Training Miniature Horses as Guide Animals for the Blind
ISBN 13: 978-0974448602
Library of Congress
Perfect bind - 9x7
Shelving: Non Fiction/Animals
Helping Hooves is a triumph of American creativity
and innovation and a compelling story that you don't want to miss.
In a world where size and power is respected, it’s the little
things that capture your hearts and mind. After a century of
neglect, horses are now being re-introduced into our society in a
remarkable and creative way.
Filled with humor and drama, Janet Burleson shares her remarkable
story of training midget ponies to guide the blind.
Both entertaining and educational, Janet Burleson tells how she
overcame ridicule and prejudice, using her decades of professional
horse training to prove that the intelligence of horses could be
harnessed for the benefit of mankind.
For the first-time ever, after great demand, noted horse whisperer
Janet Burleson shares the amazing Guide Horse training story. With
many lives depending on her work, learn how and why Janet
developed the training program to prepare the horses for the
important task of keeping their blind companions safe. Follow the
intricate steps required to train tiny ponies to ride escalators
and safely guide the blind through crowded urban traffic. Study
the detailed photographs illustrating the milestones of the Guide
Horse training process.
Burleson explains how to overcome the challenges of taking a horse
on a flight in the passenger cabin of a commercial airliner
including how to reliably housebreak a horse.
This is an entertaining and informative book that will leave the
reader with a greater understanding of the working bond between
horse and human.
The remarkable story has captured the hearts and minds of people
everywhere and has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, The Wall
Street Journal, 20/20 and People Magazine.
* Learn how to housebreak a horse!
* Hear the amazing story of how tiny ponies guide the blind.
* See horses at-work, wearing sneakers.
* Understand how a blind guide works.
* View detailed photos of the Guide Horse training process.
* Learn secrets from a respected horse whisperer.
- Janet Burleson is one of the world's
pioneering horse trainers – Practical Horseman
- Seeing is believing – USA Today
- Janet and Don Burleson are . . . Angels –
- How wonderful that Janet and Don Burleson
have initiated this valuable experimental program teaming
miniature horses with blind people – Newsweek
- Miniature ponies are leading the way for the
blind – ABC News
- Guide Horses . . . are as small and
disciplined as Guide Dogs – TIME Magazine
- Extraordinary – ABC 20/20
- It is often the little things that win our
hearts and minds – ABC News
- The Burleson’s are . . . using horse sense to
Guide – Boston Globe
- Twinkie proved that miniature horses could
fill the role, and fill it well – VetCentric Magazine
- An Intriguing Program - Discovery
About the Author:
|| As a lifelong horse training enthusiast, Janet
Burleson has experimented with hundreds of horse
behavior challenges. With four decades of horse
teaching experience, she is the pioneering horse trainer
that developed the Guide horse training program.
about the development of the training program used to
train Twinkie, the prototype first experimental Guide
horse for the blind and Cuddles the first Guide horse
to enter full time service as a guide animal for Dan
Janet Burleson is also a noted Information Technology
expert and author of several books on IT management.
Please note that the Janet Burleson, Rampant TechPress
or the Guide Horse Foundation are not affiliated in any way with
The Seeing Eye, a registered trademark. We have great
respect for the Seeing Eye and its half-century of service to the
visually disabled community.