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Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 03/22/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Veronica Rachael

Employees:   Full-Time:  1  Part-Time:  1  Volunteers:  60

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. Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center's training process is an important part of the overall success of the organization. All volunteers and contractors must go through an orientation involving a video presentation (provided by our Membership body the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATHIntl)) review mission of the organization, hands on instruction to become side walkers, horse leaders, barn and horse safety, etc. Each job at FETC has a written job description which is given to the trainee at the time of orientation. An electronic version of the volunteer handbook is given to each prospective volunteer at orientation through their email or a hard copy if they do not have internet access.
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is a Premier Accredited agency of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATHIntl). FETC adheres to standards outlined in the PATHIntl. Manual to which there are documents for training, evaluation and dismissal of volunteers /subcontractors/employees. All human resource forms are created by PATH intl. standards.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  6

Number of Board Members:  7  Number of Voting Board Members:  6

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? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization. The CEO ( non voting member) owns the facility that the organization leases.

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:
     Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center provides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT), and Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) program for children with mental, social, physical and emotional disabilities. They are taught by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATHIntl) certified instructors with registered credentialed educators comprising a team of experts in their field.
The equine assisted riding activities incorporates fun and educational lesson plans designed specifically for each participants needs in an arena or sensory integration trail. Equine Facilitated Learning incorporates the Equine Specialist and educator to help the special needs population improve life skills through educational activities while gaining a bond and friendship with the horses they work with.
The program is designed specifically for the therapeutic value of the participant. The side benefits are that the program helps the involved horses which are all rescued or unwanted pets to have human companionship and purpose for their lives.

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. NA

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  No



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     We believe that horses and humans were given to each other for the benefit of both. People receive so much from the interaction with horses to help heal the body, mind and spirit. Horses, benefit when handled with good training practices, with the respect and love they deserve and have a good purpose filled life.
Through the therapeutic program designed by the Professional association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATHintl) we have developed written management practices and policies designed to give our horse partners the best possible home and purpose.
Each horse accepted into the facility receives daily handling to include grooming and looking for any health issues that may occur such as lameness, colic, etc. The horses training is scheduled by the FETC horse care professional trainer who also over sees the training of the volunteers that handle and exercise the horses in the program.
The horse trainer assigns volunteers to horses and given days for training and schooling. No horse is used more than 4 hours maximum a day (with regular breaks) and no more than 4 days a week in the FETC program. Horses are rotated and given time off to just be horses and hangout with their buddies. The horse trainer lives at the facility for 24 hour availability in case a horse needs attention for sickness and for security.10 horses and 4 ponies are the maximum at the facility to give a rotation to prevent burnout.
All horses accepted must pass a health exam by a veterinarian and have the right mental attitude for the job. All the horses are donated and a clause is in the donation contract that the owners will accept the horse back if it does not continue to be right for the job he/she has to do, either for health or other reasons.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center looks for special horses from rescues or unwanted horses to adopt first. All the horses are donated. The program horses are carefully selected with consideration to mindset, health, age, training. We want the best for the horses we use. Their comfort and usefulness in the program is directly related to their mindset, age, and health so we do our best to match the horses needs with programs needs.

The selection process consist of an initial trial period where the horse is brought to the facility for 60 days of observation and training. The horse receives an evaluation by the centers veterinarian first then if the horse is comfortable, physically and mentally sound as determined by the consultation between Veterinarian and program director after the 60 days and meets the needs of the program then it is accepted as a permanent program horse.

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. 
     It is the Centers written policy to put the horse first in consideration if it can no longer be used for the program. Every effort is made to find a suitable home for the horse. A horse could be sold or given depending on the individual circumstances. If we have to find a home for a horse that becomes unsuitable for our needs, or needs to be retired for health or age issues and there is no money to purchase the animal, then we put having a good home above the money.
The definition of unsuitable for our purposes and must leave the program are, That the horse is a danger to people or other horses; or a horse that has been deemed by the veterinarian to be to old with health issues that are not correctable or maintainable; or any horse that has issues that there is no preventative medical intervention to correct or ease the problem during use for the horses welfare.
If we find we have to retire or relocate a horse that is not suitable for the program we would begin with a campaign on our social network, advertise through horse facilities, and horse publication papers to contact local retirement operations for horses, rescue facilities, and foster care facilities to help us place a horse. We also have contacts with people who want horses and if the horse would be a good fit we would recommend it for the home.

