Despite the many misconceptions surrounding blindness in horses, the blind horse is not psychologically or mentally different from the sighted horse. He is neither especially blessed nor especially cursed, he has simply put in the hard work to adapt.
And like any other horse, the blind horse needs a job and opportunities to grow – not pity or constant reminders of his vulnerability.
Talking to a blind horse has proven to be an effective strategy, according to experts. Let it know where and what you’re doing, and it won’t be surprised by your presence. So we’re always chatting with our visually impaired friends. In the course of collaborating on a project with them. They also make frequent physical contact with them in order to reassure and inform them of our location.
Despite the owner’s constant assurances to the horse about her location, it’s amazing how much the owner of the horse speaks. Every horse, even a blind one, craves happiness and companionship. It’s up to the person who owns them to do so.
You can feed the blind horse grain, and it will try to take treats out of your pocket, and it will react to your footsteps. It will want to do the same things as sighted horses and enjoy it just as much because there is no difference.