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    01-20-2013, 02:50 AM
My horses eyes.

Ok I just got my horse she is a rescue horse she's 4 almost 5. She did have a bad wound because her previous owners had machinery in their pasture and she ran into one and had a huge gash on her chest. I think it was a year or two ago but you can't even see the scar. I was taking pictures of her today and didnt realize it untill I put them on the computer but with the flash her eyes turn blue in all the pics. I am panicked now because I'm not sure if its bad... But I don't think its right I hope that Its just my first horse jitters.. It may also be my camra because I just got the camra and don't know much about it... Please help!!!
Here are a couple pics to show the blue:

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    01-20-2013, 03:23 AM
It's the camera flash reflecting....sorta how when you take pictures of cats their eyes look weird. And with the weird Red Eye effect often captured when taking indoor or low light photos.

Nothing to worry about :)
    01-20-2013, 12:22 PM
I know that the flash changes the eye color but I've nvr seen them blue. I was reading online that a horses eye is sopposed to be green with the flash and when there blue it could be a serious problem like them going blind...
    01-20-2013, 12:39 PM
Wonder if she is picking up any color from that blue halter?
One day I was putting a halter on my mare and almost stroked. The white of her eye was bright red!! After checking the other eye which also looked really red it dawned on me the eye was getting bounced color from the red jacket I was wearing. LOLLOL When I took the jacket off she was cured.
    01-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Looks like a greenish blue to me. As long as she seem s like she can see fine, I wouldn't worry about it.
    01-20-2013, 01:27 PM
There are many factors that are going to change the reflection color....the settings, lighting, surroundings, ect.

I have many pictures from crappy cellphone photos to my Canon and the horses eyes are different shades depending on the setting, lighting, ect.

I honestly think your reading a bit far into it lol.
    01-20-2013, 01:28 PM
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Since you just got her, a vet visit is in order anyway (sounds like you did not have any done pre-purchase), so although I agree that it is not an abnormality, it is something that you can raise to the vet for your own peace of mind.
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    01-20-2013, 06:22 PM
Alrighty thank you everyone :) she's on a free lease for a year then she's mine from the rescue. Ill let the vet know and I hope that its nothing. It prob could be from the halter also but thank you everyone for your time!!!

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