Seeing Past The Disability : : Greensboro

MADISON – The only time Shelley Fincher saw horses in as poor shape as Gray and Bay was in equine rescue photos. To Fincher’s relief, the two starving, blind horses — having traveled hundreds of miles from Arkansas to their new home at Second Chance Ranch — calmly walked out of their trailer to a round pen and promptly started eating hay. 

“For these guys to be in this kind of shape and make this trip is really amazing,” said Fincher, a volunteer at the ranch who greeted the horses at their arrival last week. “I’ve never seen one up close that was that skinny.”

The rescue of Gray and Bay was made possible by ranch owner Emilie Storch, a clinical psychologist with a passion for horses and a mission to empower disabled animals and people.

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