Visually Impaired Man becomes first in UK to Receive Guide Horse

Written by Jane Clinton Tuesday, 06 February 2018 10:04
Mohammed Salim Patel with Digby in the streets of Blackburn Mohammed Salim Patel with Digby in the streets of Blackburn

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A visually-impaired man is to be the first person in the UK to receive an officially recognised guide horse.

Mohammed Salim Patel, 23, who is a BBC journalist from Blackburn chose Digby, an eight-month American miniature horse to assist him.

He opted for Digby as he has a phobia of dogs.  “I have always loved horses but it is good to see the benefits to people who are visually impaired,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph. Digby will grow no bigger than a large dog and is currently 2 ft.

According to its current owner and trainer Katy Smith, he will be able to help with household chores, just like a guide dog... READ MORE


 
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