Welcome to Second Chance Ranch!

The home of Flurry’s Hope.

Flurry’s Hope is named after Flurry, a blind horse that was given to Dr. Emilie Storch. This horse became an excellent mount but died suddenly in May of 2007.  Because of her experience with Flurry, Emilie realized that wonderful horses were being killed just because they were blind. The blindness did not hinder their abilities to be ridden and enjoyed. Flurry’s Hope began with the vision to rescue these horses and now wants to raise public awareness of their ability to be excellent horses to ride.

Looking to Volunteer?

Would you like to volunteer at the Second Chance Ranch?  Have you thought about adopting a horse?  Print the Consent Form and Application and then contact Dr. Emilie Storch.  You can volunteer with your time, money, expertise, and your love for horses.  We need you!

Everyone Needs a Second Chance!

The mission of Second Chance Ranch is to show the treasure in blind horses and their potential for riding. We offer help to others in learning how to care for and train their blind horses.

We are located on 30 beautiful acres at the corner of Lowe and Sharp Roads in Madison, NC. Our ministry is not only to provide a sanctuary for blind horses, but all kinds of second chances happen here!

Blind Horses are Outta Sight!

horse_glassesWe have cool T-shirts, and you need at least one!  Purchase them on our site, $20 including taxes and shipping. Get yours today!

A Note From Our Director

  • I am continually reminded of Proverbs 31:8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute." And Proverbs 24:11-12 "Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering towards slaughter. If you say. 'But we knew nothing about this,' does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he had done?" As you know, Flurry's Hope is not just about blind horses. It is about redeeming that which is valuable that others want to throw away. It is saying to the world, "There is a huge treasure in disability." Read more...
    Dr. Emilie Storch

Would you please make a contribution?

Donations to Second Chance Ranch will help fund further public awareness and help for blind horses.

Meet Some Of Our Horses


GabbyGabrielle (Gabby) joined Flurry’s Hope in July 2013. She is an Arabian, approximately 11 years old. She was starved as a child and never grew. She is very sweet and still a little timid. Read more.


DestinyDestiny is a sweet 3 year old OTTB mare that came to us from Canter, OH. She arrived at Second Chance Ranch on June 13th and is settling in nicely. Read more.


mercyMercy arrived in February 2010. There is a story in the March 2010 Newsletter about Mercy and his friend, Justice.  After coming from such a harsh place, he’s thriving again! Read more.


cherokeeOriginally named Hollywood, Cherokee joined Flurry’s Hope in February of 2011.  He is just 6 years old and has an incredibly calm temperament. Read more.


witWhit came to Second Chance Ranch in the summer of 2010.  His registered name is Illegal Witness.  He is a highly trained barrel racer. Read more.


casinoCasino is an 8 year old registered quarter horse who has spent his early years competing in barrel racing. Read More.

What are the criteria for accepting a blind horse at Second Chance Ranch?

  • They are blind
  • They are below the age of 20 and are otherwise healthy
  • They can be ridden
  • Their lives are in danger
  • We have room in our program
We get requests every week to take in wonderful horses who are going to die. Earlier this year, Dr. Storch was overwhelmed with requests, and it took us a little while to sort through them. When she contacted the group who had a mother and blind baby, they told her that they had been killed just the day before. A baby was killed just because of its blindness. We were one day too late. That was something we think we will never forget.

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