Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tyson Update

Tyson is a 3 year old pure bred QH gelding who has gone blind in both eyes. We had the very awesome eye specialist assess him and sadly his blindness is from optic nerve damage which she thinks was caused by an injury when he was a foal. She said the most common cause is rearing up and falling over backwards banging the head and tearing the optic nerve. This is irreversible and he will always be blind. She did advise us to have him put to sleep. The good news is that Tyson can see slightly out of one eye (shadows and movements). We have contacted the blind horse association which is an amazing association, please have a look at their website. Its very inspirational.


We have found Tyson a suitable home. The wonderful Jodie Alderton impairments. Jodie has a number of rescue horses with disabilities where the children who she works with can relate to each horse. If and when Tyson goes completely blind and becomes a danger to himself and others we will assist Jodie in having Tyson put to sleep. Currently, we have both decided that he isn't ready to go to horsey heaven yet and I will keep you all up to date with how he is going. Tyson will be floated to Jodie's healing centre on Saturday which is less than 5 minutes drive from our Gilston Rehabilitation Centre.

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