INTRODUCTION“Saving equine lives through support, education, rehabilitation, training and adoption.” Sound Equine Options was founded in 2009 by Columbia Equine Hospital’s veterinarian, Dr. Scott Hansen, and practice manager and veterinary technician, Kim Mosiman, to assist the growing number of area horse owners who could no longer afford to properly care for their animals. Since 2009, Sound Equine Options has grown into a licensed rescue focusing on ending the cycle of abuse, neglect, abandonment and suffering for local horses. Sound Equine Options assists with law enforcement cases, often in partnership with Oregon Humane Society. We currently have working relationships with law enforcement agencies in Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, Marion, and Wasco counties in Oregon, and Clark and Klickitat counties in Washington. By caring for abused, neglected and abandoned horses, Sound Equine Options fills a great need not met by local or state governments, which often lack the resources needed to address the increasing numbers of unwanted horses.