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New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 03/24/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Ashley Armijo

Employees:   Full-Time:  1  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  32

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 must qualify for each position stated on the job description/standard operating procedures (SOP). NMCTR has a paid position for an executive director, program director, barn manager, and instructors. All staff members must sign a yearly contract and job description. Depending on the position, a yearly or quarterly evaluation is done to evaluate job performance. Each position has a qualification and requirements that must be met prior to hiring. The executive director, program director and instructors must all be a member of PATH Intl. The program director and instructors must be a certified Registered Instructor through Path Intl with yearly compliance of certification. The Program Director will train all instructors and barn manager when hired. The program director, barn manager and instructors meet quarterly to discuss all aspects of the program. The program director and executive director meet quarterly to discuss all aspects of the program and discuss areas to be addressed by the Board.

All staff, Board members, and volunteers must attend a two hour orientation that addresses all policies and procedures, rules, and information about the program. The orientation is conducted by the program director with assistance from the barn manager and volunteer coordinator. After completing an orientation, new volunteers are then required to attend additional training in the area of volunteer work they prefer (working with the horses and/or clients). All longstanding volunteers, staff and board members must complete an annual orientation to refresh all policies and procedures, rules, and capabilities/experience within each volunteer position. NMCTR offers quarterly continuing education classes for all members of the program and team building days to continue to train and educate all members of the program.

When working with clients, a new volunteer will shadow a longstanding volunteer team member during an instructed lesson. After several shadowing lessons, the new volunteer will be evaluated by the program director and allowed to volunteer for a lesson independently.

Volunteers working with the horses are all required to go through a tier system training according to experience (more experience, higher on tier). The barn manager will train and evaluate all volunteers at each tier level depending on desired tier level (horse feeder, groomer, exerciser).

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

Number of Board Members:  5-8  Number of Voting Board Members:  All

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:
     The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding provides instruction in riding and horsemanship with the goal of expanding the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills and well-being of individuals with special needs.Students of all ages and abilities participate in our program with the ultimate goal of learning to ride as independently as possible, gaining enhanced self-confidence from their accomplishments.The mission of the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding is to enrich and expand the lives of children, youth and adults with special needs through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Our instructors, who are certified by PATH Intl., develop a lesson plan that is specific to each individual’s needs and goals. We offer private and group lessons. In addition to serving persons with special needs, NMCTR also offers riding to seniors over 60. The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding was founded in 2006, and many of our students have been part of our program since its inception.NMCTR holds several eight-week sessions yearly, as well as a week-long summer camp, with individual and/or group riding lessons for persons with special needs. Students/riders learn aspects of horse care, saddling and bridling, as well as riding. Each rider is encouraged to participate fully in these activities to the best of their ability. New and returning riders are evaluated as to progress and to assess ongoing goals and achievements. Santa Fe Youth Shelters and the Center provide opportunities for homeless or troubled teens to develop a sense of self-worth and responsibility through our horsemanship program. Opportunities to bond and have fun are presented. Internship opportunities are made available for interested teens. The Santa Fe Transitional Education Program and NMCTR work together to
keep teens in school through a special class offering instruction in horse knowledge, followed by opportunities to ride.Currently, NMCTR is providing a semester-long internship program to twenty high school students from The MASTERS Program charter school. Participation in the intern program satisfies the community service requirement for these students. As interns, the kids learn about aspects of horse care/management and the therapeutic riding program, and provide assistance in these areas.In addition to our ongoing programs, NMCTR has just instituted a pilot program, the School Outreach Project, for Spring and Fall of 2017. This innovative project is the only program of its kind in New Mexico, and coordinates with participating local elementary and middle schools to provide scholarships to our PATH certified therapeutic riding program for underserved children with special needs in Santa Fe County. The 2017 project will serve 64 - 84 children living with a variety of disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, PTSD, emotional disturbances, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. In addition to mounted activities, students will take part in interactive unmounted lessons related to horses, such as identifying parts of the horse, learning to care for a horse, types of breeds and colors, and so on. These lessons are built around some sort of arts and crafts activity or a game to encourage the participation of every student. NMCTR intends to expand this project beyond 2017 and will seek grants, corporate funding and individual donations to do so, as well as holding several fundraising activities during the the year. Additionally, classroom teachers and special education coordinators will be encouraged to seek their own grants to fund their students based on the life-changing results that they see in the children/youth who participate. Therapeutic riding has been proven to contribute positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well being of individuals with special needs. Just experiencing the rhythmic movement of the horse can be therapeutic; riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.The fact that an individual is living with a disability does not preclude him/her from enjoying all that riding and a relationship with a horse has to offer. The Board, Staff and Volunteers at NMCTR are all dedicated to our program motto, “Changing Lives, One Stride at a Time”.

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. None at this time.

