Horse with cataracts
Hey everyone. Im having a problem that I would really like some insight on. I recently was given a 12 year old arabian horse who I love to death! He is the sweetest and most gentle horse I have ever had. However, he has what I consider a pretty bad cataract. The guy we got him from said he wasnt blind in that eye but im pretty positive he is. The problem I am having is that he is stumbling ALOT. Unless we are on a road, he can barely make it through trails with out stumbling. Some stumbles are pretty bad. I know he fell on his previous owner last month but I just assumed it was a typically horse fall, untill I began to ride him and realized he is VERY clumsy. My question is, is there anything I can do to help him with this problem. Excerises? Im not sure how long this cataract has been this bad and I don't even know if he's had time to adjust to his blindness. I don't want to get rid of him but I am kinda afraid of riding him, for my safety. Any insight would be great.