Flirty Mini Horse

Meet Flirty the miniature horse and service animal for Bellevue woman

Miniature horses can be trained to work and perform tasks for a person with disabilities. Hensley said Flirty helps her with medical alerts and mobility assistance.

Hensley, who trained horses for 20 years, said Flirty was a show pony before her job as a service animal.


These 19 states are cracking down on fake service dogs

“Today, any pet owner can go online and buy a vest for a dog to pass it off as a service animal to gain access to restaurants, hotels and places of business,” said Republican state Rep. Kimberly Ferguson, who introduced the Massachusetts bill. “Their animals aren’t trained and end up misbehaving in these public places, which gives real service dogs a bad name.”