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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 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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Playing With Lukas Book Launch

Category : In the Press

World’s Smartest Horse Book Released

The world may never be the same again

Playing With Lukas. the long-awaited saga of “The Word’s Smartest Horse” is available now as an e-book!! Lukas, ex-racer “Just Ask Mike,” is a rescue that has become a shining beacon to horse lovers across the globe. He’s as adored for his cognitive abilities as much as for his liberty maneuvers and special relationship with owner/trainer Karen Murdock. A remarkable true tale of an extraordinary journey of two cast-offs and some unusual surprises are sure to keep readers riveted. As much a love story as a training guide, Playing With Lukas is a touching and inspiring adventure that celebrates hope and happiness and a change in the world for the better.

Many of our friends are featured in Playing With Lukas and it is a tribute to what can be accomplished with love and determination. What has made Lukas’ story so compelling is the convergence of mainstream concern about the treatment of horses and the transformational shift in the way animals are viewed and treated. Lukas’ superstardom—he’s been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HLN, Equisearch, EquineVIP, RFD-Radio, and Pet Life Radio—has been for the sole purpose of sharing the happy results of kind training and to show how wonderful and intelligent animals are.

“Animal lovers are passionate about their pets,” says Murdock, “and with Lukas I’ve just demonstrated what they already knew about their own animals. I wrote this book because I wanted to show not only horse owners, but all owners of pets what they could accomplish with a little patience and a lot of love.”

A fascinating glimpse into the world of horse intelligence and behavior combined with the triumph of overcoming extreme hardship makes Playing With Lukas one of the most important contributions to the study of horse training and horse-human interactions available. Sometimes, we can change the world, even if it takes a horse to do it.

The book is available at Lulu (www.lulu.com) as an e-book or a print version, and will be released in the spring at Amazon.com.

Playing With Lukas Book Release

Category : In the Press

World’s Smartest Horse Book Available Now

Due to popular demand, Playing With Lukas is available immediately as an e-book or a print version. The “Million Hit Horse” had so much interest in his story that owner/trainer Karen Murdock decided to release Playing With Lukas earlier than the original planned Spring date, based on Lukas’ world-wide attention. “What’s so amazing about all of this has been the mainstream appeal and wide-spread interest in a very touching and charming journey,” according to Murdock. Lukas, an ex-racer, has attracted global acclaim for his liberty moves, cognitive abilities and the bond that he and Murdock share.

Comparisons of Lukas to Beautiful Jim Key, the smartest horse ever to have lived, abound. Lukas is currently honored on both Yahoo and Google with the title of “World’s Smartest Horse” (living) with over seventy four thousand references to him on Google alone. The popular Thoroughbred has many media friends who have made him an internet sensation over the last six months. Kim Miller of Riding Magazine wrote, “Lukas is a poster boy for the potential of all horses, especially those facing bleak circumstances.” “People used to say that Thoroughbreds were too ‘flighty’ to train,” wrote Esther Marr of The Blood Horse Magazine, “With a world-renowned trickster named Lukas to prove them wrong, who would dare say that again?” “Karen Murdock is proud of her horse and the tricks he’s learned, all at liberty and without a whip in sight,” said Lisa Kemp at the Equine Chronicle. “She hopes that his accomplishments can inspire other success stories. It’s amazing what you can do with training methods based on kindness, patience, and a foundation of positive reinforcement.”

Murdock’s system has the advantage of incorporating and complementing two major areas of learning: that which the animal does on his own and that which we can produce. By combining two teaching styles – clicker training and shaping – the effectiveness of the schooling is magnified tremendously. The former refrain “Horses are not supposed to be able to do that” is now expanding people’s perceptions of animal capabilities and emotional qualities and new ways to approach training. A fascinating glimpse into the world of horse intelligence and behavior combined with the triumph of overcoming extreme hardships makes Playing With Lukas one of the most important contributions to the study of horse training and horse-human interactions available.

Playing With Lukas can be ordered at www.lulu.com as an e-book or a print version.