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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 (, 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 (, 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Book Details the Extraordinary Achievements of One Woman and Her Amazing Horse, Lukas

Category : In the Press

Seventeen-year-old thoroughbred gelding Lukas, widely recognized as the world’s smartest horse and holder of the world record for most numbers identified in 60 seconds, in collaboration with his trainer, Karen Murdock, has released the second edition of his hit book, Playing with Lukas.

According to Dressage Today book reviewer Mary Daniels, “Playing With Lukas is the most unique book on training I have yet to see…Author Karen Murdock heads one of her chapters with a quote by Helen Keller…an icon of spiritual strength. ‘Although the world is full of suffering it is full also of the overcoming of it.’  This is what this self-published book really is about – how two beings, who couldn’t find their place in life, finally did through each other.  It’s a wonderful story of the triumph of the spirit.

“Dressage had always appealed to her, and she tried formal training at the start of Lukas’ career, but it did not work out.  So she created her own method, achieving impressive results.  She uses a form of liberty training – no whip but with subtle physical cues – in a non-confrontational way.  Her three primary tools are shaping (light touch), a behavior modification term, a version of clicker training using vocal sounds instead, and positive reinforcement.

“Murdock did it her own way and feels Lukas gave her as much as she gave him. Their journey serves as an example of how far-reaching the healing powers of love and compassion can be.”

Lukas is an off-the-track thoroughbred gelding who reached international acclaim following his YouTube debut in 2009.  His legendary story has spread to fifty-one countries and his media links continue to grow.  Lukas has been profiled on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HLN and Inside Edition and in feature stories released by the Associated Press and America Online.  His journey has been heard on Pet Talk Live Radio, Pet Life Radio, Pet Place Radio, All Paws Pet Talk Radio, RFD-Radio and Animal Talk Radio.  Lukas was nominated for the 2010 Equine Vision Award sponsored by Pfizer and American Horse Publications and he’s been invited to participate in the Wounded Warriors program.

For more information about Lukas and his accomplishments, please visit To schedule an interview, review Playing with Lukas or the accompanying documentary, please contact Karen Murdock via email at or by phone at (714) 403-7730.


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Karen Murdock
phone: (714) 403-7730

Lukas, The World’s Smartest Horse May Also Now Be… The Busiest!!

Category : From Karen & Lukas

Mark your calendars: Lukas will be on hand to greet visitors at America’s Family Pet Expo April 16 – 18 at the Orange County Fairgrounds!

Thanks to many good-hearted animal lovers, Lukas will be featured in several new places and he’s appeared in numerous previously visited spots as well. Karen Murdock, Lukas’ owner/trainer would like to thank the following kind supporters:

Linda Ann Nickerson – The Mane Point and The Equestrian Examiner, Kelly Ballou – The Equine Journal, Ericka Caslin – Unwanted Horse Coalition (Media Round-Up), Caroline Putus – Enjoy Riding, Paula Parisi – Equestrian News, Rudolph Alvarado – Caballo Press (Horsenameographies), Ariel Teri Breen – Equi-Angels, Arden Moore – Pet Life Radio, Tara Molina – America’s Family Pet Expo, Mandee Widrick – Horse Family Magazine, Susan Ashbrook – Horse Digest, Equinest, Joan Ranquet – Pet Talk Live Radio, Deanna Castro – Professional Horse Blogazine.

In describing Lukas’ growing appeal Murdock states: “The best part of this wonderful adventure has been meeting the helpful and generous people who are interested in Lukas’ story – this has truly been a beautiful and heart-warming experience.”