Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 27, 2021


Red Barn Foundation AKA The Red Barn
2722 Bailey Road
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: 205-223-1362

EIN: 45-2593191
Founded: 2012
Last Updated 2021-05-27

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Red Barn Foundation AKA The Red Barn
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Effective Date: May 27, 2021 Last Updated: May 27, 2021

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
The mission of The Red Barn is to promote and support equine assisted services to low-income individuals with disabilities and special circumstances.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services which are in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
95% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2020: 1
     1. The Red Barn (Main)  * Operational in 2020

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
2020 was a year unlike any other, so it's hard to even know where to start listing the accomplishments achieved. We could just say that we survived, but that wouldn't be accurate or fair because The Red Barn accomplished so much more than survival.
     
     HOW THE PANDEMIC AFFECTED PROGRAMS:
     2019 was a very difficult year for our staff personally, with almost every single employee facing a major life challenge or significant life event. We were all stretched thin to cover for each other, but this allowed for excellent cross training. I was so proud of our team and knew everyone was tired from the stress of 2019. So, we intentionally planned a light winter term (January-March 2020) to give us some much needed rest, the ability to dig into our strategic plan, and time to restructure our staffing.
     
     We hired three new employees in early March and planned for 2020 to be our busiest and best year ever. In mid-March, we closed our programs due to coronavirus, but expected to be reopened in early April. When we realized an April reopening wasn't going to happen, we got to work! We first created a plan for caring for the horses and property and then began working to virtually connect with our students. We knew it would be important to provide some "stability" for them in uncertain times. We created online classes, horses held video chats with students and became penpals, and we sent barn themed craft kits to our students. We held weekly online training programs about disabilities for our volunteers. And, like every organization in the nation, we did all this while creating contingency plans for contingency plans. All procedures were revised to include social distancing and additional cleaning. Unfortunately, we had our first ever round of layoffs and made the difficult decision to limit the use of volunteers in order to reduce exposure to coronavirus.
     
     By June, we reopened to our most advanced riders because they require less close contact than riders needing sidewalkers. Private time at the barn was offered to families, which was especially important for those without yards for outdoor play. Everything took twice as long to do, and it was incredibly difficult to wear a mask during the Alabama summer. But, we did it!
     
     We were able to add more students back in September by using parents as sidewalkers. Students needing the most support were offered unmounted classes. Things still didn't feel normal and we're not sure they ever will again. At least, though, things felt routine and the unpredictability was now predictable. We were thankful that 2019 had been a year requiring so much cross training among our staff because we needed it in 2020. As the year ended, we reflected on how 2019 helped us to prepare for the challenges of 2020 and counted our blessings.
     
     Our direct service program hours for 2020 may be fewer than they were in 2019, but every hour had more impact than ever because our students needed faith, hope, and love at the barn in ways that we had never imagined.
     
     HOW MUCH DID WE DO:
     
     Our Equine Assisted Services: Horsemanship programs include:
     
     • Adaptive equestrian sports: Preparing students to compete in horse shows, such as Special Olympics and The Exceptional Cup.
     • Therapeutic (or adaptive) horseback riding: Making horseback riding lessons, as well as the accompanying unmounted horsemanship skills accessible to individuals with diverse needs.
     
     Other than changing the way some programs were classified due to changing PATH terminology, we did not have to make any changes to our recordkeeping.
     
     Adaptive Equestrian Sports: Our 2018 strategic plan included working towards having our students participate in horse shows. In 2020, six of our students participated in a virtual dressage show and we took two students to a local horse show in Decatur.
     
     Therapeutic Horseback Riding: We provided 765 hours of mounted and unmounted horsemanship lessons to individuals with disabilities and special circumstances.
     
     Our Equine Assisted Services: Learning programs include:
     
     • Equine-assisted learning in education: Focusing on academic skills, character development, and the promotion of relevant life skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
     • Equine-assisted learning in organizations: Assisting organizations and other workgroups to build effective teams and leaders that enhance work dynamics and performance.
     • Equine-assisted learning in personal development: Assisting individuals and groups to discover new ways to face life challenges and opportunities by developing skills in effective problem-solving, decision-making, critical and creative thinking, and Communication.
     
     We provided 2,849 hours of programming that would be considered as Equine Assisted Services: Learning within the new terminology. However, since the new terminology wasn’t published until late in 2020, we did not track it by specific classification (education, organization, personal development). There is also a great deal of overlap between the education and personal development classification, making it sometimes difficult (at least for us) to distinguish between the two.
     
