Not trusting or knowing how to communicate with humans puts more horses’ lives at risk than anything else we have come across.There are many different types of training issues we encounter with horses. In Jarl’s case we believe he was trained to be a riding horse, but with little to no time spent on groundwork or building positive relationships with humans.

Jarl was one of the 9 emaciated Andalusian stallions found locked in stalls piled […]

Alfalfa and Freemont

Alfalfa and Freemont

Alfalfa and Fremont are likely brothers. They were raised in a large, forested pasture with mares and an adult stallion, all left to breed at will for several years. In preparation for a move, the horses’ previous owner posted a craigslist ad that basically said that these unhandled Appaloosas need to go, so come and get them. Unfortunately, this meant that several people with limited experience taming horses wound up with them. […]

Viva, the mare who touched our hearts

Viva with Foster Parent Donate Today & SEO Receives Matching Funds Mother, champion, and survivor

When Law Enforcement or Animal Control calls for our help, we often need to act fast to get horses to safety. That is why it is crucial for us to have funds ready for the next group of horses in need. Your donations are what allow […]

Adoption Update: Gizmo

Gizmo has been adopted!

Gizmo was abandoned, ignored and terrified of people when Pam entered his life.

After helping Clark County Animal Control safely load Gizmo, Pam knew that if Gizmo could become a more trusting horse, that she wanted to be his eventual safe landing. Today, Pam signed adoption papers and took Gizmo home. A new life full of trust has finally begun for him.




When we take ownership of a horse, we commit to being a responsible owner. Unfortunately, sometimes the greatest gift an owner can give a horse, is to end its suffering.
Twenty year old Copper was a gorgeous and kind big guy. We were told that he packed his owner around the mountains for years. However, the last few years he lived in a large pasture with very […]

Baker County Horses

We are so grateful when law enforcement takes on horse neglect cases, so when they reached out for help placing these horses we were happy to help!
With limited finances, most counties are struggling to meet all the needs of their residents. Horse neglect cases are expensive and time consuming. They require additional staff (care takers, officers, attorneys, etc.), supplies, space to house the horses, and skills […]


2021 started off with a bang, but just try not to fall in love with Trooper…
Trooper has had a very tough start in life. He is 9 months old yet the size of a 2-month-old foal. Our new saying around the barn is “The only reason he survived is because he is one tough Appy!”
The story, […]

Lane County Seizure

Lane County Seizure, October 30, 2019

Thanks to the support of our amazing donors and volunteers, together we made a real difference in the lives of 61 neglected horses in Creswell, Oregon!

These last few months have been one of the most rewarding and challenging times for Sound Equine Options. We have learned some amazing things from this seizure. Our Sound Equine Options family came together as a community to take […]

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