Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

Blue Rose Ranch, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 04/10/2019

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation 2019 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization provides programs involved with equine rescue, adoption & retirement
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED for:
     1. Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
Blue Rose Ranch is dedicated to the care and rescue of horses. We train and rehabilitate horses to the end that they can be successfully adopted to qualified persons with qualified facilities. We believe that working with horses promotes responsibility and self-esteem and have established youth riding and volunteer programs.

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:
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. rescues, rehabilitates and trains horses for adoption. Horses that are not adopted are sanctuaried at the ranch for life. Our organization is one of the largest and most effective horse rescue operations in the region. Blue Rose Ranch operates under a blueprint of values, priorities and practices. We operate debt free and expand in areas that are sustainable. Our horses have hundreds of acres of pristine pasture which provide half of our “hay” feed expense. Power for the horse rescue is 100 % solar and wind generated, investments which save operating costs each year. Water for the horses is “free” from our wells operated by solar powered pumps. Our indoor arena is fabric, which requires no electricity for light or heat. We are located in a very rural area of southeast Colorado by design. Our observations and work in the horse industry have led us to believe that the future of horse rescue lies in Rural America, where land can still be purchased for a relatively low cost. Most horse rescues are operating and frankly, attempting to survive on very small acreages in and around populous areas where access to feed, stables, range land for grazing, and virtually all things needed for healthy horses, are impossibly expensive, restricted, unavailable and labor intensive. We are expanding our work and believe our innovative model of horse rescue is the solution, going forward, for both the increasing numbers of unwanted horses in America and for horse rescue operations that seek to be sustainable and solvent in the years ahead.
     
     Blue Rose Ranch serves an important function in rural Southeast Colorado. The youth involved at the ranch develop confidence and skills needed for productive lives. And horse rescue does not operate in a vacuum. For every unwanted horse “situation” there is a human story of divorce, business failure, catastrophic illness, loss of income, and the like, which is at the root. Each time we rescue a horse, we rescue people as well.

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     Blue Rose Ranch accepts all horses that are true rescues, i.e. those confiscated by law enforcement and veterinarians. Horses also come to Blue Rose Ranch because people have lost jobs, divorce, and other life issues. Blue Rose Ranch rehabilitates, trains, and attempts to find new permanent and highly qualified homes for these horses. Some of these horses will never be suitable for adoption, and find sanctuary at the ranch for life. The ranch is home to 35-50 horses at any given time, with many finding new forever homes each year. We are successful in preparing horses for adoption for many reasons. The natural horse life we replicate at the ranch is therapeutic to horses coming from environments of abuse. We invest in training horses to increase their value. In addition, word of mouth, our visibility along Hwy 287, and partnerships with local newspapers and publications for advertisement enable our success.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     In addition to our primary mission of horse rescue, Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. (“the ranch”) provides outreach to the community. The ranch hosts and operates educational and riding programs for area youth, ranging from introductory seminars about horses to more advanced youth horse training and leadership programs. The ranch programs provide horses and training to area youth at no charge to the participants. Each volunteer/participant is required to work on the ranch in exchange for horse riding privileges and training. This provides an opportunity to develop life skills that are learned in the responsibility of caring for horses. The children that live in Springfield and surrounding towns are very much like kids who live in a large city. They have virtually no access to animals, farms or ranches, even though here they live in a very rural area of Colorado. We, of course, have the same problems with drugs and alcohol that all communities have. Poverty is prevalent, which is evidenced by sixty percent of kids qualifying for free or reduced lunch. The number of kids coming to Blue Rose Ranch from low income homes has increased substantially. At the ranch, kids learn life skills and their self-esteem grows as they gain confidence around the horses.
     
     Our organization serves our community in other areas as well. Our Senior Horse Walking Program is very popular. Senior Citizens and adults are paired with older horses and special needs horses. The horses are groomed and led around the ranch to graze. Both the seniors and horses benefit from exercise and companionship. The ranch also provides programs in cooperation with scouting organizations, church youth and church family groups, as well as 4-H. Blue Rose Ranch works with law enforcement agencies in providing a productive atmosphere for assigned community service.

Our Programs/Activities involving animals other than horses:
 None

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  John M. Webb, CEO, President, Executive Director
Employees:   Full-Time:  1  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  30

Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective staff complete a written application
    Prospective staff 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 member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every member of the staff is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance
    Every member of the staff has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    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 provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    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 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:
    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 undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    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 a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    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

Please provide any additional explanation regarding your governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of your answers above.
Financials are available for public on Guidestar.

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  8

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

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.
John and Cheryl Webb are married and are the Executive Directors of Blue Rose Ranch. They receive no compensation or salaries from Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. Two additional board members, are married. They receive no compensation for serving on the board. All of our board members are passionate about our mission and are financial contributors to Blue Rose Ranch.

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.
Executive Director owns facility where programs are conducted.

