Readers' Comments

add comment

Article:

Thu, Oct 25 | By Matt Van Hoven | 521

When Patty Cooper's dog Tippy died, she was so distraught that she decided to seek out a new breed of service pet – particularly one with a longer life span. So she chose an animal that may seem out of the ordinary – a miniature ho… more ›

Service Pet of a Different Color
293 results

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

Swayloveswasabi34
Flag

Swayloveswasabi34
4 years ago

Who is going to take care of the horse? And is she going to take him out to run and stuff?

Good Point | Reply ›

Norrie
Flag

Norrie
4 years ago

I like that idea but who cleans up after the horse and will he have room to run?
I live in a single dwelling but wouldn't mind a tiny horse living next to me, hope it all worked out for both of them.

Good Point | Reply ›

Bonnie K.
Flag

Bonnie K.
5 years ago

I hope she found some place to live that will let her have her horse.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kelly B.
Flag

Kelly B.
5 years ago

Aw I think this is great! I'm kind of surprised an apartment is allowing this because most don't even allow large dogs. It's great that they're considering it though and I hope this all works out for her. Horses are definitely great companions.

Good Point | Reply ›

Tina R.
Flag

Tina R.
5 years ago

They are roughly the size of a great dane- maybe even smaller, so why not?

Good Point | Reply ›

Bonnie K.
Flag

Bonnie K.
5 years ago

do they really need to be in a house?

Good Point | Reply ›

Jennifer H.
Flag

Jennifer H.
5 years ago

I saw a great program on therapy ponies on 20/20 - very interesting. I wonder what it's like for the horse though???

Good Point | Reply ›

Zokiji
Flag

Zokiji
5 years ago

Interesting article.

Good Point | Reply ›

Tammy37
Flag

Tammy37
5 years ago

wow but how do you house an animal like this are they house treained?

Good Point | Reply ›

Renee  M.
Flag

Renee M.
5 years ago

I do not think it's acceptable for any horse, even a miniature, to live in an apartment. Simply not fair to them.

Good Point | Reply ›

sandy h.
Flag

sandy h.
5 years ago

I hope it works out for her. I worry that when the horse is pulling her along that maybe the wheelchair would hit a bump or something and tip.

Good Point | Reply ›

conni F.
Flag

conni F.
5 years ago

Aw, I hope Earl works out well for her.

Good Point | Reply ›

Mattbstl30
Flag

Mattbstl30
5 years ago

interesting

Good Point | Reply ›

deb a.
Flag

deb a.
5 years ago

I have heard about using mini horses for service animals, I seen on tv a lady that had a seeing eye pony,I do believe that in a big city enviroment this may not be a very good idea

Good Point | Reply ›

Corissa
Flag

Corissa
5 years ago

I dont know how this is going to work. A mini horse in an apartment and on top of that service dogs takes years to train. Anyway.. if it works I guess let it be.

Good Point | Reply ›

Edward Robin
Flag

Edward Robin
5 years ago

Wow! Interesting story. I hope it works out.

Good Point | Reply ›

Dawn B.
Flag

Dawn B.
5 years ago

My goodness - this must be a really big apartment! Still a really neat story.

Good Point | Reply ›

KennethM
Flag

KennethM
5 years ago

I think this great but, would love to see this mini have a back yard to be free in when he is not being used

Good Point | Reply ›

Melanie
Flag

Melanie
5 years ago

I think it's an interesting story...but a horse living in an apartment? I don't think that's a good idea even if it is a miniature one.

Good Point | Reply ›

Dewitt G.
Flag

Dewitt G.
5 years ago

Must be a tiny miniature horse to only be only the size of a large dog. My bother and sister-in-law have miniature horses and the smallest adult they have well over 150 lbs. In any case, life in an apartment with a miniature horse should be "interesting."

Good Point | Reply ›

Jackie L.
Flag

Jackie L.
5 years ago

I've heard miniature horses are very smart and can be trained to do many things, but I can't imagine it would be happy living in an apartment. It is a horse, after all though small, i'm sure it likes to graze and do things that all horses do.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kathy
Flag

Kathy
5 years ago

Unusual to say the least. Horses need open areas to graze and just be free to roam around. This gal could have considered a service monkey (they also live a long time) to accomplish the same results, plus a monkey I believe is more intelligent and can be kept in a cage at night. Where will this mini-horse sleep?

Good Point | Reply ›

ArthurCurtis
Flag

ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

I have ever heard of this but in reading all the facts, it makes perfect sense

Good Point | Reply ›

Jerry F.
Flag

Jerry F.
5 years ago

When trained properly, horses can be very clean. Pooping and peeing outside is just one of make ways these guide horses are trained.

