Following is a beautiful story about a miniature pony used a guide for a blind Mulim girl, helping her to achieve her University dream. Lets read on:
Mona Ramouni’s religious parents would not allow her to bring a guide dog into the family house as they consider the animal to be unclean.
So instead, the 28-year-old saved up for three years and bought Cali – a tiny horse who stands at around 2ft 6in and has been trained to help her owner out of vehicles, guide her through crowds as well as standing patiently indoors.
The psychology student found the miniature horse after coming across a website about guide horses in April 2008 and claims since welcoming Cali into her home in Dearborn in Michogan, her life has been transformed.
‘She is an awesome little horse. What I really want is to be able to take her places neither of us would have been able to go without each other,’ Ms Ramouni said.
‘Before Cali, I had given up. I got to the point where I thought, “I’m going to get nothing out of my life” Cali has given me the confidence back I used to have as a kid.’
Ms Ramouni lost her sight shortly after birth after being born three months premature.
The 28-year-old, who works as a proofreader of Braille textbooks, is one of only five people in the US who currently has a guide horse.
Following is another moving story. Please read on:)
She may be just 2ft high, but Panda the miniature pony is fulfilling a tall order ? as a “guide horse” for the blind.
The two-year-old was taught by her trainers to help blind people in the same way as conventional guide dogs.
She stops at kerbs, spots uneven pavements and crosses busy roads. She can get in and out of a car, go up and down stairs and is completely house trained.
And as a guide animal, Panda is allowed to accompany her owner Ann Edie in shopping centres, supermarkets and even on planes.
Mrs Edie, 52, said: “I’ve had three guide dogs – but none have been anywhere near as good as Panda.”
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