Blind Man with Dog Phobia Gets Service Horse


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BBC  journalist Mohammed Salim Patel has been granted permission to use an  American miniature horse to help him with his day-to-day life in  Britain. The Sun reports that 8-month-old Digby the Horse will  help 23-year-old Patel, who has a degenerative eye disorder, with  household chores and getting around. 

“I have a condition where I lost my  vision and I have come across lots of people who have guide dogs,”  Patel explains. “But I have a big phobia of dogs that I was not able to  work out and it was good when I heard about horses being trained.” Digby  currently lives with owner Katy Smith at the Northallerton Equestrian  Centre. He will be ready to move in with Patel once he completes two  years of intensive training.

Source:  TheSun