Recently, a heartwarming story made headlines when a Miniature Horse named ‘Flirty’ was spotted on a commercial flight. The horse was traveling with her owner, Abrea Hensley, who is a professional horse trainer. Hensley and Flirty were on their way to Texas for a special event where Flirty was set to be featured in a children’s book.
Flirty, who stands at just 32 inches tall, was given her own seat on the plane and traveled comfortably in a special harness. According to Hensley, Flirty is a certified therapy animal and often visits hospitals and nursing homes to bring joy to patients. The Miniature Horse has even made appearances on national television shows.
While it may seem unusual to see a horse on a plane, it’s actually quite common for trained service animals to travel with their owners on commercial flights. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation allows passengers to bring their service animals on board as long as they meet certain requirements, such as being properly trained and able to fit in the designated space.