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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

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Humorist Dave Berry Seeks Comments on Flying with Emotional Support Horses

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In response to this recent FAA ruling, people are now allowed to board aircraft with a variety of emotional support animals:
Humorist Dave Berry has picked-up on this new ruling and started the following discussion about the ramifications of emotional support animals in commercial aircraft:
While Dave Berry is known for his exaggerated humor, he skirted onto some important concerns between whose with Guide Horses (service animals) and people with fear-of-flying who may now employ emotional support horses (ESH) under the new ruling.
Some of the funnier comments include these:
Security Guard - I'm sorry, Sir, your emotional support horse has set off the metal detector. Step over here, please.
clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop
Owner - It must be the horse shoes.
Security Guard - Then they'll have to be removed.
Owner - What?! I can't remove his horse shoes!
Security Guard - Remember the horse shoe bomber? We can't be too careful. Has this animal be away from your person at any time? Are you hiding something, Sir?
Owner - Oh, for the love of Pete, NO. If I was trying to hide something, do you think I'd be so conspicuous to go walking thru a security gate at an airport with a miniature horse?!
Security Guard - That's it. I'm calling the FBI ... *speaking into walkie talkie* John? Rick here. I'll need some backup, a paddy wagon and some horse manacles, please.
Flight Attendant: Welcome to Politically Correct Airlines Flight 666. *sneeze* Excuse me. We will be flying from...
*neigh* *ruff* *quack*

Passenger: OW! Hey, get your stupid grizzly bear offa my foot, lady!


If any of this can be taken at face value, soon we will be conditioned not even to blink as we see our fellow passengers cradling livestock in their laps.

I'm picturing those buses in Africa. They are so ahead of the times over there. They've been using ESAs for years.

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  • 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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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. 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.

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