Equine Outreach is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life of equines. We create a second chance for a good life and second career for abused and neglected equines. We raise the standing of equines in our community through education and an introduction to the transformative power of horses. We model compassion, speak out against animal abuse, and promote responsible equine guardianship.
As we look to the future of Equine Outreach, Inc. our Vision 2020 guides the organization:
EOI believes that every equine in Central Oregon deserves respect, love and compassionate care. We believe that a community that values all life is a healthy and vibrant one.
Regardless of age, health or behavior it is incumbent upon us to make every reasonable effort to soothe, console and assist equines at-risk when their plight is brought to our attention.
EOI will improve the health, welfare and quality of life for every equine in its care by: focusing on a continuity of veterinary care, on-going volunteer training, high grade feed, and a constant focus on facility improvement.
We strive to learn how best to enrich the lives of the equines in our care by careful study of research, trying to understand the myriad of subtle, non-verbal clues in equine behavior, and providing opportunities for equines to recreate in natural environments.
We believe that prevention through community outreach and education is an important long-term solution to the problem of equine abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Rather than be territorial we seek to collaborate with our sister organizations, community institutions, local and national equine advocate groups and foundations.
As a learning organization we strive to constantly improve through self-evaluation, employing outside consultants and seeking a variety of critical input from the community, our Board of Directors and our loyal volunteers.
Finally, we will follow best ethical practices in all of our fundraising and finances.
Equine Outreach, Inc. was formed in 2004. To date, Equine Outreach has provided sanctuary for and rehomed over 800 equines. In 2017 a new Board of Directors assumed control and separated from the founder in order to improve financial management and refocus on rehoming horses, equine education, and community involvement. Groups from all over Central Oregon rallied to assist Equine Outreach with the move to a new location, building all the necessary facilities and moving horses. Equine Outreach is managed and staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers and has been since its inception. Equine Outreach Inc. is shaped by its history and looks to an exciting future!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FOUNDED IN 2004
Equine Outreach, Inc. (EOI), founded in 2004, is a horse rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation organization. EOI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, run entirely by volunteers and managed by our Board of Directors. We work closely with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, several other sheriffs in central and eastern Oregon, the Forest Service, BLM, local Humane Societies, other equine organizations and local veterinarians.