Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Hills CA, High Desert
• Horses: 0
I have heard that because they don't have the dark pigment - iris, that their eyes absorb much more of the harmful rays of the sun, thus causing blindness. Blue eyed horses also have some trouble with this.
A friend was told to get some eyeliner and put it around their eyes, or have the area tattooed. Also, you might want to keep a fly mask on esp. in the bright sun, it helps some. Somewhere I saw horse sunglasses for sale, but I can't remember where... :( You might try googling equine or horse sunglasses, or something?
Sorry, I'm not much help.