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CANTER California

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/07/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Christine Brown and Katy Hodge

Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  15

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 of our volunteers are experience horse people and most have a horse of their own. We do hands on training as needed. All of our paperwork, horse records, daily horse journal, organizational paper is all on google docs so that everyone can access it. Each volunteer is monitored on a weekly basis and the board and executive directors are evaluated yearly.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  7

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? 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


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:
     CANTER California rehab, retrains and re-homes retired Thoroughbred racehorses through our adoption program. Additionally, we provide free online listings to owners and trainers of Thoroughbreds currently on the racetrack.

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: 2

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. 100% horse related

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  No



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. 
     Rehabilitation and Training Program
Horses accepted in the CANTER adoption program are sent to one of our contracted boarding facilities based on their soundness and geographic location. Upon arrival, the horses are evaluated for temperament by our volunteers and examined by one of our veterinarians for soundness and overall health. Injured horses begin a rehabilitation program created by our vet.

CANTER utilizes both professional trainers and volunteers to train the horses. Once horses are sound, well adjusted and have had time off, horses will enter training. Groundwork training begins with teaching the horse basic ground manners and establishing trust between the horse and handler. Once the horse is comfortable with initial groundwork, the volunteer begins teaching the horse to lunge and ground drive. Lunging begins with free lunging, working up to using a bridle, surcingle, and Vienna/side reins. When the horse is confident, balanced, and routinely working well when longed with side reins and a saddle, the volunteer will begin riding lightly.

Each step in training is taken only when the horse seems ready and confident in what he is being asked to do. Our program is completely flexible and we are always open to returning to more basic work until the horse is ready to move forward.

All potential adopters are screened through our online adoption application. Each applicant is contacted in person and visits to ride the horses are scheduled accordingly. We check vet references on every adopter and often check trainer and stabling references as well. Each adopted is required to complete a follow up every 6 months for two years.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     All our horses are donated. Occasionally, we may purchase one found in auction.

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. 
     We are not a retirement organization so we take horses into the program that can be transitioned to a riding career. In the event that we end up with a horse with a chronic issue that cannot be ridden we work with other organizations to place them in a permanent retirement situation.

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.). 
     Horses accepted in the CANTER adoption program are sent to one of our contracted boarding facilities based on their soundness and geographic location. Upon arrival, the horses are evaluated for temperament by our volunteers and examined by one of our veterinarians for soundness and overall health. Injured horses begin a rehabilitation program created by our vet. Our horses generally do not come with a health record so we start from

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. 
     Our horses are wormed every two months on a worming rotation. They are vaccinated in the spring in fall with a 5-way vaccinations plus west nile in the spring. All horses are monitored daily and their health care is recorded. All horses with illness or injury are under vet supervision.

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: 
     We follow AAEP guidelines for euthanasia. The horses we have euthanized have had health issues that were painful and or dangerous to the horse or others. We would never euthanize a healthy horse. We only accept horses when we have space and funds to care for it.

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 castrate all stallions and we do not adopt out stallions. Mares are not permitted to be breed for the purpose of racing.

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? 
     No

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: NA

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: $1,001 to $1,500

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine level of training.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization approves of this concept.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: We determine adoption fees based on training and soundness. Honestly, most of our horses have soundness issues that limit their use, therefore our adoption fees tend to be on the low end.



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: 2

.

Location 1 of 2
Russell Ranch

37880 Russell Blvd Davis CA 95616

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Kara Ortega

2. Contact's Phone: (650)504-220

3. Contact's Email: canterca.kara@gmail.com

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

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: Russell Ranch
37880 Russell Blvd
Davis, CA 95616
530.756.6655 Office
530.753.6620 Barn
info@davishorseboarding.com

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? 
     Start date: 3/1/16, end date is open ended. We board our horses, in the event that the facility shuts down we will move the horses to another facility.

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.. 
     We pay board, it covers cleaning, hay and shavings. We have use of turnouts and arenas.

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? No

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


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 10

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Horses are in 12 x 24 pipe mare motel style stalls. Turnouts vary in size and have no climb square fencing

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.
     Horses are turned out as needed in groups or individually. We don't have grass in California so pasture maintenance in regards to grass and grazing is not necessary.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 3

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.
     The arena is a dedicated riding arena for all boarders at the facility. It is covered, fenced, and uses sand footing.

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.
     no, has yet to be inspected by TAA

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Large lot can accommodate trailers of all sizes.

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? No

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     Horses all have their own blankets, we are working on tack for each horse, they share a bridle. Both horses there are currently coming back from injuries and are not yet being ridden.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     all stalls have stall cards with all identifying information, horses are turned out by a volunteer/board member who also works at the facility.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Horses are turned out for 2-3 hours a day.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Horses are feed hay 2-3 times daily and supplemented with grain and beet pulp as needed. Supplements are also feed as needed.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We aim to keep all horses at a 5 score on the Henneke scale. If horses are low on weight we increase their food intake. However, many of our horses come to use with ulcers so it often takes time to get them up to weight.

