The Man Who Educated A Horse (A Pioneer in Humane Education)

by Essie Mott Lee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781403326782
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781403326775

About the Book

The book tells about the amazing life of Dr. William Key, an ex-slave, (1833-1909), a native of Winchester, Tennessee; how he acquired the name, Dr; his many wives, gambling ability, and how he came to train a shank legged colt to become known as The Celebrated Arabian- Hambletonian Educated Horse, Beautiful Jim Key (1889-1912), The Equine Millionaire. The Greatest Crowd Drawer In America.

Many historical pictures, testimonials, credentials, and letters written to Dr. Key about his phenomenal horse are mentioned throughout the book. The Equine King In Animal Education, performed from (1897-1906). How Dr. Key taught and trained his horse, the methods used for such a task, are detailed in the book.

Beautiful Jim Key, The Educated Horse, died in 1912, and was buried in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

About the Author

Essie Mott Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and spent her childhood years in Nashville, Tennessee, where she attended public school. She received her B.S. in business education from Tennessee State University and her M.A. in the same subject from Columbia University. She taught at Southern University, Texas Southern University, and Tennessee State University, and later taught in the Business Education Department of Gavit Jr.-Sr. High School in Hammond, Indiana. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

She was a lover of animals, especially cats. The author's dream was to help keep alive the memory of Dr. William Key, an ex-slave, and his unbelievable accomplishments for a man who lived on this earth over a hundred years ago, and especially to keep the younger generation informed of his achievements in humane education.

During Mrs. Lee's illness, she resided in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, with her sister, Annie Mott Whitman, until her departure from this life, November 20, 1998.

She is buried in Willowmount Cemetery, Shelbyville, Tennessee, where, ironically, the man she wrote about is also buried.