Who is FOSH?

FOSH, Friends of Sound Horses, is a unique, all volunteer organization committed to supporting the welfare of the whole horse. This means protecting the animal’s emotional, mental and physical well-being.

This is done by focusing on three primary areas – each considered of equal importance.

FOSH offers education into the proper training and treatment of horses.

The FOSH show program is based on rules that address the welfare of the whole horse.   Read More…


FOSH partners with other organizations with
similar goals of sound and natural horses.






Got Gait? Go FOSH!

 Whether you are seeking information on gaited horses or enjoying your horse or are interested in competing, Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) offers it all when your passion is for the gaited horse. FOSH is a membership organization that welcomes participation by owners of all gaited horse breeds to come together and support the gaited horse in all equine pleasures and disciplines. With a robust set of resources for the gaited horse enthusiast whose needs are often not addressed in mainstream media or clubs, Going for a FOSH membership provides many rewards.   Read More…

FOSH is the only international organization dedicated to the promotion of the sound gaited horse emotionally, mentally and physically.  Since 1998 FOSH has promoted fair competition through its IJA program (Independent Judges’ Association).    FOSH provides educational resources and promotes humane training practices.  

FOSH is known for its work to end soring of Tennessee Walking Horses through its public database of violators, www.hpadata.us and 60 years’ archive of soring articles. www.stopsoring.com.

For more information about FOSH, to become a member, please visit www.fosh.info or e-maildata@fosh.info