Originally Posted by enzoleya
Can you see any scratches on or near the eye? Does she wince a lot or does she keep it open? You can try doing quick movements with your hand near her eye to see if she flinches or spooks. My mare fractured her skull and has very little slight in one of her eyes. She severed the tendons that hold the eye in place and broke her brow bone off. I have heard from several people that if the horse can see a little from one eye it's better to just have it removed so they don't spook when they see something. I haven't really had an issue with my mare not being able to see out of that eye. She can't see much so she doesn't spook too bad on that side. I still ride my mare, do barrel competitions and even did poles for the first time during a competition. She relies on me and my cues very much.
Nope. None of those. I've brought her to the front pasture every day and no scratches or scrapes or anything. I tried lunging her today both ways with just physical cues and she took all cues just fine.
If its not her eyes, what could possibly be the reason of her suddenly getting spooky like she is?