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Mane Stream, Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 03/07/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Trish Hegeman

Employees:   Full-Time:  7  Part-Time:  10  Volunteers:  275

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. Most of our employees are already trained for their specific job tasks. We have an employee handbook that all employees are given upon joining Mane Stream. All employees have access to professional development opportunities and are eligible for limited funding for these activities. Each position at Mane Stream has an official job description that has been approved by the Board and we are developing an annual review process to evaluate employees.

Volunteers must attend an orientation and training before working with our clients, riders and horses.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

Number of Board Members:  14  Number of Voting Board Members:  13

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:
     Equine Assisted Therapy: We offer equine assisted occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as mental health counseling. For adults and children with physical challenges, there is simply no piece of equipment as dynamic, as repetitive, as movement specific, as adaptable or as stimulating as the horse. The benefits to muscle tone, core strength, coordination and flexibility are considerable. For children with speech disabilities, interacting with such a gentle and accepting animal can result in strong efforts to communicate, always with a positive outcome as horses are not judgmental. For those with emotional difficulties, the non-verbal, accepting, and non-judgmental interactions with a horse disarm defenses and bring out positive behaviors effortlessly. Mane Stream is committed to providing equine assisted therapy to the widest population possible to improve their functioning and quality of life.

All of our therapy sessions for children and adolescents include time in our Unbridled Possibilities pediatric therapy clinic which is equipped with the necessary tools to address gross motor, fine motor and speech goals for our youngest clients.

Adaptive Riding: In addition to therapy sessions, Mane Stream offers adaptive riding for children, adolescents and adults with special needs. Our adaptive riding program is designed to teach basic through advanced horsemanship and riding skills. Lessons are available in private and semi-private formats and riders are grouped and customized according to age and skill level. In addition, all riders are paired with leaders and side walkers, if needed, to ensure safety. We see great progression in the skill level of our riders, helping to increase rider confidence and independence, which often carries over into their daily lives.

Summer Camp: We also host an inclusive summer day camp open to children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. There are different weeks for everyone from beginner to advanced riders. For beginners, this is an excellent introduction to horses and riding in a safe and secure environment. Campers receive daily riding lessons, learn horsemanship and enjoy trail rides and arts and crafts. Campers have fun and make friends while spending their summer days learning about horses.

Take the Reins: Our 8-week sessions provide a place for veterans and service members to come together to build friendships, assist others and learn to ride. The program incorporates ground activities like horse handling, grooming and herd observation with riding lessons. We also offer private counseling with a licensed professional counselor.

Horses for Healing: An equine assisted activities program for those living with, recovering from and living life after cancer. The goal of Horses for Healing is to help participants rebuild their physical, emotional and mental well-being so that participants have the potential to better recover their health and remain healthy.

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. Mane Stream only has horse-related activities

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. 
     Mane Stream horses are managed by the Equine Manager and Barn Manager. Both work closely with the veterinarian to ensure the best possible care for our horses. We school our horses on an as-needed basis with input from the Equine Manager, Barn Manager, other Mane Stream staff and volunteers. Our monthly horse use chart helps us maintain current and accurate records for each horse.

The maximum number of horses in the program at any time is 16. To be considered for acceptance into the Mane Stream program, a horse or pony must be sound, preferably between 12 and 17 hands, “bomb-proof”, safe for a beginner rider, well-schooled and able to walk/trot/canter, between 8 and 20 years old, have excellent ground manners, be kind and tolerant.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Mane Stream acquires the majority of our horses through donations. Over the years there have been a couple of horses that the organization purchased. Mane Stream does not acquire horses through surrender, rescue, seizure or return. All horses go through a trial process before being accepted at Mane Stream.

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. 
     Policy for Disposition of Retiring or Unsound Mane Stream Program Horses

Mane Stream's initiatives are executed by our highly skilled team of professional staff and equine partners, whose exacting task it is to perform its duties with precision and extreme care. Unfortunately, when a horse demonstrates either physically or behaviorally that it is no longer able to perform the strenuous tasks demanded, whether temporarily or permanently, Mane Stream must make a determination whether the horse is appropriate for future program work or permanent retirement.

