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This is a discussion on BLUE EYES AND SIGHT PROBLEMS? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

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        12-17-2009, 10:46 AM
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    No it's just a horse thing. You shouldn't make excuses for your horse. Some horse like people some could care less. The more you do with your horse the less standoffish he will be. Don't blame the gender.

    Also - how do you approach him? He's a mini - you are a human. I will guess you 'tower' over him. With some horses the flight instinct is very strong. Try inviting him into your space.
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        12-17-2009, 12:44 PM
    Old horse traders-and I guess I am one of them--shy away from blue eyes. Don't know why but its been that way for a while.
        12-17-2009, 09:06 PM
    I own a cremello, and have for the past 4 years. While he had always been spooky at strange things like "seeing" a wheelbarrow after being halfway past it, I have just contributed this to an high calorie diet (something I have recently changed), and it has definetely calmed him down some. However, his eyes are extremely sensitive to bright light. He keeps his eyes squinted nearly shut in bright sunlight. So, it if is remotely bright outside at all, he has a fly mask on all year (yes, even in snow, which can be particularly bright due to the reflection). It may seem strange, but it really helps him not have problems seeing in the pasture due to the bright sunlight.
        12-17-2009, 09:31 PM
    Ricci is 17 years old with two blue eyes and there's never been a single problem, day or night.
        12-19-2009, 08:43 PM
    My paint has two blue eyes. No problems with him. He does seem more sensitive in the winter (as some of us are with the snow being so bright when the suns out) he squints a bit and it does take him a bit longer to adjust from a lit up barn to pitch black outside. Only for a second. I just give him a minute to adjust then he's fine. No vision problems, just sensitive. Lots of people think blue eyes have problems but its not true. It would be like saying people with blue eyes have problems just simply not the case.

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