Then using a method of repetition, she began to teach him to tell the difference between various shapes and even numbers. Karen, who lives with her husband Doug, expressed that her partner and daughter, Angela, are very supportive of her special relationship with Lukas. “I think they love the way we are such close friends. I see Lukas every day and spend a number of hours with him; I couldn’t imagine my life without him.”