Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
We have what our vet calls "our 800 year old pony". We don't know her exact age but it's mid to late 30's.
Falon has a little spook going from dark into bright light and visa versa, her eye's don;t seem to adjust as quick as they used to. She's also not be sure if she can make it by something, such as a wheelbarrow in a door way or threw a gate. This works both ways. We really have to watch that there is enough room for her so she doesn't get hurt. You never know what she sees, sometimes she'll think there's room when there isn't.
We also don't change anything in her paddock without showing her, if you move the water bucket she can't see it at first.
We make sure she knows were approaching, hearing not so great either..., so we don't startle her.
When the time comes and if she's still in good health we will put a foot or so of gravel all around her paddock so she knows the boundary, we're not there yet........
I don't have anything to back this up but watching her...... I think at the beginning when they are first loosing some sight it's a shock to them and they spook a fair bit, then they learn how to deal with it and adapt.
An eye exam might be in the cards to rule out anything that could be something more serious than just getting old.