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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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Horse Training Seminars and Clinics

The Guide horse Foundation and Janet Burleson, acknowledged as one of the world's pioneering horse trainers, provides a variety of free horse training classes, seminars and clinics. Janet Burleson is the author of six books including Helping Hooves and Miniature Horses in the Neighborhood. 

Whenever feasible, a working Guide Horse team can attend these free seminars, share their experiences and demonstrate a Guide Horse in-action. 

Click the links for different guide horse seminars:

To request a free Guide Horse clinic and appearance, just e-mail 

Please note that the Guide Horse Foundation is a 501(c) charity with a primary goal of working with the visually disabled. Free horse training seminar availability is subject to funding availability, scope of media exposure and personal tine constraints.

We receive thousands of appearance requests each year and it is impossible to accommodate every request for a horse training seminar. If your schedule is flexible, we can place your organization on a wait list and perform your Guide Horse seminar when we are in your area.

We recommend these horse training and intelligence books:

  • A-Z of Horse Behavior & Training Jackie Budd (Hardcover, Illustrated, 2000)

  • Behavior, Development and Training of the Horse : A Primer of Equine Psychology (Hardcover, 1981) Author: Frederic J. Sautter

  • Horse Psychology (Paperback, 1999) Author: Moyra Williams

  • Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal Robert Miller (Paperback, 2003)

  • Practical Horse Psychology (Paperback, 1973)

  • The Horse Physiology (Paperback, 1999) Author: Julie Brega

  • The Nature of Horses : Exploring Equine Evolution Intelligence and Behavior (Hardcover, 1997) Author: Stephen Budiansky

  • The Nature of Horses Stephen Budiansky (Hardcover, Illustrated, 1997)

  • Understanding Your Horse: Equine Character & Psychology (Hardcover, 1973)



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  Helping Hooves
Training Miniature Horses as Guide Animals for the Blind

Janet Burleson

Contains over 100 all-color photo's!

Retail Price $27.95 / £20.75 

- Help the Guide Horse Foundation give free Guides
- Author royalties benefit the Guide Horse Foundation

Only $19.95


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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.

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