(KRON) – If you see a miniature horse on your next flight, do not become alarmed.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that miniature horses are now able to fly as service animals in all cabins of commercial airplanes.
On their website, in a final statement of enforcement priorities regarding services animals policy they released detailing enforcement priorities for service animals and what types of animals should always be allowed to travel with owners.
Domestic airlines were given 30 days to review the mandate and revise company rules to better accommodate for service dogs, cats, and mini horses.
The Department says airlines are still allowed to reject animals if they are deemed too “large, dirty, or dangerous.”
According to the American Miniature Horse Association, mini horses often stand between two and three-feet tall and weigh between 150 and 250 pounds.