Guide Horses

Xenide Genesis By Xenide Genesis, 1st Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/36va33d7/
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Guide dogs are an accepted
part of everyday life, but
what about guide horses? There are
indeed such companion animals, at
least in the US.

Guide Horses

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Guide dogs are an accepted
part of everyday life, but
what about guide horses? There are
indeed such companion animals, at
least in the US.

The animals are miniature horses, no
more than 86 cm high at the withers
(shoulder) and are extensively trained,
just as guide dogs are (including house
training). They go on public transport,
including planes, with their owners and
into buildings—if necessary wearing
specially made shoes to avoid slipping
on floors—but they sleep outside. They
might be chosen in preference to a
guide dog because the handler is afraid
of dogs or wants an animal that will live
longer.
In the case of devout Muslims such
as Michigan student Mona
it’s because a dog would not be
permitted inside the house. Mona,
who is blind, says her guide horse Cali
has changed her whole world. “She has
made it possible for me to do anything
I want to do
.”

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Jul 2014 (#)

I have not seen them in Asia though guide dogs are becoming common - siva

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