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GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 07/06/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Nancy Schier Anzelmo

Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  3  Volunteers:  25

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 volunteers go through a recruitment and screening process. If volunteers are working with horses or participants they are part of a 5 hour training that includes training on dementia, working with older adults, safety, basic horse safety and overview of our program. We utilize paid staff at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Center for Equine Health to support horse welfare, horse handling, and horse selection for each program. Volunteers are paired with trained facilitators.
Each volunteer is given a position description that includes the mission, activity, safety and confidentiality expectations. We debrief and evaluate volunteer performance after each workshop and provide direct feedback.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  3

Number of Board Members:  7  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?  Yes

If yes, provide the name, title and responsiblility of each VOTING Board member who is compensated: If a Board Member is hired by Connected Horse to perform facilitator duties for a workshop that member is allowed to invoice Connected Horse for independent contractor payment. All Board functions are performed on a volunteer basis.

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:
     We provided Equine Guided Engagement Programs for people living with dementia and their care partners. Currently we are providing workshops and pilot research at UC Davis Center for Equine Health.

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. N/a

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. 
     We are proud to highlight that we utilize the older (15 years or older) horses at the UC Davis Center for Equine Health. The horses go through an assessment to ensure that they want to be of service to this program. We look at ability and willingness to work with this population as well as overall welfare and safety for the horse and the participants.
Foe a given workshop we work with 12-15 horses so that no horse is over used and horses can"opt out" if they are unwilling to participant in a specific activity or workshop.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     The Center for Equine Health has over 200 horses under its care. They have specific protocols for

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. 
     The Center for Equine Health has a commitment to caring for their horses until they die. Foals that are born at the Center are sold. But the older retired horses are not fostered or adopted.

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.). 
     The Center for Equine Health has a comprehensive process for assessing the health and compatibility for each horse added to its herds.
The Connected Horse assess appropriateness of participation in our program based on willingness, affect and safety.

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. 
     The Center for Equine Health is part of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Its main mission is to advance horse welfare. All of the procedures and preventative care are provided through the Vet School.

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 are not involved with the Center for Equine Health's protocols around euthanasia.

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 are not involved with the Center for Equine Health's breeding protocols.

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
UC Davis Center for Equine Health

1130 Equine Lane Davis CA 95616

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Claudia Sonder, DVM

2. Contact's Phone: 530-752-6433

3. Contact's Email: csonder@ucdavis.edu

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: Dr Claudia Sonder
UC Davis
530-752-6433
1130 Equine Lane
Davis, CA 95616
csonder@ucdavis.edu

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 IRB approval through UC Davis School of Medicine and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine through February 2018 with opportunities to renew as the research and workshops expand.

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.. 
     UC Davis Center for Equine Health is a collaborating partner in these workshops and facilitator training. The Center's mission is to focus on equine welfare and the role of the horse in the larger community context. The Center staff is very supportive of the work, provides the horse handlers, space and horses to conduct the programs under their mission activities.

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: 4.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 100

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. This managed under the UC Davis CEH. The Connected Horse used 12 horses. 12 stalls. 2 paddocks and 1 large round pen.

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 rotated through paddocks, large paddocks and stalls based on needs of the horses. When possible, horses remain in their original herd. Unless injured or for safety reasons, foaling mares, horses are turned out in large paddocks or fields.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 24

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 utilize 12 stalls, round pen and two large paddocks for our workshops. All of our activities are from the ground. The areas we use are generally flat with soft dirt footing. We chose areas that are accessible for people with limited mobility, shade, and ease for the horses.

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.
     The Center for Equine Health is a recognized Research facility through the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     The Center for Equine health is the rehab center for horses transported to UC Davis Veterinary Hospital as well as one of the State approved Quarantine Centers for horses coming from other countries. The Center for Equine Health is also a leader in researching, training, and preparing for Emergency Disaster evacuation and support for horses.

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.
     We are only using halters and lead lines for our program. Brushes are shared.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     The Center for Equine Health staff are assigned to assess each horse for willingness and safety for the program. We look at demeanor, physical shape and current "real time" willingness to participate. We also have at least 12 horses at a time to chose from so a horse is never forced to participate.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Our horses are not stall bound.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Horses are feed twice a day, supplements are given based on need and condition. This is determined with veterinary oversight.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     This is overseen by the assigned veterinarian and vet students/interns.

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.
     The Center for Equine Health has a bio security plan to limit cross contamination. Manure Management - facility staff cleaning and relocation Ongoing vet care and protocols for sterile, quarantine protocols No human food, water consumption in stall and health care areas Human hand washing and glove procedures

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.
     See Center for Equine Health published protocols.

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?
     CEH has 24 hour staff, gates and campus security

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.
     Claudia Sonder 1130 Equine Lane Davis CA 95616 530-752-6433 csonder@ucdavis.edu

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.
     School of Veterinary Medicine 1130 Equine Lane Davis CA 95616 530-752-6433 csonder@ucdavis.edu


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 05/06/2017

Veterinarian: Caludia Sonder, DVM

Clinic Name: UC Davis    Street: 1130 Equine Lane    City: Davis  State: CA    Zip: 95616

Phone: 530-752-6433    Email: csonder@ucdavis.edu


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Elke Tekin

     2. Instructor: Liz Williams

     3. Instructor: Nancy Schier Anzelmo

     4. Instructor: Paula Hertel


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: 12.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 200

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 250

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:The Connected Horse project uses a small subset of horses living at the Center for Equine Health. The Connected Horse operates 12 weeks per year and uses 12 horses. The Center for Equine Health is a research barn, not a rescue center. The Connected Horse project had research, recruitment and facilitators costs not included in this report. CEH site fee $1,000 per workshop or 6,000 for the workshops. We raised private donor money to cover the 2016 workshops.

12 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

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

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

12 = Total of 2a-2c

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

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

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

12 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            12 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

$0     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$0     Veterinarian.

$0     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$0     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$6000     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$6000     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

1008     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: $6
Question 3 ($6,000 ) divided by Question 4 (1008).

Average length of stay for an equine: 84 days
Question 4 (1008) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (12).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

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

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

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

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

B. Structural

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-Some 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? 28

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 5

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 12

4. What is the average wait list time? 6 Weeks(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 0.00  Un-Mounted: 5.00  Total: 5

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)? 0%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. All of our activities are from the ground.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Elke Tekin

         *Facility Participation:

         UC Davis Center for Equine Health

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. Elke Tekin is a case manager trained in working with people with dementia and care partners. She is working on her masters in Gerontology.


     2. *Instructor: Liz Williams

         *Facility Participation:

         UC Davis Center for Equine Health

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. Liz is a music therapist and leadership coach


     3. *Instructor: Nancy Schier Anzelmo

         *Facility Participation:

         UC Davis Center for Equine Health

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. Nancy trained at the Stanford Red Barn Leadership program Nancy is a gerontologist (MSG) and adjunct professor at Sacramento State University. She is the principal of Alzheimer's Care and Associates, a recognized leader in dementia care consulting services.


     4. *Instructor: Paula Hertel

         *Facility Participation:

         UC Davis Center for Equine Health

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. Paula trained at the Stanford Red Barn Leadership program. Her masters in social work and over 30 years of experience working with elders and their families also contributes to the workshop model. Paula owns her own horses.