John S. Rarey Inkwell   Save
John S. Rarey Inkwell
Description: The English Duchess of Sutherland gave this inkwell to John Rarey in recognition of his gentle technique of taming horses. It is one of the many gifts that aristocratic and royal families in Europe and Russia gave to the horse trainer. It measures 7.67 by 1.57 inches (19.5 by 4 cm). John S. Rarey (1827-1866), a native of Groveport, Ohio, gained international fame using kindness, firmness and patience to train previously unmanageable horses. His innovative methods captured international attention and secured him invitations to tour Europe, Canada and Russia. In what was perhaps the most famous of his demonstrations, Rarey tamed a vicious horse named Cruiser in three hours. Rarey was given the horse as a reward for his skill. He then went on to exhibit Cruiser and his techniques throughout the U.S. and Europe. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1439_1534949_001
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Horses; Horses--Training; Rarey, John Solomon, 1827-1866; Inkstands
Places: Groveport (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)