Jennifer - posted on 07/20/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
So a few weeks ago i went and looked at a horse that i knew was blind when i got there the horse was in bad shape she was very under weight and not getting any attention but she still rode fine. Now i have never owned a horse but have been learning and helping to care for them a lot over the last 2 years so i decided along with my husband to take her in. So a week later she was delivered to me well the guy had forgotten the coggins so i couldnt do anything with her as far as taking her out of her stall at the stable. Finally got that in and now am able to let her out and do a lot more with her. And most the people at the stable are glad i rescued her from where she was she has put on noticible weight and is showing signs she is happy and she looks all around better. Well today i had her out and one of the guy that has a horse out there come up looks at her asks if shes blind then asks why im keeping her like that says shes no good to get rid of her and put her out of her misery. It hit a real soft spot for me becase all though ive only had her a week shes still like another one of my kids to me. So my thing is am i doing right keeping her and caring for her you cant even tell shes blind inless you really look at her eyes. I was in tears over what the guy said part of it is because i just lost a cat that i had for 6 years and was one of my kids pets. I feel im doing the right thing and not only am i helping the horse shes helping me I had a bad case of depression and would go bolistic for no reason well since i got her i have not had any break downs. And another thing the guy didnt let me explain is yes shes blind but she gradually became blind and there is a chance she can regain sight in the one eye at least the other not so much as it was injured before i got her by being kicked by another horse from what i was told. Please tell me what yall think Im a big animal lover and in no way do i want to put such a good one down but want to know what others opinions are.