Chino Hills, CA (PressExposure) July 02, 2013 -- 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
Karen Murdock 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.