working with a partially blind horse...???
I have recently started working with a partially blind horse. Some small amount of background info.
He's about 8 or so, and very recently gelded. He was bred by his previous owners. He has minimal (shadows) to probably no sight in his left eye. This was suspected to have been done by a man. (horse is TERRIFIED of men.) He is a pretty high strung horse and has little understanding of personal space. He has a history of rearing and striking out at times. I have worked with him once (on the off side of course.) He did pretty darn well. He doesn't like to stand still or stop to where he can't see men. He has a lot of try and a good heart, just misunderstood I think. He was recently blinded. Can anyone give me any personal advice on working with a partially blind horse? Is there any special "trick" besides loads of trust and clear cues? Anything constructive would be much appreciated :) Thank you all. I look forward to some advice!!