These horses were rehabilitated by the CHANGE Program and are now happy in their permanent loving adoptive homes. CHANGE rigorously screens potential adopters to ensure that a home is the right fit for both owner and horse. If for any reason an adoptive home cannot keep a CHANGE horse, the horse comes back to the program. Once a horse is in the CHANGE family, it is protected for life.

CHANGE is proud to have been able to help dozens of horses in critical need and place them in excellent homes. Because 100% of the work done in CHANGE is by volunteer effort, we view these success stories as “our paychecks.”

Destiny (December, 2008)


Destiny is an 18-year-old Anglo-Arab mare that was seized by Sonoma County Animal Control in November, 2008, from a hoarder who fed her only stale bread.

Katie (July, 2007)

Katie was adopted by a loving couple from Ft. Collins, Colorado, where she now lives in her forever home and is in training for hunter shows.



Argus taught CHANGE about a horse's will to survive.  After being locked in a 12 x 24 stall for 16 years and fed garbage at the hands of an abusive hoarder, he learned to live again in CHANGE.


Hannah is a 27-year-old Quarter Horse mare who was impounded by Sonoma Animal Care and Control.


Sammy (aka "Olivia")

Sammy (aka "Olivia")

Friendly, athletic and sound, Samantha is a 16.2-hand, 11-year-old Trakehner-Thoroughbred mare seized by Sonoma County Animal Control in November, 2008.