Ok, maybe a dumb question, but is there a 'test' to see if my pony is blind? She's a Shetland mix and is about 23yrs old. She lives in the pasture across my driveway so I can see her all the time and keep an eye on her. She was a rescue and has never been one to seek out attention. She tolerates the occasional fussing over but is happier if I just feed her and leave her alone. This morning I went in to give her her feed and as I was ducking back under the gate she ran over/stumbled over the bucket - knocked it all over the place before she got clear of it. Of course, I went right back in to see what was wrong and she nearly plowed over me too. (all of this at her usual slow walk). I shoved her away and picked up her bucket and started scooping feed back into it, she came around again and walked all over the bucket AGAIN. It was about 5:30am so still dark. I had a flashlight cause I like to get a good look at the bucket and in the water trough - but also had the truck lights shining in through the gate as usual. So... could it have just been the lights???? But there is nothing new there, I've been parking with so that the headlights light up the area she eats since it started getting light later. Looking back I have noticed that she's been 'lazy' about being led around - crowding too close, lagging way behind, seeming to just be being 'difficult' when going through gates... could it be that she wasn't 'being a pony' but really didn't see where I was or where she should be walking?????