     We believe that all of our Equine Assisted Services: Learning program hours would be considered either learning or personal development.
     
     Of the 2,849 hours, 492 were provided virtually, and 1,056 were in our job skills class. The
     remaining 1,301 included camps, classes, trainings, field trips, evaluations, and any other direct
     service hour that was not a riding lesson or therapy.
     
     Our Equine Assisted Services: Therapy programs include:
     
     • Occupational Therapy: Incorporating the horse’s movement and the barn environment into the individualized care plans of clients.
     • Counseling: Some of our Learning programs are offered to organizations in conjunction with mental health professionals working at those organizations.
     • Speech: Some of our Learning programs included a therapy component as they were led by a speech therapist, but the activity itself was not speech therapy.
     
     We provided 242 hours of occupational therapy. Due to the closure of UAB’s Constraint Induced Therapy clinic during coronavirus, we were able to temporarily hire a therapist familiar with the CI Therapy protocol and provided 84.5 of those hours in a pilot program incorporating that model.
     
     HOW WELL WAS IT PERFORMED?
     
     EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES: HORSEMANSHIP:
     In the past, we have used the following statistics to determine how well we taught riding lessons:
     • What is our student retention?
     • What percentage of lessons was taught?
     • What is the demand for the program?
     • What are staff qualifications?
     • How many incident reports were completed?
     • What did the students and parents think in satisfaction surveys?
     • What riding skills were mastered?
     
     Student Retention: Over the past few years, student retention has become increasingly difficult to measure. For example, a student may not be able to participate for two terms due to surgery, but then return back in 6 months. Is that student considered retained once they return or is it like they are a brand new student? Or, what about when a student participates in multiple programs? To further complicate things this year, due to coronavirus restrictions we were unable to serve involved students needing the most support (at least 2 sidewalkers) or those unable to wear masks, so this metric would not give meaningful information for 2020. For these reasons, we are no longer using this measurement.
     
     Percentage of Lessons Taught: In the past, this statistic has been helpful for planning purposes, but does not provide meaningful information for 2020 to coronavirus restrictions. At first, we did attempt to track it, but it became incredibly confusing to schedule anything not knowing who would be able to work or attend from week to week.
     
     Program Demand: There are currently 70 students on our waiting list, along with several other agencies that would like to bring groups to the barn. We will continue using this metric in future evaluations.
     
     Staff Qualifications: For safety and to ensure quality programs, it is important for employees to be well trained and certified in their respective responsibilities. During the down time of coronavirus, we were not able to provide a lot of continuing education to employees due to lack of in-person programs offered. Most classes that would benefit our employees are held in-person because it’s hard to work virtually with a horse! In the future, we will continue to provide training and continuing education for our employees.
     
     Incident Reports: An incident report is completed every time someone falls off a horse or requires more than basic first aid. We did not have any incident reports in 2020.
     
     Satisfaction Surveys: Due to being understaffed and incredibly overwhelmed, we did not do a very good job of sending out satisfaction surveys throughout the year in 2020. And, we did not receive many responses when we did send out satisfaction surveys – probably because parents are also overwhelmed! We will continue using satisfaction surveys in the future and will do a better job of sending them. But, we did receive the following comments in 2020:
     
     Areas of Improvement:
     • Longer lessons, with more time at the barn. Through the years, parents have consistently asked for longer lessons, but this makes it difficult to see as many children due to staffing limitations.
     • Ability to come multiple times a week. During the summer, we allowed students to come multiple times a week because this limited our staff’s exposure to coronavirus. We were unable to continue this when we began seeing more students in the fall. Children who were no longer able to come twice a week were very disappointed. Parents told us that they had seen more significant improvements when children were coming twice a week. While we understood the parents’ desires, we also felt it was important to have as many of our previous students return as possible.
     • Some parents indicated that they felt our covid restrictions were too strict.
     
     In 2014 we began using the Rider Instruction and Evaluation System (RIDES) to track the mastery of riding skills divided into five levels. Each level contains both mounted and unmounted skills and mastery is checked at the end of each term. Students progress at their own pace, but in a methodical way. Some skills are mastered quickly, and others may take longer. The point of the RIDES system is not to compare students to each other, but only to identify that skill mastery is indeed taking place over time and to outline logical riding skill progression. RIDES levels also help us identify horse and volunteer needs.
     
