Equine Welfare Network Guardian
2019

Colorado Horse Rescue
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Last Updated: 07/07/2019

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
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. Colorado Horse Rescue

Our organization uses foster facilities and all foster facilities adhere to all the policies, procedures and practices of our organization

Mission:
Dedicated to saving the disadvantaged horse... One human, one rescue, one home at a time.

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:
Goals and Objectives
     The following goals will drive the Colorado Horse Rescue’s efforts toward its why. Objectives were developed with a two-year time-frame in mind and will be reviewed in mid-2020 and revised, if necessary, to support progress toward the 3-year goals.
     Education and Awareness-Building
     Goal I: Educate and build awareness about equine welfare issues with individuals and the industry Objective
     Goal II: Actively advocate for equine welfare in Colorado
     Goal III: Enhance and improve CHR’s responsive activities
      • Engage in a branding process to develop the new brand identity for CHR by June 2019
      • Implement marketing and communications activities based on CHR’s new brand by December 2019
      • Determine future facilities direction for CHR by June 2019
      • Design and implement Equine Management System by December 2020

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     • Equine Crisis Assistance Program – CHR offers assistance to committed horse owners in the community who are temporarily struggling financially. We provide hay, veterinary assistance, and even supported the rebuild of equine facilities after the 2013 flood. For some families, this funding is the support they need to get through a difficult time and avoid having to surrender their horse.
     • Surrender Program – CHR is often a horse owner’s last chance when faced with illness, foreclosure, divorce, natural disaster, or the inevitability of old age. CHR eases the pain by providing the owner peace of mind in knowing that his/her beloved horse will have a second opportunity to find a loving home. CHR also facilitates the surrender of horses referred by Animal Control due to owner neglect and abandonment. These horses receive the proper care they deserve, and once healthy are provided training so that they may find a forever home.
     • Field Rescue Program - As resources allow, CHR saves viable horses in the community from dangerous situations. Some of the circumstances where CHR steps in includes: purchasing horses at auction, purchasing from private owners on Craigslist and other online sources, and networking with other local rescues to bring at-risk horses to safety.
     • Adoption Program – CHR is dedicated to placing horses in their forever homes, which in turn allows CHR to help more horses. Potential adopters are carefully screened via an application and interview process to ensure the match between horse and human is suitable. CHR retains ownership of the horse for a probationary period of at least three months from the date of adoption. Transfer of ownership is completed after a successful follow-up visit. During this time, CHR monitors the well-being of the horse, and if the horse is not cared for properly, CHR will repossess the horse.
     • Foster Program – This program allows screened foster families to care for CHR horses, thus alleviating some of the financial burden for CHR. Often a foster family becomes an adopter, which allows CHR to help more horses.
     • Training Program – CHR’s training program works to both directly rehabilitate our horses and train volunteers in the skills of horsemanship. As horses are admitted to CHR they undergo evaluation and a plan is formed to fill in the gaps of their education. This training program reacquaints or introduces our horses to kind and fair handling as they learn ground-manners, trailer loading, as well as skills under saddle. This education results in horses that are more desirable to adopters.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     CHR offers monthly educational clinics to the community with a focus on natural horsemanship. CHR increases and diversifies community engagement by offering clinics focused on equine art and equine photography. In addition to practical horse handling techniques, CHR offers topics like, “From Purchase to Performance”, which teaches individuals about responsible horse ownership and the costs of owning a horse. Colorado State University’s top Veterinarians also present lectures covering the latest medical information. CHR hopes to alleviate the unwanted horse issue by educating individuals on the responsibilities of horse ownership and providing them with the tools to manage their horses in order to achieve life-long partnerships.

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Katherine Gregory
Employees:   Full-Time:  6  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  85

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
    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 equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid

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 provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer has a written 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 is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description

Please provide any additional explanation regarding your governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of your answers above.
Conflict of Interest Policy
     No member of the Colorado Horse Rescue Board of Directors, Volunteers, or Staff shall derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly, by reason of his or her participation in the Colorado Horse Rescue. Each individual shall disclose to the Colorado Horse Rescue any personal interest which he or she may have in any matter pending before the organization and shall refrain from participation in any decision on such matter. Any member of the Colorado Horse Rescue’s Board of Directors, Staff, or Volunteer Base shall refrain from obtaining any list of Colorado Horse Rescue clients for personal or private solicitation purposes at any time during the term affiliation.

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  10
Number of Board Members:  6  Number of Voting Board Members:  6

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? 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? No

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:
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement

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
    Employee Handbook
    Bylaws

Additional Comments:
Conflict of Interest Policy
     No member of the Colorado Horse Rescue Board of Directors, Volunteers, or Staff shall derive any personal profit or gain, directly or indirectly, by reason of his or her participation in the Colorado Horse Rescue. Each individual shall disclose to the Colorado Horse Rescue any personal interest which he or she may have in any matter pending before the organization and shall refrain from participation in any decision on such matter. Any member of the Colorado Horse Rescue’s Board of Directors, Staff, or Volunteer Base shall refrain from obtaining any list of Colorado Horse Rescue clients for personal or private solicitation purposes at any time during the term affiliation.
Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Audit
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2018? No
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Purchase from auction, kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  

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.

