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    I love seeing this! Gives me hope that I can get my guy to do a BN before retirement
    To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
    for we have not deserved it.
    Marion Garretty



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    Rock on! I used to ride a 4YO OTTB who was going blind in his left eye. He was the keenest, smartest jumper I've ever sat on. You could literally see the wheels turning in his head as he approached a grid or combination. Fun horse. Yours looks like he is too!



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    Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great looking combo you two are

    Keep up the great work!



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    Those pix make me teary!! Fantastic.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.



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    Thanks guys! I had actually retired him from jumping before the eye came out because he was stopping so much... but he's a whole new horse now! Seeing pics like that when you get done with XC reminds you just how special a horse can be.



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    that is awesome beyond belief!

    No offense, but you could really make an amazing halloween costume for that horse. And I mean that only in the best way.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpsnake View Post
    that is awesome beyond belief!

    No offense, but you could really make an amazing halloween costume for that horse. And I mean that only in the best way.
    Like a pirate?
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...71&id=51801315

    Or the One-Eyed-One-Horned-Flying-Purple-People-Eater?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...cess24/ari.jpg

    And just wait till you see his costume for next year!! (Think Monsters, Inc)



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    Classic! (the costumes!)
    I loved the event pictures- it made me tear up some too. Good for you for not giving up! I don't know what his problem was-but I know that many of the horses I've takens eyes out of seem much more comfortable and happy afterwards! Hope I get to see him in person someday.
    5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO - you're on course!



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    Quote Originally Posted by eponacowgirl View Post
    Like a pirate?
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...71&id=51801315

    Or the One-Eyed-One-Horned-Flying-Purple-People-Eater?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...cess24/ari.jpg

    And just wait till you see his costume for next year!! (Think Monsters, Inc)
    Ha ha ha I love it!



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    I have seen you write about him in past post. What awesome pictures. He is ready for the next challenge isnt he? Ya'll look great together.
    I have known several blind horses but one that showed in TX in the open shows still amazes me. Those lope over poles set as a wagon wheels that horse made it look easy, mine would have poles going every where.
    Pamela Ellis



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    I'm so proud of the two of you! We've done a lot of growing up this past year or two and now our ponies are too...

    No matter what happens, highs, lows, we have an awesome time together, don't we?

    Cherish the good, forgive the bad. Keep eventing as a team. That's what I say.
    Hillside Haven Farm
    From starting gate to start box!



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    Awesome pics! He's a good boy.



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    Beautiful!
    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

    A Voice Halted



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    Really cool!



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    Totally awesome! What a cute horse



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    Do you have any issues with him not relaxing into the bridle? My guy raises his head to see and I cannot get him to travel on the bit for extended periods of time in new places.
    To be loved by a horse, or by any animal, should fill us with awe-
    for we have not deserved it.
    Marion Garretty



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    Great photos! So much enjoyment captured.....for the both of you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaandTuff View Post
    Do you have any issues with him not relaxing into the bridle? My guy raises his head to see and I cannot get him to travel on the bit for extended periods of time in new places.
    I don't usually have that issue in dressage, but he is very sensitive to scenery- jumping towards crowds/roads etc. We had a run out at Penny Oaks because of a break in the tree line, he wheeled to look at it- not sure if thats HIM or the eye, but really the issue is mostly that he won't bend left. He's pretty darn good in different places.

    Here's a video of his dressage:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AkkEhJdzbk

    It's a little fuzzy, but he's a pretty steady guy.



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    You look so happy in those pictures.



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