4. For new horses, describe your initial assessment process for each horse (i.e. physical examination, test ride, health record, Coggins test, quarantine, veterinary consult, etc.). 
     After an initial contact by phone is made about a potential program horse, and we are satisfied with the answers to questions we ask about the horses general health, feet, age, mindset, training, if it has had a coggins test, and annual inoculations, then a site visit is set up to meet the horse in question.
A question and answer sheet was developed for the purpose to document the observations upon the site visit against the information we received by phone. The horse is handled on the ground by the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center program horse trainer. A physical assessment is made by close observation and handling of the horses body and feet. Questions are asked of the owner or person who has responsibility of the horses care, then the horse is given a test ride.
If the horse becomes a good prospect, then the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center veterinarian is called to do a physical exam of the horse and to observe the horse while being ridden.
The final step is a written agreement that is made and signed by Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center authorized representative and the responsible party for the horse ( owner or facilitator at a rescue) on a 60 day trial. Included in the agreement is a clause for return of the horse in case the horse is not comfortable with their new role or does not fit program needs for any reason.
If the horse is a rescue not from a rescue facility then a clause in made in the agreement that an appropriate rescue facility will take the horse if it does not meet the needs of Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center.
The horse is quarantined for 2 weeks from the general horse population in Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center's special hospital stall and paddock area, after which the horse is slowly introduced to individual horses in the herd to find a good buddy for the new horse as it begins its trail period at the center. If accepted the final step is a contract for the adoption by Faith Equestrian therapeutic Center.

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. 
     Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has a written overall health plan for the program horses. On an ongoing basis each horse is assessed daily by observation and physical examination for any physical abnormalities or activities including colic, lameness, injuries that may have occurred between the night and morning care giver visits and when the horses are turned out and then returned to the barn
in the evenings. General changes in behavior of each horse alone and in the herd are noted.
Regular health care visits are scheduled every 6 months for the veterinarian to give semi annual inoculations, rabies annually Coggins test annually. Dental visits by the Veterinarian are annual.
For a horse that may have more serious health issues due to age, or a past lamonitic condition, etc. we have a chart for each horse that has any special issues that need to be monitored or treated and the Veterinarian's phone number and other emergency phone numbers like the farrier are displayed by the phone at the barn for all emergencies .
Horses are wormed every other month with an ivermectin product or by the veterinarians special instructions as needed to prevent worm resistance. Good pasture management is practiced to keep re infestation down.
Each horse is monitored daily for water intake, feed and hay consumption by the barn management.

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: 
     The centers policy for euthanasia is always a joint decision between the veterinarian and the organization. When the veterinarian recommends it due to suffering that will be debilitating and cannot be relieved with any quality of life. The center does not euthanize a horse for space difficult or not, a last resort would be to give a difficult horse to a rescue agency for rehabilitation.

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: 
     All of the FETC horses are geldings or mares. The center is set up only for non breeding purposes.

8. Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     No

9. If your answer to Question 8 is 'Yes', please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training?  NA

10. Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No

11. If your answer to Question 10 is 'Yes', describe under the circumstances where you have sold, donated, or given a horse to an auction, or where you would sell, donate, or give a horse to an auction. NA

12. Does your organization place horses in foster care? 
     No

13. If your answer to Question 12 is 'Yes', describe how foster homes are selected, screened, and monitored and address all the questions below for each foster home in the space provided: NA

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: Not applicable; None received

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Not applicable; Fees are not collected; Horses are not offered for adoption.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
*Missing

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: no additional 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
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center Inc.

243 Appaloosa Way Guyton GA 31312

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Veronica Rachael

2. Contact's Phone: 912-728-3728

3. Contact's Email: bonnierachael1293@gmail.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: FETC leases 5 acres of land from Veronica Rachael, 243 Appaloosa Way, Guyton Ga. 31312 ( a lease agreement has been signed by the board of directors and has been affect since 2010.
When the center was first founded by Ms. Rachael in 2006 she donated the use of five acres of land. She was laid off during the recession in 2010. The board of director's voted that the center should lease the land so the possibility of the center loosing the facility was eliminated.
In June of 2014 FETC purchased 5 acres of adjacent land to increase grassland for the horses and to expand their Therapeutic riding services to the community. So FETC owns five acres and leases five acres.

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? 
     Current lease date started July 1, 2010 and runs through July 1st 2020 At the end of the lease period, Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has the right to renewal for another 10 year lease. Also the leased land has been willed to the center upon passing of Ms. Rachael.

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.. 
     The owner works as a volunteer and CEO for the organization and began to get a part time salary for her administrative work or teaching. The lease payment goes to the mortgage company and is not payment for services rendered. The center is liable for their own utilities, and has full control of the land, assets and any expense that is incurred on the property.

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: 3.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 10

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. The property is divided into 6 pastures. There is one 10 horse barn, and one 2 horse barn with one pony barn. Fencing is wooden. All gates are 10' or 12' wide metal tube gates.

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     Horses are rotated between pastures leaving one pasture to rest for certain periods of time for regrowth of grass. Three of the six turnouts are shady with pine trees to help give relief to the heat in the summer.

