We have a few donkeys with poor eyesight and all of them cope really well. Harry Potter and George are two of them and until recently, they lived in different paddocks.
Harry has been with us since 2005 and was already blind in one eye. George has been with us since 2013 and has difficulty in seeing things near to him. Although he took care of our Helena when she was a tiny foal, he's always been a loner and generally stayed out of the way, not even wanting lots of cuddles.
Harry too was a loner and could often be a little nervous of everything and everyone. We all felt a bit sorry for both of them and as Harry was getting older, we moved him into the Special Needs group. Amazingly, both donkeys seemed to sense they couldn't see properly and quickly become good friends.
Their whole personalities have changed too and both donkeys seem more confident, coming up to us for cuddles and scratches and the cheeky side of George is really coming out!
Due to their eyesight issues, neither donkey is very active. Consequently, we're always having to keep any eye on their weight although they're often seen side by side at the feed trough doing their favourite hobby - eating! It's lovely to see the two soul mates enjoying each other's company and being so happy.