Originally Posted by Production Acres
This is a good way to DIE!!!!! Half blind horses or blind horses are NOT SAFE! They startle much too easily! Been around several in my life - have one finishing raising a foal right now. NO - you don't try to ride one, much less try to break one to saddle. Did I say - THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO DIE!!!
They need either put down or left in the same paddock for the rest of their natural life. Change is not good for these animals.
A friend had a horse that was very successful at hunter shows (so yes, it was jumping) that during a PPE for the new buyer it was discovered that the horse was completely blind in one eye and had limited vision in the other.
The horse just trusted the rider and had adapted well to its lack of vision.
Backing a blind 2yo is something that would depend greatly on the temperament of the 2yo.