Shiloh The Prince of Horses
(Greeneville, TN, USA )
I grew up with American Saddlebred Horses a long time ago. Then the real world kicked in and I went to college, graduate school and work. There was little time or money for horses, but I did attend horse shows and photographed wild horses and ponies. But still I had no horse of my own.
After many years, I ran into some extra money and time. I immediately set about to find the horse of my dreams. After some looking around, I began to think maybe I just remembered horses better than they actually were. Then, just as I was about to give up, there he was...my prince of horses!
So I brought him. His name was Shiloh and he was a Quarter Horse/Paint Cross (by looking at his ears and neck, I would also say a touch of Saddlebred was in there, too). Being a fan of Beautiful Jim Key and having grown up admiring Trigger, I set about to trick training Shiloh.
In the less than two years I have been training him, Shiloh has learned to kiss, give a hug, sidepass and back at liberty, say "yes", say "no", march, fetch, play basketball and horseshoes, get his rope, give his halter, dance, untie a knot, play a horn, discriminate colors, count, add, subtract, multiply, divide, raise numbers by powers, find square and cube roots, spell his name and messages, and read commands.
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