Originally Posted by paint gurl 23
Did you know horses can go blind by a blow to the head? It can put them completely out of alignment. I would bet he was unpredictable and dangerous, BECAUSE HE COULDNT SEE!! I worked with a very well bred, stunning, futurity gelding that no one could get anywhere with. He was cowboyed, and by cowboyed I mean he was rode into walls by this idiot who thought by running him into the walls he would stop alot quicker? He was 16.3 HH, maybe he was intimidated? Who knows. The guy got tired of eating dirt so he quit. This horse took it until he lost his vision and no one could do anything with him after that. Everyone was scared of him. He was very spooky, head always up high, very alert....he was a very quiet people horse before this happened and ready to compete. I was told this but also new this when I met the horse. He really messed up this horse to the point of sending people to the ER. I have never come across a horse so kind and willing knowing what had happened to him. I rode him after about a month of groundwork and therapy to get his vision back. From being run into the walls, it turned his wither and back into an "s" shape as well as knocking vertabrae out in his neck including his poll/atlas and all the way down. He will need regular therapy the rest of his life for the scar tissue this guy caused and he's only 6. He needed a few sessions of therapy to put him back together but it was worth it. No horse wants to be afraid yet they become explosive and dangerous because that's there only way of defense once it hits a certain point of pain. He lost his peripheral vision due to being run into the walls which came back with therapy and he never attempted to hurt anyone after that, he calmed right down to his normal quiet self. Anything that wasnt in front of him on the ground scared the crap out of him because he couldnt see. How that makes a horse mentally sick I am not sure but it sounds like he was easy to pass off as being ill in some way. People need to really think about what could be the underlying cause of some behaviors before they send them down the road. This horse was absolutely amazing to ride and have around after I got him the help he needed. His career was done as far as everyone was concerned until I stepped in and offered. Not to brag at all or sound like I know everything, just want to make a point in saying that not every horse is sick in the head.
Why don't you quit attacking people. This is a discussion board not a berating board. I know that when you are young you think that you know everything and can do everything but you will have much more success with people and horses if you treat them with respect and dignity. If you communicate with horses like you communicate with people on this forum then you are not the horseman that you think you are.
From a post 3 sentences long you diagnosed a horse you have never seen as being blind. That is ridiculous