Say hello to Patch. He is approx. 14 yrs young and 13.3hh, appy gelding and broke to ride. Sadly he has suffered from the same problem as so many appy's do which is something referred to as moon blindness in his left eye. From what our vet can tell he has lost his vision entirely in it. His right eye, however, seems to be working just fine and he seems to be well adjusted to his left eye. You would never know he has a problem with it!
We have exercised him in our round pen and indoor and lunged him over some poles and he has done all of it easily. UPDATE since settling in here (it took approx 6 wks or so) Patch has become a whole new man. He is quiet and easy to handle, he is getting ridden now 2-4x per week and even heads out down the road. I am amazed at how well he is doing and he loves to have a job! He is currently giving lessons to a few 12 yr old girls at our farm as well.
Our friend Myles Herman has been out to do 2 body work sessions so far on him and has commented both times on how kind he is to work on. Nothing major was found that concerned Myles other than some standard tightness which seems to be working itself out with Myles help quickly.
Please email us if interested in visiting our new special guy!