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Old 10-01-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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For those wondering if disney allows mini therpy horses

They do I was checking in at boardwalk inn and a cm said he used to work at the great movie rid ad they had a couple of occasions their wa. Guest who brought one on. And they set up a spot in the back I the ride he was joking that they would radio ahead telling all cms they had one so they could help and they would have to repeat it to make sure they understood them right.
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I just saw one at DL! I had to take a double take to make sure what I was seeing was correct! That is wonderful that Disney is accepting of all service animals
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That's strange--I thought a year or so ago the law was enacted that only dogs were considered therapy animals (so you couldn't have therapy cats, snakes, etc.)?
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I just saw one at DL! I had to take a double take to make sure what I was seeing was correct! That is wonderful that Disney is accepting of all service animals
Yes it is plus it not every day a Disney cm will hear over the radio their a horse on the ride. I just wonder how they will act in mk when the big horses are out.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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That's strange--I thought a year or so ago the law was enacted that only dogs were considered therapy animals (so you couldn't have therapy cats, snakes, etc.)?
Actually, therapy animals are not covered by the ADA at all.

It covers use of Service Animals - which are individually trained to perform some service or task related to the needs of a person with a disability.
You are correct that the ADA Guidelines were clarified to indicate what animals could be Service Animals - the definition is now dogs, plus miniature horses.
There are some limits on miniature horses - for example, space limitations and the ability of a structure or vehicle to hold the weight.

Some people have used miniature horses because they are intelligent and live longer than dogs.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
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I saw one recently in our town that was being used by a person who was blind. When I talked to them about it, they said the reason was because with the horse they were able to be useful for 20+ years, where in the same time frame they would probably need 3 dogs. They couldn't do that, so they chose the horse.
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Wow, I never even heard of minature service horses! How does that work in the suburbs where you aren't allowed to have horses - do people get an exception I wonder because it is a service animal? Also, I wonder just how big a minature horse is?
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With the understanding that Wikipedia isn't the be-all/end-all of information , 34"-38" http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_horse
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I saw one recently in our town that was being used by a person who was blind. When I talked to them about it, they said the reason was because with the horse they were able to be useful for 20+ years, where in the same time frame they would probably need 3 dogs. They couldn't do that, so they chose the horse.
That's what I have also heard from our DD's Service Dog trainer.

They are especially desirable by people who are blind because they need very well trained animals and need time to become a team. Starting over every 20 years with a new animal is much more appealing than starting fresh every 4 to 10 years.
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Wow, I never even heard of minature service horses! How does that work in the suburbs where you aren't allowed to have horses - do people get an exception I wonder because it is a service animal? Also, I wonder just how big a minature horse is?
I've seen some in person - they are about the size of a very big dog.

Here's a link to the ADA page about Service Animals - they give some measurements. The people would get an exemption.
http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
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Here's a good website I found when I first heard about Guide Horses.
http://www.guidehorse.com/
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Here is the one that I saw around town. They had a crew cab truck and the horse road in the back seat. They just removed the seat and the truck wasn't too high that the horse couldn't get in. It surprised us when he hoped out of the back seat.

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