Our Mission

To create positive, lasting change to ensure every horse is safe, healthy and valued by caring for neglected, abused and at-risk equines, providing leadership, support and education to owners, the community and law enforcement.

About Us

Sound Equine Options (SEO) was founded in 2009 to assist the growing number of neglected and abused horses in our community. Our mission is to save the lives of horses through support, education, rehabilitation, training and adoption.

A licensed rescue focusing on ending the cycle of abuse, neglect, abandonment and suffering for local horses, SEO assists with law enforcement cases, often in partnership with Oregon Humane Society.

Although Oregon leads the nation in animal welfare legislation, it lacks the resources to address the increasing numbers of unwanted horses in our area. By caring for abused, neglected and abandoned horses, SEO fills a great need not met by local, state or federal government.

SEO is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that exists solely on private donations, small grants and fundraising. The cost to save the life of one horse, including the veterinary care, rehabilitation and training necessary to find it a suitable, permanent home, averages more than $2,500.

Why Adopt a Rescue Horse?

A well-trained rescue horse can be as valuable as any other horse. Click on the image below to hear from adopters whose lives were transformed by adopting a rescue horse.

The Story of Miles

On February 19, 2017, Sound Equine Options rescued a severely emaciated horse from The Dalles, Oregon, after receiving a request for assistance from the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office. This is his story from imminent death to happy, healthy and loved.

Thank you, Equine Video Productions, for producing this amazing documentary for us. This short film follows Miles from his dramatic rescue and long rehabilitation to his excellent training and happy adoption.

Get Involved

Foster A Horse

SEO’s Foster Program

Foster homes are the foundation of our organization. They open their homes and hearts to horses in need, and help them physically […]

Featured Horse

Clyde (Adopted)

Sweet, Well-Trained, Walking Skeletons

It’s hard to know what was the most disturbing—the fact that two horses were starving right outside their owner’s back window or […]

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