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Diego Horse Appaloosa Hohenwald , TN
- Vaccinations up to date, special needs. Sadly Diego has lost most of his sight in one eye and all of his sight in the other.
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Diego does better with another horse as his companion!
Diego has just recently become fully blind and is working on adjusting to that life. I have been trying to lead him in new places every day to get him used to new types of footing. We have used the bridges and water crossing as things to get him used to stepping up and over. He would do well in a home that has experience with blind horses and can help get him adjusted.
Diego stole our hearts when he arrived here with us a few weeks ago. We were worried about him and the eye problems he was having. The vet has been keeping a close eye on him and we have been administering medication two plus times everyday since he arrived. His eye is looking better and he keeps it open now but he won't ever get his sight back in it. Before he injured his right eye he had uveitis developing and his owner tried everything she could to stop it. Unfortunately, he only can possibly see a small amount out of his left eye. Before all this happened he was ridden and loved very much. The last time he was ridden was a year ago from what i understand. Diego LOVES treats and attention! He stands very nicely to get his medicine in his eyes and once he becomes familiar with his surroundings he is very quiet. He does worry going to new areas around the facility but loves his turn out time with his friend in the arena. He picks up all his feet nicely as well.
Most likely Diego needs someone that doesn't necessarily want a horse to ride and has a small safe area to board him. He also would do well with a companion to guide him around his pasture. He is a beautiful boy and it is sad he cannot see anymore but i can't help and wonder how hard it must be for him to adjust and only be able to rely on his other senses.
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