GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 05/15/2017
I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Chief Staff Officer:  Mary Mosher-Stathes
Employees: Full-Time: 0 Part-Time: 3 Volunteers: 250
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. Our training process includes hands-on training, printed job descriptions and for the horse leaders/side walkers, the Level 1 test packet from CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association)
State of Colorado Human Resource Equal Employment Poster is in a visible location.
Following one month of employment, a written evaluation is preformed by the Executive Director, and reviewed with the employee.
Board meetings per year: 4
Number of Board Members: 8 Number of Voting Board Members: 8
Is Board Chair compensated? No Is Treasurer compensated? No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated? No
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. Kirk Stathes, President of the Board, architect, husband to Exe. Director
Mary Mosher-Stathes, Executive Director, teacher, wife of President.
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
1. What percent of your total programs and services are horse-related? 100
2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
ALL of our programs involve the magic of the equine connection and house an inclusion model where children with and WITHOUT special needs are joined together for the purpose of learning to ride and care for horses and they end up learning and caring about each other.
All programs require safe practices and the use of helmets.
Parent & Tot Sessions: Language enrichment sessions for children and their parents from ages 1 to 5years. Leaders and Side walkers care for, keep safe, and help the child relate to the horse. limit of 10 children per session. The children rotate among 4 stations, one of which is riding.
Pony/Horse Camp; for children 5 yrs to 10 yrs. Children are dropped off at 9 and picked up at 3pm. Program Executive Director wrote a curriculum, and guides the parent involvement meetings. 12 children per week are divided into 3 groups.
These groups rotate through 3 stations comprised of: riding, art,horsemanship class.
Wranglers Round-Up is geared for children 11 - 13 years
Lessons: can be small group or private.
Community Service Project Host: Rosie's Ranch is the recipient of BoyGirl Scouts, Eagle Scouts, churches, School field Trips, Missionaries, local School and the service hourse they require. . This is free to any one to the general public.
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. Attend School Service Fairs, speak at local service organizations,(Sertoma, Rotary, etc) Host Community Work Days, Volunteers walk in the Parker-Days Parade to support the community, RR is a member of the Chamber of Commerce,
Speaks at the local Universities (CU Boulder) and local Churches, provide scholarship to children in need or with special needs that sometimes results in a loss of income for Rosie's Ranch, works with international organization i.e. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing to host an open house when the convention is in town, host booths in Community Service Fairs. Host a Kindness Day, for children, horses and other pets,
5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses? No
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.
Equine Manage Philosophy: We provide total care for our horses.
It is our philosophy that both horses and their humans should have a happy and inspiring experience together. Demonstrating respect, responsibility and kindness to each other is core to our daily operation and behavior management.
Practices: All horses are handled with love, respect and confidence. It is expected that counselors will always have control of their horse, without anger and force. This would be unacceptable horsemanship.
Policies: CHA Safety charts are posted in all areas. All of our policies are formed around safe behaviors and
guiding practices of basic equine management of CHA.
Operations: Day to day operations of the barn and horses are overseen by the Barn Manager. The day to day operations of the programs is overseen by the volunteer Program director. Our Executive Director meets with both of these managers in addition to the volunteer co-ordinator on an as needed basis. During the height of our season this is weekly.
On going training for horses and their leaders: Not all horses are familiar with, hand leading,side walking, hearing aids feedback, children cheering with joy, and parents clapping just to name just a few distractions. A 2-day training is mandated for all Horse Leaders and Side walkers. This includes, a job description, demonstration and a hands on test at the end of 2 days. A refresher course is offered for repeat Camp Counselors and repeat volunteers. The horses are in a continual "exposure" training. They are introduced to the unfamiliar sound before the child rides.
2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase,
auction sale, retirement).
Our horses are acquired through personal referrals. If the horse qualifies, a lease of offered to the owners. All of our horses/ponies are free leased from their owners.
We do not accept horses/ponies as a donation, a purchase, a surrender, a seizure or a return.
