One Pal (the blind TWH from the board) gets settled in I'm going to start working with him. Sunlight bothers his eyes so I figure I'd start looking for him some full eye blinders. Didn't know if anyone on the board had any that were collecting dust. If so, please PM me.
Tracy and Pal in NC
Visit "myhorsepal.blogspot.com" for pictures and updates about him.
I have a friend with a blind horse. He wears a fly mask year round, in and out of the barn. It is made to flare out over the eye area, and lets him know when he is about to bump his head, and protects his face a bit. I believe you can get them to reduce harmful light rays? Would this work for Pal?
How's Pal doing ?
I don't know how creative or crafty you and the girls are but I bet you and your Girl Scouts could make a mask with antennas on it for Pal , I wouldn't think it would be to hard if you or any of the girls sew or maybe their moms, it could be a nice project, make a prototype and see how it works then from that make improvements and even customize it for Pal. maybe even something that other blind horse owners would like to have . It could fasten with Velcro or what ever, check this out http://i10.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/13/25/0234_1.JPG it don't look to very hard to make , add some eye pads , antennas optional or they could be tried and removed or adjusted in length.
P.S. You know you are covering up Pal's eye whiskers / feelers / antennas when you put a mask on him and the ones on his muzzle and eyes he depends on a lot and have become even more sensitive with his blindness.
Last edited by Tricky; Jan. 21, 2009 at 01:05 PM.
You can get a "hood" aka mask, and get cups to lace in it, full cups, 1/2 cups, and even plastic cups to cover the entire eye.
Must make sure you get the mask that has the lace in cup features.
I like the one with the metal mesh over the eyes, it protects the eyes from branches and getting poked by sharp objects, and you can lace in cups and 1/2 cups too.
You can buy all the cups to lace in from the same catalogue.
They just don't making racing hoods big enough for WBs.