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    02-23-2010, 09:43 PM
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Foal
How rare is it for a horse to have two blue eyes?

Like...is it common?
I've worked at a barn and there was only one yearling with two blue eyes and one other horse with one blue eye. My one and only horse has two blue eyes, so I was wondering if it's...common?
Also, do blue eyes on horses freak you out? My eighteen year old cousin isn't into 'ugly' horses and she said my horse is pretty cute for blue eyes. I asked her about that and apparently blue eyes on horses freak her out.
     
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    02-23-2010, 09:44 PM
  #2
Yearling
There is a horse at our barn that has two blue eyes. Not my cup of tea.
     
    02-23-2010, 09:45 PM
  #3
Trained
I have two horses that have both blue eyes. It's pretty common particularly in paint horses.
     
    02-23-2010, 10:03 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
I have two horses that have both blue eyes. It's pretty common particularly in paint horses.
Ahhh, yes. Carly is a registered paint, though, she's solid black.
     
    02-24-2010, 12:26 AM
  #5
Trained
The funny thing about blue eyed horses is that you can't see their eyes when you're riding them.
     
    02-24-2010, 12:49 AM
  #6
Showing
So true Kevin. It is very common on paint horses, especially when the white runs close to their eyes. It is less common but not unheard of for a horse with little white to have blue eyes. I personally don't care one way or the other but horses like your Carly and Mystique (another member's horse) that are dark but have two blue eyes are particularly stunning. I would love to see a pic of Carly.
     
    02-24-2010, 01:01 AM
  #7
Yearling
Not really rare or uncommon. Seems generally you either love them or hate them. Personally I like them, but I actually prefer one of each (one blue, one brown), best of both Worlds! And I've known some people that for them the eyes have to match (both blue or both brown). What I don't like is a white face w/ dark eyes.
     
    02-24-2010, 09:07 AM
  #8
Started
I knew a camp horse who was solid liver chestnut with a very thin stripe down her face, and two deep blue eyes. She was a pretty little thing, and a real sweetheart. Scout gets a lot of guff about his eyes. He has one bright blue and one brown. At some point he seems to have gotten into a wreck and part of his brown eyelid is missing (no clue what happened, it was before I owned him, and it doesn't seem to bother him now). When he gets excited mom thinks he looks a little crazy with his one blue eye bugging out and his fuzzy pony mane everywhere. I think it gives his face character and expression.

It's definitely more common to see blue eyes in paints and horses with bald faces. The one two-blue-eyed horse I knew was Quarter and Morgan, no paint in her as far as anyone I talked to knew. Who knows what Scout is deep down. I do agree that two blues with dark hair around them is really pretty.
     
    02-24-2010, 11:24 AM
  #9
Banned
Blue eyed horses creep me out, although they certainly have their fans. I also find bald faces to be less than attractive.

Part of it goes back to my early years in the Arabian show world. Blue eyes and bald faces were considered conformation faults, and you never saw a horse with either of those in the show ring.

You also never saw a purebred with body spots, because those were also considered conformation faults. Nowadays, sabino markings aren't considered detrimental to a horse.

I haven't shown in many years, but have attended Regional and National Arabian shows as a volunteer, so have seen a lot of changes.
     
    02-24-2010, 05:02 PM
  #10
Weanling
I,ve 2 horses with blue eyes and its very common in gypsy c0bs but I don,t care about them either way
     

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