A horse is a horse, of course, of course/ and no one can talk to a horse, of course/ that is, of course, unless the horse is the famous … Serrano.
For decades, he mystified and thrilled audiences, displaying psychic feats of unparalleled ability. Billed variously as "The World's Best Educated Horse" and "The Psychic Horse with the College Education," the equine known as Serrano was a worldwide legend through the 1940s and '50s, guessing ages, unscrambling words, finding objects under boxes and picking objects by color.
Born along the banks of the Santa Ana River in the 1940s, Serrano was quite the celebrity back then. He appeared on the TV show "You Asked for It" and continuously toured county and state fairs all over the country, making as much as $1,000 a day from people who thought they could stump him. A popular contest was to ask an audience member to step forward and concentrate hard on his own age. Then, using numbered blocks, the great Serrano would choose the two that matched the participant's age.