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http://www.guidehorseno.com/

As a Mini breeder we totally disagree with this. We saw one "guide horse" several years ago at the Equine Affaire in Ohio. All that poor creature wanted to do was come over and play with my Minis. It took the trainer to get her away, then she walked her owner into the wall. :eek: Looks cute, I can see why you'd think it was a great idea, but.... read the website.

Plus, as much as I love and trust my guys, I'd never trust them to lead me around if I were blind. Even my dead-quiet, do anything geldings RUN when startled.

Lucy
 

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NO...:mad:

http://www.guidehorseno.com/

As a Mini breeder we totally disagree with this. We saw one "guide horse" several years ago at the Equine Affaire in Ohio. All that poor creature wanted to do was come over and play with my Minis. It took the trainer to get her away, then she walked her owner into the wall. :eek: Looks cute, I can see why you'd think it was a great idea, but.... read the website.

Plus, as much as I love and trust my guys, I'd never trust them to lead me around if I were blind. Even my dead-quiet, do anything geldings RUN when startled.

Lucy

I was quite surprised that they allowed her on public transportation with it and that she's permitted to take it to work.

Not that I have anything against horses, I just couldn't picture them on the busses.
 

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I agree with Lucy. They are prey animals and their first instinct when threatened is to run.
 

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After reading those articles Lucy posted, I think using mini horses for seeing-eye help is insane. What happens when, in the middle of a busy intersection, a car backfires and the horse takes off into traffic? :(
 
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