Our Lease procedure is outlined below:
Initial: The horse/pony is visited by the Executive Director & horse committee, at his home. He is examined, owner and horse are interviewed, medical records examined, turned out in a round pen, lounged, groomed, tacked and untacked, hand walked, and possibly ridden (by the owner first and then by one of us)
Initial: If the first visit was positive, the visit is repeated for a 2nd time with our vet. If the horse/pony passes vetting we move on to the next step. The Lease is presented to the owner and discussed at length.
Lease: We offer responsibility for full care as long as the horse/pony is sound and can be used in the program.
If/When the horse/pony becomes lame and after a 3 month medical leave, can no longer be a member of our equine team the horse is returned to the owner.
Final: All goes well the horse is rehomed to our facility for a 3 month trial. If this goes well, the horse/pony begins a phase of his life with children.
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.
I am so careful wit the selection process, that not many horses have left our program. We opened in 2011. In the past 7 years only 2 horses have not stayed with us.
2011 - Horse #1 was asked to leave because he began to rear. This was during his 3 month trial period so his lease agreement was not finalized.
2017 Horse #2 was returned to his home at the end of a 1 month trial. His previous injuries, for which he had received rehab, resurfaced causing him to be very sore.
In both of these cases, the terms were completed on a very friendly basis.
Our policies were so clear, there was never any confusion or upset.
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.).
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 over all horse health care plan includes:
Health Checks: every horse is checked daily, in the morning and at the end of a day of program participation.
Vaccinations: Are preformed in the Fall and In the Spring by our Vet. At this time he also preforms a wellness check.
Deworming: All horses are dewormed every other month by the Barn Manager. A record in kept in the Barn.
Daily care: All horses are groomed daily which includes: hoof picking, brushing, check for minor cuts, bug bites, etc, eye care, for mares utter cleaning, (geldings sheath cleaning annually)
Bathing: horses are rinsed with warm water daily, and bathed with equine shampoo Spring and Fall.
Manure: All Stall are cleaned 4x a day, and manure is checked for consistency. Manure is hauled away from the facility monthly.
We do not have any at risk animals or horses with serious issues. We would do what is needed for 3 months, and work with the owner.
We have 2 generic horses (age 32 and 22) They receive Equine Senior and soaked beet pulp and soaked timothy grass pellets. The 32 year old has dental issues . He needs soft feed.
Dental Care: The Vet checks the teeth annually. We have a Equine Dentist perform any procedures. She visits us annually.
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
In our 7 years of operation, we have only had one horse euthanized.
In what circumstance would this take place?
1. The horse's health is managed by our Vet. The need would be diagnosed by the Vet and discussed with the owner.
2. In case of an emergency, the owner has given authority/permission to the Executive Dir to make that decision along wit the Vet. This is part of the lease agreement.
Our facility name sake, Rosie, had to be euthanized in March of 2016 due to the diagnosed development of a brain tumor. This was performed at our facility, after she said good by to the other 5 horses.
The other horses were upset, and received time to look in her empty stall and have a session with our horse whispering volunteer.
Our Lease Agreement Policy, removes the concern of euthanizing healthy but difficult horses. A difficult horse would be returned to his home. and our euthanization policy assures that a horse would only be put down following a Vet's recommendations.
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 breed.
8. Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical
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?
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?
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:
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
10556 E Parker Rd Parker CO 80138
1. Facility General Questions
1. Name of Contact: Mary Mosher Stathes
2. Contact's Phone: 7208510927
3. Contact's Email: email@example.com
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: Kirk and Mary Stathes - owners
10556 E. Parker Rd
Parker , CO 80138
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?
Rosie's Ranch is leasing the facility from Kirk and Mary Stathes for 2,000 per month. Start: 1-1-2011 It is renewable in January each year. Rosie's Ranch plans to continue renting the property and renewing the rental lease annually.
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..
Owner provides electricity and major repairs. Rosie's Ranch pays $2,000 per month The owner is able to claim any contribution to the facility that is directly related to Rosie's Ranch as a income tax deduction.
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: 1.