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. 
     The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding currently accepts 6 equines in the program. Upon arrival, the program director and barn manager asses each equine and require a 30-day trial. After 30-day trial has been completed, the program director and barn manager evaluate the equine on a number scale depending on conformation, gaits, habits, leading, grooming, under saddle, etc. If the equine passes the evaluation, then the program director and barn manager develop an exercise program that is equine specific. Each NMCTR equine receives a mandatory hand walk and/or turnout daily. NMCTR conducts unmounted and mounted therapeutic riding lessons 3-4 days a week. NMCTR's equine usage policy states that one equine may only participate in a total of 3 lessons per day. At the end of the lesson day, the instructor documents on the exercise log all the good aspects of the horse in the lesson and areas the horse needs to work on. On non-lesson days, the barn manager will work with the equines on areas that need improvement such as leading, mounting, etc. Being that NMCTR has a wide range of age of horses, each equine exercise program is equine specific with some being extra turnouts and hand walks and some being ridden/schooled more often.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     NMCTR has been very fortunate in acquiring new horses for the program. Horses have been donated outright to the therapy program, usually in one of two ways: an owner donates their animal to the program; or an individual or group purchases the horse and then donates the horse to the program. Additionally, owners will lease their horses to the program with the understanding that the horse will be returned when the horse is ready to retire from the program. If needed, NMCTR will purchase a horse with the Boards approval.

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. 
     NMCTR does not adopt nor foster horses out. NMCTR acquires horses for a therapeutic riding program and are intended to stay in the program as long as the horse stays fit. It is very important that all NMCTR horses WANT to be a part of the therapy program. At anytime a horse expresses any disinterest in the program, the program director and barn manager will then reassess the equine. If the decision is made that the horse does not seem happy or does not make a good fit in the program, either the lease with the current owner will be ended or NMCTR will sell and/or find the horse a new home. When a horse appears to possible need retirement, the program director, barn manager and the veterinarian will assess the horse and make a decision together. If the horse is to be retired, the lease with current owner will then be ended or NMCTR will find a forever retirement home for the horse. Currently, NMCTR financially pays for horses that are owned by NMCTR that have been retired out to pasture.

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 a horse appears to be a good candidate for the therapeutic riding program, the barn manager will travel to test ride the horse. If the horse seems to have the potential of becoming therapy horse, NMCTR takes the horse on a mandatory 30-day trial. Upon arrival to NMCTR, the horse must have a current coggins, be up-to-date on vaccinations, and be up-to-date with the farrier. Within the 30-day trial, the horse will be introduced to arena props, the wheelchair ramp, adaptive tack, etc. The barn manager, program director and instructors will all ride the horse as well. The final week of the 30-day trial, the horse will then be introduced to our clients with disabilities. Upon completion of the trial, the program director and barn manager will then conduct an evaluation on a number scale system evaluating the horses confirmation, gaits, habits, leading, grooming, lunging, saddling, under saddle, etc. If the horse passes the evaluation, NMCTR will then accept the equine as a lease, donation, or purchase the horse signing the supportive documentation.

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. 
     NMCTR implements a horse care documentation policy that requires volunteers to sign in and document that the horses were fed (hay, grain, supplements), watered, and stalls were cleaned twice a day. The documentation policy also requires volunteers to sign off on each horses medication log if medications were given. The documentation policy also requires the barn manager, volunteers and/or instructors to document any exercise done in the exercise log and how the horse appeared. Every day the barn manager and/ or instructors assess the horses and address any medical needs. Every quarter, the program director and barn manager assess the horses as an evaluation of the barn managers care of the horses. All NMCTR horses are evaluated by the veterinarian every spring and fall. Within each spring and fall veterinarian visit, all NMCTR horses are vaccinated, sheaths cleaned, teeth checked/floated if needed, and overall appearance of the horse is evaluated. The barn manager is required to attend these visits and document all that was done in each horse's medical log. The barn manager then deworms each horse with the appropriate dewormer within one month of the spring and fall veterinarian visit.

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: 
     NMCTR euthanasia policy states that a horse will be euthanized if the program director, barn manager and veterinarian deem needed. Euthanization will be considered if there is an: incurable, progressive disease; incurable, transmissible disease; chronic lameness; inoperable colic; debilitation in old age; severe traumatic injury; undue suffering for any reason. Euthanization will be done by an injectable method and the deceased horse will then be cremated.

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: 
     There is no breeding within our program and no stallions are allowed.

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: 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:
*Missing

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: NMCTR does not adopt horses out. NMCTR does receive horses as donations, in kind donations of horse supplies and horse sponsorships for assistance of the care for the horses.



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
Hipico Santa Fe

100 S Polo Drive Santa Fe NM 87507

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Ashley Armijo

2. Contact's Phone: 505-948-6900

3. Contact's Email: ashley.nmctr@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: Hipico Santa Fe (Grand Prix de Santa Fe)
Physical Address: 100 S Polo Drive, Santa fe, NM 87507
Mailing Address: Po Box 5353, Santa Fe, NM 87502

Contact: Phyllis Gonzales
Phyllis@hipicosantafe.com
505-474-0999

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: 1-11-16 End date: 1-11-17 (one year term) Contracted readdressed and signed annually. NMCTR plans to continue to reside at this 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.. 
     NMCTR has use of a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 polo pipe stalls, use of south outdoor sand arena, use of indoor arena, use of tack storage, use of wash stalls, and use of clubhouse. The owner is paid a monthly rate of $200 per horse. Electricity and water are included in the monthly rate. NMCTR rents solely the facility and takes responsibility for horses care at all times, feed for horses, and equipment.

