Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
Again, it would be great if you could help this filly and give her a home, BUT ERU is an expensive condition to care for. Not trying to detour you from getting her, but it does take work and time. I'm sure Wallaby can tell you that, I know she posted on your other thread. Her health needs to be dealt with before ANY riding or training comes into play and her heath should ALWAYS come first.
It will take time, and money, possibly lots of it...but if you're willing to do it that's great. I'm just trying to let you know what you're getting into. I'd scoop up all the advice you can get from Wallaby she does an amazing job with Lacey. I've seen a few of your other threads and think you may board? If so it takes a lot of extra care for a near blind or already blind horse like other's have said. Pastures / stalls / runs everything has to be safe and free of hazards. Plus, you have to be careful what horses she would be put with. It may seem easy to take on a blind horse now because you want to help, but you have to look at the big picture and make sure you'd really be helping her and not putting her in a DANGEROUS situation.
One thing I would personally do, I would have a vet check done BEFORE purchasing. It might give you some insight to how far she is and what measures will need to be taken once she is in your care.
Riding wise, most horses have little to no problem adapting to reduced or no eyesight. It takes time, trust and patience. You cannot push them! Overall I think she'd be great as long as her health is really taken into consideration.
"Every person you will meet will have at least one great quality. Duplicate it and leave the rest." --Clinton Anderson
Last edited by Annanoel; 01-02-2013 at 10:09 AM.