Originally Posted by Corporal
It was very kind of you to buy a one-eyed horse. I don't want to buy a horse with handicaps. Still, enjoy him.
One eyed horses can deal with everything just as any horse. Is more an esthetic handicap than a functional handicap. He lunges perfectly well for both sides, much better than many horses I´ve known with both eyes. I´ve seen one eyed horses winning jumping events easily.
What Im sure about is that Spartacus had no chance after the tracks. Usually people are scared of OTTB, and being one eyed his chances were reduced to almost 0. Now he has a new life, with the best care, loving riders , and who knows, maybe in a couple of months he is kicking butts in the shows!!