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Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/30/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Emily Wygod Bushnell

Employees:   Full-Time:  4  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  100

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. New employees go through our Volunteer Trainings to orient them with our programs and go through all safety protocol on the farm. New employees also meet with each existing team member to go over job roles and functions, and written job descriptions for each employee are available in a binder in our office, along with an organizational flow chart. New employees agree to and sign their job description before their official start date. Employee evaluations are performed every six months by the appropriate managing employee (or by the Board of Directors for the Executive Director) and are also provided in written and digital formats. An employee handbook is readily available and distributed to all employees.

Volunteers go through an application process and must complete all paperwork before beginning training, including a liability release, emergency medical information, and background information. They must complete a Volunteer Orientation training (2-2.5 hours) to learn about our programs, techniques, and safety protocol in programs and on the farm. Further trainings are then available (regular "Horse 101" trainings to equip volunteers to help with horses and in the barn, Hipptherapy trainings to equip volunteers to help in hippotherapy sessions, and other trainings tailored to specific populations the volunteers might be working with [i.e. veterans or at-risk youth]. Additional trainings on disabilities education and equine behavior are also offered based on interest.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  4

Number of Board Members:  12  Number of Voting Board Members:  12

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

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

Board Relationships:

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

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Emily Wygod Bushnell, Executive Director & President of the Board
Oliver Bushnell, Treasurer of the Board (wife and husband)

Mrs. Bushnell is not compensated for her work as Executive Director.

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 Activities and Learning (EAAL)

Therapeutic Riding and Horse Shows
Therapeutic horseback riding is a recreational and sport-based activity that focuses on learning riding skills. The therapeutic benefits from horseback riding can include physical, cognitive, emotional and social improvements. All lessons are taught by PATH, Intl. certified instructors.

Sibling Program
Reflective of Endeavor’s commitment to inclusion, able-bodied siblings of Endeavor participants are invited to join in all aspects of program. Fostering confidence, respect and a lot of joy, the Sibling Program offers meaningful benefits for family members and the family unit as a whole.

Ground Horsemanship Program
Ground horsemanship program utilizes equine-assisted activities to enhance learning and development. An individualized plan will be developed for ground participants focusing on horse husbandry skills including, but not limited to: communication, grooming, tacking, and healthcare.

Active Duty/Veteran Programs
We are proud to partner with Hearts 4 Heroes: United States to offer equine assisted activities and therapies to active duty soldiers, veterans, and their families free of charge.

Group/Residential Programming
Endeavor partners with residential facilities and day programs to provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies.

Summer Camp
Includes ground horsemanship skills, daily riding, games, crafts, and activities that center around the horse.

Field Trips, Birthday Parties and Special Events
By request, Endeavor can provide a wide range of personalized field trips for school outings, recreational groups, local businesses or residential facilities, and birthday parties or special events for currently enrolled participants. Endeavor can create an itinerary based on members of participants, age range, and goals for the trip. The cost is dependent upon the group and chosen activities.

Vocational Volunteers
Endeavor welcomes individuals with special needs, who are a minimum age of 14, to volunteer around the farm and facility with a job coach. Tasks assigned are ability-appropriate, and include, but are not limited to: cleaning tack, raking, cleaning water buckets/troughs, sweeping, painting, picking stalls, etc. Vocational Volunteers learn the responsibility of caring for horses and a farm, and how to efficiently and effectively complete tasks.


Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT)

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)
Endeavor utilizes several different models of EAP to address mental health, including EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association). Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) at Endeavor links a licensed mental health professional with a credentialed equine specialist to partner with equine(s) to address personal therapy goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client.

Hippotherapy
Endeavor works with a licensed, credentialed physical therapists and speech language pathology professionals use equine movement to achieve functional therapeutic outcomes. Endeavor is a member center of the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc.

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. All of our direct service programs at Endeavor utilize our equine partners. We provide or host continued education for the general public and/or other professionals in the EAAT field. These seminars, clinics, and workshops typically include hands-on portions with the horses, however, some only discuss why we work with horses for different program offerings instead of actively working with the horses.

