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.