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 […]

Christmas Trio

December 20, 2019—

Please say hello to our Christmas Trio—Cindy Lou Who, Betty Lou Who and Major Augustus!

Christmas 2018 that is. These three horses have been in protective custody with us since December 6th, 2018. But they were not legally ours — so we could not tell their story or ask for help on their behalf — until 12:01 pm TODAY (December 20, 2019).

We have been quietly caring for these three horses for an entire year and, with the continued […]

Linn County Seizure

April 24, 2019—

Linn County Seizure.

Sound Equine Options helped Linn County Sheriff’s Office seize 34 horses on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, after 14 were found dead on a property outside of Lebanon, Ore.

Deputies executing the search warrant on Wednesday found some of the horses standing in septic mud and water, full of urine and feces. The horses were so emaciated that their ribs and hip bones were showing. The horses did not have access to clean drinking water, and there […]

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