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. 
     At Endeavor, our horses' mental and physical happiness and soundness are our number one priority. To achieve this, we:

- Work closely with veterinarians and farrier to meet specific needs of each horse
- Have a strict written policy on individual workloads for each horse, including mounted lessons, trainings, and ground programs, with two days off per week for each horse
- Individualized training and exercise plans for each horse, including exercises for physical and mental well-being
- Horses receive regular acupuncture, chiropractics and Tellington Touch to help keep them mentally and physically sound
- A professional saddlery master visits regularly to fit each horse for saddles
- Per our number of stalls and available turn out, we will have no more than 12 horses living on property
- Horses are all approved to work by our vet and chiropractor and go through a (minimum) 60-day trial and training period before being accepted into our programs

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Horses are free leased or donated, and we also have a contract with a local rescue where we help to identify and train horses who show potential for a therapeutic program, with the option to adopt or purchase them.

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. 
     All horses at our facility are subject to a 6month review to assess their suitability, soundness and happiness in our programs. If, for any reason, a horse becomes unfit for program (unhappy, unsound, etc.), the horse will return to its owner (free leases), or will remain on property until a qualified and acceptable home is found.

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.). 
     Each potential horse is assessed by two or more instructors from our facility, during which time the horse is groomed, ridden, led, and introduced to program props and procedures (various mounts and dismounts, different riding styles, loud noises, unbalanced riding, etc.). If horses seems suitable to our programs, they have a physical examination by our veterinarians and our vets request that all prior health records be released. If approved by our vets, the horse begins a (minimum) 60-day trial at our facility. Horses must be up to date on all vaccinations and health tests that our veterinarians request.

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. 
     Horse receive vaccines (which vaccines are given is based off of Veterinarian current recommendation) in spring and fall. In spring, all horses have a fecal test for parasites performed. Veterinarian specifies who/when/what to deworm with, and when to re-test fecals based on results. When a new horse is brought on property, they ideally have a low fecal test recently before coming on property, or at least before having contact with the other members of the herd. All new horses have front foot x-rays performed to verify hoof health, and for farrier to reference when shoeing or trimming a horses foot (every 4-7 weeks depending on horse.) Our equine Chiropractor/Acupuncturist visits the farm every 2 months to work on horses. Veterinarian is contacted/in discussion of any horses that may show a change in behavior or soundness, horses receive joint injections, radiographs, ultrasounds based on recommendations by veterinarian. If horse has a pre-existing condition, more frequent vet check ups might be necessary( e.g. horse with heart condition receives ultrasound and EKG every 6 months; horses prone to ulcers treated and examined at first signs of discomfort).

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: 
     Horses will only be euthanized if in pain, and no further care can be issued to fix or ameliorate the situation, and only at the recommendation of the veterinarian/permission of owner.

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: 
     Stallions are not allowed on property, and pregnant mares not worked with in program.

8. Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     Yes

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? 
     Veterinarian will use horse at farm for intern/vet tech training, only for doing procedures that the horse needs done already. Horse receives that procedure for free in exchange. Veterinarian has also used horses for cardiac research on property, horses were only asked to do their normal training routine with heart monitor on them.

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 approves of 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
Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

1 succabone Rd Bedford NY 10506

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Danielle Yacko

2. Contact's Phone: 914-241-0211

3. Contact's Email: danielle.yacko@endeavorth.org

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Carlo Fraioli
1 Succabone Road
Bedford, NY 10506

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? 
     10-year lease with first right to renew at the current terms · Start Date: 3/1/2015 · End Date: 3/1/2025 The organization plants to renew the lease for an additional 10 years

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.. 
     Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. leases the equine related facilities on 1 Succabone Road. Endeavor pays a monthly rent to the lessor. We are the sole lessee’s on the equine property which consists of the barn, a repurposed office (which is an old slaughter room), a repurposed classroom (which is an old stallion barn), an outdoor arena, paddocks, trail system, and 3 bedroom apartment above the barn for employees and interns. The lessor is responsible for snow plowing, water quality, and keeping the farm in good working order. Endeavor, the lessee, is responsible for ongoing maintenance of arena, barn and accessory structures, and paddocks.