     Due to coronavirus, our focus on RIDES skill mastery was less than usual for several reasons:
     • Many parents reported that their children were stressed and anxious, so lessons focused more on relaxation.
     • The stress and anxiety, combined with not being able to ride for many months, meant that almost all students regressed in their riding skills.
     • Masks made it difficult to work on skills requiring strenuous activity, like trotting. So, all activities were at the walk, even if the student had previously been trotting.
     • In order to reduce the number of people surrounding the student, we only used parents as sidewalkers and had to adjust the activity level for parents.
     
     There was some RIDES skill mastery in 2020, especially for level 1 and 2 students. But, due to
     the pandemic’s impact, we have decided to re-evaluate all students as of 2021 in order to have
     a new baseline for their progress moving forward.
     
     EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES: LEARNING
     In the past, we have only used student satisfaction surveys to determine how well these types of programs were implemented. However, the satisfaction surveys were not completed this year due because we forgot to send them with everything going on. We are working to develop some specific measures beyond satisfaction surveys for the future, but have not yet had time to determine what those will be.
     
     EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES: THERAPY
     
     In the past, we have only used student satisfaction surveys to determine how well these types of programs were implemented. However, the satisfaction surveys were not completed this year due because we forgot to send them with everything going on. Of the 9 individual OT clients who did not participate in the CI Therapy model, 2 were unable to continue due to coronavirus, 4 were discharged from OT due to meeting their goals, 2 transitioned to therapeutic horseback riding, and 1 has continued receiving OT at the barn in 2021. Four adults participated in the CI Therapy pilot program and three showed improvement in their daily self care routines.
     
     WHAT DIFFERENCE WAS MADE IN THE LIVES OF THOSE SERVED? IS ANYONE BETTER OFF?
     
     Even before the pandemic, these were the most difficult questions to answer. Our goal is that everything learned at the barn can later be transferred to daily life and relationships with others, but that can be difficult to measure long term. Parents were surveyed to determine if they saw growth in certain areas when their child was at the barn and if they saw improvements carry over into other areas of life.
     
     - 90% of parents saw improvement in self confidence and self esteem while at the barn AND at home
     - 70% of parents saw improvements in following directions at the barn AND at home
     - 70% of parents saw improvements in communication at the barn while 90% of parents saw improvements in communication at home
     - 70% of parents saw improvements in coordination at the barn and 60% saw that improvement carry over to the home
     - 60% of parents saw an improvement in physical strength at the barn and 50% saw that improvement carry over to the home
     - 50% of parents saw an improvement in sequencing the steps of a task at the barn AND in the home
     
     EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES: LEARNING
     
     In the past, this has also been difficult to measure and we hope to have more concrete measures in the future. But, we were able to extract some information about two students who participated in Level 3 Job Skills.
     
     When Student #1 began the class, she completed an average of 8 tasks per day and required 2-3 reminders about the tasks and had to redo them 2-3 times in order to complete them. By the end of the term, she was able to complete an average of 12 tasks per day with 0 reminders and did not have to redo any of them. We observed increased endurance, independence in task selection, increased self-monitoring, higher quality of work, and self-correction of errors. When Student #2 began the class, he had to be directed about which task to complete and needed cues before moving on to the next task. By the end of the term, he was able to select tasks independently and determine on his own when to move on to the next task. We observed that he developed flexibility and the ability to move between tasks (not becoming fixated).
     
     The difference in the lives of these two students is that the skills developed will help them
     become employed, giving them some financial independence. Student #1 had attempted part-time entry level positions in the past, but had not been successful. After completing the Job Skills Level 3 class, she was hired as a bagger at a grocery store and has been able to keep that job for several months.
     
     EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES: THERAPY
     Due to HIPPA restrictions, we have not been able to decide how to report this information other than as above.
     
     2021 GOAL:
     Our schedule is beginning to feel more consistent and hopefully we will be able to return to better data collection in 2021. Our goal for the remainder of 2021 is to determine what we want to measure and set up the systems to collect the data. We will try to retroactively collect the information for 2021 programming and realize that it may be 2022 before we have a true new baseline of any measurements.
     
