The Feasibility Of Miniature Horses Serving As Guide Animals

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Introduction
I am an animal lover and have direct experience with dogs and horses due to the fact that I own six horses and three dogs. I have always been amazed every time I see a service dog and its client. I have always seen dogs used as the service animal. One day at work, I overheard one of my co-workers mentioned the use of miniature ponies as service animals. I was intrigued by the idea of a miniature pony serving as a guide animal. They have mentioned studies being conducted on this subject, and I have decided to make this my research topic for this class.
Purpose
The purpose for this research paper was to discover the feasibility of miniature horses serving as guide animals. I know not all people like dogs or don’t trust dogs. What are disabled persons choices in service animals? How about disabled individuals that are allergic to dogs? I will research documents on miniature horses used as service animals, identify the pros and cons of my subject, look for examples demonstrating my subjects abilities, and examine the adaptability of dogs and miniature horses.
Significance
I hope this study will give handicapped or people who are challenged with every day task a choice of what animal will be their service partner. I always see dogs as service animals, and I would like to find out if they can have a choice. I know a lot of people that do not like dogs or are allergic to dogs. This research could provide answers to issues with service animals and their

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