On July 16, 2013 – after waiting for FAR to long, a filly was finally born at WindSwept Miniatures. She was different, I could tell right away when I looked at her on the TV Screen.
Hope was born with a rare abnormality called Anophthalmia – meaning she never developed eyeballs. I was forced with a huge decision in front of me. I called my vet and set up an appointment for him to come and fully examine her. He arrived on July 17, did his full exam, and gave me the news that I needed to hear to make my decision- besides having no eyes; this filly was 100% healthy and normal. This is rare in horses with conditions such as this, and he is surprised, and thrilled, just as I was.