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Patricia Cornwell with Trip, one of the horses she donated to the guide Horse Foundation

Patricia Cornwell with Trip

Don and Janet Burleson - Copyright 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Copyright © 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Dan with Cuddles - Copyright (c) 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald
Copyright © 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Cuddles in Harness - Copyright (c) 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Copyright © 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Don and Janet with Trip and Ras

Copyright © 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Cuddles on the first flight of a horse on a commercial flight

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser
The worlds first horse to fly in the passenger cabin

Cuddles guiding Dan Shaw

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser

Cuddles at Lunch

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser

Allergic pilots can deny guide animal rights

For the latest in miniature horse headlines visit: http://www.guidehorse.com/law_n_news.htm

According to this Canada article, cab drivers and pilots may refuse guide animals if they are allergic to the animal:
 
 
As I have noted, taxi drover often use the "I have an allergy" excuse to refuse guide animals, and this is one of the factors in the reports that Guide Horse users find it easier to get a cab in a busy metro area.
 
This is another positive issue with Guide Horses, as there are far fewer people who are allergic to horses than dogs.  This article notes:
 
The federal transport regulator has ruled that safety concerns over a pilot who is allergic to dogs trumps a complaint from three blind women with guide dogs who were denied seats on a commercial airline.

The unusual situation of competing impairments left the Canadian Transportation Agency admitting that, sometimes, practical airline operations means not every disabled accessibility concern can be redressed.

"The agency recognizes that there may be situations where a carrier's ability to meet the needs of passengers with disabilities is affected by
safety considerations," the agency said in its ruling, released yesterday.

"It is apparent that, for safety reasons, [the women] and their guide dogs could not be together on the same flight with the pilot who has an allergy to dogs."
 


 


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Quotes:

 

  • Janet Burleson is one of the world's pioneering horse trainers – Practical Horseman Magazine
     

  • Seeing is believing – USA Today
     

  • Janet and Don Burleson are  . . . Angels – People Magazine
     

  • How wonderful that Janet and Don Burleson have initiated this valuable experimental program teaming miniature horses with blind people – Newsweek
     

  • Miniature ponies are leading the way for the blind – ABC News
     

  • Guide Horses  . . . are as small and disciplined as Guide Dogs – TIME Magazine
     

  • Extraordinary ABC 20/20
     

  • It is often the little things that win our hearts and minds – ABC News
     

  • The Burleson’s are . . . using horse sense to Guide Boston Globe
     

  • Twinkie proved that miniature horses could fill the role, and fill it well – VetCentric Magazine
     

  • An Intriguing Program - Discovery Channel

 

 

 

 

 

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