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s_tellar
Reg. May 2019
Posted 2019-06-04 8:13 AM (#7430500)
Subject: Blind In one eye


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Has anyone had a colt that was blind in one eye that went on to be trainined and ran sucessfully. 

I have a 2yr old filly that I just sent to be broke, she was in an accident as a weanling and we think she is blind or partially blind in one eye. (vet did check her as a yearling and said it was fine, but she doesnt react on that side of the face at all)

Is there anything you did different or anything you would do Differently with their training?

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luluwhit
Reg. Dec 2005
Posted 2019-06-04 8:51 AM (#7430505 - in reply to #7430500)
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I have an 18 year old mare who was born without one eye.  I have never treated her any differently than any other horse.  she is attentive to the blind side and some times she will just brush you to know where you are.  i have always been big on verbal ques for all my horses so i think that helps her some.  She is great at her job in the barrel pen and has been my go to horse to teach kids wanting to learn in her teens.  Mine has always been super brave from young on.  I think the best of luck with yours.  I bet she will turn out fine.  Laura

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Katielovestbs
Reg. Dec 2014
Posted 2019-06-04 9:12 AM (#7430508 - in reply to #7430500)
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There are plenty of blind racehorses (in one eye) or without an eye altogether. I believe she will be fine  =]  Especially growing up without it, she won't have to "re-learn" anything. Good luck!!

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TheDutchMan01
Reg. Jan 2010
Posted 2019-06-04 9:24 AM (#7430513 - in reply to #7430500)
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I have one that lost her eye 2 years ago to eru. She went blind and was fine for a year and then developed glaucoma, so I had it removed. She was a ducker prior to all this (She was just getting solid again when it happened) and is now a solid 3D check puller. She is fun to ride. She has no issues with only having one sided vision. As far as changes, especially being a filly you will need to be cautious as to how you approach her on that side. Talk to them a lot (on the ground and in the saddle). She will probably need more desensitizing to sounds, as they seem to become slightly more hypersensitive since they can't always see where it came from. My mare relies on my body queues to find the barrel. Lots of repetition and a good seat/hands! No need to change directions or anything to make it "easier." She is blind on the left and turns the 2 left turns fine.

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FLITASTIC
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2019-06-04 9:31 AM (#7430516 - in reply to #7430500)
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My mom went to the NFR on a horse that was blind in his Left eye. And he was a lefty!!!!! He wasn't born with it , he wasn't blinded until he was 10. Head rope popped off one horn team roping and hit him dead center. Had to be removed. He was always a push style and very ratey. All you had to do is bump your rains and tell him whoa on the first. When you did that, he turned. 

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zansbeunogal_2268
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2019-06-04 10:03 AM (#7430520 - in reply to #7430500)
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I had a gelding that we had to remove his right eye when he was 8, it didnt take him any adjustments what so ever, he actually turned his first barrel better after loosing his eye! I sold him as a 11 year old and he is still running the same patter with his new owner! 

I actually owned his full brother as well, and in another freak pasture accident, he went blind in his left eye, and oddly his left barrel was also his first barrel! he never hesitated to eat up that barrel!

it was so cool to have the both of them running and doing very well both blind in one eye! 

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s_tellar
Reg. May 2019
Posted 2019-06-04 10:20 AM (#7430522 - in reply to #7430500)
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Great to hear, thank you everyone. <3

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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2019-06-04 10:32 AM (#7430523 - in reply to #7430500)
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I have know my fair share of one eyed barrel and rope horse's, there are more out there I'm sure, just on the blind side you need to be more helpful to them as to coming into the barrel, I bet your horse will be just fine

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scwebster
Reg. Mar 2013
Posted 2019-06-04 1:13 PM (#7430535 - in reply to #7430500)
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The paint that Samantha Lyne rode at the NFR in 2014 (Jimmy Choo I believe) has only one eye. I don't think he had always been without it but he is now residing near me and still winning!!!!!!

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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2019-06-04 1:13 PM (#7430536 - in reply to #7430500)
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s_tellar - 2019-06-04 8:13 AM


Has anyone had a colt that was blind in one eye that went on to be trainined and ran sucessfully. 


I have a 2yr old filly that I just sent to be broke, she was in an accident as a weanling and we think she is blind or partially blind in one eye. (vet did check her as a yearling and said it was fine, but she doesnt react on that side of the face at all)


Is there anything you did different or anything you would do Differently with their training?


Two words: Frenchmans Guy

Read the story!! Had he not lost an eye, he probably would have been gelded, so it was a good thing he did.

 

One of my friends has a one-eyed mare that she's seasoning on barrels right now. She has taken more time with this mare, but the mare is a little more flightly anways. She's coming along really nicely and solid.

 

I also believe Jolene Montgomery has a one-eyed horse. I don't know if she is still currently working with her, but she was on her for one of the Racer's Edge episodes. (I think it was)

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s_tellar
Reg. May 2019
Posted 2019-06-04 1:45 PM (#7430539 - in reply to #7430536)
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Must be in the blood shes Frenchmans Fab lol

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vjls
Reg. Mar 2005
Posted 2019-06-11 1:52 PM (#7431014 - in reply to #7430500)
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brett had sr  was blinded in 1 eye  bad to the bone

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