maplewoodsporthorses asked: ive been trying to get a pic of molly's new eye scar/cloud to show you, mostly to see how it compares to your guy's -- but she has gotten too used to me putting things in her eye and closes it whenever i get near!! sigh.
Aw man, GG does that too, even a year later. Can’t say I really blame him. How’s the sweet little girl doing?
pretty well!! i am trying to decide if i should have the girls ride her in a fly mask or not, she was a little squinty when i taught a lesson on her today, but the eye is not picking up stain anymore so it is basically ‘healed’ — now just to wait and see how small the scaring will get
Hm, yeah, I dunno. I tend not to ride GG in fly mask just because his depth perception is so off, but that might just be him. Also, the fur on his face is really really thin and I’ve noticed that leaving the mask on tends to start just rubbing that fur off. Ugh.
Could she be a bit light-sensitive? I know my visually-impaired mare really was when she was first starting treatment for uveitis. I feel like atropine making her pupils dilate after having been very much inoperative was behind that, however. I dunno about riding in a fly mask just due to the depth-perception issue like riding-blind pointed out. But, I bet a fly mask would be a really welcome break from sun in her eyes if your horse is being sensitive to light from past injury. It may be safe-ish to ride on flat, level ground with one on.
Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:
Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.
Way to go, humanity.
what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it