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: 9.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 50

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. We have 6 turnout areas, 3 dry lots ranging from (IDk to IDK), 3 fields with some level of grass ranging in size from (IDK to IDK). We have one barn with 12 stalls available to horses. one stall is 9ft x 10 ft, all other stalls are 10ftx10ft. All turnout areas are fenced with wooden horse fence.

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 use of paddocks based on paddock and horse needs. All turn out areas are cleaned of manure daily. Horses rotate between dry paddocks and grass paddocks depending on if horse is allowed to have grass (based on vet and nutritionist's prescribed diets). Whenever possible, horses are turned out in small groups.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 8

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 outdoor riding arena. It has professionally installed equine sand footing, and is fenced with wooden fencing. Footing was chosen with help from veterinarian and farrier input, as well as professional footing installer recommendations based on arena location.

6. Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes

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

8. If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     We are a premier accredited center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) http://www.pathintl.org/

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We own a truck and a two-horse trailer, with the main purpose being emergency horse transportation. A list of emergency contacts with staff members able to drive the truck and trailer is placed in all horse first aid kits, and around the barn.

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.
     Barn manager overseas tack fit and maintenance. Every horse has individual assigned tack, blankets, grooming brushes, etc. that are labelled as belonging to that horse. Each horse has saddles fitted to him/her by a qualified saddle fitter through the society of master saddlers.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Horse stalls, tack, feed tubs, grooming brushes, etc., are labelled with the horse's name, and when possible a photo of the horse with the horse's name. Each horse is assigned an individual color which is also labelled on all possible items. There is a farm map used to label turnout and which paddocks horses go in on that day.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     All horses on property are stalled at night, and turned out for as long as possible during the day, coming into the barn when working or in bad weather. Each horse has 2 days off per week, these days are spent entirely in turnout, around 10-12 hours.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Our feeding plan is based off recommendations from our veterinarian and equine nutritionist. When possible, the majority of our horses are fed a main diet of hay, fed spread around paddocks to encourage walking, or in slow feed hay nets low to the ground. Horses also get a ration of a balancer pellet, designed to supplement the diet of hay. Horses that require more nutrients/calories than this diet provides receive a complete horse feed based on what our nutritionist recommends (based on age, workload, etc.) to maintain optimal health and weight. Horses will receive additional supplements based on vet/chiropractor/nutritionist recommendations, such as if horse needs supplement to improve skin health or protect from fly allergy. Horses all have free access to mineral salt blocks. Free-access fresh water is available to horses in turnout and stalls, as well as riding arena during hot weather between rides. Horses are only fed grain/balancer feed, in individual stalls. The feed room contains all feed and supplements/medicines. We use a typed up chart written out with feed amount, feed times, and what every horse eats. Amount of hay fed at each meal is also written out. Any supplements or medications are kept in sealed containers. Each container is labelled with which horse it is for, and how much and when they receive it. Only staff handles the making/dosing of supplements, medication, and feed into each labeled feed bucket.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Henneke Body Conditioning score is used to monitor and adjust diet based on body score. Each horse is weighed and has body score assessed by barn manager and veterinarian when first arriving on property, and then at a minimum of twice a year to monitor body condition. If a horse needs to change weight/ body condition, they will have weight and condition charted weekly until they have reached ideal body score and maintained it for a period of time.

