I have ridden one-eyed horses and the only difference you'll notice is that they carry their head slightly to the side to put the good eye forward. It's also more considerate to approach on the side of the good eye, you can startle them easily coming up on the blind side.
I've known a couple of one-eyed foxhunters who still did their job extremely well; including jumping difficult fences, and my old pleasure horse went blind in one eye from glacouma and still trail rode and did gymkhana and mounted games.
If they horse was made and well-schooled in this discipline before he lost the eye, there's really not an issue.
Celeste and Production Acres, I have to ask - do you have any experience with one-eyed horses? Or are you drawing inferences and conclusions without benefit of first hand experience?
Last edited by maura; 07-09-2011 at 01:49 PM.