Saving Horses Through Support, Education, Rehabilitation & Training.
Sound Equine Options (SEO) is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under IRS Code section 501(c)(3).
SEO was founded in 2009 by Columbia Equine Hospital's veterinarian Dr. Scott Hansen, and practice manager and veterinary technician Kim Mosiman, seeking to address the plight of horses whose owners could not afford to provide them with basic care, resulting in large-scale neglect and abandonment.
Staffed and run by a large network of volunteers from our local community, SEO exists solely on private donations, small grants and fundraising. SEO does not own its own facility. Instead, it depends on a huge network of foster homes to take in our our rescued and owner surrender horses that come to us from many different situations.
SEO estimates the cost of veterinary care and rehabilitation, along with the cost of the training needed to ensure horses are adoptable, to be approximately $2,000 per horse.