     
     LONG-TERM PLANS TO SUSTAIN THE RED BARN'S PROGRAMS:
     
     We continue to partner with The Better Fundraising Company to fund our programs for the present and prepare for the future. Even during a global pandemic, we were able to raise almost the same amount in 2020 as we did in 2019. Efforts to diversify funding continue as we investigate legacy giving, major gifts, and continue to expand our monthly giving program (which has grown substantially over the past 18 months).
     
     In 2021 we plan to determine the charges for each program, especially programs serving other agencies. Our nominal charges do not cover the costs to provide programs. Scholarship information must be provided by individuals, but we do not have a similar process for other agencies.
     
     We have a goal of having a 6 month operating reserve in the bank. In June 2020, we began putting 1% of our bank balance into a savings account each month. While we are not currently contributing to this account at this time, none of the funds have been used. We also have $159,900 in EIDL funds that could be used if necessary as an emergency fund.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development


Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Our certified riding instructors provide weekly riding lessons for children with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities and special circumstances, such as foster care, adoption, social delays, and grief. These hour-long private lessons are adapted to the student's specific needs and challenges to learn riding and horsemanship skills.
     
     Occupational therapists along with a certified horse professional use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes in the hippotherapy program. This therapy is different from the riding lesson program in that it must be prescribed by a doctor, and the benefit for the participant is received from the effect the motion of the horse has on their body, not the rider's effect to the horse's body.
     
     We also provide day camps and classes that include art, music, nature, and horse activities. Activities with the horses may include grooming, painting, herd observations, approach and retreat exercises, and learning about the care and anatomy of the horse. Camps are inclusive for children with or without disabilities or special circumstances.
     
     Children with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, anxiety, depression, speech apraxia, spina bifida, Down Syndrome, and fetal alcohol syndrome can participate in programs at The Red Barn. This list is not exhaustive.
     
     In addition to serving those with a disability, funds are specifically raised to allow active and inactive military personnel and their families the opportunity to participate in riding lessons as well as half or full day experiences at the barn in a group setting at no cost to them.


At a time when equestrian sports are under pressure to protect horses while making those sports more accessible, so too must all equine organizations ensure that horses are treated humanely when interacting with people with and without special needs. Our organization takes the following steps to ensure that horses are benefiting from their interactions with people:
     We keep track of each time a horse is ridden and used in any program during the week to ensure that the horse is not being overworked.
     
     We have a strict rule that no student or volunteer should touch a horse's face.
     
     When learning to ride, all students start out with their reins clipped to the top ring of the horse's halter to minimize pressure on the horse until they have demonstrated the ability to perform correct and controlled rein aids before riding the horse with a sidepull or bridle.
     
     If at any point during an interaction with the horse the student's behavior becomes unsafe, they will be removed from the horse until the situation is controlled.
     
     Horses are not brought from their stall or pasture until the student is present to minimize time standing in the cross-ties.
     
     Staff routinely perform stretching and massage techniques to the horses to help maintain physical condition and balance.



Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     We are dedicated to improving the greater therapeutic riding community. One of our programs is focused exclusively on instructor training. In this program, we provide training to become an instructor or start a similar agency, and we give individuals the opportunity to improve the skills necessary for working in the equine-assisted therapy field.

Our Programs/Activities that are not equine-related and/or involving animals other than equines:
 While the vast majority of our programs are centred around horses, we do have small farm animals (goats and bunnies) on site. These animals are used frequently in our programs in whatever capacity will be most beneficial to the client. Students may pet the animals, as well as perform general cleaning or care duties with the assistance of a staff member.


EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS


The Red Barn

Equine Assisted Services (EAS)
         
2020 EAS Operations - EAS Providers: 5 Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 1 1
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 3 3
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 0 7 7
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 7 7
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 0 18 18
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 3 2  
Number of days per week each horse works 5 5  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually 38 237 25 300
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 20 45 5 70
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 7 7  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 42 42  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 2 Years 2 Years  
         

Additional explanation: Even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our donors rallied behind us and we made significant progress fulfilling our mission during that "down" time. While the activities offered might have looked a little different than before, our students knew that we had not forgotten them and that the barn would still be there for them when it became safe to meet again in-person.



EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

5: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at The Red Barn
     1. Alexis Braswell

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         The Red Barn

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         CHA-IRD


     2. Ellen Davis

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         The Red Barn

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ellen is an occupational therapist, as well as a hippotherapy clinical specialist. In 2019, she completed training in EFL with the HERD Institute. HERD training included philosophical, theoretical, and experiential process of incorporating equines into family and group relationships. Ellen is a PATH certified riding instructor.