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

Intake, Assessment & Training
Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Photographs are taken
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    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 trained barn staff
    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:
    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, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    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
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
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
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    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:

The typical length of quarantine is:   10 to 20 days

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


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 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.
    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
    Gunshot to the brain

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
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    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 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 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
    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:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    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:
$1,001 to $1,500

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

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 be found suitable homes by our organization
    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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    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
Please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training? 
     n/a

Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No
Describe under the circumstances where you have sold, donated, or given a horse to an auction, or where you would sell, donate, or give a horse to an auction. 
     n/a

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
Transfer of Ownership happens at 3 month check. (required to check one above so picked closest applicable answer)
View Rehoming Application/Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Colorado Horse Rescue
Colorado Horse Rescue
10386 N. 65th St. Longmont CO 80503
Contact: Shawna English
Contact's Phone: 303-494-1414
Contact's Email: senglish@chr.org

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

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 a Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) Accredited Facility. Humane and responsible care of the animals has been confirmed by onsite visits by trained inspector(s), and the nonprofit meets the definition of a true sanctuary, rescue or rehabilitation center. In addition to meeting these requirements for verification, the facility has met GFAS standards in each of the following areas after a thorough examination against strict criteria, as required for accreditation status: governance, finance, education and outreach, staffing, and safety policies, protocols and training.

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.
     Boulder County Animal Control Officer Justice Center 1777 6th Street Boulder, CO 80302 Officers: Terri Snyder tsnyder@bouldercounty.org 303-859-2562 Brandy Perkins bperkins@bouldercounty.org 303-859-2543 Sara Spensieri sspensieri@bouldercounty.org 303-859-0408

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 Humane Society &SPCA 2080 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80231 720-241-7111 info@coloradohumane.org Crime Stoppers CrimestopperUSA.com 1-800-222-TIPS Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers PO Box 18063 Boulder Colorado 80308 970-669-6113 Jefferson County Animal Control Chris Padilla 303-271-5070 cpadilla@jeffco.us State Brand Board 303-294-0895 201 Livestock Exchange Bldg 4701 Marion St Denver, CO 80215 TJ Watts, Brand Inspector 720-296-4044 Scott Dutcher Bureau of Animal Protection 303-239-4163 scot.dutcher@ag.state.co.us 700 Kipling St, Ste 4000 Lakewood, CO 80215

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: Sarah Hofkamp

Colorado Horse Rescue

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 25.8
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 19
Pastures: 4  Paddocks/Pens: 13
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 3  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 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:
✔    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
✔    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
✔    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
✔    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
✔    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)

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
✔    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
    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
✔    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)

Colorado Horse Rescue

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 05/24/2019
Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce Conally
Clinic Name: Wyoming Equine    Street: 1801 Blue Mountain Ave    City: Berthoud  State: CO    Zip: 80513
Phone: 303775-8359  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records
    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
✔    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
✔    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
✔    Horses are fed in individual stalls
✔    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:

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
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
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 monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    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
    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 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 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

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

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

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

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

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

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
✔    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
✔    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:
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined 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 is hauled, sold or given away
✔    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
✔    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure piles are covered

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
✔    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
✔    Name plates are located on the stall
✔    Photos are located on the stall
✔    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
✔    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
✔    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
✔    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
✔    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    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
✔     Halters are shared
✔    Tack is cleaned only when needed
✔    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
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
✔    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
✔    Helmets are shared
✔    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
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use


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: Annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Annually
Fencelines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Annually
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

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

Colorado Horse Rescue

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual Horse Care Costs
$117541     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$13125     Veterinarian
$15575     Farrier
$     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$     Manure Removal
$6769     Medications & Supplements
$2880     Horse Transportation
$17632     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$80000     Horse Care Staff
$70000     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$323522     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$6388     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$13125     Veterinarian
$4673     Farrier
$     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$     Manure Removal
$6900     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.
$31086     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $15
Average length of stay for an equine: 148 days
Based on a total of 21900 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

Colorado Horse Rescue

Equine Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs

2018 Colorado Horse Rescue Horse Inventory
70 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
27 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
50 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
1 Returned
78 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
55 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
17 Horses deceased
72 Total departures
76 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
76 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 70 on 1/1/2018+ 78 Intakes - 72 Departures = 76 on 12/31/2018

76 Total number of all horses at this facility on December 31, 2018
60 Maximum capacity of horses at this facility on December 31, 2018

Additional Explanation:
16 horses were in vetted private foster homes on 12/31/18



78 Detail Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Leased
0 Purchased from Owner
27 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
3Arabian
3 Aged 10-14
2 Geldings
1 Mares
1Donkey/Mule/Burro
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings
6Draft
0 Aged Under 3
2 Aged 3-9
2 Mares
4 Aged 10-14
4 Geldings
7Miniature Horse
0 Aged Under 3
7 Aged 3-9
4 Geldings
3 Mares
10Quarter Horse
2 Aged Under 3
1 Stallions
1 Mares
6 Aged 3-9
2 Geldings
1 Stallions
2 Mares
1 Pregnant Mares
2 Aged 10-14
2 Mares

