Over the past few years, we've seen most airlines cracking down on what species qualify as an emotional support animal.
Traditionally, folks have been able to bring dogs or cats on board with them, but things started getting out-of-hand when pet owners tried to buck the system. Passengers claimed they had therapy peacocks, iguana, spiders, etc. Eventually the major flight companies made drastic changes to their policies. In addition to canines and felines, American Airlines will allow you to bring a miniature horse into the cabin as long as he meets the following requirements:
One animal per person
Animal must be a cat or dog (trained miniature horse may be permitted as a service animal); 4 months or older
Animal must be clean and well-behaved
Animals must be able to fit at your feet, under your seat or in your lap (lap animals must be smaller than a 2-year old child)
Animals cannot be seated in an exit row
Animals cannot occupy a seat
Animals cannot at from tray tables
So, before head to the airport with your pony, you might want to make sure he can sit in your lap. Also, if you see a mini horse on a plane, PLEASE send pix.
*Sybil Summers is on ALT 103.7 10am-3pm. She can be found on all social media @sybil1037*