     3. Hope Langkow

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         The Red Barn

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Bachelor's degree in Equine Science Bachelor's degree in Psychology PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     4. Jordan Belzer

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         The Red Barn

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Bachelor's degree in Psychology CHA-IRD


     5. Mary Beth Vaughn

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         The Red Barn

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         MaryBeth has a degree in Animal Science and a focus in Equine science. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.



GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Joy O'Neal
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  9  Part-Time:  4  Volunteers:  91
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes including employees and independent contractors:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors complete a written application
    Prospective staff/independent contractors must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Staff and/or contractors are required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Staff and/or contractors are required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Staff and/or contractors are required to sign a Photo Release
    Staff and/or contractors are required to undergo a Background Check
    Staff and/or contractors provide parent/guardian information if applicable
    Staff and/or contractors are carry current health insurance
    Staff and/or contractors have a written job description
    Staff and/or contractors are evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Staff and/or contractors are updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Staff and/or contractors receive training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Staff and/or contractors have a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides a handbook to every member of the staff, including employees and/or independent contractors serving in staff positions;
    The handbook includes information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Staff and/or contractors are subject to Random Drug Screening

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  12
Number of Board Members:  3  Number of Voting Board Members:  3

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  Yes
If yes, provide the name, title and responsibility of each VOTING Board member who is compensated:
Alexis Braswell - daughter of Executive Director/Board Chair, works at organization (does receive salary)

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member.
Joy and Emmett O'Neal are married. Alexis is Joy's daughter.

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization.
The Executive Director owns the property at which the organization conducts its programs, but does not receive any personal compensation for use of the property.

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Volunteer Handbook

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Volunteer Handbook
    Staff Handbook
    Bylaws

Financial Reporting:
Budget:  $1M to $2M
Equine Budget:   $50K to $100K
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Audit
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2020? No
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990


EQUINE COSTS

Total Facilities: 1
The Red Barn: 2020
Operational: Yes

Actual Horse Care Costs
$22942     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$22013     Bedding
$21041     Veterinarian
$9175     Farrier
$5835     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$2478     Manure Removal
$     Medications & Supplements
$     Horse Transportation
$     Maintenance
$2187     Horse/Barn Supplies
$     Horse Care Staff
$     Horse Training
$400     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$86071     2020 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$     Veterinarian
$     Farrier
$     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$     Manure Removal
$     Medications & Supplements
$     Horse Transportation
$     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$     Horse Care Staff
$     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$     2020 Total Donated Costs

All employees involved in the care of the horses are also instructors or program assistants or administrative employees.



POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Return  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Auction  
    Kill pen/Feedlot  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated
Intake, Assessment & Training
Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are on trial for 60 or more days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
    The horse is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   Up to 10 days

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
While we generally cover all horse expenses during the trial period, exceptions have been made if the previous owner wants to contribute to their care during this time. This is established in the contract prior to accepting the horse on trial.
     
     The owner is typically financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization. However, we will occasionally pay for transport depending on the situation.
     
     The veterinarian examination is done prior to signing all appropriate paperwork.


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions
    Our organization prohibits the breeding of horses/equines when re-homed or this statement is not applicable as all horses/equines remain at our organization for their lifetimes and are not re-homed under any circumstances.

Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. Our organization prohibits euthanasia under any circumstances

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

The uploaded Re-homing agreement includes the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) statements:
    None of the statements are included.
Not Checked:
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away without prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Not applicable or no references required.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
Not applicable; None received

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may be sent to auction
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized


Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
While we occasionally rehome horses, some of our horses remain at our organization for the duration of their lifetime. Because every horse and situation is unique, our rehoming policies vary to meet the specific needs of that horse. We remain in contact and maintain a positive relationship with all adopters/purchasers to ensure that the horse is happy, healthy, and safe.
View Re-homing Agreement

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities:
Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities


The Red Barn
The Red Barn

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Lease

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     We are a PATH Premier Accredited Center.

