Pal just left for his new home Thanks to AggieDQ for transpo. & Tracy 4 a Home
UPDATEPal is on his way to Grace Ridge farm in NC to his new home Thanks !! to Amber For Sponsoring Pal's transportation and Thanks !! to Tracy for giving Pal a home God Bless you Both
[COLOR="Blue"]UPDATE Tracy at
Grace Ridge farm in Charlotte,NC has agreed to take Pal If we can get him there HELP PLEASE !!!
Pal is a 5 y/o gelding 15.1-2hh Registered TWH buckskin with black tips , smart, sound , calm , gentle, loads, ties , stands for vet and farrier . has had extensive training, and was hitting a good lick until he lose his eye sight . He has been blind
for about a year and has adjusted very well . He is excellent with people and bonds instantly . He rides but is a little nervous , no panicing or anything like that, he is just unsure , he needs someone he trust to tell him to, ( step up , step down , turn right, turn left, whoa ) . I know what your thinking, I thought the same thing ( who wants a blind horse) till I went to see him and handled him. Pal will flinch just a little bit when you 1st touch him and then he is fine , he will drop his head right in a halter , leads perfect, very well mannered .
I was so surprised when I went to load him on the trailer, he muzzled the trailer for maybe a minute and then I ask him to Step Up and he did !!! he reached out with his left foot and found the trailer floor and sounded it and got right in no problem what so ever, I was astonished !!!
Pal is not spooky at all like you would think a blind horse would be.
Pal is a very quick learner and good with kids, with the right person could do anything ask of him. He turns out and is quick to make a buddy and once he has found his buddy you only need to hang a little bell on his buddy's halter and Pal is a happy horse !!!!
Pal was on the euthanize list when I was approached with his situation by his owner, after going and seeing Pal and how well he had adjusted to his blindness, I knew he was to smart and well behaved to let his life end .
Pal in the right hands could do anything you ask of him ( Dressage, Trail Ride, Western Pleasure ), Whatever you like.
Pal sees nothing to distract him like sudden movements that spook other horses. Pal trust his handle / rider to know whats best for him and puts himself in his or her hands.
Pal has his whole life in front of him and will become even more adopt to his condition as time goes on , Pal has excepted his blindness and deals with it exceptionally well .
There are many sites on the Internet that tell how to train
a blind horse and of amazing stories of blind horses winning dressage and trail riding, pleasure classes and other sporting events http://www.blindhorses.org/ is one and there are 750,000 more sites if you search Google for blind horses.
Pal would make someone a wonderful loyal and devoted friend for life.
I would like to keep Pal for the kids to spoil that come to my farm but that is exactly what he would become "spoiled" to much attention not enough training .
Pal has the potential to be such a fine horse for someone to be proud of . Pal needs to be on a smaller farm with maybe 2-3 horses ( at least 1 other horse ) and smaller pastures and where he can have a relationship with one person for him to trust and bond with to become the fine horse that he has all the potential to be.
It is unimaginable what a blind horse can achieve, a blind horse can have an extraordinary life.
Just as a blind person can use a sighted horse, a sighted person can successfully guide a blind horse, It's all about trust. Pal will trust you if you let him.
Pal has been at my farm for 2 days and already is beginning to trust me , he has learned where his feed pan is and his water and comes right to me when I go to the corral fence with out calling him , he don't thrash about and bump in to things , I think he might have a little sight from watching him, it's hard to tell he is so well adjusted.