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Kali's Klub House Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/28/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Linda Fargnoli

Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  30

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. Volunteers are trained following PATH standards. Orientation for each job,evaluations and job descriptions, medical information, photo releases, emergency contacts and background checks.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

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?  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:
     We provide therapeutic riding, hippo-therapy and equine assisted learning for people with special needs, veterans and youth at risk.

Our I Talk With Horses program offers support to our non verbal participants and their families through the speech and language department of Ithaca college. Receiving treatment while on horseback with the horse being the motivating factor to communicate, non verbal children are taught alternative methods of communication through use of ipads and specially designed software.Under the guidance of Professor Tina Caswell, graduate clinicians then work with the family, teaching programming and use of the software making this new learned form of communication progressive.
Therapeutic Riding and Hippo-therapy are provided for children with physical disabilities.

The 7 Keys to Success program utilizes Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to assist youth at risk in skill building, finding career direction, overcoming depression, building bonds within their community through civic engagement. Learning life lessons from metaphors, presented through the gentle power of the horse.

The Victory Project lends support to veterans struggling with PSTD, substance dependence and transition. This program was requested by the Broome County Veterans Court System as an avenue to guide our veterans towards positive social connections and activities, skill building and problem solving, as a deterrent to incarceration. The horse human connection gives our veterans the peace and acceptance they are searching for while they transition back into civilian life. We are honored to serve those who have served us.

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. 

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. 
     Our horses enjoy daily turn out. They are brought into their for grain and supplements twice daily. Each horse has a specialized diet. They are all treated with kindness and respect. As horses return the energy they are presented, we strive for a peaceful environment at our facility. Our facility can comfortably house 33 full size horses and has a separate area to house our miniature horses. With an indoor riding arena we are able to work with our horses regularly utilizing natural horsemanship techniques ( we follow the Parelli method) We respect lameness issues and old age, as we would respect our own. As we provide many EAL/non riding programs our elderly horses enjoy the companionship of humans in a non riding environment. We have rehabbed malnourished horses, horses with COPD( under the care of our vet) and horses who have been traumatized, traumatized all with great success.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Our horses are donated to our program. We would consider purchase if the need arose.

3. Describe under what circumstances horses leave your organization. Please describe in detail your horse adoption/fostering practices and procedures including any recruitment initiatives you have to attract potential adopters. Please include your policies and practices with respect to horses that are no longer useful or manageable and horses that need to be retired. 
     We have been blessed to receive many offers for donations. We are able to screen and accept horses that fit a particular need in our program ( A horse needing rehab can teach youth about proper nutrition and care, a frightened Our horses become family. As we provide many ground based activities even our oldest horses are able to participate in portions of our program, sharing their wisdom and acceptance with souls in need. Our oldest horse is 32 and although we do not ask her to cover ground in our programs, she provides comfort to those just learning about horses and enjoys the grooming and treats provided by participants. Our vet checks in with her on a monthly basis.

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.). 
     Our vet examines each horse we consider. If they will be used in a riding program a trainer will test ride and evaluate. Horses are monitored on a regular basis by our vet and all vaccines are given by her recommendation. We also quarantine at the recommendation of our vet.

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     Our farrier lives in our community and visits our barn on a weekly basis. All horses are trimmed every six weeks on a schedule. Worming is done 2x a year and fecal exams are done yearly. Our vet visits regularly and monitors our herd as individuals,taking extra care with elderly or ill horses. She is available by phone, email and text. Our horses also regular care from an equine dentist, a chiropractor, an equine masseuse and for some, acupuncture. Vaccines are given in the spring along with any additional boosters by our vet.

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 euthanize when a horse and our vet are no longer successful at maintaining a quality of life.

We will not euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space. Although a difficult horse cannot be handled by participants,they present an excellent metaphor for how behaviors effect our situations. (We believe horses can also teach from across the fence.) We have worked with horses that were deemed dangerous by their trainers and who now work happily and gently in our programming.

