||The Guide Horse
A non-profit charity dedicated to providing free guides for visually impaired individuals.
The Guide Horse Foundation relies on talented people to assist us in our goal of providing free horses for the blind. These volunteers have spent many hundreds of hours of their time assisting in our goals.
Karen Clark - Blind since early childhood, Karen has more than three decades of experience with guide animals. Karen has assisted the Guide Horse Foundation in the development of the guide horse training program and provides valuable advice on the training of a safe and useful guide animal.
Patricia Cornwell - The NY Times best-selling author of crime novels and an ardent animal lover, Ms. Cornwell has donated her precious time to help promote the mission of the Guide Horse Foundation. Ms. Cornwell participated in a Guide Horse demonstration during which she was blindfolded and led by Twinkie in Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, NC. Patricia Cornwell donated six horses to the Guide horse program. Cuddles is destined to be the first Guide Horse placed into fulltime service as a personal Guide for Dan Shaw of Ellsworth, Maine.
Janet Burleson - A retired horse trainer, Janet has donated her time and decades of horse training experience to develop the Guide Horse training program.
Robin Park - A computer specialist, Robin has graciously donated her time in assisting in horse transportation to the Guide Horse Foundation.
Amos & Jean Lavender - A wonderful retired couple, Mr. and Mrs. Lavender assist with grooming and feeding the Guide Horses.
Don Burleson - A computer consultant, Don assists with administrative duties and the Web pages for the Guide Horse Foundation.
Ray Wagner (Wagner Ranch Horse Transportation) - Ray runs a professional horse transportation company, and has helped with horse transportation to the Guide Horse Foundation. (509) 968-4949
Ozzie & Pat Straight - Ozzie and Pat graciously gave Cricket, a 26 inch mare, to Cheryle King for use as her Guide Horse.
Andrew & Jennifer Burleson - Part-time volunteers and students, Andy and Jenny assist with the day-to-day maintenance and grooming responsibilities.
Oxford 4H club - The Oxford North Carolina 4H club assists the Guide Horse Foundation by helping with periodic grooming.
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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.