HOC Rose was founded in October of 2016.  As of September 2022,

HOC Rose has helped 13 horses.

Blind horses do not get adopted due to the blind horse stigma. 

One eye blind horses will often get adopted, but both eyes fully blind horses often do not get adopted.

                                                   Sunny:  Palamino Mare

                                                   HOC Rose Arrival:  Feb 2022

                                                  **Currently at Daybreak Ranch for training**

Sunny is blind in one eye.  She was used for 4H events.  She has some leg issues we are working on to heal but her hard riding days are over.  She still can be ridden.  She is not a beginner horse.

Please contact HOC Rose if interested in fostering or adopting Sunny.

Daisy   Paint mare  (approx 20 years old?)

HOC Rose Arrival: August 2020

*Currently at Training at Daybreak Ranch*

Daisy's story: No real information on Daisy. Former Owner got her from an estate auction and she didn't have a name so he named her Daisy. soon after bringing Daisy home, the owner was in a motorcycle accident so he was unable to work with her.

Blind Information: Blind in both eyes- Uveitis (Moon Blindness) She can see through corner of her eyes. She tilts her head to see what she can see. 

Daisy is currently at Daybreak Ranch with the Blind Horse Trainer Jessyka Harding. We sent her there in October 2021 get her trained under saddle.  Daisy has the sweetest personality.  She is now ready to go to a forever home.

Please contact HOC Rose if you are interested in fostering or adopting Daisy.


CAMI-   approx.12 years old Red Roan Mare

HOC Rose Arrival- Transferred from Oats Rescue in October 2016

Cami's Story: Cami was at a auction at a young age. Two rescues joined together and rescued her. She was adopted and returned several times. Right eye was infected and taken out, left eye developed glaucoma and no one wants a fully blind horse.

(Kari was fostering Cami and some horses for Oats Rescue before she started HOC Rose Sanctuary Rescue)

Blind Information: Right eye thru injury/infection, left eye is glaucoma. She barely can see yet she runs.

Cami is having hard time accepting being blind. She can be seen having anxiety at times and relies on her corral buddy Sasha to help her out.  For that reason, Cami will not be adopted out.

Cami will be living her life at HOC Rose Sanctuary Rescue.


SUNNY   approx. 20 years old Cremello Appoloosa mix Mare

HOC Rose Arrival: October 2016

Sunny's Story: Sunny was a trail horse for a little boy. Her previous owners had her for years then gave to a fiend who had Sunny for a short time who then noticed Sunny's vision issues. The vet determined Sunny is blind in both eyes. The previous owner and friend together decided to find her a new home and found us.

Blind Information: Uvetitis (Moon Blindness) and Cataracts in both eyes- very painful. Had double enucleation in summer of 2018.

Enucleation is the procedure that involves removal of the entire globe and its intraocular contents, with preservation of all other periorbital and ortibal      structures.

Recent diagnosed Navicular disease in June of 2020. Sunny also has arthritis in her hips. She can only be a companion horse but she prefer to be alpha.  She will not be happy if she was not the alpha.


OLIVER  20 years old Quarter Horse gelding

HOC Rose Arrival:  October 2017

Oliver's Story: Previous owner only had him for one year. She bought him from someone who raised him. She thinks the previous owner knew he was blind when he sold him to her. Previous owner stopped riding him because 'spooky".

Blind Information: Left eye was Uveitis- removed summer of 2019.  Right eye Cataract. That eye is getting worse.

Oliver is a sweet horse who likes attention and will play with anything that is left in his reach. (example: jacket or item left on ground or on fence within his reach)

He is very scared of dominant horses. He will run away from drama.

We are monitoring his remaining good eye that is blind. It has started to bother him like the other eye did.

Reba   8 years old Quarter Horse mare

HOC Rose Arrival:  August 2021

Reba's Story: Previous Owner purchased Reba and had her for six months before she started showing some vision issues. They took her to vet many times in hopes of saving her vision and tried all the medications for 2 years.  Reba vision continued to get worse.

Blind Information: Right eye fully blind in March/April 2020.  Vision in left eye is down to 40%.  She was diagnosed with Poor Vulvar Conformation and had caslicks procedure performed.

Reba is nervous and spooky since becoming blind.  We will work with her and help her adjust to being blind.

Reba is a top alpha mare.  She loves her stall or shelter.  She hates it when the flies bothers her.  She was trained as a ranch horse so she would be best suited to go to a home with 4H program and has stall for her. Another important thing to know about her is she has phobia of needles.

She does not act like she is blind when she is on pasture.  She may be spooky while been ridden.  She requires a experienced rider.  She is available for Foster to Adoption.  Please contact us if you are interested in Reba. 


HOC Rose Arrival: July 2022

21 years old Appalossa Gelding. Fully blind in both eyes.  We currently are learning about what he knows and doesnt know.  We also are getting him updated on dental and vaccinations.  He is a very sweet horse.













                                                 Spirit:  Quarter Dun Colt   (DOB 5-4-22)

                                                 HOC Rose Arrival: September 2022


Spirit was born blind. Both eyes did not fully develop. Since arrival at HOC Rose, Spirit has had double enucleation surgery done.  Next step is getting him gelded.

We will be working with him until we feel he is ready for his forever home.