A visually impaired BBC journalist with a phobia of dogs will be the UK’s first person ever to be given a guide horse, The Independent reports.
Mohammed Salim Patel is to due to receive Digby, an American miniature horse who stands two feet tall (that's six hands). Digby will help with his mobility and daily tasks.
Mohammed suffers from retinis pigmentosa, but doesn't want a guide dog to a long-standing phobia.
“I have a big phobia of dogs that I was not able to work out," he said, "and it was good when I heard about horses being trained.
“I have always loved horses but it is good to see the benefits to people who are visually impaired.”
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