Often a prolonged rest or change of environment is sufficient to allow a horse to resume its work. However, there are extreme circumstances that may deem it necessary to retire the horse from service. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to, the following: the horse is incurably or chronically lame or blind, it has become behaviorally unsound, or it has developed serious medical conditions that are recurring and/or incurable (including but not limited to: heaves, colic, laminitis).

It is the ethical standard in the equine veterinary industry, as well as with Mane Stream, that all horses must be treated humanely under all circumstances. More importantly, all horses have the right to live a life that is relatively pain and stress free. Therefore, under these extreme health and medical circumstances, it is the policy of Mane Stream to execute the following measures:

1. Allow the former owner of the horse the right of first refusal to take back and assume all responsibility for the horse. The former owner will be given one week to reclaim the horse.

2. If the former owner elects not to reclaim the horse, Mane Stream will consult a pre-appointed Mane Stream advisory panel of three veterinarians whose combined professional expertise will determine the condition and prognosis of the horse.

3. If the veterinary advisory panel opines that the horse is suitable for placement, Mane Stream to make a pro-active search for an adoptive home for the horse for a period of (3) three months following its official retirement from the program. This will be achieved through a wide variety of equine-related print, electronic and social networking media (Mane Stream website, Facebook, advertisements in local equestrian list serves and flyers). If an adoptive home cannot be found, the horse will be euthanized at the end of the three months.

4. If it is deemed necessary to euthanize the horse, the procedure will take place in the most humane environment with all care taken to prevent additional stress to the horse.

5. Under NO circumstances will the horse be taken to auction.

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.). 
     After a telephone interview with the owner of a potential new horse for our program, Mane Stream staff will travel to the horse’s current barn. While there the horse must be ridden by the owner or the trainer. After our staff watches the horse under saddle and determines that it is a good candidate, a Mane Stream staff person will ride the horse. If we feel the horse meets our current needs, we will arrange for a trial period at Mane Stream to assess the horse’s suitability for our program.

While on trial the horse will be turned out individually for safety. We will assess the horse’s reaction to various situations and to props that may be used in lessons such as balls, hula hoops and squeaky toys. The horse will be ridden by different staff to test their reactions and taken out on trail rides. If the horse passes all of our assessments we will then have carefully selected riders ride them in lessons. Once the horse is deemed safe and appropriate we will notify the owner that Mane Stream would like to accept the horse into our program. Mane Stream does everything we can to ensure that the fit is right for both horse and the program and will not accept a horse into the program unless we feel strongly that it is the right fit. All horses coming to Mane Stream on trial must have completed trial paperwork including vaccine records and a negative coggins test. Before accepting a horse into the program, a veterinary exam will be done to assess health and soundness.

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. 
     Each horse is observed daily by the Barn Manager and Equine Manager who assess and monitor each horses’ health. Adjustments are made to feeding plans, turnout schedules and shoeing (with the assistance of our farrier). We work very closely with our veterinarians. Our horses receive their vaccines in the spring and the fall as well as a coggins test once a year. Fecal testing is done at least twice a year and a worming schedule is given by our veterinarians based on the results. Since many of our horses are older, they receive regular treatment on the Theraplate, supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic and injections as needed and recommended by our veterinarians. We also soak all of our horses’ grain to reduce the risk of choking and to add more water to their diet. Our horses also receive plenty of turnout allowing them to move around.

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: 
     Please see our answer to question #3. Our Policy for Disposition of Retiring or Unsound Mane Stream Program Horses governs all matters pertaining to a horse leaving the Mane Stream program.

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: 
     Mane Stream does not do any kind of breeding. There are no stallions in the program.

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:
  Our organization has never considered this concept.

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
Mane Stream

83 Old Turnpike Road Oldwick NJ 08858

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Trish Hegeman

2. Contact's Phone: 9084399636

3. Contact's Email: trish@manestreamnj.org

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

5-8. Not Applicable.

