John Rarey and "Cruiser"

John Rarey and "Cruiser" (HM83A)

Location: Groveport, OH 43125 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 51.212', W 82° 52.921'

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John S. Rarey (1827-1866), born in Groveport, became internationally famous for his revolutionary horse-taming methods based on his strong belief in kindness to animals. The principles of his training system were kindness, patience, and firmness. One of his greater challenges was Cruiser (1852-1875), the wild-tempered stallion owned by Guy Carlton, Earl of Dorchester. After only three hours, Rarey tamed the dark bay horse and was promptly given the animal as a reward by the amazed Englishman. Cruiser was subsequently stabled in Groveport and remains a local legend to this day. Although Rarey carefully specified for the care of Cruiser in his will, the horse, lacking the special touch of his trainer, reverted to his untamed ways.
HM NumberHM83A
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number19-25
Year Placed1995
Placed ByVillage of Groveport and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 339003 N 4413195
Decimal Degrees39.85353333, -82.88201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.212', W 82° 52.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 12.72" N, 82° 52' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 655 Blacklick St, Groveport OH 43125, US
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