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 Tel: 205-942-1211 Fax: 205-942-1213 Email: contactus@gbhs.org

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? Yes

Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers AT THIS FACILITY, including instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  5

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Alexis Braswell
     2. Ellen Davis
     3. Hope Langkow
     4. Jordan Belzer
     5. Mary Beth Vaughn

The Red Barn: Main

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 17
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 17
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 18
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 15
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 2
Pastures: 11  Paddocks/Pens: 5
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1












Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 9-12
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 9 to 15 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced


The Red Barn

Veterinarian Information
Veterinarian Assessment conducted on 04/13/2021

Veterinarian: Dr. Kristin Varga
Clinic Name: Southern Equine Services, PC
2202 County Road 61
Columbiana   AL   35051
Phone: 2056699118


The Red Barn

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Horses are fed in groups

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated at least annually
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated at least monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually
    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
Not Checked:
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing
Not Checked:
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
Not Checked:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure piles are covered
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property:
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on conformation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
    Saddles are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.

Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:
The written EPP addresses the following areas:
    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
    Medical emergencies for horses
    Evacuation plans
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Terrorist attacks


The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Monthly
Smoke detectors are checked: Monthly
Electrical Systems are checked: Monthly
Fence lines are checked: Weekly
Turnout Areas are checked: Weekly
Sprinkler systems are checked: Monthly
Fire drills are conducted: Semi-annually
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Quarterly
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Semi-annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;



EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
The Red Barn: 2020 - Yes

18 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2020
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2020
1 Donated
1 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from Rescue
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2020
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
19 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2020
19 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 18 on 1/1/2020+ 2 Intakes - 1 Departures = 19 on 12/31/2020

Total days that equines were in the care of Red Barn Foundation AKA The Red Barn during 2020: 6605


2020 The Red Barn Equine Census
18 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2020
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2020
1 Donated
1 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from rescue
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2020
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
19 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2020
19 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 18 on 1/1/2020+ 2 Intakes - 1 Departures = 19 on 12/31/2020



2 Horse Intake Detail during 2020 0
1 Donated 0
1American Saddlebred1 Aged 6-9  1 Geldings
1 Leased 0
1Quarter Horse 1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Auction 0
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0
0 Adoption from rescue 0







Definitions:
Donation: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Lease: The ownership of the equine is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the equine is transferred to the organization utilizing a lease document.
Owner Purchase: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase or adoption document.
Auction: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by acquiring the equine at an auction.
Kill Pen: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by acquiring the equine from a kill pen.
Surrender (Hardship): The ownership and custody of the equine is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent with or without the use of an intake document.
Seizure: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandonment: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Return: The equine was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the equine has been transferred back to the organization.
Transfer: The custody of the equine is transferred within an organization or from one organization to another non-profit or foster organization to provide retirement, retraining, rehabilitation and/or adoption services with no change in ownership.
Born: The equine was born at the facility.
Adoption: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by an organization specializing in the re-homing of equines in transition utilizing a purchase or adoption document.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS): Any activity that incorporates equine interactions and/or the equine environment, mounted or unmounted, to include 1) psychotherapy and/or mental health counseling aimed at achieving goals set forth by the licensed mental health professional and the client, 2) occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology treatment strategies utilizing equine movement set forth by the licensed therapist and the client, 3) horsemanship instruction adapted to the ability/disability of those receiving services, for the purpose of contributing positively to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being conducted by a certified professional, and 4) experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills to achieve educational, professional and personal goals conducted by a licensed educator, mental health professional or coach. Please refer to our Guidelines for Conducting EAS for additional information.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disability or impairment) that require or benefit from instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings. The difficulty may not be limited to a health issue but may result from the interaction between the individual and the society in which he or she lives arising from an abusive or unhealthy environment or situation and/or a lack of resources, including economic resources, placing them at risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

At-Risk: Refers to being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes. Youth are considered at-risk for a number of reasons, such as if they are homeless or transient, involved in drugs or alcohol, abused sexually, physically or emotionally, mentally ill, neglected at home or live in stressful family environments, lacking social or emotional supports, and involved with delinquent peers. At-Risk youth are likely to be involved in a number of risky behaviors, such as running away, skipping school, drinking underage, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.

Community Outreach: Refers to public education programs aimed at educating the public about the horse-human bond, issues impacting the welfare of horses, and how horses change lives and activities that include, but are not limited to, any activity OTHER THAN Equine Assisted Services (EAS) that require a credentialed service provider, such as off site visits with horses at hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, crisis response, workplace well-being, on site tours, seminars and clinics, camps, community service hours, able-bodied mounted and unmounted lessons, etc.