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post #1 of 4 Old 09-28-2020, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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One eyed cutting horse ?

Hi ! This summer I was given a one eyed three year old. She is very well bred. Foundation lines and just a overall chill horse. And has been fun to break. She lost her eye when she cast herself in a stall at a trainers. But it doesn't seem to effect her much. She was going to be my barrel prospect as she is quick but I'm thinking of starting her on the flag next year. Was wondering is anyone has heard of a one eyed cutter? Or any other cool stories about one eyed horses doing well in an event. I'm open to suggestions on what I should do with her ! I've done a bit of everything in the last 10 years.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-29-2020, 10:47 AM
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Don't let the loss of an eye keep you from letting the horse excel at a activity they enjoy.
From showjumping, to dressage, racehorses, driving horses, to any and every discipline we riders enjoy partnering with our mounts...blind in one eye animals are in all of them.
If your horse had the eye removed, a horse can and will compensate.
The animal may need to look at something a bit differently, hold their head slightly turned but compensation made and off you go to enjoy your chosen activity.
The horse will be held back more by you limiting them in their activity level than the animal limiting itself by loss of that eye.
Some horses are born blind in a eye or lose sight as a baby...didn't effect anything but possibly their appearance.
Keep the other eye healthy and protected from injury or sickness and go ride, enjoy your horse.
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Animals don't know they are handicapped, they just do it a different way and carry on.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-30-2020, 06:45 PM
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Look up a horse named Rey Jay, he is the grand sire of Colonel Freckles on the bottom side and was a one eyed cutting horse.

A horse's natural talent, desire and ability to learn to read cattle are the really important things. I don't know if a one eyed horse with the right stuff can be a finalist in Fort Worth, but it would be a cool story at whatever level you decide to shoot for.
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