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.
     All horses are vaccinated twice yearly and wormed every 2-3 months. Manure is piled and removed off property.

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.
     This barn is not in a flood or fire zone and has been used as an evacuation center for other barns. In the event of an emergency the emergency contact on the stall card will be contacted and/or horses will be evacuated to the Yolo County Fairgrounds.

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?
     Russell ranch is a boarding facility, the owner lives on site.

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.
     Yolo County Sheriff's Office 140 Tony Diaz Drive Woodland, CA 95776 530-668-5287

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.
     Yolo County Animal Services 140 Tony Diaz Dr C, Woodland, CA 95776 (530)668-5287 yolocountysheriffs@yolocounty.org


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/19/2017

Veterinarian: David Runk

Clinic Name: Davis Equine Practioners    Street: 2925 Spafford St #B    City: Davis  State: CA    Zip: 95618

Phone: 530-756-0750    Email: davisequine@sbcglobal.net


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Jody Imel


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: 4.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 4

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 4

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:We board our horses so the bedding cost is wrapped into the feed cost. The board cost is not broken down to provide bedding cost. Medications/supplements is included in the vet costs.

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

           + 3 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

10 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 6 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

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

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

6 = Total of 2d-2f

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

            4 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

$23178     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$7187     Veterinarian.

$3125     Farrier.

$675     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$600     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$750     Horse Training.

$1500     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$37015     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

1460     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: $25
Question 3 ($37,015 ) divided by Question 4 (1460).

Average length of stay for an equine: 146 days
Question 4 (1460) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (10).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

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

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? Most 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-Most 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? Half 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? Annually

      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


Program Use of Horses for Special Needs at this Facility Not Applicable.



Location 2 of 2
Peppertree Rance

291 Trickling Brook Ct Simi Valley CA 93065

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Katy Hodge

2. Contact's Phone: 619-987-9521

3. Contact's Email: CanterCA.socal@gmail.com

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

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: Peppertree Ranch
291 Trickling Brook Ct
Simi Valley, CA 93065

We don't have instructors/trainers. We are all volunteer. We have about 6 volunteers at this facility.

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? 
     We have a boarding contract, it is month to month with an open ended stay.

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.. 
     We pay board that covers hay, bedding and cleaning as well as the use of the arena.

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? No

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


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 4

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. CANTER horses are in either 12 x 12 stalls, paddocks with shelters or stalls with paddocks depending on availability.

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.
     no pastures, turnout in arena

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) <1

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.
     Arena has sand footing and trails from facility.

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.
     TAA approved

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Parking lot is large enough for a trailer in an emergency

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.
     Volunteers utilize their own tack

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Horses have stall cards with all identifying and contact information. Horses are only handled by CANTER volunteers

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     This facility only has small a small pen turnout or turnout in arena. Horses are turned out daily in the arena.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Horses are feed hay twice daily and supplemented with grain and beet pulp. Supplements as needed.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We strive for each horse to be a body score of 5, however many of our horses have ulcers and putting weight on takes time and can be challenging.

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.
     All horses are vaccinated twice a year and wormed every 2-3 months. Manure is removed from facility weekly.

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.
     In the event of fire or earthquake emergency horses are evacuated to a safe facility.

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?
     Facility is gated and has security cameras.

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.
     Department of Animal Care and Control of Los Angeles 5898 Cherry Avenue Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 728-4882

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.
     City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services 221 N Figueroa st 6th floor ste 600 Los Angeles CA 90012 888-452-7381 Brenda.barnett@lacity.org


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/20/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Cox

    Street: PO Box 444    City: somis  State: CA    Zip: 93066

Phone: 805-386-0677    Email: ali.dacher@canterusa.org


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Katy Hodge - volunteer


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: 3.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 3

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 4

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:We board our horses so bedding is included in the grain/hay cost. Medication/Supplements are included in the vet costs.

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

           + 1 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 1 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

9 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 6 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

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

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

6 = Total of 2d-2f

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

            3 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

$23178     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$7187     Veterinarian.

$3125     Farrier.

$675     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$600     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$750     Horse Training.

$1500     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$37015     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

1460     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: $25
Question 3 ($37,015 ) divided by Question 4 (1460).

Average length of stay for an equine: 162 days
Question 4 (1460) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (9).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

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

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? Most 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-All 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? Some 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? Annually

      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


Program Use of Horses for Special Needs at this Facility Not Applicable.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Jody Imel

         *Facility Participation:

         Russell Ranch

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. We are an all volunteer organization. Jody works with and rides our horses but is not a professional trainer. She also manages other volunteers at this facility that help with the horses.


     2. *Instructor: Katy Hodge - volunteer

         *Facility Participation:

         Peppertree Rance

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. We are an all volunteer organization. Volunteers train and care for the horses. Katy is the main contact at Peppertree, an experienced equestrian but not a professional trainer.