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[RC] one eyed endurance horse - Cindy Stafford

Someone asked about stories of endurance horses who were blind in one eye.  The barn where I board at (www.desertbredcom), had a horse that did Tevis who was blind in one eye - DB Amiga.  She finished in the top 50 they said.
I knew her much later, when she was a lesson horse, she taught me how to ride.  I did not notice any problems with her vision and wouldn't have known she was blind in one eye if they had not have told me.  Being a dumb newbie rider, I didn't think much of it, so didn't do anything to compensate for it, and didn't notice that she wasn't 'normal' as a result either.  I was able to do low jumps with her, and never noticed a problem.  She was a great horse - all heart and loved to work.
 
And since we're on the subject of blind horses, there's a place out west that I read about on equisearch.com, where they rescue blind horses.  They have great information on how to care for them and some great 'feel good' stories.  If I remember, they even ride a couple and talk about how they do that.
 
Cindy