Parham, you are a forceful, well spoken, intelligent person so it seems we must help you if we can but what we can do over the internet is strictly limited. The current political squabbles between the Middle East and the West make matters even more difficult. Your pluck in even considering such a venture is admirable in the circumstances. Maybe we can best assist currently by helping you to plan for learning to ride as a blind person with the thought that circumstances will one day change and hopefully for the better.
Nothing can happen unless you can find a home for the horse which can, in the early stages, be looked over by sighted, friendly, country folk.
The horse needs care from sighted humans and also you need to 'borrow' the use of their sight.
(1) Would these people support in you in face of disapproval from your family?
(1b) Is there within reach a convenient stable and pasture, owned by friendly country folk who are knowledgable of horses???
(1c) Is there close by those stables a flat area in which a training arena could be erected? The surface should be of sand and the arena should be fenced to waist height with timber post and rail?
(2) Do you have a sighted friend preferably one who rides with whom you can work in partnership?
(3) Your taking on ownership of the horse is a 24/7 responsibility - a serious long term commitment by you to the well being of the animal. Do you have you the money, the time and the commitment?
(4) Most country folks look on horses differently from sports riders. Farmers see the animal as a tool whereas for you it must become a companion. Remember it can easily kill you - it weighs the same as a private car. So the animal must come with time to feel that it must protect you. Amazingly some horses do become protective towards their human. However to achieve this state of mind, you must be involved in feeding it, grooming it and handling it. Your hands will come to replace your lack of sight. You will talk to it with your hands. Slowly the animal will come to know that you are blind.
(4) In time you and your clothes will start to smell of horses - how will that affect your relationship with others?
You and the horse have one thing in common - fear
- which is the biggest hurdle you will have to overcome. If you feel fear you will tense up involuntarily, the animal will sense your tension and it will become nervous and will behave erratically The horse you need must stay calm in all
circumstances - you need a working horse not a fancy sports horse. (5) Can you look for and buy such an animal if you find the facilities to keep it?
(6) Ask yourself, could you sit on a horse, initially led in hand by a competent sighted rider, and ask the handler to let go?????
Before you even set out on this quest you must as yourself about your personal values. (7) What happens when you tread in a pile of dung - how will you clean your shoes?????? Can you cope
(8) What happens when for the first time you fall off the horse and suffer injury?
Does the family come along and remove the horse They are correct in one respect - a horse could easily kill you . For a long time you as a blind person should never ride alone - even after you have learned to sit the horse.
What you asked for, to be able to ride as a blind person, is within limitations certainly possible in the UK but whether the facilities you need locally to succeed is available in Iran is another matter. I am not competent to judge. In your Muslim world there are influences of which I as an agnostic British male have no comprehension.
In the mean time may I suggest that you look up www.sustainabledressage.net which is a very well written site which will tell you much about what you need to know about riding a horse.
Also that you also look up Dr Alexander and read about his thoughts on how the brain works. Surprisingly riding is as much a mental sport as a physical one. He writes about how the brain learns by rote and somewhere he will have explained how the brain takes over and compensates for the loss of a sense such as sight. You will have other heightened senses which sighted people lack.
Parham, in the meantime keep plugging away with your research. It is a pity you can’t take a holiday and do some research on the subject in the UK . You never know a trip might be possible sometime in the future.