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Stable genius: Britain’s first guide horse for blind people

An American miniature horse is training to become a faithful assistant to a visually impaired man from Lancashire – and causing quite a stir on the streets of Blackburn
Mohammed Salim Patel with Digby and the animal’s trainer, Katy Smith. Photograph: Lancashire Telegraph/SWNS.com

Mohammed Salim Patel knew he was causing a stir in Blackburn market on Monday because he could hear it. “There were people around us saying, ‘Oh, look at that’, and I could hear the shutter sounds for blind people.

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