Thursday, March 20, 2008

Good News Thursday

Why Homeschool has started a Good News Thursday.

I LOVE this idea. Today, while I was reading Drew Curtis' Fark I came across an article on seeing eye ponies.

"She may be just 60cm high, but Panda the miniature pony is fulfilling a tall order – as a 'guide horse' for the blind.

The two-year-old was taught by her trainers to help blind people in the same way as conventional guide dogs.

She stops at kerbs, spots uneven pavements and crosses busy roads. She can get in and out of a car, go up and down stairs and is completely house trained."

I'm not sure if this is what Why Homeschool meant about good news, but I certainly felt uplifted reading about another way a blind person can be helped to live a "normal" life.

My late father, Geoff, was legally blind and I saw first hand how tough it is to be blind in this world. My hat is off to all those hard workers who train seeing eye animals.


Bettina Colonna Essert said...

Remember they had a birthday when you took donations for the seeing eye ponies or some such organization? Or am I losing it...don't answer that.

Shez said...

You aren't losing it. Yes, I did. I just love the idea of seeing eye ponies.