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: 6.


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. 6 paddocks/pastures, (2 dry lots) Split rail fencing with electric tape Run-in sheds in each paddock/pasture 14 stalls in main barn and 2 stalls in shed/barn

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.
     We rotate the horses depending on the season and the condition/abundance of the grass in the paddocks/pastures. Larger paddocks/pastures house a greater number of horses.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 20

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.
     We have an indoor arena with sand footing and an outdoor ring with stone dust and some felt. We York rake and drag both the indoor arena and outdoor ring to maintain the surfaces.

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.
     Mane Stream is a PATH, International premier accredited center. We renew our membership with PATH annually and go through a formal re-accreditation with PATH every 5 years, which includes an extensive site visit.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We have a truck and horse trailer on the property at all times. In addition, a staff member lives on the property.

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.
     Tack is inspected for safety and condition, and cleaned regularly. Blankets are fitted yearly at the beginning of the cold season and checked throughout the winter. Saddle fit is performed when a new horse comes in or a new saddle is donated or purchased. Changes are made if a horse's weight fluctuates or there is a marked change in muscle tone.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     New staff is provided with an information packet with photos of the horses, along with some of their most prominent personality traits to help them identify the horses. Name plates are put on each stall when the horses are brought in. Grooming buckets are labeled with the name of each horse along with a photo of each. The turnout board in the barn lists where each horse is turned out.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     We do not have any horses who are normally stall bound.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Hay is provided in stalls for horses when they are in the barn and hay is dropped in the fields when there is no grass available. We provide Purina equine senior and Triple Crown low-starch feed for the horses. We base our feeding plan for our horses on suggestions from the horses' previous owners. Adjustments are made by the Equine Manager, Barn Manager and our veterinarian. Supplements are based on what the horses were taking when they were donated to us and adjustments are made by the Equine Manager, Barn Manager and our veterinarian.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We do not use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score. We work closely with our veterinarians to maintain healthy practices with our horses.

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 coming onto the Mane Stream property have to have negative coggins and be up to date with all vaccinations. Our stalls are bedded with straw and mushroom farmers pick up the manure pile every month. We use an animal recovery service for carcass disposal when necessary. For parasite control we collect fecal samples and based on the results, we work with our veterinarians to develop a plan of action.

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 a medical emergency (i.e. – participant falls off horse): 1.) Survey the scene for safety. 2.) A Mane Stream staff member trained in CPR and First Aid will attend to the participant. 3.) A volunteer will be asked to retrieve the First Aid kit and the blanket from the box in the barn aisle or from the small shed by the outdoor arena. 4.) The horse leader attends to the horse, leading it far from the participant. 5.) If other participants are present, they may be asked to stop what they are doing and leave the scene. The Mane Stream staff member will decide on a plan of action. 6.) If further assistance is needed, a designated volunteer will be instructed to call 911 and tell the dispatcher what happened, the condition of the injured participant, what help is being given, the location of the injured participant and directions to Mane Stream. This information is posted above the barn phone and near the first aid kit in the small shed by the outdoor arena. 7.) A designated volunteer will retrieve the Emergency Forms binder so that the participants medical file is available for emergency and medical personnel if necessary. 8.) A volunteer will be designated to open all gates to the accident site after all the horses have been secured. This volunteer will wait at the top of the driveway to tell EMS to turn off lights and sirens and to direct them to the location of the injured participant. 9.) The Mane Stream staff will notify the parent/guardian. In the event of rapidly approaching thunderstorms or extreme high winds: 1.) Dismount all participants immediately under the direction of the Mane Stream staff. 2.) Volunteers will take participants into the lobby area outside the bathrooms, sit near the walls and away from windows and doors. 3.) Horse leaders should return horses to their stalls and proceed to the lobby area outside the bathrooms, sit near the walls and away from windows and doors. In the event of a fire: 1.) Evacuate all participants. If a riding lesson or therapy session is taking place, Mane Stream staff will give directions and will take responsibility for evacuating the participants. 2.) A Mane Stream staff member will designate someone to call 911. 3.) A Mane Stream staff member will survey the scene to make sure the building is safe to enter. 4.) A Mane Stream staff member will designate persons to begin evacuating horses from the barn and Mane Stream staff and other persons from the office. 5.) All persons on the property will meet at the designated safe area and a head count will be taken. In the event of an excited horse: 1.) If a horse becomes overexcited during a riding lesson or therapy session, sidewalkers should place an armlock on the participant. 2.) If the horse does not calm down after a few moments, the Mane Stream staff member in charge may ask for an emergency dismount.

