“Free to good home,” read the Craigslist ad for Mr. Big. Upon arrival, volunteers for Sound Equine Options found a gentle soul who was so malnourished he was unable to stand on his own.
After being placed in his foster home, volunteers held “pick up parties” every four hours where teams of six would put straps under Mr. Big and lift him to his feet so he could eat, drink and regain the strength needed to be able to stand on his own. Mr. Big is now known as Survivor —Sur for short — and is thriving in his new home.
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About Sound Equine Options
What began as a hay bank for horse owners down on their luck has transformed into a a vast network of participants to strengthen the safety net for local horses. Founded by Scott Hanson, Sound Equine Options strives to provide horses with a life of dignity, love, trust, and care. Its volunteers are passionate about the veterinary-based programs and the results they produce. Based on innovative practices, these programs address the need for temporary assistance and the unwanted horse issue on a national level while radically changing the lives of local horses.