2. Facility Horse-Related Questions
1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 8
2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Pastures: East: grass 80' x 128" #1 grass 80'x80' #2 grass 80' x80' #3 grass 80'x80' South grass 80' x 135' West grass 70'x 250' Open Space: grass 2 acres Round Pen sand 80' diameter Paddock #1 sand 20' x 40' Paddock#2 sand 20'x40' Paddock #3 sand 20'x40' Paddock #4 sand 20'x40' Paddock #5 sand 20'x40' fencing enclosed the 10 acre ranch and internal divisions of pastures post /white vinyl tri-level strips, Electric fencing in all pastures Loafing shed 12' x 8 in 3 pastures Barn: Stall 1 horse stall 17' x 10' with door leading to the turn out Stall 2 horse stall 17' x 10' with door leading to the turn out Stall 3 horse stall 17' x 10' with door leading to the turn out stall 4 horse stall 17' x 10' with door leading to the turn out Stall 5 pony stall 10' x 10' with door leading to the turn out Stall 6 pony stall 10' x 10' no door to turn out - is around the corner
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.
Management of pastures: The pastures are mowed, as needed, for weed control, so pesticides do not have to be used. One horse per pasture keeps the grass available and growing. Volunteers remove the manure daily for parasite control. Rotating every horse from their pasture to the "open space" allows their pasture to rest and regrow. We have professional company come in and reseed the pastures every 2 to 3 years. We spray for weed control before the spring snow to give plenty of time to dissipate so its not harmful to the horses. Our pasture fencing and gates are maintained so as to not cause harm or injure the horses. All pastures are free of any equipment or such that would injure a horse.
4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 10
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.
Riding and training is conducted in the 3 areas below: Indoor arena 70'x128' footing by a professional company named "Sure Foot" ; consisting of road base+sand/rubber mix+ top sand Out door arena 70'x128' footing also provided by "Sure Foot" road base+sand/rubber mix+ top sand Round Pen 70' diameter Sand footing I consulted with the footing expert regarding the suitability of each of these arenas. For the outdoor arena the ground compaction was a big factor in realizing that the footing was too hard for long term use. So we fixed both of those arenas. The indoor arena is brand new, we considered daily use of 5 horses, flexibility of the footing to absorb the weight for older horses and the lack of moisture that will require watering the arena as needed. Factors considered: These arenas were not suitable when we started 2011. They were hard packed, grass filled, and not level. The dry Colorado climate is tough on the arenas. Consultation with our guiding Professionals and "Sure Foot" and my background knowledge, lead us to see the footing was too hard for the horses. They have all been resurfaced. Additional 100 tons of sand was brought in to resurface the turn outs in Nov 2016.
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 have not attained this yet.
9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
Emergency Transportation: Rosie's Ranch has collaborated with 3 other facilities that are with in 2 miles. We have established an evacuation plan in case of fire. We recently purchased a Ford 250 truck so we can haul horses in case of a medical emergency. We are in need of a trailer. This is still developing. We have established a emergency hauling plan with the other barns for injury or colic as well. Our Vet lives 3 miles away and has been extremely helpful. He has provided guidance on many occasion .
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.
Plan & process for fitting tack We realize that proper fitting tack is a very important need for any horse. First of all, I do not hesitate to seek out help from the abundant number of horse professionals in our area. We have received many donated saddles so we have to try to keep costs down, and keep horses well at the same time. The flocking needs to be soft to be useable. This is what I did to assure proper fitting saddle: 1. I measured the curve of the withers of each horse to just down to the point of shoulder, with a goofy tool called a "flexi-curve" that my previous trainer bought at an art supply store. 2.Then I traced the inside curve on to a piece of cardboard. 3. Then I cut it out and placed it inside of the pommel of the saddle. I was told that a good fit would be similar to tacking up the horse, in that you should be able to put two fingers between your cut out and the pommel. The real proof of the proper fit came when we try the saddle on the horse. I check for proper contact by putting the saddle on the horse without a saddle pad. Checking under the sweat flap and under the pommel for proper clearance. Finally check to see if the seat is parallel to the ground, making sure that the pommel is not higher than the cantle. Our Mr. Pimms, who is 32 yrs old, with very high withers, requires a therapeutic saddle pad. The other horses are fit with saddle pad that support the saddle being level. Proper fitting of the Bridle: We purchased pony bridles and bits. We measured the bit size by putting a string through the pony's mouth with a non sharpened pencil on the other side. I checked the hinges so they dont pinch, the wrinkles in the corner of the mouth, the nose band 2 finger below the cheek bone and 3 or 4 fingers sideways for the throat latch. Blankets and fly sheets: We have light and heavy blankets and fly sheets for all the horses and ponies. I measured each horse from mid chest to the hind quarters. Using donated blankets and fly sheets is helpful and saves money, only if they fit properly.
