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# 255489 14-Aug-2019 11:00
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I wonder if I can convince my work that I need a miniature horse of these at my desk  😄

 

 

 

US Govt rules airlines must allow miniature horses to fly as 'Service Animals'


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  # 2299058 14-Aug-2019 11:15
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  # 2299088 14-Aug-2019 11:41
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Hmmmm....

 

 

 

 

The one on the left is a half-sized horse. The one on the right is only half a horse.





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  # 2299115 14-Aug-2019 12:07
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Hmmmm....

 

 

 

 

The one on the left is a half-sized horse. The one on the right is only half a horse.

 

 

I thought it was an ass myself. 





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  # 2299153 14-Aug-2019 12:48
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Who edited my post and mangled the grammar ?  :-)


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# 2299161 14-Aug-2019 12:55
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Think of the smell if a horse does a #2 right beside you when on a flight!


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  # 2299162 14-Aug-2019 12:56
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Maybe it is selfish to say this, but I actively fear I'll be stuck on a plane with a dog or some other large animal. Are other passengers notified before they get on? Can you choose a flight without the presence of animals in the cabin?


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  # 2299168 14-Aug-2019 13:04
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Mark:

 

Who edited my post and mangled the grammar ?  :-)

 

 

 

 

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  # 2299169 14-Aug-2019 13:05
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Loaf:

 

Maybe it is selfish to say this, but I actively fear I'll be stuck on a plane with a dog or some other large animal. Are other passengers notified before they get on? Can you choose a flight without the presence of animals in the cabin?

 

 

 

 

Rather be on a flight with animals than humans 


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  # 2299313 14-Aug-2019 15:29
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Not to mention that horses don't actually smell that good themselves.

 

It must be getting on to being a safety issue. If the plane crashes, you'll have panicked and injured livestock clogging up the aisles. And maybe it would take less than an actual crash, say a strong or sustained bump, to panic the horses.

 

Seems to me that if someone *needs* to bring an animal along to maintain mental equilibrium (which seems to be the usual excuse to bring a pet along) on their travels, then it's not unreasonable to tell them to take the train. Or a horse float.

 

 


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  # 2299325 14-Aug-2019 15:39
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Mark:

Who edited my post and mangled the grammar ?  :-)



The grammar was unchanged so don't blame anyone else. I just replaced the URL display with the article headline from the Herald.

Clickbait subject was enough.




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  # 2299604 15-Aug-2019 09:47
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frankv:

 

Not to mention that horses don't actually smell that good themselves.

 

It must be getting on to being a safety issue. If the plane crashes, you'll have panicked and injured livestock clogging up the aisles. And maybe it would take less than an actual crash, say a strong or sustained bump, to panic the horses.

 

Seems to me that if someone *needs* to bring an animal along to maintain mental equilibrium (which seems to be the usual excuse to bring a pet along) on their travels, then it's not unreasonable to tell them to take the train. Or a horse float.

 

 

 

 

Actually horses don't smell bad at all, unless they fart of course.

 

But a kick from even a small horse can do a lot of damage like break someones leg. And if full size horses are transported they must travel with a vet who has the authority to shoot the animal if it starts causing real problems. That's according to my horse knowledgeable wife.

 

We had a small horse for a while as a paddock mate for a full sized version and he had a hell of a lot more attitude than the big guy and was much harder to handle.


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  # 2299653 15-Aug-2019 11:18
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A problem with "service" animals was the way some people like Paris Hilton abused the concept by claiming that the dog in her handbag was one.

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  # 2299704 15-Aug-2019 11:36
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Bung: A problem with "service" animals was the way some people like Paris Hilton abused the concept by claiming that the dog in her handbag was one.

 

Well at least in that case, there were possibly valid grounds - that the dog possessed abilities she lacked -  and the mutt served a dual purpose - guarding the cocaine that belonged to "someone else" she kept in her handbag.


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  # 2299761 15-Aug-2019 12:58
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SaltyNZ:

Hmmmm....



 


The one on the left is a half-sized horse. The one on the right is only half a horse.



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  # 2299796 15-Aug-2019 13:54
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That was horse-bashing. It's not a "half-sized horse", but a full-sized small horse. 


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