A New 'World's Smartest Horse?'

Published: May 4, 2011 12:37 pm EDT

The connections of 'Maggie' are currently waiting on Guinness to confirm whether or not the eight-year-old is the newest equine to have earned the distinction as the Guinness Book of World Records' smartest horse


According to an article on phillyburbs.com, the clydesdale-thoroughbred cross stepped up to a table on Monday, May 2 and correctly identified numerals 21 times in a span of one minute.

The report explains that after a handler called out a number, Maggie, a Delaware Valley College mare, correctly used her nose to touch the same number written on a piece of wood.

The report explains that it should take roughly one month before it is confirmed whether or not Maggie earned the distinction from Guinness.

In 2010, a 17-year-old thoroughbred gelding named 'Lukas' earned the distinction of being the world's smartest horse by positively identifying 19 numbers in less than one minute.

(With files from phillyburbs.com)

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