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El Paso Evening Post, Texas, March 3, 1928

..known in southwest Missouri as the “human horse” because of his desire to look and act like a member of the equine family..

As a “human horse,” Asher wore his hair cut to resemble a mane, wore shoes shod with heavy horseshoes, and had special harness with which he pulled a heavy wagon.

It was said that Asher ate hay, grass, bran and oats much in the manner of a horse.