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Horsepower, Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 05/05/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Janet Clifford

Employees:   Full-Time:  4  Part-Time:  7  Volunteers:  300

Does your organization utilize a management company for management and administration? No

Describe your training process for employees and volunteers and the types of human resource documents used in your organization including job descriptions, evaluations, etc. All paid staff and volunteers are required to attend an orientation and training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, and emergency procedures. Other trainings are job specific. Our Operations manual has all jobs including volunteer roles. Every employee and volunteer receives a handbook describing their job prior to their training. Each volunteer is evaluated during training by the volunteer coordinator prior to signing up for classes.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  6

Number of Board Members:  15  Number of Voting Board Members:  15

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board Relationships:

Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Tim Clifford, Director of Community Outreach & Partnerships
Husband of Jan Clifford, Executive Director
Duties: Write Grants, support all fundraising efforts, nurture current relationships and build new partnerships and collaborations.

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


II. PROGRAMS

1. What percent of your total programs and services are horse-related? 100

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     Horsepower TLC provides equine facilitated experiential activities for individuals with disabilities, youth identified as At-Risk and Veterans. Our equine activities foster the development of skills that increase autonomy, encourage constructive codependence, and nurture problem solving in the home, school, and community. Our project combines horseback riding which increases balance, muscle control and strength with goals targeted towards problem solving, teamwork, effective communication, academics, social, behavioral, recreational and/or therapeutic objectives.

We have 7 PATH International certified instructors and 14 therapy horses and 1 Draft Mule. We provide 6 six-week sessions and 3 separate two-week halfday summer sessions. One of those summer camps is a 9 year partnership with UNCG's Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders where intensive communication based interventions have assisted community members living with Traumatic Brain Injuries, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Classes throughout the year address: functional academics; communication, social, behavioral, recreational, and fitness goals; and Life Skills development. All goals are designed to meet the current needs of clients providing them with opportunities to practice, transfer, and acquire critical skills that can be applied to their daily life.

3. Enter the total number of facilities/locations where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for: 1

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. We have one Draft Mule that we use in our equine assisted classes.

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  Yes



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     Each horse (and our draft mule) is used in our program no more than three hours a day. Equines are schooled at least once a week or on an as needed basis. A certified riding instructor overseas a group of intermediate/advanced level riders working on bending, flexibility, and overall conditioning. Some horses will be taken on a trail ride depending on their use and needs. Exercise records are kept in the exercise log. If a horse starts to show signs of stress or burn out they will first be evaluated for soreness or illness. If they are found sound and well they will be given a "break" from work at our facility, at our off site facility or at a farm approved for down time. They will be given 2 to 6 months then slowly brought back into the program. Our current number of horses accepted at our program is 15 and 1 Draft Mule. All equines must be sound to be accepted into our program. Horses severly over or underweight will not be accepted.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Our equines generally come from families that have out grown them or no longer can care for them. Occasionaly we will accept horses/mules from our local rescue program if they appear mentally and physically sound. Currently, we have two horses that are on lease to our program.

3. Describe under what circumstances horses leave your organization. Please describe in detail your horse adoption/fostering practices and procedures including any recruitment initiatives you have to attract potential adopters. Please include your policies and practices with respect to horses that are no longer useful or manageable and horses that need to be retired. 
     On occasion we have had a horse that needed a break from therapeutic riding. We work with area Vets and respected horse owners to identify possible placements. We then call and arrange a visit to the prospective foster home to assess stalls, pasture, and care procedures. We observe other horses on the farm and have a written agreement with the foster home that we have the right to visit and remove the horse at any given time.

As a nonprofit utilizing equines to facilitate our services we attract many local horse lovers who donate financial and or human resources in support of the program. They have seen firsthand the quality of our program and they are often key players during those times when an adoption/foster care situation arises.

4. For new horses, describe your initial assessment process for each horse (i.e. physical examination, test ride, health record, Coggins test, quarantine, veterinary consult, etc.). 
     When screening prospective equines our team visits and tests a prospective horse in their normal environment. Our equine knowledgeable staff and select volunteers have a set procedure that they follow which matches our therapy guidelines taking into consideration: temperament~ they must be calm and patient, respectful of humans, obedient and not skittish/ jumpy; age~ between 5 to 20 years, if horse is younger than 5-must have exceptional temperament, if horse is older than 20- must be sound and not have a history of ailments; mares and geldings are acceptable-gelding preferred; size~ considered on basis of current need of program. Preferable between 14.2 and 15.2; good conformation~ horse should have an even gait as many of our clients are physically and intellectually challenged requiring controlled movement. Un-sound horses are not appropriate for our program due to limited funding and resources.

We recieve written permission to make contact with their Vet to review the horses history. Once approved, a new horse is accepted into the program for a 30 day trial period. It is initially quarantined for a period of two weeks. The new horse will be examined by our veterinarian, the horse must have current coggins and up to date on all shots. They are slowly introduced into the herd as appropriate.

