Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Blind horse ranch and PTSD veterans bond

Blind Horses, Combat Veterans Get Second Chance At Life At This Rescue
WFMY News 2
Author: Laura Brache
August 20, 2018
Flurry's Hope Blind Horse Rescue rescues horses that were going to be euthanized because of their blindness and provides therapeutic experiences for combat veterans with PTSD.
MADISON, N.C. (WFMY) – A couple of right turns off US 220 N in Madison and you’ll come across a farm with a little over a dozen horses.

While you may see them trotting and running through the fields, there’s something you won’t notice.

All of the horses are blind.

The farm is called Flurry’s Hope Blind Horse Rescue.

“Flurry’s Hope is a blind horse rescue that demonstrates to the world that disability is not inability,” said founder and director Emilie Storch.

According to Storch, all of the horses on the farm were going to be euthanized because of their blindness.

“We have horses that are like $55,000, $11,000 and just because they were blind, nothing else, they were going to be killed,” Storch explained.

But Storch isn’t only giving the horses a second chance at life, it’s also a second chance for the veterans that volunteer to care for them.
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