MeFi Service Pony?
January 23, 2004 9:52 AM   Subscribe

I know that we can't have a pony, but Don and Janet Burleson think that they'd make great guide animals. An informal poll done by the Discovery Channel found that 27% of people would actually prefer a guide horse over a dog, and there seem to be a couple of success stories out there. My first thought after I stopped laughing was clean-up... Of course not everyone thinks it's funny.
posted by togdon (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If I ever go blind (so far so good, and I don't have hairy palms either!) I want a Clydesdale for my seeing eyed horsey.
posted by substrate at 10:15 AM on January 23, 2004

after a quick look at several US-based breeders, it seems like the price of a miniature horse (pet or breeding) can be anywhere between 600$US and 4000$US.

can you teach a minihorse to fetch? rollover? play dead?

I shall call him... Mini-Neigh!
posted by titboy at 10:20 AM on January 23, 2004

They're sooooooo cute. Don't forget about miniature donkeys ...
posted by carter at 10:38 AM on January 23, 2004

I don't think they'd work in cities--imagine trying to get on the subway during rush hour with a horse.

I've heard pigs are really smart, and trainable--has anyone tried them?
posted by amberglow at 10:47 AM on January 23, 2004

Can these horses help see double posts?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:10 PM on January 23, 2004

Oh crap. I swear I searched for 'pony', 'horse', and '' in both the MeFi search and on Google, and came back with nothing.

This is what has prevented me from posting links in the past. Guess I'm too stupid and should have just stayed quiet.

posted by togdon at 1:31 PM on January 23, 2004

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