I like to think of myself as forward-thinking, open-minded, flexible and willing to consider the unusual, but somehow this item just crosses all my borders. I’ve lost track of where I found out about this, but Miniature horses for the blind is just too improbable.
Visit the site to see “The world’s first horse to fly in the passenger cabin” of an airplane, and riding the escalator with a blind person.
Our mission is to provide a safe, cost-effective and reliable mobility alternative for visually impaired people. The Guide Horse Foundation is committed to delivering Guide Horses at no cost to the blind, relying on un-paid volunteers and charitable donations to pay all travel and housing expenses for the blind handler’s on-site training. We also have the goal of helping the tiny horses by providing them with a higher-purpose in life.
I sponsor a guide dog puppy (well, really it’s probably the puppy’s breakfast for a year as I’m not up for a full $22,500) and totally support improving the quality of life for people with disabilities, but something about using miniature horses just makes me want to guffaw! How reactionary is that! Still, more power to them.
Update, January 2016: I’m please to say that I’m quite embarrassed that I wrote this post. I’m older and more mature now. I’m leaving it here though as a reminder that we can all grow and change.