Thank you! He is amazing. His trust just blows my mind. I take him on trail rides over some rough terrain. I talk the whole ride "step UP! step OVER! Easy! Step DOWN!" the louder I say UP or DOWN or OVER the higher he will step up or reach down. I control his head with my reins and his hips with my legs, I can serpentine him around tight trees and around rocks and over roots and down embankments. Sometimes will be trail riding with someone who doesn't know he's blind and then find out, they are just amazed!
He could see when I got him, had uveitis (didn't know it when we got him) and knew he would go blind. So I started working on voice commands. He's now about 21 and still full of energy. Loves to run, and once my butt sits on the saddle he can "see" and wants to run all the time! LOL! We have battles sometimes, he thinks the world is a flat desert, LOL! I love him.