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The Worlds Smartest Horse
 By Winniefield Park   •   20th Nov 2019   •   119 views   •   0 comments


Beautiful Jim Key was known as the world’s smartest horse in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was trained by a former slave who was a Civil War veteran and self-trained veterinarian who claimed he taught the horse using only the kindest methods. The pair performed at important venues in the eastern-most States and was one of the most popular attractions at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Learn how the book Beautiful Jim Key came to be written and the inspiration for a documentary about this amazing duo.

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