What causes blue eyes in horses?
Blue eyes in Arabians, Thoroughbreds, and Quarter Horses most likely result from sabino coloring.
Splash Although rare, the splash pattern is often the cause of blue eyes in horses.
Splash is usually characterized by two or more white socks and/or stockings and a white blaze.
Do horses with blue eyes have problems?
Blue irises are usually seen in horses with light-colored coats such as cremellos. Having a blue iris, however,does not make a horse any more likely to have intraocular problems, including equine recurrent uveitis. Coat color, on the other hand, can be associated with eye problems.
Is it rare for horses to have blue eyes?
Blue eyes are no weaker, develop disease no more frequently, and are no more likely to stop functioning than brown eyes. Horses with two blue eyes, or one blue and one brown eye, are not at increased risk for any eye problems because of this color variation.
What is a wall eyed horse?
In horses, a blue colored eye is referred to as a wall eye. The genetics that cause a horse to have a wall eye are not well understood, but many breeds, including quarter horses, Thoroughbreds, Arabians and Tennessee walkers, all have some registered horses with blue eyes.