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The Beautiful Story of Endo the Blind Horse Who Recently Set 3 Guinness Records

By Andrew Alpin, 11 January

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Appaloosa horses are known for being kind, friendly, and loyal, besides being magnificent-looking creatures. But one gelding from Corvallis, Oregon, USA, is touching the world in more ways than just with his friendly personality and beautiful brown spots. This is the story of “Endo the blind horse,” who, despite his disability, set 3 Guinness Records.

13 Endo the Blind sets 3 world records

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On October 29, 2022, the 22-year-old Appaloosa named “Endo the Blind” and his owner, Morgan Wagner, set three amazing records.

  1. The highest any horse has jumped on its own is 106 cm (3 ft 5.73 in)
  2. Most flying changes in one minute by a horse: 39.
  3. 6.93 seconds- the fastest time for a blind horse to weave five poles

Endo the Blind sets 3 world records

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12 You might be wondering where did this spectacular horse owner find him?

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Morgan’s (Endo’s owner) grandmother told her when she was 13 that she could have a horse, which is what almost every little girl dreams of. One interesting foal in the group caught her eye. Its name was Endo. Morgan said, “I first met Endo on my grandma’s farm when my family and I moved up from California to Oregon. My grandma said I could have one of her horses, and I chose Endo. He had the most charisma and pranced around the other horses.”

You might be wondering where did this spectacular horse owner find him

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11 Endo was special

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Even though the foal was only a few months old, this smart and kind horse had something very special about it. Morgan says that Endo has a strong personality, which is why she chose him out of all the foals on her grandmother’s farm. She also says- “He thinks he’s the greatest horse in the world, and he wants everybody to know that.”

Endo was special

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10 Morgan and Endo grew up together

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Morgan and Endo were best friends as kids and taught each other everything there is to know about riding horses. From the first time they did dressage and rode together to the time they mastered trotting through some of the hardest patterns and obstacles, there was nothing they couldn’t do together.

Morgan explained- “In the beginning, I didn’t know how to put a halter on him, and neither did he. He didn’t know what a halter was. We had to learn together, on our own.”

Morgan and Endo grew up together

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9 Endo contracted moo blindness when Morgan was just 8 years old

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When Morgan was eight years old, she saw that Endo’s eyes often got teary and squinted. Morgan took her favorite gelding to the vet, who told her Endo had equine recurrent uveitis, also called moon blindness or periodic ophthalmia. He continued to have flare-ups, and it got worse and worse as time went on. With each flare up, it also damaged his eyes.”

The disease is one of the most common eye problems in horses and the main reason why horses go blind all over the world. Repeated inflammation of the uveal tract (the middle layer of the eye) is what makes this long-term, painful eye disease what it is.

Endo contracted moo blindness when Morgan was just 8 years old

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