John Solomon Rarey (1827-1866) was a nineteenth century horse whisperer, an important figure in the rehabilitation of abused and vicious horses during the 1850s. Originally from Groveport, Ohio, Rarey trained his first horse at the age of twelve. His method of rehabilitating horses is called the Rarey technique. It is a method of calming horses that have become vicious and fearful of humans due to abusive handling or other traumatic events. The word rareyfy, meaning "to win by love" or "to tame a horse by kindness", entered the English language because of this technique. The technique is also depicted in the book and movie The Horse Whisperer.