Smart and loving 20-year-old Belgian

You wouldn't know that he was blind

Information
  • Horse Name: Barney
  • Price: $400
  • Location: Varysburg, NY
  • Breed: Belgian
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 16.0 Hands
  • Color: Sorrel
  • Foal Date:
  • Weight: 1700 lbs
  • Disciplines:
    • Companion Only
  • Temperament: 3 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)

Description

My name is Barney and I am a 20-year-old Belgian gelding. I worked all my life on a farm until I lost my sight from cataracts. I know what you are thinking, how can a blind horse get around. The answer is with a little help from my friends. Titan and Jesse are my seeing eye buddies. When I first arrived, they showed me where the shelter, food, and water were. Now that I am comfortable and know where everything is, I wander the pasture all by myself. In fact, most people that come to visit don’t even realize that I am blind. The only thing that gives it away is the special mask that I wear in the summer to keep the sun out of my eyes. I am very good at leading because I know voice commands like step-up, Gee to go right, Haw to go left, and of course whoa to stop. When I am not out on adventures, I do love to drop my head down into my caregiver’s chest, close my eyes, and take a nap.

In order for me to feel comfortable at my forever home, I do need to be adopted with Jesse or Titan. Unless you have experience with a blind horse and have buddies for me to learn the ropes with.

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