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 do not house stallions and we do not breed. We have had one horse come to us pregnant and the foal weaned herself at approximately 8 months.

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? 
     We are blessed to be close to Cornell University. As this is a teaching facility, veterinary students will work with our horses when it is necessary for us to visit. We have visited for Squamous cell carcinoma of the third eyelid,( eyelid removed and radiation treatments were successful) fistulous withers (also successfully treated) and lesser illnesses. We do not donate horses for study.

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

.

Location 1 of 1
Fargnoli Farms

4041 Pennsylvania Ave. Apalachin NY 13732

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Linda Fargnoli

2. Contact's Phone: 607-427-3623

3. Contact's Email: linda.fargnoli@gmail.com

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Linda Fargnoli
415 Beach Road
Apalachin, NY 13732
607-427-3623

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? 
     2015 - Lifetime use

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.. 
     Owneris Executive Director of Organization and offers lifetime use of facility

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: 25

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 8 pastures 1.5 acres each. 2 paddocks .5 acres each Rope fencing. 2 horse barns. Hay barn. 9 run in sheds Round pen. indoor riding arena.

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.
     pasture rotation.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 12

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.
     90 ft round pen with 3 inch sand footing 125 x 65 indoor arena with 3 inch sand footing.

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

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

8. If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Truck and trailer available at all times. Three horse trailers on premisis

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.
     Trainers assess for saddle fit. Saddles are assigned and labeled. Each horse has it's own blanket and pad.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Paddock charts are clearly displayed. All stalls are individually assigned and labeled

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     All horses are turned out daily. Any horses on stall rest are hand walked as per vet recommendations

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Each horse has individual diet. This is charted, buckets are clearly labeled.Horses get grain twice daily. Hay in stalls and free access in pasture. Vet recommends supplements and they are given with feeding as directed.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Attempt are made to keep horses at 5 unless otherwise recommended by the vet.

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.
     Rendering is used for carcass disposal.Manure is taken away by a local orchard. Worming is done as per vet with yearly fecals. Pastures are dragged regularly.

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.
     Fire extinguishers are in each barn. Staff is to gather at barn A for instructions in the event of emergency. No smoking on premises.

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?
     Private entrance.

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.
     Tioga County Animal Control 607-687-4039

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.
     I don't understand what information you are looking for.


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/27/2017

Veterinarian: Megan Tiffany

Clinic Name: Vawter Veterinary Service    Street: 811 Vawter Hill Road    City: Athens  State: PA    Zip: 18810

Phone: 570-677-1194    Email: mtiffanvmd@gmail.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Linda Fargnoli

     2. Instructor: Lynn Bicknell

     3. Instructor: Sheila Donnelly

     4. Instructor: Tracy Liquori


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: 15.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 37

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 40

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

37 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

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

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

38 = 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

37 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            37 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

$44448     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$2000     Bedding.

$44400     Veterinarian.

$16280     Farrier.

$5550     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$8400     Medications & Supplements.

$200     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$26000     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$600     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$147878     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

13505     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: $11
Question 3 ($147,878 ) divided by Question 4 (13505).

Average length of stay for an equine: 355 days
Question 4 (13505) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (38).


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-Half 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? 2-3 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? Every two years

      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? 175

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 20

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? 6 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 3.00  Total: 5

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 2

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 40%

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Linda Fargnoli

         *Facility Participation:

         Fargnoli Farms

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.E3A

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 Experiential Education

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Path IT

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2017

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Path instructor in training


     2. *Instructor: Lynn Bicknell

         *Facility Participation:

         Fargnoli Farms

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.E3A

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.Equine Experiential Education. E3A.org


     3. *Instructor: Sheila Donnelly

         *Facility Participation:

         Fargnoli Farms

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.EAGALA

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.Equine Assisted Growth and Learning

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.E3A

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 Experiential Education


     4. *Instructor: Tracy Liquori

         *Facility Participation:

         Fargnoli Farms

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.Equine Experiential Education (E3A)

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 Experiential Education

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

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.Certificate PATH International Equine Services for Heroes