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.
     Most training and riding is done in our 100 x 100 wooden rail arena, with 10 " gate on one end and 4' gate on the other. The footing inside the arena is contractors sand which has been rated as good footing for arenas for drainage and non compaction and easy to drag. Our arena is made to the standards of PATH international our governing body which requires that we keep a small arena for classes. We do have a completely fenced in paddock area that doubles as a sensory trail ride that we use for classes which is shady and an alternative to the arena. The center has built a covered arena 120'x60' that was installed in March 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.
     The professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) to which, Faith equestrian Therapeutic Center is now a Premier Accredited Member center with (PATHIntl) FETC is also an accredited Agency of the Special Olympics of GA.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has a 4 horse trailer and a 2009 f250 Chevrolet truck with complete tow package. Also access to another 4 horse trailer if evacuations are needed

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? Yes

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     We have a saddle fit book with each of the horses needs listed. Each horse has saddles assigned that will fit them properly written in the book and if they require any extra equipment like whither pads. Each horse has their own bridles or side pulls assigned. All winter blankets are assign with names on the blankets or by number. Horses also have their own brush buckets to help keep down any possible skin conditions from spreading

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     stalls have the horses names, halters are tagged with horses names, halter boxes in barn have horses names. Pictures of the horses are on the website with the horse bios, and no volunteers are left alone to handle horses, get them from pastures, etc. without a trained person until the new volunteer can readily identify all the horses.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     the only a time a horse would be stall bound would be on a veterinarians recommendation. If this happens then the horse in question would be kept in our hospital stall with a small gated turn out attached.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     FETC uses Purina Stratagy Healthy Edge for 10 horses and Equine Senior for 2 horses. Fresh feed is purchased every 3 weeks so no bags of feed can sit and go bad. Horses are fed twice a day, supplements are given for specific conditions as needed

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     a chart is kept in the horse maintenance book and reviewed when changes in a horses condition is noticed along with consultation with the veterinarian.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     All horses/ponies have their own blankets, brushes, hoof picks and personal use items. Worming is done by the veterinarians recommendations. Stalls are cleaned daily with fresh shavings to replace the old. The manure pit is composted and picked up by a local farmer. If a horse is deceased it is buried on the property by a backhoe in a hole at the veterinarians size recommendations. The veterinarian is an integral part of the centers overall plan for health and disease control.

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.
     FETC has a plan for each type of emergency... weather, evacuation plan for hurricanes are a potential threat here, so there is a written plan for the safe evacuation of the center horses. In case of fire somewhere else that threatens the center, the horses would be evacuated. In case there is a fire threat at the center there are fire extinguishers posted over the entire property at the fire departments recommended areas. Phone and numbers for emergencies are posted by the phone at the barn and office. Volunteers are trained in emergency scenarios that could potentially happen at the center.

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?
     FETC is protected by a caretaker that lives on the property. There are two access gates to the property and the entire property is fenced in. One gate is for visitors that goes to the office, and the other is for students to enter. There is signage to designate to folks where to go and not go, also signage for parking and restricted areas such as the care takers house. There is a guard dog on the premises.

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.
     The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office takes an active approach to humanely enforce County Ordinances and State Laws as they pertain to domestic animals and the public’s health, safety and welfare.The Effingham County Animal Shelter, located at 307 Highway 119 North, Springfield. (912) 754-3449

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.
     UGA Extension Service Effingham county GA. - Ben Cantrell - Agriculture and natural resources agent 912-754-8040 email- benjamin.cantrell@uga.edu 284 Hwy 119 S., Springfield GA. 31329


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/06/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Reese Myran

Clinic Name: Countryside Equine Medicine and Dentistry    Street: 174 Somersby Blvd.    City: Pooler  State: GA    Zip: 31322

Phone: 912 247-2834    Email: reecedvm@gmail.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Bonnie Rachael

     2. Instructor: Hallie Myers

     3. Instructor: Jackie Garman


3. Facility Horse-Related Inventory Questions

1-a. Enter the total number of horses involved with your organization's programs that are currently housed at this facility: 14.

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

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 14

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:There is a 0 by dental care, explanation - dental check ups and care are annual, but our veterinarian donates dental care to us so we didn't include it in cost.

14 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.

14 = Total of 2a-2c

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

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

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

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

            14 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            0 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$17982     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$4042     Veterinarian.

$4625     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$1000     Manure Removal.

$1035     Medications & Supplements.

$318     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$8100     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$37102     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

5110     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: $7
Question 3 ($37,102 ) divided by Question 4 (5110).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (5110) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (14).


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-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? Not at all

      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? 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? 100

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 18

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 39

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: 1.00  Total: 4

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 4

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 75%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. We use the horses for riding 75% of the time with ground work activities 25% of the time. Four of our equines are miniature ponies used for ground work.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Bonnie Rachael

         *Facility Participation:

         Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center Inc.

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 International

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

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Certified Horsemanship 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.Level four English certified Instructor, and Level 2 western instructor

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Equine Mental Health and Learning ( EMHL ) certified equine specialist. Guarding the health and welfare of horses while being used in mental health counseling program.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Retired Mounted Police officer / instructor, 40+ years of practical experience in training horses.


     2. *Instructor: Hallie Myers

         *Facility Participation:

         Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center Inc.

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 International

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

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Hallie is the Program Director of Faith Equestrian.


     3. *Instructor: Jackie Garman

         *Facility Participation:

         Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center Inc.

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATHIntl)

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 instructor