A big and friendly “Hello” to all my English followers. In the last few days a lot of you ask me questions about my horse Mighty and losing his eyes. Often because they can't read my captions because they are just in German. So here they (maybe you) get a detailed answer to all these questions.
Firstly: Mighty is my horse since 5 years now. As I got him he was almost completely BLIND, because he suffered from moon blindness or equine recurrent uveitis (shortly ERU). After saving Mightys life I started working, riding and jumping with him. After some time me and my mother realized that Mighty suffers “thrusts” when stress and that movement reduces his “thrusts”. What are “thrusts”? In German we call it “Schübe”. While “Schüben” Mighty had strong pains, his eyes were very sensitive to (sun-)light, he pinched his eyelids pretty hard together and was very sluggish and calm. He didn't moved that much and kept his head always down. These “Schübe” came approximately 7 Days every two or three months.
Now a month ago it was like this: He had a “Schub” since 2 MONTHS at BOTH eyes, which was also favored by a vaccination. (Vaccinations weaken the organism.) My mother and me decided to take one of his eyes out so that the other eye has peace, but when we arrived on the grounds of the veterinary clinic and after Mighty gets examined (is that the right word?) the veterinarian told us that the retina is already detaching (on BOTH eyes). He advised us to take both eyes out instead of just one to prevent a possible second operation and thus anesthesia.
For Mighty nothing changed. Bevor his operation he was already completely blind. But for me it was nevertheless a pretty hard decision. To know that you will never again be able to look into your horses eyes was a hard blow for me. Sentences like “Die Augen eines Pferdes sind das Tor zu seiner Seele” (“The eyes of a horse are the gate to his soul”) or “Augen sind der Spiegel der Seele” (“Eyes are the mirror of the soul”) made me cry.⬇️(#blind#blindhorse#blindespferd#love#liebe#vertrauen#geduld#pferd#pferde#noeyes#horse#horses#ERU#withouteyes#trust#operation#blindbuthappy#soul#vet#instahorse#horsesofinstam )