Horses are then introduced slowly to the arena and therapy settings. Depending on their reaction they will be slowly introduced to a mock class and then if they pass they will be introduced to a class with a volunteer riding. If they do well they will then slowly be introduced to a therapeutic class.

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     Horses each have their own stalls in which they will spend either the day or evening in, depending on the weather. They are fed separately with a diet to their specific needs. All horses are observed daily for soundness and well being. They are vaccinated in the spring and fall. They are all on a six week farrier and worming schedule. We have low starch and senior feed as needed as well as glucosomine and vitamins as needed.

6. What is the euthanasia policy? Please include specifically under what circumstances your organization will euthanize a horse and whether your organization will euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space: 
     If our Veterinary recommends euthanasia because the horse is in pain and we cannot manage the pain or has an injury that it cannot recover from then we would euthanize the horse. If we have a horse that is no longer able to perform its therapeutic duties (but still healthy) then we would first contact the donor for first right of refusal. If the donor does not want the horse back we would not euthanize the horse, we would locate an appropriate adoptive family. We would keep the horse at our alternative pasture until such a location was found. We would not euthanize a horse just because it was difficult, it would have to be a life threatening issue.

7. What is the breeding policy? Please include specifically if horses become pregnant while in your care, and if there is a no-breeding clause in the documentation your organization uses to adopt, donate, sell, etc. a horse: 
     We do not allow stallions on our farm. If we received a donated horse that was pregnant we would raise the foal until weanling age and then find an appropriate home.

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

9. If your answer to Question 8 is 'Yes', please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training?  NA

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

11. If your answer to Question 10 is 'Yes', 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. NA

12. Does your organization place horses in foster care? 
     Yes

13. If your answer to Question 12 is 'Yes', describe how foster homes are selected, screened, and monitored and address all the questions below for each foster home in the space provided: 
     On occasion we have had a horse that needed a break from therapeutic riding. We work with area Vets and respected horse owners to identify possible placements. We then call and arrange a visit to the prospective foster home to assess stalls, pasture, and care procedures. We observe other horses on the farm and have a written agreement with the foster home that we have the right to visit and remove the horse at any given time. The horse is visited to ensure proper care is given.

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: Not applicable; None received

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Not applicable; Fees are not collected; Horses are not offered for adoption.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization feels that increasing/varying fees may extend the length of stay for individual equines in our care.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed:



IV. FACILITIES

This section must be completed for each facility/location where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for. For example, if the applicant is involved with horse rescue and utilizes foster care facilities, the applicant must complete this section for each foster care facility. If the applicant provides equine assisted activities/services to the public at more than one location, the applicant must complete this section for each location that horse-related services are provided. If your organization uses the facility of another organization, please enlist the aid of that organization in answering the questions.

Total facilities at which our organization operates horse-related programs: 1

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Location 1 of 1
Horsepower TLC

8001 Leabourne Road Colfax NC 27235

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Jan Clifford

2. Contact's Phone: 36-931-1424

3. Contact's Email: jan@horsepower.org

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Piedmont Saddle Club
Ken Taffer, President
8001 Leabourne Road
Colfax, NC 27235

Glenn Strickland's Phone Number: 336-580-7800

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

7. If your organization does not own this facility, 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? 
     April 2013- March 2033 We plan to purchase our own property before the end of this current 20 year lease.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     No services are provided by the owner.

9. 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

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 8.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 25

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Each horse has their own 10 ft X 20 ft stall. Stalls have one solid wall and 3 slatted board walls with 1" gaps between boards. Each stall has a fan. Each pasture has electrobraid fences with trees for shade. Three of the five turn out pastures have run in shed. The pastures have some grass. Each horse is kept in during the day in the summer and turned out at night and that is reversed during the winter months. Horses are brought in throughout the day from the pastures during the winter months, as needed for classes.

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     For turn out we first divide our horses by Mares/Geldings. We then seperate by donimance and personality. The maximum number of horses to be turned out in one pasture is five. Three of our smaller paddocks hold two horses. New horses will be slowly introduced to the heard one horse at a time.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 12

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     Our equine activities are held in either the covered or outdoor riding arena. Each arena has a sand footing that is watered and dragged as needed. Typically, the covered arena is used during inclement weather. We also have a sensory trail in our woods that horses are taken on in class on lead line only. This trail is always walked by the instructor prior to taking a class out.

6. 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

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

8. 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 have successfully met the qualifying criteria for verifcation with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Horsepower is located just 1/4 mile off a major road. We are fully accesible to any vehicle. We keep a two horse trailer for emergency situations.

