Blind Horse Stories

Fergie's Story
Kari Belevender

Fergie's Story

Blind Horse Owner's Story

I grew up riding sighted horses and exercising a champion barrel racer. I riding around 17 and only when I began helping a blind horse rescue did I start riding again in my 30's, just 7 years ago.

My kids were 19 and 17. They had never ridden before alone. We weren't around horses.

I began caring for the horses. Feeding, being there for the vet and farrier as well as began riding and teaching others to ride. Soon after, I taught my kids his to ride. We would road ride and trail ride.

Fast forward to now, I have had my Haflinger who is blind for 3 years. She was going to be killed sure to being blind at 8 years old. I named her Fergie. My 2 year is granddaughter has been riding her with her dad since she was 9 months old.

Give blind horses a chance. They are truly great riders and can even still work like driving. My Fergie also works.

Disability does not mean inability.

Mandy Harrison and Fergie

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