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A non-profit charity dedicated to providing free guides for visually impaired individuals.


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

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Don and Janet Burleson - Copyright 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

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

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Cuddles at Lunch

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  The following stories illustrate the horse's natural ability to guide those who cannot see.  Horses have a natural guide instinct, and the following links demonstrate how horses natural instincts allow them to guide both blind people and blind horses.

Nothing is Impossible - The story of a blind rancher and his guide horse
American Profile Magazine, August 2001

Guide Horse aids blind companion
Bucks County Courier Times

Horse to the Rescue!
National Geographic World

Rancher Losing Sight but Keeping Lifestyle
Colorado State Cooperative Extension Program

Deena - The seeing eye horse
Equus Sanctuary

Healing the Head
The Magic of Horses: Horses as Healers

One rescued horse helps another
Turtle Rock Rescue


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The Guide Horse Foundation has the utmost respect for The Seeing Eye® and their seventy-two years of outstanding work with assistance animals for the blind. Even though the press often calls our horses "seeing eye horses", please note that The Guide Horse Foundation is not affiliated with or sanctioned by the Seeing-Eye® or any of the Guide Dog training organizations. Seeing-Eye® is a registered trademark of the Seeing-Eye, Inc.