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John S. Rarey and Cruiser Painting

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Marker Details

Title, side A
John Rarey and "Cruiser"
Title, side B
Same
Address
Groveport, 43125
Location
Marker is located one-half block east of Old Town Hall in Groveport, in front of middle school.
Latitude
39.8508370
Longitude
-82.8798850

Picture Details

Title
John S. Rarey and Cruiser Painting
Caption
This portrait shows John Solomon Rarey and Cruiser. 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 (Om1438_001).