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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

Copyright © 2001 by Wiley Miller

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The Fox TV Morning show: Guide Horses 2008

CNN Guide Horse Story

Humorist Dave Berry Seeks Comments on Flying with Emotional Support Horses

A Mini Spledored Thing - Delta Sky Magazine

The Blind Roper - Delta Sky Magazine - November 2004

Blind Woman Uses Miniature Horse As Guide - Channel 2 - Houston - Sept 14, 2004

New Ohio Law protects guide dogs and horses -
Mount Vernon News - August 27, 2004

Her Perfect Pal - Ladies Home Journal - September 2004

Guide Horse "proving to be better than a guide dog" according to member of the National Guide Dog Users Association.
Capital News

Seeing is believing - USA Today video

Trainers lead horse to blind - USA Today

My Turn: Yes, That's right, it's a seeing eye horse

Gift Horse - A Miniature Pony Leading the Way for a Blind Man
ABC News 20/20

Trend Alert - Guide Horses
TIME Magazine

Helping Hooves
People Magazine

Sometimes It Takes a Miniature Horse to Do the Work of a Guide Dog
Los Angeles Times

Miniature Horses Offering Freedom To The Blind
- CBS News Early show

Guide Horse user takes on incumbent - Ellsworth American, March 4, 2004

Seeing-eye horse leads the way - Houston Chronicle

Guide Horse knows the way - Philadelphia Inquirer

Local woman gets guide horse - 6 Action News

Guide ponies catching on in the US - Ananova - March 18, 2004


Plenty of horse sense makes pony a proven leader - Houston Chronicle - March 18, 2004

Tonto Leads the Way - Burlington County Times

Tonto Video - 6 Action News

Tonto’s task is one for a horse who is keen or savvy - Herald UK

A little horse shall lead them
News And Observer

A Little Horse Sense: One Family’s Innovative Approach to Helping the Blind
Biography Magazine

Foundation Hopes to Blaze Happy Trails for the Blind
Minneapolis Star Tribune - March 9, 2003

Hooves That Help 

Look Mom, There's a horse in the restaurant -

Horse Sense

Family Circle, October, 2001

Trail guides - Like Seeing Eye dogs, miniature horses also can help blind people navigate way through life
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Oct 28, 2001

Домашние кони-карлики не хуже кошек и собак

Little Horses Face a Big Mission
Equine Journal - July, 2001

Miniature in name, not in mission
The Daily Dispatch

Blind man, Pigmy Pony harness up
Bangor Daily News, June 2, 2001

Blind Man has Horse Sense
New York Post - June 13, 2001

She is everything I wanted
Winston-Salem Journal - May 27, 2001

Pygmy pony in final training as guide
Cox News Service, February 8, 2001

Tiny Horses Try for Dog's Job
Charlotte Observer

A Guide Pony

Pigmy Horse let's Blind Man see the Light
Bangor Daily News

Guide Horses Have the Sighted Doing a Double Take
WRAL 5 Television

Guide Pony - Cuddles will train in Atlanta, ride MARTA
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Equine Eyes for the Blind
Discovery Channel - Science Today

Miniature Horses lend a helping hoof to those without sight.

No More Horsing Around
Ellsworth American - 3/15/2001

A Guide for All Seasons
Enabled Online

Using horse sense to guide
Boston Globe

It really was a tiny horse in tennis shoes
The Cary News

Twinkie, the Guide Horse
Miniature Horse World Magazine

Twinkie, the Guide Horse
Printed in Braille and audio- Braillorette

Ponies Statt Blindenhunde
St Georg Magazin

Twinkie, Das Blinden-Pony
Explosiv Das Magazin

Couple Betting on Horse to Guide Blind
Associated Press

Ponies to Guide the Blind

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After the Guide Dog, here comes the Guide Horse
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