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.
     Manure is removed from turnout areas, stalls, and riding arena daily. It is put into a dumpster which is removed from property every few weeks. Our veterinarian performs fecal egg counts a minimum of once a year to design a deworming plan for each horse as needed. Each new horse must have a low egg count on a fecal test within a week before they can be introduced or share turnout areas with other herd members. New horses on property must have low egg count, current vaccinations, and negative coggins(based on our vets current recommendation for vaccines) before coming on property, horses are then quarantined from other horses for minimum of one week. Each horse has their own, labelled, feed bucket and grooming supplies so as to not cross contaminate with those. Buckets and brushes are sanitized roughly once a month, and any time after a horse leaves property. Two barn cats, as well as professional rodent service is used around the barn to eliminate and rodents. Any dead animals are removed from property as soon as possible by a professional service. Carcasses are moved away from any public areas (by tractor, if appropriate), including the barn and paddocks, until they can be removed safely from the premises. Transport to move the carcass is then sanitized.

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.
     All staff and volunteers are trained to know locations of all human and horse first aid stations, a well as our evacuation and shelter areas. In the event of weather related issues, such as thunder storm, all outdoor programs and activities are halted and moved into the barn. Fire extinguishers are placed around the farm, and clearly labelled. Smoking is not allowed in or near the barn in order to protect against potential fires.

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 on-premise caretaker to care for and monitor horses and property during hours that the farm is closed. off limit locations on farm are clearly labelled with signs. When closed, the barn is closed off with guards at doors.

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.
     Animal Control 307 Bedford Road Bedford NY dogcontrol@bedfordny.gov 914.666.4855 SPCA of Westchester, Inc. 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 info@spca914.org (914) 941-7797

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.
     PATH Equine Welfare Committee 7475 Dakin St. #600 Denver, CO 80221 http://www.pathintl.org/resources-education/resources/equine-welfare


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/28/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Laura Faulkner

Clinic Name: Miller & Associates    Street: 120 Nichols Rd.    City: Brewster  State: NY    Zip: 10509

Phone: 914-719-2265    Email: faulknerle@gmail.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Danielle Yacko

     2. Instructor: Emily Salem

     3. Instructor: Emily Wygod Bushnell

     4. Instructor: Kelly Slonaker

     5. Instructor: Laura Stringer

     6. Instructor: Meg Broderick

     7. Instructor: Melissa Jarzynski, MSPT, HPCS

     8. Instructor: Meredith Bazaar, CCC-SLP, HPCS

     9. Instructor: Tamlyn Nathanson


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: 10.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 10

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 12

2016 Horse Inventory

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

Additional explanation:We receive significant discounts on all veterinary and farrier care, and our equine dentist provides his services free of charge. Horses are trained by employed instructors (i.e. no additional funds were spent on outside training sources).

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

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

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

11 = Total of 2a-2c

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

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

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

1 = Total of 2d-2f

10 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            10 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

$16082     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$8800     Bedding.

$13203     Veterinarian.

$3870     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$7889     Manure Removal.

$2911     Medications & Supplements.

$7258     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$35000     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$7914     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$102927     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

3650     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: $28
Question 3 ($102,927 ) divided by Question 4 (3650).

Average length of stay for an equine: 332 days
Question 4 (3650) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (11).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

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

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

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

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

B. Structural

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Weekly

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 3 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? 250

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 40

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 48

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

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

    Mounted: 3.00  Un-Mounted: 2.00  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)? 60%

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Danielle Yacko

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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)2012

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.ESMHL


     2. *Instructor: Emily Salem

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl.

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.ESMHL


     3. *Instructor: Emily Wygod Bushnell

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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)2014

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Advanced Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     4. *Instructor: Kelly Slonaker

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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)2014

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.EAGALA

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.Equine Specialist


     5. *Instructor: Laura Stringer

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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)2014

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

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.ESMHL

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.EAGALA

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


     6. *Instructor: Meg Broderick

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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.Advanced Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     7. *Instructor: Melissa Jarzynski, MSPT, HPCS

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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.American Hippotherapy Association

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2008

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Licensed Physical Therapist


     8. *Instructor: Meredith Bazaar, CCC-SLP, HPCS

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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.American Hippotherapy Association

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2000

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Licensed Speech/Language Therapist


     9. *Instructor: Tamlyn Nathanson

         *Facility Participation:

         Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor