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post #11 of 12 Old 05-07-2013, 05:47 AM
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I am blind in one eye, and I do jumpers with my horse. I must admit that I do have trouble seeing the distance to the jump, but my horse is very willing and I feel when to get in 2-point. I have been blind in one eye since birth, and it never really affected me, as my body has adjusted. My old instructor use to have us count, 3,2,1, jump. I could never do that as I could not see how far the jump is.

As for driving, I do drive and the only time I notice a difference is when the light turns yellow, as I am unaware as to whether I should stop or go, as I cannot compare how much ground there is to the light. When driving behind cars, I just look at how much road there is between me and the car.
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post #12 of 12 Old 05-07-2013, 09:06 PM
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I think it depends on the person. I know that I have horrible depth perception and I'm only partially blind (black spots in certain areas) in one eye. But I also know people who are completely blind in one eye and can see a better distance than I can.

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