Nov. 28, 2011
-- Lukas, the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and current Guinness World Record Holder (“Most numbers correctly identified by a horse in one minute: 19”), has exceeded 250,000 You-Tube views in just two years. The popular gelding quickly reached celebrity status after his debut on NBC, which was followed by appearances on CBS, ABC, CNN, HLN, Time Warner and Inside Edition.
Lukas’ You-Tube channel (youtube.com/
offers a wide variety of educational and entertaining videos including his American Horse Publications award-wining documentary. The ex-racer and former rescue, along with his best friend Karen Murdock, are dedicated to bringing awareness to those in need. Lukas’ heart-warming story has spread to almost seventy countries and the “Million Hit Horse” has received mainstream notice that has crossed cultures, languages, genders and generations.
According to Murdock, “Our goal has been to show how smart and wonderful animals are for their improved treatment, and we’re glad to see that this is being recognized.”
Murdock, a psychiatric nurse for the last twenty-seven years, believes that practicing kindness toward the innocent and defenseless becomes a way for us to also cultivate acceptance of each other.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein
# # #
In the News - Playing With Lukas - The World's Smartest Horse - Copyright 2011 Karen Murdock is a retired psychiatric nurse, who has been fixing problem horses for over 30 years. Owner of http://playingwithlukas.com
. She uses a combination of shaping techniques, a specialized version of clicker training and positive reinforcement. Her unique approach uses games and play as a way to connect and bond with horses to develop confidence, increase focus, improve performance as well as build willingness and trust. All of her services and proceeds go to benefit the horses.