You might want to read this Cole, since you were quick to tell me how full of bullshit I am over it. You basically told me my entire career building the rockets that took us to the moon and 125 shuttle launches, I was a ninny for not believing your boloney the moon landing was faked, and for not trashing the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people.
The point is you jump to a conclusion about the horse picture and were sure blinkers on the horse, intended as a insult, were not called blinders. I could care less which is which, the point is your attitude and that you do not research anything. You find the idea of Thermite or the moon landing hoax, believe it hook lind and sinker, and anyone who doesn't is a blind fool.
Maybe its you, that has the blinkers and blinders on, when your judgement is clouded by wanting to be the big conspiracy solver, and skip over what would be real proof.
And you wonder why I said I was done debating, the Gore Election, The WTC, and Moon Hoax. They have all been run into the ground, but you are still inventing the wheel with it.
"Blinder" redirects here. For other uses, see Blinder (disambiguation).
Blinders, also known as blinkers or winkers, are a piece of horse tack that restrict the horse's vision to the rear and, in some cases, to the side. They usually are made of leather or plastic cups that are placed on either side of the eyes, either attached to a bridle or to an independent hood. Many racehorse trainers believe this keeps the horse focused on what is in front of him, encouraging him to pay attention to the race rather than other distractions, such as crowds. Additionally, blinkers (then usually known as winkers) are commonly seen on driving horses, to keep them from being distracted or spooked, especially on crowded city streets. A “set of winkers” can refer to the whole bridle, particularly the heavy bridle used on draft horses.
Most other equestrian disciplines, other than racing and harness competition, do not permit the use of blinders at any time, under penalty of elimination.
In racing, blinkers are usually seen attached to a synthetic hood placed under the bridle. In driving, they are attached to the bridle's cheekpieces. A variation, called "winkers" are seen in Australian Thoroughbred horse racing. These are fleece rolls that are placed around the bridle cheek straps. They do not restrict the horse's view as much as blinkers do. Also used in Australian racing are "pacifiers," which are a blinker style hood with mesh eye-covers, thought by some to calm horses. They may be banned from use on wet days as they may clog up with mud.
A blinder is also a bag or cloth blindfold put over the head of a difficult horse while it is being handled, loaded into starting gates or mounted.
The term is also used metaphorically to refer to people with an overly narrow focus or inability to see the larger picture.