12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
As a therapeutic riding center, we have over 250 volunteers helping at our facility over the summer and into the fall. Its critical that the horses are clearly marked. Each stall has a picture of the horse that lives there. Each horse has a halter with the horses name on it. Horses are pastured individually so they will not be confused. A "pasture plan" is posted on the interior of the barn as a reference tool for volunteers.
13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
None of our horses are stall bound. All of our horses and ponies have a turnout outside of their stall that is free choice if the weather good. We will close the stall doors for very cold or wet weather, but open them as soon as possible. Or if the temperature dips down below 32 degrees at night, we will close the door at the 9 pm check and open them at the 7 am feeding. All horses and ponies have a day time pasture . They go out approximately 8am and are brought in at 2:00 on their days off. On camp days or lesson days they come and go from the pasture to the barn. We take into consideration the richness of the Spring grass and the
14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
Feed: We have pony feed, for our two ponies, manapro protein for our two mares, and Purina Equine Senior, for our 32 yr old thoroughbred. After consulting with our vet, we determined their feed portions for grain concentrate by their body weight, body score, activity level and age. Forage: We provide 1%-2% of body weight in hay and grass daily: pasture grass and good quality timothy grass hay. A small amount of alfalfa is given to the 32yr old thoroughbred each morning for extra energy. Soaked Pellets: 2 lbs of soaked timothy grass pellets and soaked beet root are added to prepared for the 32yrs old, to add to his Equine Senior. Rice Bran: 1/2cup of Rice Bran is added to evening feed when the winter temperature dips below freezing 1/4 cup of corn oil is added to the 32yr olds soaked beet pulp. Electrolite: following the directions on the bucket, electrolites are added to any horse or pony's feed if their manure is dry in order to help with more water intake. Previcox; Our old gelding and one of our mares receive previcox/equicoxx 57mg tab the first ten days of each month to relieve the pain or their stiff hips or arthritis. Feed Management: First of all, only one person feeds the horses. With an abundance of volunteers and children around, many want to help and we do have many helpers. But only ONE person prepares the feed daily. Name labels are placed in each feed pan for the helpers. We have the feed chart posted for others to learn about the feed. We provide small amounts of grain, on a ratio of 1/2 of pound per 100 pounds of body weight, taking into consideration their score and if they need that much or less. We use a scale to measure out the portions. We have a schedule for feeding: 7 am : 1/2 morning hay before grain, then grain, then the other 1/2 of morning hay 11:00 - 1:00 pasture time for grass 2:30 evening feed. same routine or hay, grain, hay. 6:00 barn check, muck the stalls and throw 1/2 flake hay horses 1/4 to ponies 9:00 barn check, muck the stall and throw 1/2 flake hay to horses and 1/4 flake to ponies Supplements: I always consult with my vet before giving any supplements. Currently our horses are not on supplements other than what was mentioned above. I am aware of the many supplements on the market and available in packages (SmartPak) and I would be open to providing this if any of the horses were in need. Horses can be overloaded with too many vitamins and this can cause problems as well.
15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
Every horse has a Henneke Score Card in their file that is kept in the main office. I use the system yearly check the condition of the horse, in measurement of body fat. This guides the exercise plan, the feed plan. and the grazing on fresh green grass time allotment. For Example: 1. Hearts, 16H, mare, Morgan, 20 Yrs old, has a Moderate to Fleshy body fat composition. She is mellow and eats slowly, savoring every bite. She is used daily in our programs, and receives an extra lounge for 15 minutes in the morning. She receives hay and manapro high protein grain. Treats are limited. She is in perfect health and we are doing our best to maintain that. 2. Pepsi; 15H, mare, Quarter Horse, 12yrs old, has a Moderately-Thin body fat composition. She is high strung and gobbles her feed. She is used daily in our program. She also receives an extra lounge in the morning, but it is meant to work the bugs out and settle her down for the children. The chart helps to authenticate our hunches and formalize our exercise plan.
