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post #1 of 7 Old 08-12-2019, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Wonky eyes?

Does anyone know what would have caused this? I heard some people say that it's cos of stress/fear. I don't know if he's had it since a foal though.

He's got like, one eye that has a white ring around it, like what shows up when horses are super scared or angry or whatever, but it's there all the time. The other is just normal black. This photo shows it a bit, I think.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-12-2019, 10:17 PM
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Some horses are just like that. It can be a sign of pinto or leopard genes. It's completely normal.

If a horse shows the whites of his eye's that's not the same thing as the sclera showing, that's a normal part of the eye that is just more noticeable in some horses- a horse that is nervous with wide rolling eyes may show it when they typically wouldn't. Obviously for this horse "typical" is the sclera showing.


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Anxious horse. You'd be able to tell this horse was anxious regardless of any white around the eye whereas the horse above is obviously completely relaxed. This horse likely has a solid dark eye when they aren't bugging out of his head ;)
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-13-2019, 06:29 AM
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Its just a look...
There are many old-wives tales about white-rimmed eyes...
They are tales, nothing more and nothing less for the most part.
IF you believe negative then negative shall follow you.
IF you believe positive then positive shall follow you.


Some breeds have "looks" of a white eye that is a common trait...
Paints, Apps are two...but any horse, any breed can have.
Enjoy your horse for who it is not what comment someone makes that worries you.
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The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-13-2019, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!! I was just worried that I was stressing him out or something but I'm glad it's just normal :)))
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Thanks everyone!! I was just worried that I was stressing him out or something but I'm glad it's just normal :)))
No different then some having white feet and some having black
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Totally normal. I have an appy like that and he is definitely not stressed. I think it makes him look so much more interesting! He has a lot of expression. Here's a great example (he was watching my daughter and her horse jump when I caught this look!).
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-13-2019, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Totally normal. I have an appy like that and he is definitely not stressed. I think it makes him look so much more interesting! He has a lot of expression. Here's a great example (he was watching my daughter and her horse jump when I caught this look!).
Wow, he's gorgeous!!

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