Life changed for Moonie this past December. Losing his eye was an adjustment, but he came through that ordeal with flying colors... and our relationship has deepened.
Using his hearing to compensate for his left sided blindness, he pays close attention to what is happening around him. The amazing thing is, however, he is totally relaxed. The loss of his eye has not affected his temperament at all. I make it a point to always talk to him when I am in the yard with him. My voice lets him know where I am in relation to his body.
He is the most trustworthy horse I have ever encountered. I have never witnessed anything but kindness from this gentle giant. Nothing upsets him. I have no worries when children are around him. He is just an all around sweet natured fellow without a single bad habit.
I remember when I met him for the first time - the Amish family who had him had several children. When I walked into their barn, there was Moonie getting brushed and cleaned with children climbing all over him... and a toddler in and out of his legs. I knew at that instant that he would be the perfect horse for our farm.
He is, however, a shameless beggar... and loves his treats. I...