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.
Our Biosecurity plan includes: Preditors added to the manure pile, the pile is removed off of the facility grounds monthly Stalls are fully cleaned 4 times per day; stall refresh is added to the cleaned stall mats to reduce the amonnia oder and lessen the stall flies eggs. Any horse that is euthanized is removed from the property by the rendering management company. Our vet meets with the Barn Manager and the Executive director 2x per year to evaluate the over all conditions of our barn and turn out areas and the over all conditions of the facility.
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.
Every horse and pony has a halter with our facility name and phone number and the horses name on it, for identification we be separated. Emergency preparation: Emergency Plan is posted by each phone. We are registered with the reverse call system, to be notified of evacuation. Fire: Annual eval by the Fire Department. One Fire extinguisher place by the door of each building, and refurbished annually. Horse evacuation plan but people come first. Flood: Flood plan, let the horses out of their stalls and turn outs to seek high ground on their own. Other hazardous situations that are posted: Tornado/high winds: Close the barn doors Unknown person on the property: call 911
18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
The horses are secured in their barn behind locked gates at the drive way. The front drive way is not gated. We do have a barn manager/horse care person on premise from 7am to 3:00 and an on-premise facilities caretaker to check on the horses at 6pm and again at 9pm.
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.
Person responsible for investigating abuse: 1. Douglas County Sheriff: 911 or 303.660.7500 www.dcsheriff.net 2. Colorado Humane Society : animal cruelty hot line 1-800-249-5121 3. Dumb Friends League Castle Rock 303.923.0022 4556 Castleton Ct Castle Rock, CO 80109
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.
Colorado Hunter and Jumper Association https://www.chja.org
View The Vet Checklist conducted on 05/02/2017
Veterinarian: Dr. Ladd Squires
Clinic Name: Squires Large Animal Clinic Street: 11510 Buckboard Road City: Parker State: CO Zip: 80138
Phone: 303-841-3099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)
1. Instructor: Mary Mosher-Stathes
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: 5.
1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 5
1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 20
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:Our dentist visited in the Fall of 2015. He is due back in Spring 2017. Our Vet checks the horses teeth etc, on the off year, so the dental cost for 2016 is included of the Vet total dollar amount listed. Horse/Barn supplies according to our Profit & Loss is the total of our Barn Supplies, Horse Supplies, and Barn Repair and Maintenance(275.09)
6 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.
6 = 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
5 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.
5 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.
2016 Horse Care Costs
$4746 Feed (Grain/Hay).
$630 Manure Removal.
$222 Medications & Supplements.
$1818 Horse/Barn Supplies.
$6163 Horse Care Staff.
$0 Horse Training.
$720 Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$26535 2016 Total Horse Care Costs
$ 2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs
1885 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: $14
Question 3 ($26,535 ) divided by Question 4 (1885).
Average length of stay for an equine: 314 days
Question 4 (1885) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (6).
4. Self Assessment
I. Facility & Grounds
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
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
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? 400
2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 25
3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 40
4. What is the average wait list time? 0 Weeks(Weeks/Months/Years)
5. How many hours per day does each horse work? (Estimate or Average)
Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 3
6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 5
7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 100%
8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. number 5 above- All horses and ponies are hand walked during the hours that they are working. We are a walk /trot facility. number 6 above: within our work rotation each horse gets an extra day off during the week. According to the program outline, all horses have Friday off. The lessons are organized to meet the riders needs , and also rotate the horses/ponies. number 7 our programs are mounted, but not ONLY. they include grooming, tacking and feeding the horses as well
1. *Instructor: Mary Mosher-Stathes
Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Provide the name of the certifying organization.Certified Horseman Association
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.Riding Level 2 for English Western riding .
Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Mary is a very unique person, in that she has single handedly started this riding facility serving in the capacity of Administrator, grant writer, riding instructor, volunteer coordinator and barn manager. Mary has a valid teaching License Mary has LSLS Listening and Spoken Language Specialist