Well I busted up laughing and said to him. NO they are not blind those are fly masks to keep the flies off of the horses face. Well needless to say he felt like an idiot for saying what he said and I apologized for laughing so hard, but to this day I find it amusing (not at his expense though..giggle).
This guy was from the city and he had never had the experience of being around a horse. Can you tell?
Anyway, I stumbled on this wonderful web site...
It's a guide to loving and caring for the blind horse..
Imagine yourself in the middle of a field and you can't see anything around you.. can you find your way to the water trough or the feed bucket with no one guiding you? WOW I would be scared and it would probably take me 10 hours to find my way, that is if I didn't get lost. My internal compass doesn't work so well, so I wouldn't know if I was going north, south, east or west or if it even mattered.
and happy trails to all!