She Claims This Was The Best $300 She Ever Spent. And Now I Can't Stop Smiling

August 2, 2014

Reddit user the_disconnect97 adopted an aged, blind pony from a local rescue and claims it was the best $300 she's ever spent. His name is Dottie and her daughter adores him...

adopted blind pony
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Many people had questions, so she posted this response:

He can detect motion, so if we walk out to him in his pasture, he can see us approaching, to a point, but things that don't move, he'll bump into if he is in unfamiliar surroundings. He can't see inside the barn at all. He moves more slowly when he's finding his way along , but horses are brilliant at remembering where things are, so on a familiar path he takes often--like to the pasture, and back to the barn, he's actually pretty confident.

We say 'up, Dottie!' or 'Down, Dottie!' when there's any kind of change in incline, and he slows immediately, and steps carefully, till he finds his footing. He's very trusting; he'll even walk through a stream or puddle as long as he knows someone's there beside him to guide.

He adores children; very affectionate, but we have taught our daughters to be very careful working around him, to always talk to him and have a hand on him, so he knows where they are. All in all, he's just a wonderful pony. We treasure him :)

She continued to answer comments with replies like this one:

It breaks my heart to see an animal that has worked hard all it's life for people just be let go because they aren't as sound or capable as they used to be. We're honored to have such a kind, sweet pony in his senior years.

Faith in humanity restored.

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