Good Point | Reply ›

Rhonda T.
Flag

Rhonda T.
5 years ago

Since my daughter has raised minis, we have been informed of this service. It would be very interesting to follow through with how this mini performs the services. I hear it works quite well.

Good Point | Reply ›

Marisa M.
Flag

Marisa M.
5 years ago

But can they be kept in an apartment?

Good Point | Reply ›

Elgatosinnombre
Flag

Elgatosinnombre
5 years ago

I hope that worked out.

Good Point | Reply ›

Dorothy H.
Flag

Dorothy H.
5 years ago

Not sure I would select a horse when I live in a co-op. Also wonder what sort of negotiations are going on. Hope she gets what she wants, but am ever so thankful I don't live under her apartment.

Good Point | Reply ›

LilyK
Flag

LilyK
5 years ago

I wonder what the horse's hooves will do to flooring. Otherwise, if he can help Ms Cooper, great.

Good Point | Reply ›

Abegail
Flag

Abegail
5 years ago

This horse but look pretty cute to be the size of a large dog.

Good Point | Reply ›

Melody L.
Flag

Melody L.
5 years ago

There should be terms for exemptions for people with disabilities.

Good Point | Reply ›

SJL78
Flag

SJL78
5 years ago

Yes. An update on a story like this would be nice.

Good Point | Reply ›

Missy M.
Flag

Missy M.
5 years ago

Yes, I would like to know if the horse was finally allowed.

Good Point | Reply ›

John H.
Flag

John H.
5 years ago

Any update on this story?

Good Point | Reply ›

Elizabeth R.
Flag

Elizabeth R.
5 years ago

This solves the myth that only dogs can be service animals. There are several different types of service animals out there including snakes, cats, dogs, pigs, and even horses. I love this article!

Good Point | Reply ›

Jumbo
Flag

Jumbo
6 years ago

that is sweet

Good Point | Reply ›

Julie
Flag

Julie
6 years ago

I was astonished when I first read about minis as service animals a few years back. But it really does make sense because of their longer lifespan. It seems that it's really working out. Genius!

Good Point | Reply ›

5doxiemom
Flag

5doxiemom
6 years ago

I hope everything works out

Good Point | Reply ›

Alex J.
Flag

Alex J.
6 years ago

It would also be fun to live with a horse

Good Point | Reply ›

Alex J.
Flag

Alex J.
6 years ago

House training a horse is so weird but cool

Good Point | Reply ›

Loosey
Flag

Loosey
6 years ago

Great!!!!!! I hope it all works out!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Point | Reply ›

Ashlee S.
Flag

Ashlee S.
6 years ago

SWEET!!!!

Good Point | Reply ›

Annemarie S.
Flag

Annemarie S.
6 years ago

I don't know that it is fair to expect a horse to live in an apartment building.

Good Point | Reply ›

Barbara K.
Flag

Barbara K.
6 years ago

A horse doesn't seem like to right choice for an apartment building.

Good Point | Reply ›

Lisa B.
Flag

Lisa B.
6 years ago

Very interesting. I hope all goes well.

Good Point | Reply ›

Jill6Johnson
Flag

Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

Awww hope it all works out.

Good Point | Reply ›

KIX51
Flag

KIX51
6 years ago

Interesting. I'd like to read more about how this works out.

Good Point | Reply ›

Kate H.
Flag

Kate H.
6 years ago

I wish them both luck

Good Point | Reply ›

mARY ANN M.
Flag

mARY ANN M.
6 years ago

By service pet I am assuming it is being trained to pull her rather than fetching and more complicated tasks that a service dog can do. If a miniature horse serves her needs, then that is fine. Hope she lives on the bottom floor though or the downstairs neighbors may not be too happy.

And she'll need a fair size "poop bag" for scooping up the poop.

Wonder where it will be excersized and who is doing the training?

Good Point | Reply ›

Tic T.
Flag

Tic T.
6 years ago

I agree. A lot of thought and planning needs to go into this plan, because owning a horse - even a miniature one- is MUCH different from owning a dog. I hope all turns out well.

Good Point | Reply ›

WANSTREET
Flag

WANSTREET
6 years ago

What a different idea. If it keeps the lady going then good for her.

Good Point | Reply ›

Loveshorses
Flag

Loveshorses
6 years ago

Good Luck. I didn't know any horse, miniature or not, had a 50 year life span. You learn something new every day.

Good Point | Reply ›

Melissa7271
Flag

Melissa7271
6 years ago

What a unique story and situation.

Good Point | Reply ›

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

Add Your Comment

Already have an account? Log in now for faster commenting or Join Zootoo

 

You might also enjoy:

Top Stories

We’ve all grown accustomed to the many fundraisers and charitable events that the pet industry produces for homeless pets. From pet food companies… more ›

Helping Pet Rescues is Good For Business

Advertisement

Advertisement