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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

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

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Cuddles at Lunch

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Miniature Horse Sneakers and
Miniature Horse Shoes

Sport and athletic trainers for horses 

With miniature horses new being accepted as service animals, owners of Guide Horses, service horses and emotional support horses have created a demand for customized miniature horse shoes and miniature horse sneakers.  The Guide Horse Foundation finds that most miniature horse service animal owners prefer sneaker style horse shoes.


This design was proposed by a major manufacturer for all-purpose miniature horse shoes.  As demand grows, this design for miniature horse sneakers may be very popular.
  This design targets the athletic miniature horse, with a high-top design and flashy rubber sloes. 

The manufacturer of these high-performance sneakers for miniature horses hopes to target those miniature horses that exercise regularly with their handlers and require a shoe with extra performance.

Horse Shoes - Western Horse boots

  This is a prototype by a Taiwan manufacturer for miniature horse shoes for the western style horse.

The high length protects the lower legs, but some Guide Horse users felt that the decorative spurs were a bit over-the-top.

Miniature Horse Shoes - Casual footwear

Some miniature horse owners have desired a line of casual footwear.

  This fluffy sneaker design was proposed for casual miniature horse shoes in the design of a slipper.

Miniature Horse Shoes - Dress shoes

Some miniature guide horse owners have created custom horse shoes for formal occasions, as modeled here by a Guide Horse from Florida:

There are many forms of miniature horse shoes, each suited to the individual horse:





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