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post #1 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Meet two of my horses...

Here are photos of two of my horses:
The grey is my 10 year old Andalusian mare, Apolonia. She is an extremely sweet and wise mare. She is more of a teacher to me than I am to her!

The dark bay is my 20 year old QH gelding, Smokey. He is also an amazing teacher for life lessons. His blindness has not slowed him down at all and he shows tremendous strength and courage in all situations.

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post #2 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 05:13 PM
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awww your babies are both very beautiful!!
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 06:41 PM
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Very pretty!

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post #4 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 08:14 PM
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OMG I love Andies!! My friend has one that's just AMAZING!! (She's sending me pics soon, so I'll post them when I get them!)

Your horse are just beautiful!!!

How did the quarter horse go blind?
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post #5 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 08:39 PM
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Lovely horses.

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post #6 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 09:26 PM
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great pics, they are both so cute.

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post #7 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the very nice comments. My horses are very dear to me, as I'm sure all of yours are to you as well!

Smokey went blind 12 years ago due to cataracts. One eye was very slow to develop the cataract and the other was very fast, but by the time he was 8, he was completely blind. I've had numerous people tell me that he needs to be put down simply because he cannot see. What a tragedy that would be...this horse has so much to offer and lives a far better life than the average horse.
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post #8 of 15 Old 04-17-2008, 12:13 AM
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Smokey's adorable; he looks so great for being blind. Likewise, your mare is too cute!
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-17-2008, 12:14 AM
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Sorry about the double post!
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post #10 of 15 Old 04-17-2008, 06:49 AM
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Ah, they are so nice (and tall :) )!
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