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:
    None

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

Additional Comments:
Financials are available for public on Guidestar.
Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Compilation
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990-EZ
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2018? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Purchase from auction, kill pen or feedlot  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Not Checked:
    Stallions
Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the horse is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the horse is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Surrendered: The ownership and custody of the horse is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent without the use of a donation document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The horse was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the horse has been transferred back to the organization.
Transferred In: The custody and/or ownership of the horse 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.

Feral/Wild Horse: Free-roaming horses that are descendants of the domesticated horse and have no or limited human contact.

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.


Our organization will accept the following breeds:
    American Saddlebred
    Appaloosa
    Arabian
    Donkey/Mule/Burro
    Draft
    Mustang
    Friesian
    Hackney
    Miniature Horse
    Morgan
    National Show Horse
    Paint
    Quarter Horse
    Standardbred
    Tennessee Walking Horse
    Thoroughbred
    Warm Blood
    Mixed Breed
    Other
    Andalusian/Lusitano
    Icelandic Horse
    Haflinger
    Norwegian Fjord
    Gypsy Vanner
    Feral/Wild
    Paso Fino
    Pinto
    Appendix Quarter Horse
    Rocky Mountain Horse
    Missouri Fox Trotter

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
Blue Rose Ranch accepts all horses that are true rescues, i.e. those confiscated by law enforcement and veterinarians. Horses also come to Blue Rose Ranch because people have lost jobs, divorce, and other life issues. Blue Rose Ranch rehabilitates, trains, and attempts to find new permanent homes for these horses. Some of these horses will never be suitable for adoption, and find sanctuary at the ranch for life.


Intake, Assessment & Training
Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    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:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    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
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time

The organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse prior to acceptance and arrival at the organization:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    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.

The organization has the following policies in place prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
    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
    Horses are not taken on trial
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    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
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    Bathing
    Clipping

The typical length of quarantine is:   Up to 10 days

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   As needed; no set schedule

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
Blue Rose Ranch rehabilitates, trains, and attempts to find new permanent homes for these horses. Some of these horses will never be suitable for adoption, and find sanctuary at the ranch for life. The ranch is home to 35-50 horses at any given time, with many finding new forever homes each year. We are successful in preparing horses for adoption for many reasons. The natural horse life we replicate at the ranch is therapeutic to horses coming from environments of abuse. We invest in training horses to increase their value.


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    Our organization does NOT breed horses.
Not Checked:
    Our organization breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions
    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, does NOT breed horses


Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    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 does not euthanize horses under any circumstances.
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

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

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates
    Intravenous administration of a solution of concentrated potassium chloride (KCl) with the horse in a surgical plane of general anesthesia
    Gunshot to the brain

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
Euthanasia without consulting a veterinarian is only done in emergency situations when waiting on the arrival of a veterinarian would be inhumane. Few horses are euthanized at Blue Rose Ranch. We are a sanctuary for horses until their natural or merciful deaths.

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    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
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    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 scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    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.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    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.

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

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
$501 to $750

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness
Not Checked:
    Not applicable
    All equines have one set fee
    Fees may vary depending on species
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type

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 may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    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 found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    Horses may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized

Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     No

Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
Adoptive Home Purpose Statement We seek, for our horses, adoption to homes where they will be well cared for and loved. Not all who desire horse ownership are ready. Horses are expensive and they often live to be thirty years of age. Also, an adopted horse needs a quality home just as much as an expensive performance horse. Experience has shown that there are many quality individuals who desire horse ownership but are not yet ready to take on the years of work and financial obligation that is required. Many of the horses at Blue Rose Ranch are not commercially valuable and cannot be sold quickly or at a profit if circumstances suddenly change for an owner. Decisions on adoptions are made with the interest of our horses in mind. They are not personal. There are people for whom we have great respect that do not have the time, the facilities, the work situation or finances for successful horse ownership. BLUE ROSE RANCH GOLD STANDARD OF HORSE OWNERSHIP 1. Prospective adopters need to own property suitable for a horse, which includes shelter from inclement weather. It is difficult and often dangerous when a horse does not have constant and immediate supervision from its owner. Experience has shown that borrowed or leased property does not work over time. Jobs and friends unfortunately come and go and we have taken back dozens of horses for this reason. 2. It is OK, however, if an adopter has a longstanding relationship with a boarding facility and they make monthly payments to rent space for their horse(s). 3. Adopted horses need access to other horses for a companionship. Horses are herd animals. 4. Adopters must be able to afford, ongoing, the adoption fee and the excellent care of two or more horses. The least expensive part of horse ownership is the acquisition of the horse. 5. Adopters should have knowledge about all aspects of horse ownership and care. 6. Adopters need to own a high quality, well maintained horse trailer and an appropriate vehicle to pull it. 7. Adopters need to have good, local references within the equine community.
View Re-homing Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility
Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility
30997 US Hwy 287 Springfield CO 81073
Contact: John Webb
Contact's Phone: 3037967739
Contact's Email: directors@blueroseranch.org

