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    12-22-2009, 06:44 PM
  #11
Green Broke
As long as you are making sure you are telling him exactly where you want him to go all the time and he likes jumping then I think he's fine!!
He's a beautiful boy by the way! I love his color!
     
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    12-23-2009, 06:40 PM
  #12
Foal
My last horse, Sea Spray, was blind in one eye. Despite that she was an amazing jumper. She was really fearless and absolutly loved to jump with all her heart. Her eye never stopped us from jumping successfully. I agree with what others have said in that if he seems to enjoy it then go for it!
     
    12-25-2009, 09:12 AM
  #13
Weanling
I learned to ride on a one eyed qh mare. She jumped, did trails, lessons, everything. She taught me how to ride, and she definitely taught me how to come in straight to those jumps!
     
    12-25-2009, 02:53 PM
  #14
Yearling
I used to jump Willow, and she also only had one eye. She poked it out while she was trying to escape from the place she was neglected at. She enjoyed it, and could jump either way, she just liked to turn her head a bit so she could see it as she approached it. She is very flexable so she could do this at a good canter, lol. I'm glad I'm not the only one who rides a one eyed horse! So many people tell me I'm asking too much of her, which makes no sense because she willingly does it anyways!
     
    12-25-2009, 03:37 PM
  #15
Showing
I think it would be more cruel to deny him something that he obviously enjoys doing just because he is handicapped. So long as he continues to be happy and willing, by all means, keep it up. Like other posters have said, he will let ya'll know when he is ready to start slowing down.

I agree, he is gorgeous.
     
    12-25-2009, 08:52 PM
  #16
Trained
As long as he seems to enjoy his job, there is no reason to stop. He is a really nice looking guy
     
    12-25-2009, 10:30 PM
  #17
Foal
It isn't cruel to jump them with only one eye. We had a pony here who was a top level sj and developed a cornea in his eye that never came right. The eye was eventually removed. We thought that would be the end of his career but NOPE! He continued to compete at PGP level and won! At the height.
If he is happy jumping, you feel safe doing so, and are sensible enough to not jump him over ridiculously high/wide/terrifying jumps I see zero issue with it. Just be careful, but enjoy him :)
     
    12-25-2009, 11:05 PM
  #18
Yearling
I personally think he looks very happy, and as long as you and him are both comfortable with jumping and competing, it is fine!! :)
Someone on her, MIEventer I believe(?), was telling a story about a horse that had been jumping and eventing at pretty high levels, and he had the same routine everyday. One day he fell over something, and when the vet came out they found out he had been blind for quite a while!
     
    02-14-2010, 02:49 PM
  #19
Green Broke
Thanks guys... we're taking him to a few shows this year, its his last year being jumped and ridden alot, after these shows, Im going to retire him and just give him gentle excersice :)

Thank you guys, I really love him, and don't want to jump him if it might hurt him
     
    02-14-2010, 02:56 PM
  #20
Trained
People who say it is cruel are rediculous. Give me a break.

Horses with both eyes, jump blindly anyways. People are ******ed as far as I am concerned.

There is a 1 eyed pony at the barn I board at. Cutie patootie. He is a phenominal jumper and he compeates in Eventing, Hunter/Jumpers and Dressage.

Ignore people's opinions, afterall, that's all they are. He is your horse, you know him better than anyone else. The only one you need to listen to, is him.
     

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