Equine Community Resources
Helping people and their horses live happy healthy lives together
Equine Community Resources (ECR) was founded in 2013. Initially, ECR was the Central Oregon affiliate of Sound Equine Options (SEO), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Portland, Oregon area. In May of 2016 Equine Community Resources became their own 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our Mission: Enrich equine wellness through counseling and support services, promoting responsible ownership through education, and the sharing of resources from the equine community.
ECR is a needs based service organization committed to helping local horse owners experiencing personal or short-term financial difficulties in caring for their horses. ECR also offers low-cost gelding and teeth-floating clinics throughout the year to assist with promoting equine health and stewardship.
E.C.R. realizes the power and Importance of bringing together different areas of the local equine community. Our network of
Veterinarians and Farriers
The Oregon Hay Bank
Individual Horse Owners
Stable Owners & Trainers
Feed Stores & Hay Suppliers
How to Help
There are many ways to get involved and help save a horse’s life, or to help the equine owner during challenging times. We are a community, an equine community, working together to make a difference.
We are constantly looking to expand our network of foster and adoptive homes through Sound Equine Options and other local re-home/rehab facilities. These are among our most crucial resources in removing horses from dangerous or neglectful situations.
In addition to equine homes, we always welcome monetary donations. ECR relies on private donations in order to improve horses’ lives through veterinary care, proper feed, farrier care,
education, training, and clinics.
If you would like to get involved, please consider any of the following:
Apply to be a volunteer
Make a cash or in-kind donation to ECR
Practice and encourage responsible horse ownership
Donate your used tack or blankets
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for our education classes, clinics, fundraising events, and needs wish list
Equine Emergency Care Fund:
For horses with illness or injury.
No Cost/Low Cost Euthanasia Clinics and Services:
Bi-annual clinics held allow responsible horse owners experiencing a difficult financial period to end the suffering of their horse. All horses are examined by a veterinarian to ensure euthanasia is in the horse’s best interest. Euthanasia services for end-of-life needs in
the ECR community network.
Donating waterproof blankets to owners and horses in need.
Providing support and care to horse owners and their horse transitioning to a horse rehab/re-home situation
for horses that still have a good quality of life, but whose owners are no longer able to care for them.
Law Enforcement Program:
Our mission is to work with law enforcement to help owners provide responsible horse ownership, and assist where possible to keep horses and owners together before having to consider a horse rescue option.
Emergency Hay Bank:
Provide short term hay assistance, and work with local and state hay banks for long term needs.
Providing support, education, trailering, resources and veterinarian directed post medical care, basic horse care and feeding for unexpected hardship, illness, or travel.
Equine Transition Services
When your horse is reaching trails end, or an unexpected injury or illness occurs, Equine Transition Services is here to help with compassionate removal/disposal of deceased horses