50 Surrendered
2Appaloosa
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
5Arabian
3 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
2 Mares
2 Aged 15-20
2 Mares
5Mustang
1 Aged 10-14
1 Mares
2 Aged 15-20
2 Mares
2 Aged Over 20
2 Geldings
2Morgan
2 Aged 10-14
2 Geldings
6Paint
1 Aged 3-9
1 Stallions
2 Aged 10-14
2 Geldings
1 Aged 15-20
1 Mares
2 Aged Over 20
1 Geldings
1 Mares
12Quarter Horse
3 Aged 10-14
2 Geldings
1 Mares
4 Aged 15-20
2 Geldings
2 Mares
5 Aged Over 20
2 Geldings
3 Mares
3Tennessee Walking Horse
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings
1 Aged Over 20
1 Geldings
10Other
2 Aged Under 3
1 Stallions
1 Mares
2 Aged 3-9
1 Geldings
1 Stallions
3 Aged 10-14
1 Stallions
2 Mares
2 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings
1 Mares
1 Aged Over 20
1 Geldings
2Paso Fino
2 Aged Over 20
2 Mares
3Missouri Fox Trotter
1 Aged 10-14
1 Geldings
1 Aged 15-20
1 Mares
1 Aged Over 20
1 Mares

0 Seized
0 Abandoned
1 Returned
1Arabian
1 Aged 15-20
1 Mares



Re-homing Detail during 2018:
55 Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & intended use:
2Appaloosa
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
1 Aged 10-14
1 Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
5Arabian
Aged Under 3
2 Aged 3-9
2 Aged 10-14
1 Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
1Donkey/Mule/Burro
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
1 Aged Over 20
6Draft
Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9
3 Aged 10-14
2 Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
2Mustang
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
1 Aged 15-20
1 Aged Over 20
5Miniature Horse
Aged Under 3
5 Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
2Morgan
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
2 Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
2Paint
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
1 Aged 10-14
1 Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
12Quarter Horse
Aged Under 3
3 Aged 3-9
4 Aged 10-14
3 Aged 15-20
2 Aged Over 20
3Thoroughbred
Aged Under 3
3 Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
11Other
Aged Under 3
2 Aged 3-9
2 Aged 10-14
3 Aged 15-20
4 Aged Over 20
2Paso Fino
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
2Missouri Fox Trotter
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20







FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Colorado Horse Rescue

70 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
27 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
50 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
1 Returned
78 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
55 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
17 Horses deceased
72 Total departures
76 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
76 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 70 on 1/1/2018+ 78 Intakes - 72 Departures = 76 on 12/31/2018

76 Total number of all horses on December 31, 2018
60 Maximum capacity of horses on December 31, 2018




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Colorado Horse Rescue

Actual Horse Care Costs
$117541     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$13125     Veterinarian
$15575     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$6769     Medications & Supplements
$2880     Horse Transportation
$17632     Maintenance
$0     Horse/Barn Supplies
$80000     Horse Care Staff
$70000     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$323522     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$6388     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$13125     Veterinarian
$4673     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$6900     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.
$31086     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $15




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Sarah Hofkamp

         Facility Participation:

         Colorado Horse Rescue

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: Certified Horsemanship Association
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: Advanced Horsemanship Instructor http://www.cha-ahse.org/
Additional information about this instructor: Sarah has dedicated her life to the knowledge and understanding of how horses think and communicate. In 2008, Sarah tested into a college program for Equine Science which led to an internship and then a staff position at Black Forest Shires and Gypsy Horses. Managing, handling, selling, and training draft horses, mares, foals and stallions allowed her the freedom to explore different training techniques and ways of connecting with horses and people. Sarah then moved on to study under an incredible Natural Horsemanship Trainer named, Cathy Goscha who studied under Buck Brannaman before he was well known equine trainer. Apprenticing under Cathy gave her the opportunity to start and train client horses at Cathy’s RoarNC Ranch. This operation also bred, raised and trained high performance Endurance Arabians. Cathy was hired at CHR to help improve our adoption rate by training and retrain horses and Sarah joined her. Together they began transforming the lives of horses and making horse owners dreams come true. In 2013 Sarah was offered a full time position with CHR as not just a trainer, but as an adoption coordinator, photographer and clinician. Sarah obtained her Equine Riding Instructors Certification and began teaching CHR volunteers about proper horse handling, leadership and husbandry. Thanks to our donors, today Sarah’s role has grown to a full-time equine trainer, allowing more horses to benefit from rehabilitation at CHR. Sarah believes that horses are given the best quality of life by educating the people in that horse’s life. Sarah owns an Arabian named Atlas who she loves to compete with in competitive trail and endurance riding. To learn more visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-hofkamp-5a535998