Thanks to guidelines by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the skies are now friendlier for Miniature Horses working as service animals on planes. The agency’s recent policy statement categorizes Minis, along with dogs and cats, as commonly recognized service animals that should be accepted on board in the passenger cabin of planes by the airlines. (Snakes, reptiles, ferrets, rodents and spiders, on the other hand—not so much.)
This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Horse Illustrated magazine. Click here to subscribe!