Cuddles Leads the Way

March 2003
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;
Focuses on the miniature guide horse of Dan Shaw. Responsibilities of Cuddles as a guide horse; Purpose of the tiny sneakers worn by Cuddles; Number of voice commands learned by Cuddles.


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