Helping Hooves 

Training Miniature Horses to Guide the Blind
Now you can read the book that tells the story of the development of the Guide Horse training program! Learn the techniques used to train a reliable, safe service horse.







Helping Hooves

The Guide Horse Foundation Training Program to Train  Miniature Horses  as Guide Animals for the Blind


Janet Burleson  

ISBN 0-9744486-0-5
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Read the compelling story of the first miniature horse trained to work as a guide horse. Learn the exciting methods used to prepare the tiny horses to perform these amazing services.








Janet Burleson is one of the world's pioneering horse trainers Practical Horseman Magazine


Seeing is believing USA Today


Janet and Don Burleson are  . . . Angels People Magazine


How wonderful that Janet and Don Burleson have initiated this valuable experimental program teaming miniature horses with blind people Newsweek


Miniature ponies are leading the way for the blind ABC News


Guide Horses  . . . are as small and disciplined as Guide Dogs TIME Magazine


Extraordinary ABC 20/20


It is often the little things that win our hearts and minds ABC News


The Burlesons are . . . using horse sense to Guide Boston Globe


Twinkie proved that miniature horses could fill the role, and fill it well VetCentric Magazine


An Intriguing Program - Discovery Channel




About the Author:


Janet Burleson


Don and Janet Burleson - Copyright 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

  Janet Burleson is the pioneering horse trainer that developed the Guide horse training program. As a lifelong horse training enthusiast, Janet Burleson has experimented with hundreds of horse behavior challenges.  With four decades of horse teaching experience, read how she trained Twinkie, the prototype first experimental Guide horse for the blind and Cuddles  the first Guide horse to enter full time service as a guide animal for Dan Shaw.

  Don and Janet Burleson


Copyright  1996 - 2018 By Janet Burleson All Rights Reserved