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The Guide Horse Foundation
Guide Horse Foundation

A non-profit charity dedicated to providing free guides for visually impaired individuals.


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Training Guide Horses for the Blind

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Patricia Cornwell with Trip, one of the horses she donated to the guide Horse Foundation

Patricia Cornwell with Trip

Don and Janet Burleson - Copyright 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Copyright © 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Dan with Cuddles - Copyright (c) 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald
Copyright © 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Cuddles in Harness - Copyright (c) 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Copyright © 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Don and Janet with Trip and Ras

Copyright © 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Cuddles on the first flight of a horse on a commercial flight

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser
The worlds first horse to fly in the passenger cabin

Cuddles guiding Dan Shaw

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser

Cuddles at Lunch

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Copyright © 2001 by Wiley Miller

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Guide Horse Foundation Cooperative Efforts

The Guide Horse Foundation has provided guidance and support for the following experimental programs:

  • Guide Horses UK – Janine Martin and her work training guide horses in England for the blind.

  • Eleanor O’Farrell – A resident of the Republic of Ireland, Ms. O’Farrell is experimenting with a guide horse program for the Irish. 

  • Panda Project - The Guide Horse Foundation has shared information with Ann Edie,  a horse trainer and a member of he National Federation of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU).  Ann came for training advice to the Guide Horse Foundation and donated over $1,000 to our cause. We have also advised Alexandra Kurland who came to the Guide Horse Foundation to learn the principles for training horses as guides for the blind.


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Training Miniature Horses as Guide Animals for the Blind

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The Guide Horse Foundation has the utmost respect for The Seeing Eye® and their seventy-two years of outstanding work with assistance animals for the blind. Even though the press often calls our horses "seeing eye horses", please note that The Guide Horse Foundation is not affiliated with or sanctioned by the Seeing-Eye® or any of the Guide Dog training organizations. Seeing-Eye® is a registered trademark of the Seeing-Eye, Inc.