Princess Trixie

The ‘Queen of All Educated Horses’, Princess Trixie appeared at the Hippodrome in two variety weeks during 1908. She was a light grey mare, born and trained in America by her master Mr. W. H. Barnes. She was able to perform a multitude of tasks including basic arithmetic, selecting coloured handkerchiefs to match colours called out by the audience, spelling words using wooden blocks with painted letters and using a cash register to give change of up to 2 American Dollars. She even wrote her own autobiography, where she gives an account of her training, performances and her life with her master.