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.
This isn't true I have been around MANY completely blind and half blind horses and they have made great horses. My friend broke her horse that was completely blind and she barrel races him. He is very trustworthy and my half blind horse doesn't spoke at anything! And I am looking into adopting a blind mare that I would have to train. I see no problems with her and don't see why should wouldn't be trainable to ride.
OP: I would start will little things right now, and make sure you allow the horse to know everything you are doing to it, by letting it touch it and smell it, after all that is all it is going to have to rely on now. I would just start with basic things for now, like lunging and getting her to know her gaits, if you haven't done so already. I also would do the saddling now, but since she is only two I would rush it too much. You actually want them to go through the pain and the transition of loosing their sight and not stress them out further. Then they also take some time to adjust to everything and learn that its not going to hurt them. Right after turning blind they are usually pretty skittish and have to learn things over again. But if you are there for her and help her understand things, you are going to have an incredible bond.
Another thing you are going to have to do is make sure that her food and water and in the same spot all the time so she can find it. And make sure that she isn't in a big field or have anything in that field she can run into. If she is running she could very easily trip on something she can't see and break a leg. Mainly it is going to take a lot of patience and care. I wish you luck with your little girl. :)