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Why do Guide Horses wear sneakers?
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We are often asked why Guide Horses wear sneakers. Even
their hooves are far stronger than the soft pads of a guide dog, a
Guide Horse must have traction on slick surfaces and protects their feet from hot surfaces or sharp objects on the
Many Guide horse users have great fun designing custom shoes for
their guides, even creating dress shoes and custom horse sneakers:
In an article titled "Guide dog looses paw in dirty street", we
see why many savvy guide animal owners use sneakers to protect the
The article notes the dangers of using a guide animals
without protective footwear. In this case a guide dog lost its
paw to discarded broken glass:
A blind woman has called for clutter and rubbish to be removed from
London borough's streets after her guide dog severed its heel on
Janet Alder, 65, from Ewell, faces Christmas alone while her trusty
companion recovers from an operation at an animal hospital in
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is one of the world's pioneering horse trainers
– USA Today
Janet and Don
Burleson are . . . Angels
– People Magazine
that Janet and Don Burleson have initiated this valuable
experimental program teaming miniature horses with blind people
are leading the way for the blind
– ABC News
Guide Horses .
. . are as small and disciplined as Guide Dogs
– TIME Magazine
It is often the
little things that win our hearts and minds
– ABC News
are . . . using horse sense to Guide
Twinkie proved that
miniature horses could fill the role, and fill it well
– VetCentric Magazine
- Discovery Channel
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