|Also, we are used to a clear field of vision in
front of us. Horses, however, have amazing peripheral
vision with two blind spots—one directly in front of its nose extending around
four feet in front of it, and the other behind the tail, about ten feet long.
When you consider the front blind spot, the abilities of jumping horses seem all
the more incredible. The horse loses sight of the obstacle when it is a few feet
away and has to rely totally on the rider to tell it when to jump.