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What can't a blind horse do? Meet Endo The Blind Horse

Endo the blind horse is an Appaloosa gelding who had his eyes removed because he suffered from equine recurrent uveitis also known as "moon blindness". When he was 8, Morgan, Endo's owner noticed that Endo was starting to squint a lot.  His eyes seemed painful, and they were often weepy during the summer months. Morgan had the vet out as soon as she realized that something was wrong.  Endo was diagnosed with Equine Recurrent Uveitis, glaucoma and cataracts.

Endo The Blind Horse

Despite all the veterinary remedies attempted, Endo was often in a tremendous amount of pain. He had stopped eating because it hurt to chew, and the medicine he was getting to try to reduce the pain an inflammation affected his appetite. When Endo's right eye had a very damaging flare-up, the decision was made to remove the eye to lessen his pain.

Endo The Blind Horse

Right after surgery, Endo was scared. The first night, Morgan found him shaking in his stall when she came to check on him. She stayed with him that night, and her presence seemed to comfort him.

Endo The Blind Horse

When Endo was going blind, Morgan searched for a permanent companion for him so he would not be alone in his darkness. She found a miniature horse mare named Cinnamon who was in bad shape and needed a better home. Cinnamon now lives with Endo inside his stall and pasture. She is more herd bound than Endo, though, so she stays at home when he is traveling so she doesn’t disrupt his concentration when he is on the road. He has adapted really well to being without his mini mare companion when he is traveling, yet he is always glad to find her waiting for him upon his return.

Endo The Blind Horse

As predicted by the veterinarian, the second eye was removed around 6 months after the first. Endo recovered much more quickly and with more confidence than he had after his first surgery. Morgan thinks that all the time she spent with him, helping him learn to gain confidence in sensing his surroundings without visual cues likely helped ease the transition into sightlessness.

Endo The Blind Horse


What is Endo able to do now? Can he be ridden?


Endo is able to do anything a sighted horse can do. He competes, trail rides, travels, jumps, performs liberty work, and participates in any other new experience that becomes available. He is a huge crowd favorite at Expos, where he has demonstrated his versatility, intelligence, and trainability in a variety of venues all across the United States and Canada.

Endo The Blind Horse

Endo The Blind Horse

Endo The Blind Horse

Endo The Blind Horse

Endo and Morgan have even been featured performers in an outdoor theater show. Endo has more than 200,000 followers on his facebook page and over 100,00 followers on Instagram.



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