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        08-04-2011, 08:14 AM
      #11
    Banned
    She looks like a suitable trail mount.

    I highly recommend a PPE if for no other reason to have her eyes checked. It will give you an idea of what is going on in there now (hopefully nothing).

    I second Cori's post. A good fly mask is your horse's friend. It provides UV protection for their eyes. You may be the only person in your neighborhood who uses one in the winter but your horse will appreciate it.
         
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        08-04-2011, 09:31 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    I have an appy, she is now 23, and her eye sight started going downhill last year. She's a very dependable, very sturdy horse. I also keep a fly mask on mine, she has pink skin on her nose and around her eyes that will sunburn. I say go check this horse out in person and see what you think!
         
        08-04-2011, 12:59 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Thanks everyone
    I really don't have the money to put for a vet check, but I went to the blind appaloosa website and they tell you some stuff to look for yourself so I plan on getting in her face when I go see her.
    Also I have talked to some other appy people and they say even with that risk "once you go appy you don't go back" lol
    Have yet to meet someone who didnt love their appy to death.
    Also another site said not to let this deture you from the breed as their higher risk for this is the same as the quarter horse's higher risks of laminitis or the throughbred's higher risks of back injury and roach back.
         
        08-04-2011, 01:35 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Also I forgot to ask if I would also ride the horse in the flymask? Would she be able to see the the mountain trails with it? It can get kind of dark when you get far in.
         
        08-04-2011, 01:37 PM
      #15
    Banned
    Since you are going to be out riding for long periods of time I would suggest getting one of those riding masks. The mesh is lighter so it is easier for them to see through.
         
        08-04-2011, 01:41 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    She looks like a nice girl for sure! Keep us updated on how everything goes!! I've worked with a few Appys....some I like, and others I don't. I find that some of them just have too much "Appytude" for me. But, that's just me :) Good Luck in whatever you choose!!!
         
        08-04-2011, 06:05 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Thanks everyone
    The women is coming out sunday to meet Dedee (she already loves her)
    She is trailering her horse home from boarding monday, so sometime early next week I am going over there and take her out on some trails!
    I will definitely be telling you all how it went <3
         
        08-04-2011, 06:53 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Thyme    
    have yet to meet someone who didnt love their appy to death.

    I havent met anyone who doesnt LOVE their HORSE to death. Even if it is a half bred mutt HAHA
    I havent had any horse even remotely pure between my legs bar a tb at riding for the disabled

    Come to think of it I only ever had two pure bred animals in my ownership my whole life a doberman and a poodle everything else is x lol
         
        08-04-2011, 09:58 PM
      #19
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bandy    
    I havent met anyone who doesnt LOVE their HORSE to death.
    I have :/
         
        08-04-2011, 11:39 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eliz    
    I have :/
    I know this is getting off topic, but I just wanted to add. I had a horse that I just didn't really like at all. There was nothing wrong with her, we just didn't quite mesh. Its not a bad thing to not love your horse to death, you just need to find the right match for you. (Which is why I have a different horse and she has a new owner )
         

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