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Firegoat Aug 17, 2013 04:41 AM

The Arizona Restaurant Association is sending out notices to restaurants that they will be required to allow both service dogs AND horses in their restaurants.

http://www.kjzz.org/content/1308/ariz...

  1. Paprikaboy Aug 22, 2013 02:05 PM

    Recently in England a woman was fined for taking her horse into a McDonalds after they refused to serve her at the drive through window,
    The horse couldn't pay for it's meal in full but it did leave a deposit.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-...

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      4X4 Aug 19, 2013 06:47 AM

      Are you trying to stirrup controversy by posting this story?

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        jrvedivici Aug 19, 2013 07:47 AM

        A service mini horse walks into a bar, bartender says, hey lil guy why the long face?

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          cheesemonger Aug 19, 2013 10:19 PM

          I'd pony up to that bar.

      2. C. Hamster Aug 18, 2013 05:42 PM

        Are "service horses" always the diminutive type?

        Or is Seabiscuit going to be sitting next to me at at restaurant or movie?

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        1. re: C. Hamster
          enbell Aug 18, 2013 06:11 PM

          Service horses are specific
          http://www.guidehorse.org/

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          cresyd Aug 18, 2013 10:30 AM

          First time I saw a service horse in a public restroom I was absolutely stunned. Even though the horse was no bigger than than a dog, it still had the effect of a horse in the toilet.

          That being said, if they're work as service animals and are relatively reliable in regards to relieving themselves - then so be it.

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            marcia Aug 18, 2013 06:13 PM

            "relatively reliable in regards to relieving themselves" Not relatively in my book, but as reliable as any trained service dog is.

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              cresyd Aug 18, 2013 11:13 PM

              That's all I'd be expecting.

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            Jerseygirl111 Aug 17, 2013 02:17 PM

            Well, they are legitimate service animals. So are aid monkeys. But can you bring a horse on an airplane?

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              viperlush Aug 18, 2013 06:25 PM

              Yes you can.

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                Jerseygirl111 Aug 21, 2013 08:41 PM

                Really? Do they diaper them up I wonder.

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                  viperlush Aug 22, 2013 05:29 AM

                  I cant tell from the picture. But they are housebreakable. And on longer flights may be diapered. The third link I posted talks about it. It can't be any worse than a large dog.

                  http://www.guidehorse.org/news_minis_fly.htm

                  http://www.jaunted.com/story/2012/6/28/61651/4908/travel/A+Modern+Pegasus%3A+How+One+Little+Horse+Flew+on+Southwest+Airlines

                  http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB10...

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                    Jerseygirl111 Aug 22, 2013 01:58 PM

                    Interesting. The horse in the second link does have the poop bag on but yet the WSJ article recounts an "accident."

                    Is it discriminatory that they have to purchase 1st class or more than one seat due to the animal? Do you have to purchase an extra seat for a monkey? Or a Lab?

                    The issue as I see it is in a restaurant, if a horse defecates you can take actions to clear the air or remove yourself from the building. In an airplane you are trapped for however long. That would be a nightmare for my family.

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