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?
     We have an employee who lives on the property as well as perimeter fencing with a security gate with a key code.

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.
     Hunterdon County - NJ State SPCA 1119 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 800-582-5979

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.
     Tewksbury Township Police Department Police/Adminstrative Building 167 Old Turnpike Road Oldwick, NJ 08858 908-439-2503 jmduhamel@tewksburytwp.net


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 02/16/2017

Veterinarian: Greg Staller

Clinic Name: Running S Equine Veterinary Services    Street: 118 Fairmount Road W.    City: Califon  State: NJ    Zip: 07830

Phone: 908-832-5484    Email: info@runningsequine.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Casey McMahon

     2. Instructor: Gina Taylor

     3. Instructor: Holland Kochanski

     4. Instructor: Jen Dermody

     5. Instructor: Kelly Champion Tambasco

     6. Instructor: Melanie Dominko Richards


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: 14.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 14

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 16

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

15 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.

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

19 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 4 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.

5 = Total of 2d-2f

14 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            14 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

$16400     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$5298     Bedding.

$7379     Veterinarian.

$8545     Farrier.

$3340     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$2925     Medications & Supplements.

$500     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$18000     Horse Care Staff.

$1200     Horse Training.

$2500     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$66087     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

4970     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: $13
Question 3 ($66,087 ) divided by Question 4 (4970).

Average length of stay for an equine: 262 days
Question 4 (4970) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (19).


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? 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? 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? Most

      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? 4-5 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? 234

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 54

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? 0 (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) 5

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 90%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. Each horse works a maximum of 2 hours per day.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Casey McMahon

         *Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2014

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Association

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2014

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.First Aid & CPR


     2. *Instructor: Gina Taylor

         *Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2001

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Register level riding instructor for individuals with special needs. 2013 advanced level riding instructor, 2003 certified driving instructor, 2007 certified vaulting instructor and 2016 equine specialist mental health and learning

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Hippotherapy Certification Board

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.Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS)

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Asscociation

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2001

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.First Aid and CPR certified

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Graduated from Averett University with a degree in equestrian studies and graduated Philadelphia University with a masters degree in Occupational Therapy.


     3. *Instructor: Holland Kochanski

         *Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2006

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Association

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2006

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.First Aid and CPR certified

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Holland has a degree from University of Minnesota in Sociology with an emphasis on law, criminology and deviance.


     4. *Instructor: Jen Dermody

         *Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2002

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Register level riding certified instructor, to teach individuals with special needs horseback riding

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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.Advanced certified riding instructor

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Asscociation

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2002

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified in first aid and cpr

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Jen has an extensive background in riding and horse showing. She grew up showing in the hunters and equitation. Once becoming an amateur she competed in the adult hunters/equitation and amateur owner hunters at A shows.


     5. *Instructor: Kelly Champion Tambasco

         *Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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 International

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.Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Association

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.First Aid & CPR

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Kelly has an extensive background in horses. She has ridden and shown for many years. Kelly has successfully shown in the adult and amateur owner hunters competing at A shows including Pennsylvania National Horse Show, National Horse Show and Washington Horse Show.


     6. *Instructor: Melanie Dominko Richards

         *Facility Participation:

         Mane Stream

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 International

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.Registered level riding instructor to teach individuals with special needs.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Heart Association

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.Certified in First Aid & CPR

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2015

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Equine specialist in mental health and learning

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Graduated from Seton Hall University with a masters in speech language pathology.