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    Exclamation Would you be concerned when looking at photos of a prospective purchase....

    ... if every picture of their face showed "pet-eyes" and you were never actually able to see their eye? Granted, most of the photos I've seen where taken at night, inside under artificial lighting, or out in the dark, and I did see a couple of pictures that had other horses in the picture as well and their eyes looked the same way, but, bottom line, do you think this is a cause for concern? Should I have the vet pay particular attention to the eyes in the PPE? I've already had his info form the sellers' vet released to me, and he's never had any problems with anything, and I've seen video and he doesn't seem like he has any vision problems, but I don't know...



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    What do you mean by "pet eye?" Is the camera flash reflecting into the horse's eye since the pictures were taken at night?



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    Quote Originally Posted by BestHorses View Post
    What do you mean by "pet eye?" Is the camera flash reflecting into the horse's eye since the pictures were taken at night?
    That was my question too. I thought she meant she fell in love with his pet eyes and couldn't meet him in person.
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    I think she's referring to the reflection that most critters' eyes show when they are photographed with flash.

    And my answer is, it might bug me, but mainly because I like to see how things look in daylight, not because it was indicative of a problem.
    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09




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    This should help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJenners View Post
    This should help you.
    Lol. I LOVE that webpage.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJenners View Post
    This should help you.
    That's just too perfect!



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    To the OP: the pictures wouldn't bother me. I would just have your vet inspect the horse's eyes as in a normal PPE.



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