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: 2.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 137

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. No Pastures 15 Paddocks with pipe fence 50 outdoor pipe fencing stalls/runs with shelter 2 indoor barns with 50 indoor stalls 500 temporary show stalls Multi-acre polo fields Indoor arena 2 pipe fence cowboy arenas 7 wood fence show arenas

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.
     Each NMCTR horse has its own pipe fence stall with shelter. Twice a week, two horses at a time are turned out in the outdoor arena. The barn manager turns out the horses and has a protocol to which horse is to be turned out with which horse.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 2

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.
     NMCTR conducts therapeutic riding lessons in the south outdoor arena. This arena has show quality sand, is worked/dragged by a tractor daily, and watered daily to keep dust down. Once every two months, NMCTR will go on a trail ride in the BLM land. The footing contains desert forage and dirt. All paths are pre-planned to avoid rocks or unsafe terrain.

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.
     

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     There are two exits available on the property to ensure exit availability. There are two emergency trailers kept on-site. 5 facility staff members live on site to assist in 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.
     Each NMCTR horse has an individual grooming bag (containing grooming tools), an individual specific halter and bridle, and all saddles are fitted prior to use. All saddles are labeled and the NMCTR saddle chart specifies which saddle properly fits which horse. The program director, all instructors, and barn manger are trained on proper tack fitting of all horses in the program. The NMCTR PATH Intl. certified instructor assigns tack assignments to each horse/rider lesson.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     All volunteers and/or participants are orientated on the horses, policies, and facility layout. Each NMCTR horse has a stall card containing the horses name, picture, description, emergency number, veterinarian number, and any additional notes.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Each horse is housed in a covered stall/run. The horses are placed in a specific stall based on age, personality and gender. The horses are used in lessons three times a week, horsemanship ground work twice a week by the barn manager, arena turnout daily by barn manager and/or volunteers, and hand walk by volunteers five days a week.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     All horses are specifically evaluated and feed according to needs. NMCTR feeds grass hay, alfalfa/grass hay, beet pulp and senior grain depending on horses needs. All feed schedules are developed by the program director, barn manger and veterinarian. All medications and/or supplements are implemented with veterinarian approval. All volunteers that feed hay, grain, and/or supplements are trained prior.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Each horse is assessed quarterly by program director and barn manager. A score is given and a discussion and/or plan is made to maintain a healthy body fat. A body plan includes altering exercise schedule and/or feed schedule.

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.
     NMCTR volunteers and/or staff clean each horses stall twice a day. The manure is then removed by Hipico facility staff daily. All horses are vaccinated and de-wormed by the veterinarian in the fall and spring. All horses wear a fly mask during fly season. All volunteers are trained to only interact with NMCTR horses and to not interact with show horses that are not in the NMCTR program. All NMCTR horses have a yearly coggins. All horses that enter Hipico must have a coggins and health travel certificate.

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.
     Emergency preparedness plan includes the removal of all horses off the premises. If immediate removal is necessary, all horses are to be hand led to the emergency location that is 1.3 miles away. If applicable, horses are to be trailered to the emergency primary location 1.3 miles away. If the surrounding area is in danger, NMCTR has an emergency location in the neighboring city. Horses are to be trailered to secondary emergency location in neighboring city of Edgewood.

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?
     The Hipico facility has operating hours. The facility closes at 7pm and gates are closed. The facility caretakers live on-site and control all traffic after hours. No public is allowed access after hours.

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.
     n/a

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.
     The New Mexico Livestock Board, 300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, #1000, Albuquerque, NM 87108


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/01/2017

Veterinarian: Berkley Chesen

    Street: 118 Camino Los Abuelos    City: Santa Fe  State: NM    Zip: 87508

Phone: 505-259-9802    Email: n/a


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Angelika Helmer

     2. Instructor: Ashley Armijo


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: 6.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 20

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 800

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:$12,000 is for the cost of horse stall rental. Stall rental is $200 per horse per month.

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

           + 4 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

9 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 3 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

4 = Total of 2d-2f

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

            5 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

$10224     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$3785     Veterinarian.

$1496     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$462     Medications & Supplements.

$2487     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$12000     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$12000     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$42454     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

1825     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: $23
Question 3 ($42,454 ) divided by Question 4 (1825).

Average length of stay for an equine: 203 days
Question 4 (1825) 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? 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? Most 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? Yes

      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? 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? 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



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

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 70

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 28

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 45

4. What is the average wait list time? 0 Weeks(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 3

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 3

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 85%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Angelika Helmer

         *Facility Participation:

         Hipico Santa Fe

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Path Intl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2016

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Provide equine assisted activities and therapies to children, youth and adults with special needs.


     2. *Instructor: Ashley Armijo

         *Facility Participation:

         Hipico Santa Fe

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Path Intl

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.Provide equine assisted activities and therapies to children, youth and adults with special needs.