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

If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility:
Blue Rose Ranch is owned free and clear by John and Cheryl Webb. John is CEO, President and Executive Director of Blue Rose Ranch, Inc. Cheryl is secretary and Executive Director of Blue Rose Ranch, Inc.
John and Cheryl Webb
30997 US Hwy 287
Springfield, CO 81073

If not owned, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

If not owned, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     The agreement between Blue Rose Ranch and The Webbs went into effect June 1, 2007. The property was purchased by John and Cheryl Webb specifically to be the perpetual home of Blue Rose Ranch. It is the intent that the land will always be used for Blue Rose Ranch Horse Rescue and Adoption. The Board of Directors understands this agreement.

If not owned, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated. 
     John and Cheryl Webb receive no compensation for this lease. The property and services are provided with no compensation.

Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes
If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     Blue Rose Ranch received Verification from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries(GFAS) in 2018. We have received site visits from major foundations who have funded our organization, including the Animal Assistance Foundation, the Sally Beck Foundation, and the Anschutz Family Foundation.

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.
     Baca County Sheriffs Department 265 E. 2nd St. Springfield, CO 81073 719-523-6677 bacadispatch@bacacountyco.gov

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance 3758 E. 104th Ave Thornton, CO 80602 720-598-2842 info@counwantedhorse.org A Home for Every Horse 5720 Flatiron Parkway Boulder, CO 80301 303-253-6400 abodkin@aimmedia.com

Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? No

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 1

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Haley Nevin

Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 515
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 11  Run-in sheds: 8
Pastures: 7  Paddocks/Pens: 10
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)?    No    
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 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/encosures?    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 insure 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? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
✔    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
✔    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Barbed wire is used for fencing
✔    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
✔    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
    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

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
✔    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
✔    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
✔    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
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

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)
✔    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced
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

Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 03/21/2019
Veterinarian: Dr. Rusty Murdock
Clinic Name: Boise City Animal Hospital    Street: Hwy 287 East Building #1    City: Boise City  State: OK    Zip: 73933
Phone: 580-544-2486  
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
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records

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 groups
✔    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 individual stalls

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 monthly
✔    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 monthly and kept with the horse's health records
✔    A weight limit of no more than 20% of the horse’s weight is established for each horse and is kept with the horse’s records and updated when needed
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually 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
    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

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

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 3 months 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

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

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
✔    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined 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
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 staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
✔    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
✔    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
Not Checked:
    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

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
✔    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
✔    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    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 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
✔    Saddles are 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 only when needed
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
✔    Helmets are shared
✔    Helmets are replaced after a fall
Not Checked:
    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 weekly
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit 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
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.


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 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
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    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)

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
Not Checked:
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Semi-annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Semi-annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Quarterly
Fencelines are checked: Weekly
Turnout Areas are checked: Weekly
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Weekly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Horse Transportion
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 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:
    1 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 Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually:
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week:
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week:
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility:
Number of horses aged 3-8:
Number of horses aged 9-14:
Number of horses aged 15-20:
Number of horses aged over 20:
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works:
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works:
Total number:
Total number of mounted horse hours per week:
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week:
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Additional explanation: Blue Rose Ranch invites youth to volunteer and ride in our supervised program. We average 5-15 kids each weekly session during the school year, and at two weekly sessions during the summer. We can always share horses if more than usual come on a particular day. The only limit we have is participation in our week-long "Introduction to Horses Camp" each June. Participation is limited to 25 to ensure a quality experience for both the participants and the horses.






FACILITY CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility

44 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
12 Surrendered
1 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
Transfer
13 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
6 Horses adopted/sold:
1 Horses transferred/returned
2 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
9 Total departures
48 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
33 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
15 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 44 on 1/1/2018+ 13 Intakes - 9 Departures = 48 on 12/31/2018

48 Total number of all horses on December 31, 2018
50 Maximum capacity of horses on December 31, 2018




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility

Actual Horse Care Costs
$18730     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$6200     Veterinarian
$1455     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$3850     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$47476     Maintenance
$5178     Horse/Barn Supplies
$12000     Horse Care Staff
$2000     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$96889     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$5120     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$100     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$980     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$600     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$6800     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $7




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Haley Nevin

         Facility Participation:

         Blue Rose Ranch Main Facility

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No
Additional information about this instructor: Haley is a graduate of the Lamar Community College Equine Management and Horse Training Program. She was named Horseman of the Year in 2018 at the College. The College is located 42 miles north of Blue Rose Ranch. Haley volunteers for our horse rescue. She helps to assess ability on incoming horses, helps with training, and she also teaches beginning riding for our young volunteers. Haley is an excellent rider, and has a great heart for horses at the horse rescue. She grew up with horses and has solid experience training horses.