Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

Horses Healing Hearts, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 08/04/2019

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 equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs using instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, independent contractors, and/or service providers) who have certified training applicable for people with special needs and specific to the program offerings - either on staff or accompanying clients when participating in our programs.
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. Johnson's Folly Farm

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
Horses Healing Hearts exists to provide children of alcoholics and addicts an opportunity to work with horses to build self esteem and confidence through equine therapy and the care of the horses.

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:
Following is list of our goals, strategies and how these help the community at large: They're stated in terms of: what we provide, impact of work, benefit to the community.
     
     HHH provides: 1) An opportunity for children of alcoholics and addicts to connect with horses and experience the related medical benefits (proven)2)A safe place for these children to share their feelings with peers experiencing the same trauma.
     Impact of work: 1)(From working with horses: At-risk children’s adrenaline and cortisol decrease resulting in improved health** 2)(From safe place):Participants experience comfort in knowing they are not alone. One in four children are children of alcoholics/addicts
     Benefit to the community: Decreased health care costs Children have a sense of belonging and isolation decreases.

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT):
Our organization provides the following equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT):
    Equine Experiential Learning
    Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
Not Checked:
    Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology
    Interactive Vaulting
    Therapeutic Driving
    Therapeutic Riding (Adaptive Riding)

Our organization provides services for the following specific populations:
Children (10 & Under)
Tweens (11-12)
Teens (13-18)
Young Adults (19-21)
Adults (Over 21)
Ethnic Minorities
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
At-Risk Youth

Our organization provides services to individuals with:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Cognitive disabilities, Emotional disabilities, Grief, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Learning disabilities, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Overview of our programs involved with providing EAAT to individuals with special needs:
     Our equine therapy department uses the “EAGALA” model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association www.eagala.org) which is evidence-based and experiential, and considered the “gold standard” for equine therapy and equine learning. Having standards and ethics EAGALA and requires a two person facilitation team. This model is used in over 50 countries, and the organization has over 6,000 members.
     
     We have three programs using horses to help individuals “at risk.” 1) Children’s Prevention Program and 2) Equine Therapy for adults struggling with substance use disorder, 3) Partnering for Healthy Children
     
     Children’s Prevention Program:
     HHH is the only nonprofit in the United States using horses to help reach children of parents struggling with addiction. Children ages 6-18 meet weekly for two-hour prevention education sessions that consist of peer-to-peer counseling, riding, and mentorship with healthy adult mentors. HHH provides a safe place to share their feelings and to learn coping strategies. Through these efforts, HHH hopes to reduce the generational cycle of addiction and provide these children with skills to succeed in life.
     
     Our 2-hour sessions start with a 40 minute circle time where the children are lead by a group facilitator who reviews our group "rules" with the participants(one person talks at a time, you can "pass", "put ups" only, what's said here, stays here, Respect each other - received from NACOA - National Assoc. of Children for Alcoholics)
     
     Then the facilitator briefly describes the curriculum for the day. An example curriculum may be the children painting rocks and spelling out feelings on rocks. Later, when they dry, we would put them in a back pack and walk around with them in the back pack, discuss what that feels like when we "carry around all the feelings without unloading them," and then unload them all and discuss how much lighter we feel. After this exercise (40 min) we take 3 children at a time out to the 3 horses that are waiting tacked up. Each child gets 15 minutes of private ride instruction. After all kids have "cycled out" and had their turn. Then we have a closing circle. The group facilitator will ask each child to give 3 quick words to describe their day. Then a child will read an excerpt from an Alateen book.
     
     Adults in Recovery Equine Therapy Program:
     The professionals at HHH have worked with over 5,000 clients since our inception in 2004. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the therapy sessions support our children’s prevention program (which helps children whose parents struggle with addiction.) In this program, the treatment centers transport their clients to and from our center where they experience a 60 or 90 minute session (under a covered arena). Many of the clients have shared this was a “breakthrough” experience for them and was the highlight of their treatment in South Florida.
     
     Partnering for Healthy Children: We are collaborating with ChildNet and Delray Achievement Center to conduct Equine Assisted Learning with 90 children (45 from each). We will be using the "Power Tools for Living" Curriculum based on the EAGALA model. There are pre and post tests which will give accurate measurements of program impacts. This program will begin in September 2019 and continue through June 2020.

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:
     When we work with adult clients from treatment centers, we begin with the safety information and then cover three things horses require from us to "connect" with us; 1) be congruent (authentic in expressing your true emotion ), 2) be mindful and in the PRESENT moment with your attention and awareness, 3) horses don't judge us, but they do want to be treated fairly or "right." (acronym is CPR - Be congruent, present, treat them right.)
     
     Additionally, the first exercise we do as a group is "meet the herd." (horses are "at liberty" in a large covered arena) It's done in silence, and we ask for them not to touch the horses. This gives an opportunity for the clients to watch the herd dynamics and begin to learn horse "non-verbal" communication. It also gives the horses an opportunity to sense the energy of the individuals and allows them to go anywhere in the arena they need to in order to be comfortable.
     