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? Yes

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     Every spring and fall all horses are refitted for tack and updated in the tack and use book. Every horse has at least two english and one western saddle. Each horse has it's own halter and bridle.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Each stall has a picture of the horse on the door that stays in that stall. Our website has pictures and profiles of each horse.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     All horses get a minimum of 12 hours turn out per day. If weather does not permit turn out in the pasture they will be rotated in pasture groups to 1 hour turnout in the covered arena.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We use Purina strategy for the majority of our "easy" keepers. Some of our seniors and other horses are on Purina Senior feed. Our equine manager carefully watches horse health for supplements and intake.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Our equine manager uses tapes for weight and body scoring. She also takes coat, eyes and general attitude as a guide as well.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     Stalls are cleaned daily, manure is stored in a dry stack and then removed to off site. Each horse has their own grooming tools and saddle pads. Fly spray is used and we are on a rotating worming plan. All carcass are disposed by our veterinary provided service.

17. Please describe your emergency preparedness plans that address weather related issues, fire safety procedures and/or any additional hazardous scenarios your facility could potentially experience.
     Our facility has a perimeter fence. If the barn is caught on fire all horses will be removed from the stalls and turned into the open area. We have stand by water troughs that can be hauled and filled in an emergency. In extreme ice or cold we have water heaters.

18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
     our perimeter gates are closed and locked when we are not on the grounds.

19. 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.
     Guilford County Animal Control 1203 Maple Street Greensboro, NC 27405 336-641-5990 www.co.guilford.nc.us

20. 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.
     Carolina Equine Hospital. 336-349-4080


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 05/01/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Mark Wallace

Clinic Name: Carolina Equine Hospital    Street: 5373 NC Hwy 150E    City: Brown Summit  State: NC    Zip: 27214

Phone: 336-349-4080    Email: mwallace@carolinaequinehospital.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Emily Mann

     2. Instructor: Jan Clifford

     3. Instructor: Jean Martin

     4. Instructor: Karesa Edwards

     5. Instructor: Marin Stanfield

     6. Instructor: Miranda Booth

     7. Instructor: Penny Ayers

     8. Instructor: Perry Flynn


3. Facility Horse-Related Inventory Questions

1-a. Enter the total number of horses involved with your organization's programs that are currently housed at this facility: 15.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 15

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 17

2016 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2016? Please select Yes or No. Yes

Additional explanation:Transportation as well as some horse care is done by volunteers so we do not have an expense.

16 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 0 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

16 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 0 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 1 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

1 = Total of 2d-2f

15 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            15 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            0 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$6619     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$3000     Bedding.

$7545     Veterinarian.

$5330     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$675     Medications & Supplements.

$2953     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$18250     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$44372     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

5840     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2016.

Average cost per day per horse: $8
Question 3 ($44,372 ) divided by Question 4 (5840).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (5840) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (16).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? All of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? All of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? All of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses?

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-Half of the time

      8-a. If yes, Stall/enclosure size: Do structures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around? All

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 days a week

      8-c. If yes, Adequate ceiling & beam height: Is there a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear when standing? All of the time

C. Paddocks/Yard/Pastures/Turnout

      1. Turnout/Exercise Space & opportunity: Is there space and opportunity for horses to exercise or be turned out? All of the time

      2. Fencing - type, height, safety: Are these spaces appropriately fenced? All

      3. Use of electric wire or tape fence: Are electric wires or tape fence visibly marked? Please select 'All or NA' if electric wire or tape fence is not used. All or NA

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? All

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? All

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? All of the time

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Daily or 6 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 1-2 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Every two years

      3. Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually

      4. Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? 6-7 days a week

      5. Food & Water Storage: Are all hay, feed, grain and water sources clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals? All of the time

      6. Drinking water: How often do horses have access to clean drinking water? All of the time



6. Public-Related Questions
(required if programs serve individuals with special needs)

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 400

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 34

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 52

4. What is the average wait list time? 3 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

5. How many hours per day does each horse work? (Estimate or Average)

    Mounted: 3.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 4

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 4

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 95%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. We follow the PATH guidelines. All of our horses are still modified if they show any signs of stress. No horses are used more than 10 times a week.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Emily Mann

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2009

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.


     2. *Instructor: Jan Clifford

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1998

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.


     3. *Instructor: Jean Martin

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2009

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.


     4. *Instructor: Karesa Edwards

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2012

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.


     5. *Instructor: Marin Stanfield

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2012

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.


     6. *Instructor: Miranda Booth

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2012

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.


     7. *Instructor: Penny Ayers

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2013

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.


     8. *Instructor: Perry Flynn

         *Facility Participation:

         Horsepower TLC

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.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1998

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.The instructor is required to assistant teach under a PATH certified Instructor for a minimum of 25 hours. They are tested on their knowledge of the equine; soundness, temperament,understanding and riding skills. They are also tested on their knowledge of disabilities and teaching students with a wide range of disabilities. They are tested on safety of equines, riders and volunteers. We require all Instructors to volunteer as a sidewalker and leader before student teaching and certification.