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

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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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Sneakers and shoes  for Miniature Horses

Because of the popularity of Guide Horses, service horses and emotional support horses, there has been a increasing demand for sneaker and shoes for miniature hoses.


This is a design for an all-purpose sneaker for miniature horses.  As demand grows, this design for all-purpose shoes for miniature horse may be the most popular.

This manufacturer proposed high-performance sneakers for miniature horses, hoping to target miniature horses that exercise regularly.

Miniature Horse Boots - Western Footwear

  This design for miniature horse boots was proposed by a by a Taiwan manufacturer.

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

Casual shoes for Miniature Horses

Some manufacturers proposed a line of casual shoes for miniature horses.

  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 several smaller commercial manufacturers of horse boots and horse sneakers.  One is Sabre Sneakers, who has graciously offered to donate boots for miniature horses in the Guide Horse program.  Sabre Sneakers can be reached at (203) 322-9002.  Another small manufacturer of shoes and boots for miniature horses is Supreme Equine Designs.  They can be reached at (800) 447-6053.

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



The Guide Horse Foundation finds that most miniature horse handlers prefers sneakers for their miniature horses.


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