Community forces special needs group home to get rid of horses

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TransplantedTexan, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Bear Creek, Wi
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2007
  2. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Well there was an existing ordinance in place, so they shouldn't have had them there to begin with. Miniature or not, they're still horses [​IMG]

    There are several cities changing their rules about this - including goats and chickens. Still, using minature horses as therapy animals is not mainstream enough to get them on the assistance animals list. They're never going to replace a dog, for instance.

    So, moral of the story is - make sure you're legal before you bring animals home. Hopefully the home can place the horses in a facility out of city limits and bring the horses in for visits.
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Well there was an existing ordinance in place, so they shouldn't have had them there to begin with. Miniature or not, they're still horses

    I agree.

    I don't see why they can't just bring the horse in for visits?? Minis aren't that hard to transport, I brought mine home in the back of a capped Ranger...I sat in the back with him. You could easily train one to ride in an SUV. As silly as it sounds, when my guy was younger I took him to my parents house in the back of my Focus...and no he didn't poo in my car. [​IMG] He was actually very well behaved.​
  4. @migocontodos

    @migocontodos In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Commonwealth Of Virginia
    They're never going to replace a dog, for instance.

    "never say never"

    My wife and I were taking the kids to the airport to go visit family in Texas when right before our very eyes stood a miniture pony in the security checkout line.
    His handler was a young blind lady and THEY were on their way to Houston.
    The dd said the blind young lady sat in the first row and the pony laid at her feet for the entire 2 hour and 20 minute flight.

    Look out come the mini!
  5. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Songster

    Nov 3, 2007
    My goats are pretty well service animals. I have a large hill with a creek at the bottom that a healthy person could barely mow. Just guessing it is around a 75% grade. I sometimes have trouble mowing flat ground. The last and only time I tried to mow that hill I was in bed over a month. Goats are legal in town so far. Grass over 10 inches is not. My hill used to be terraced until the city ran sewer through my yard and decided it would be better to have a steep hill there than the easier to maintain terraces. If they ever make goats illegal I will fight it. The point to this. I do not think I could get a service dog to mow my lawn. That service animal list severely needs amended.
  6. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Here's a website about miniature horses as guides for blind people. I saw one a couple of months ago and looked it up.
  7. SunChick

    SunChick Songster

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bel Air, Maryland
    Here is a link to the Equus Caballus a magazine put together by the Seminole Feeds company. This mini horse just won my heart....this is an excellent article about mini horses involved as guide animals. I think one of the main benefits is that they usually live much longer than dogs. Most large breed dogs live 7-12 years respectively.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's still crappy though...
    It was for complaints on "potential" problems...and property value...
    sounds like another case of NIMBY...not in my backyard. [​IMG]

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