If I were going to adopt a horse, it would be from Frog Pond (the rescue that took him).
Also, I've seen them mention that he has some hazing to his eyes but no one has said he has any indication of being actually blind. Could just be an infection that needs meds to clear. I love him. I think he looks like the horse from Tangled, Maximus.
All told, in the day of crappy rescues who are really just hoarders looking to make a buck...Frog Pond is the real deal. They are super nice and easy to work with.
I saw in one post from Frog that he was almost completely blind. I'm not really sure, maybe they managed to get a better look at him and decided not?
I do agree with you though. They seem pretty legit and I definitely do plan on adopting one from them one day soon. I've been looking at the mare that came with this gentle giant. They named her Sophie.
I would like to know her conformation critique as far for barrel racing goes. She looks like to me that she'd kick butt.