     In the second exercise, we allow talking and touching, but we ask they "read the body language of the horse," and "be invited to approach and touch." In other words, don't walk quickly up to a horse's face and start assertively stroking it. We ask, "How would you feel if someone behaved in this way towards you?" This intentional exercise causes the clients to get out of "their head," and thinking only about themselves, and encourages their approach to be empathetic, careful, and synergistic.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Children’s Prevention Program:
     HHH is the only nonprofit in the United States using horses to help reach children of parents struggling with addiction. Fifty children ages 6-18 meet weekly for two-hour prevention education sessions that consist of peer-to-peer counseling, riding, and mentorship with healthy adult mentors. HHH provides a safe place to share their feelings and to learn coping strategies. Through these efforts, HHH hopes to reduce the generational cycle of addiction and provide these children with skills to succeed in life.
     
     We are also beginning a program "Partnering for Healthy Children" where we're collaborating with ChildNet (fostercare for Palm Beach and Broward County). We will be conducting the "Power Tools for Living" Curriculum (EAGALA model) for children who've been placed in "out-of-home care" as a result of their parents' substance misuse disorder.

DEFINITIONS:
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT): Any activity that incorporates equine interactions and/or the equine environment, mounted or ground-based, including horsemanship instruction aimed at contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs, psychotherapy and/or mental health counseling aimed at achieving goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology treatment strategies that utilize equine movement, and experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disability or impairment) that require or benefit from assistance and support from certified specialists, therapists, counselors, instructors, trainers and/or facilitators. 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 and a lack of resources, including economic resources, which can impact an individual's ability to successfully transition into adulthood and being 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 under age, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Lizabeth Olszewski
Employees:   Full-Time:  1  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  31

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 is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    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
    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
    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 provides parent/guardian information if applicable

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 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
    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 provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance

Please provide any additional explanation regarding your governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of your answers above.
All of our volunteers must go through a 3 hour training program providing specific information on children of alcoholics and addicts so they're properly informed. Additionally, we draw very clear lines between "prevention education" (which we are) and "therapy" (which we are not) in order to keep our children emotionally as well as physically safe.

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  10
Number of Board Members:  14  Number of Voting Board Members:  14

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:
Executive Director

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? No

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.
One of the instructors owns the facility where the 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:
    Most recent IRS Form 990

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Volunteer Handbook
    Bylaws

Additional Comments:
All of our volunteers must go through a 3 hour training program providing specific information on children of alcoholics and addicts so they're properly informed. Additionally, we draw very clear lines between "prevention education" (which we are) and "therapy" (which we are not) in order to keep our children emotionally as well as physically safe.
Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Review
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
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):
    Donation  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Return  

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

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

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
    Draft
    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
    Gypsy Vanner
    Appendix Quarter Horse

Not Checked
    Donkey/Mule/Burro
    Mustang
    Norwegian Fjord
    Feral/Wild
    Paso Fino
    Pinto
    Rocky Mountain Horse
    Missouri Fox Trotter

Intake, Assessment & Training
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
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    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 at the facility for a prescribed period of time
    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:
    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.
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:

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
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 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
    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
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:

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
    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
    Jumping
    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:
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

The typical length of quarantine is:   Horses are not quarantined

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   2-3 times per week

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
Fecal testing, additional blood work, and quarantine is all provided to the horses on an as-needed basis.


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


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 does not euthanize horses under any circumstances.
    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

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

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    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 has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    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

Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     Yes
Please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training? 
     The facility at which we conduct our programs had a pony that was unsound for over a year. After many veterinary treatments, the facility sent the pony to the University of Florida for research. The facility said it was the best option at the time and has not provided any other horses for use in research or medical training.

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

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
The facility at which we conduct our programs does not regularly re-home horses, but in the event that a horse is sold or retired elsewhere, the new facility is evaluated prior to leaving the horse at the facility.
Rehoming Application/Agreement not applicable.

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Johnson's Folly Farm
Johnson's Folly Farm
14052 52nd Ave S Delray Beach FL 33484
Contact: Nongae Johnson
Contact's Phone: 561-665-0083
Contact's Email: jfolly1966@aol.com

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

If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility:
Name: Nongae Johnson
Phone: 561-665-0083
Email: jfolly1966@aol.com

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? 
     Start Date: 09/2010 End Date: 09/2020 At the end of the term HHH plans on renewing our arrangement. We will begin negotiating a renewal in November of 2019.

If not owned, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated. 
     The owner allows HHH to use the rear entrance, club house structure, and access to covered arena for equine therapy at scheduled times. The owner provides trainers and lesson horses for our use on Saturday and Wednesday sessions. HHH pays a monthly fee based on the number of horses used both for the children's program and equine therapy. The fee is $2800 per month. HHH has a rental agreement for use of the clubhouse for $100 per month.

