Coolest. Service Animal. Ever.

Coolest. Service Animal. Ever.

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A reader sent in the following picture of a guide pony from a recent flight:

And it seems this has even picked up some media attention.

Totally awesome!

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  1. Patrick M Guest

    Cattle class no more.

  2. YVR604miler Guest

    ahh haa ha! I hope Dukeman see this! His wish came true!

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileage-plus-pre-merger/757579-any-fters-ua-837-nrt-bkk-11-15-problem-w-service-animal-14.html

    Dec 17, 07, 11:07 am #210
    dukeman

    Join Date: Apr 2004
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by i'mlovin'it
    Good to hear you received a better response, dukeman!

    i'mlovin'it: "I am looking forward to my first flight with a "Service Monkey" on board..."

    Dukeman: "Personally, I'm...

    ahh haa ha! I hope Dukeman see this! His wish came true!

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileage-plus-pre-merger/757579-any-fters-ua-837-nrt-bkk-11-15-problem-w-service-animal-14.html

    Dec 17, 07, 11:07 am #210
    dukeman

    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Programs: US CP, SPG Plat, HH Silver, MR Silver, Avis CHM
    Posts: 2,187
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by i'mlovin'it
    Good to hear you received a better response, dukeman!

    i'mlovin'it: "I am looking forward to my first flight with a "Service Monkey" on board..."

    Dukeman: "Personally, I'm holding out for a "service pony."

  3. Rich A. Guest

    That pony will never be as smart as the dumbest dog!

  4. Frank Guest

    "There is controversy over whether miniature horses are suitable as assistance animals for the blind." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_horse#Assistance_animals

  5. Fredd Guest

    Some folks are just neigh-sayers.

  6. GoAmtrak Gold

    Adorable! Service mini ponies do great work and have been around for a while. What's with all the hate, guys?

  7. Nathan Guest

    Definitely in the news today, interesting choice for service pet indeed.
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/new-disability-regs-limit-slope-mini-golf-holes-require-businesses-admit-mini-horses

  8. Rob Guest

    Much more practical than a seeing eye dog. A mini horse will live 30 years. Probably more hauling capacity too.

  9. Frank Guest

    Clearly lucky and I have very, very different definitions of the phrase "totally awesome".

  10. Eric Guest

    This was one of the changes for the new 2010 ADA Standards. Now the only permitted service animals are guide dogs and miniature horses for those persons with disabilities that cannot utilize a dog (They have dog allergies, for instance). Service cats, snakes, etc. are no longer permitted under the ADA.

  11. Carl Guest

    Does this mean Gary finally gets his pony!

  12. Megan G Member

    OMG, cute! Reminds me of a LOL-entertaining thread in the UA forum regarding service animals. I'd never heard of service ponies before then. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileage-plus-pre-merger/757579-any-fters-ua-837-nrt-bkk-11-15-problem-w-service-animal.html

  13. reeder Guest

    The Olympic horses are flown in, except their service animals are human grooms. Here's the previous year's where you can spot KLM. This year's US horses evidently went via Fedex.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrrVRqdRt80

  14. TravelerMSY Guest

    Funny, we always joke about WN cabins being full of animals. Now they really are.

  15. TravelerMSY Guest

    I've been wanting to get papers to bring my exotic Bengal cat as a service animal. I find her very comforting, but that's about all she's good for.

  16. TheBeerHunter Member

    Thomas, it looks like it's got one of those horsey diapers on it if I'm not mistaken...

  17. Thomas199023 Guest

    You have got to be kidding me... What do they do with the horse sh*t? Or is the pony potty trained?

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Patrick M Guest

Cattle class no more.

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YVR604miler Guest

ahh haa ha! I hope Dukeman see this! His wish came true! http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-mileage-plus-pre-merger/757579-any-fters-ua-837-nrt-bkk-11-15-problem-w-service-animal-14.html Dec 17, 07, 11:07 am #210 dukeman Join Date: Apr 2004 Programs: US CP, SPG Plat, HH Silver, MR Silver, Avis CHM Posts: 2,187 Quote: Originally Posted by i'mlovin'it Good to hear you received a better response, dukeman! i'mlovin'it: "I am looking forward to my first flight with a "Service Monkey" on board..." Dukeman: "Personally, I'm holding out for a "service pony."

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Rich A. Guest

That pony will never be as smart as the dumbest dog!

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