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.
     We are compliant with PATH International standards.

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.
     Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control is responsible for investigating abuse in Palm Beach County. Mailing Address: 7100 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Phone:(561)233-1200 Email Address: pkelso@pbcgov.org

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. *Missing

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? Yes

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 6

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Jessica Coates
     2. Instructor: Lizabeth Olszewski
     3. Instructor: Nongae Johnson
     4. Instructor: Norma Tomas
     5. Instructor: Sara Smith
     6. Instructor: Wendy Gearhart

Johnson's Folly Farm

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 8
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 5  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 0  Paddocks/Pens: 15
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 5  Covered Outdoor Rings: 1  Indoor Rings: 0





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 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? 13-16
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 1 to 3 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
✔    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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

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
✔    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
✔    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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

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
✔    Horses are checked overnight
✔    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
✔    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 perimeter of the property is fully fenced
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)

Johnson's Folly Farm

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 07/08/2019
Veterinarian: Dr. Paul Caputo
Clinic Name: SEVA - Southeast Equine Veterinarian Assoc.    Street: 333 SW 14th Ave.    City: Pompano Beach  State: FL    Zip: 33069
Phone: 954-868-3261  
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)
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

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
✔    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:
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    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:
✔    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 chiropractor
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
Not Checked:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    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 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
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually 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 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 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
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

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

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
✔    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
✔    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:
    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

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
✔    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
✔    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 covered
    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
✔    Horses wear halters with nametags
✔    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Photos are located on the stall
    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
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds

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 after each use
✔    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 shared
✔    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
✔    Helmets are replaced after a fall
✔    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled


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
Not Checked:
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

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

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:
    0 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  0 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  0 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: 630
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week: 12
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week: 24
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility: 4
Number of horses aged 3-8:
Number of horses aged 9-14: 2
Number of horses aged 15-20:
Number of horses aged over 20: 2
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works: 1
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works: 1
Total number: 2
Total number of mounted horse hours per week: 3
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week: 4
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 6
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 51
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 6
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 51
Additional explanation: The days per week that EAAT programs conducted vary but on average it is 5 days per week.

Johnson's Folly Farm

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual 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
$34747     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$34747     2018 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.
$     2018 Total Donated Costs


Additional Explanation:
Total amount paid for the year to Johnson's Folly is $34747. We don't own any of the horses at Johnson's Folly therefore, we don't incur any of the horse-related expenses. We have an arrangement to pay JF based on the number of horses used for each session. For the Children's Prevention Program: we pay $80 for the first horse, the second horse is free. Each additional horse needed (beyond the two) is $80 each. The number of horses we use is based on the number of children attending the session. For the Equine Therapy Program we pay $75 each session regardless of how many horses are used.

Average cost per day per horse: $14
Average length of stay for an equine: 639 days
Based on a total of 2555 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

Johnson's Folly Farm

Equine Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs

2018 Johnson's Folly Farm Horse Inventory
4 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/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Total departures
4 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
4 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 4 on 1/1/2018+ 0 Intakes - 0 Departures = 4 on 12/31/2018

18 Total number of all horses at this facility on December 31, 2018
40 Maximum capacity of horses at this facility on December 31, 2018

Additional Explanation:
The number of horses at the facility is 40 in total. Johnson's Folly Horse Farm is a boarding facility and is not in any way affiliated with Horses Healing Hearts as an organization. We rent the horses at a discounted rate to provide the equine therapy for the children of addicted parents. Horses Healing Hearts does not own the farm nor the horses that are used in the program.








FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Johnson's Folly Farm

4 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/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Total departures
4 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
4 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 4 on 1/1/2018+ 0 Intakes - 0 Departures = 4 on 12/31/2018

18 Total number of all horses on December 31, 2018
40 Maximum capacity of horses on December 31, 2018




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Johnson's Folly Farm

Actual Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$0     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$34747     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$34747     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $14




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Jessica Coates

         Facility Participation:

         Johnson's Folly Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

     2. Lizabeth Olszewski

         Facility Participation:

         Johnson's Folly Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: EAGALA
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Equine specialist in the EAGALA Model.

     3. Nongae Johnson

         Facility Participation:

         Johnson's Folly Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2011
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Formerly NAHRA - Now PATH
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Parelli
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2012
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Parelli Ground Training
Additional information about this instructor: Our children have ridden with Nongae for over six years now. She is very good with the participants She is always upbeat and energetic and positive. They leave there feeling like they really accomplished something. Nongae is a very skilled instructor.

     4. Norma Tomas

         Facility Participation:

         Johnson's Folly Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

     5. Sara Smith

         Facility Participation:

         Johnson's Folly Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

     6. Wendy Gearhart

         Facility Participation:

         Johnson's Folly Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: EAGALA
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Mental Health Professional in the EAGALA model