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Red Barn Foundation AKA The Red Barn

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/26/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Joy O'Neal

Employees:   Full-Time:  9  Part-Time:  12  Volunteers:  175

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. For volunteers in lessons - We accept ages 14 and over for volunteers. First, prospective volunteers are required to attend a one hour tour and introduction to the facility and horses. They then submit a Volunteer Application and attend a 2 hour training session for a general overview of the agency and our volunteer process. The volunteer manual covers policies, procedures, and expectations of volunteers as well as horse safety. Those who are 18 years old and older do a background check and take a quiz. Horse handlers must undergo additional training and have their horse handling skills evaluated by an instructor before being allowed to lead in lessons. We ask prospective horse handlers to be a part of our programs at least one term before they are evaluated to lead in lessons.

For riding instructors or barn staff- We use the onboarding process. Before hiring, potential employees are encouraged to first become volunteers so that our staff can determine if they are a good fit with the team. If eventually hired, they work first in roles commonly filled by volunteers so that they get a good understanding of the programs. They are mentored by a senior instructor and then given students of their own. Hiring certified instructors has helped us to ensure that instructors are consistent in their methods.

For office staff – Before hiring, potential employees are encouraged to first shadow the administrative staff and then volunteer so that we can determine if they are a good fit with the team. If eventually hired, they first spend time observing programs to ensure they have a good understanding of what happens in the barn. They are mentored by another staff person with a similar role.

All staff complete an orientation checklist. Team sections are lead by a member of each team. Potential staff go through employment verification, do a background check and give a signature at the receipt of the employee handbook.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

Number of Board Members:  3  Number of Voting Board Members:  3

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  Yes

If yes, provide the name, title and responsiblility of each VOTING Board member who is compensated: Alexis Braswell - daughter of Executive Director/Board Chair, works at organization (does receive salary)

Board Relationships:

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

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Joy and Emmett O'Neal are married. Alexis is their daughter.

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 Executive Director owns the property at which the organization conducts its programs, but does not receive any personal compensation or use of the property.

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:
     The Saddle Up program provides weekly individual or small group therapeutic riding lessons and horsemanship classes for students with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities, as well as those considered at-risk or having special circumstances. One of the goals of this program is to teach horsemanship skills to those who could not be served at other barns.

Horse Play is an inclusive program for those with or without disabilities where groups of children come to the barn to participate in educational, recreational, and therapeutic activities. Horse Play can include academic enrichment classes, art and music sessions, horsemanship classes, or day camps. Regardless of the activity, horses are always integrated in to the curriculum.

The Take the Reins program can be a combination of any of our other programs. It is defined by the participants rather than the activity. Participants in this program are veterans, active or inactive military personnel, and their families.

The Training program is designed to educate prospective therapeutic riding instructors and assist in the development and growth of similar agencies. It also provides opportunities for continued education for our staff and volunteers. This involves hosting clinics on site, such as Horse Boy and Natural Lifemanship, as well as mentor hours for prospective instructors.

3. Enter the total number of facilities/locations where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for: 1

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. All of our programs are horse related, but we have small farm animals (presently, goats and bunnies) on site. These animals are used frequently in our programs. Students may pet the animals, as well as perform general cleaning or care duties with the assistance of a staff member.

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  Yes



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. 
     Horses are accepted from a variety of disciplines and generally their training continues in the discipline that they are familiar with. Horses are first evaluated by the equine staff for safety and then desensitized to a variety of activities and all the areas of the property. This is documented for each horse in its file and they cannot be used for lessons until the proper desensitization has been successfully completed. The equine staff determines an exercise and training policy for each horse to keep it fit and healthy. This is also documented in a log book. After every lesson, instructors rate each horse on a scale of 1-3 for its behavior in the lesson. A report is generated each night and sent to the equine staff and they adjust training schedules as needed, even giving horses periods of vacation if their scores indicate they are unhappy in the program.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     All of our horses are adopted (donated), leased, or purchased.

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. 
     First, we offer the horse back to the previous owner. If the former owner does not want the horse back, we find a suitable home for them through an adoption process that mirrors our own acceptance into the program – interviews, site visits, and speaking to their vet.

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.). 
     A telephone interview is conducted. If the horse sounds like a promising prospect, two instructors go to visit the horse and do a mock lesson. When distance allows, we try to also go for a second visit. If the horse continues to remain promising, we conduct a vet check and the horse is brought in for a 90 day trial.

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. 
     At our vet’s recommendation, worming is done every other month and vaccinations are given yearly. The equine staff determines an exercise and training policy for each horse to keep it fit and healthy. This is also documented in a log book. After every lesson, instructors rate each horse on a scale of 1-3 for its behavior in the lesson. A report is generated each night and sent to the equine staff and they adjust training schedules as needed, even giving horses periods of vacation if their scores indicate they are unhappy in the program. Our farrier comes about every 6-8 weeks, as needed. Teeth are evaluated and floated annually. At least once weekly the horses are groomed by staff to condition the mane and tails, condition and treat hooves, and clean out nostrils, eyes and under the tail. They are worked for conditioning and manners 2-4 times a week. Horses are analyzed for conditioning (running a hand over the ribs and observing to make sure the horse is maintaining a score of 5) and surveyed for any nicks, cuts or puffiness daily. Eating habits are also observed during each feeding.

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 follow the AAEP guidelines.

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 have a breeding program.

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:
  Other considerations are provided below.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: Not applicable to our agency.



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
The Red Barn

2700 Bailey Road Leeds AL 35094

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Joy O'Neal

2. Contact's Phone: 2056998204

3. Contact's Email: joy@theredbarn.org

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Little Cahaba Properties
Joy O’Neal
2500 Mountain Brook Parkway
Mountain Brook, AL 35223

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? 
     The lease is ongoing and renews from one year to the next. This lease began on July 19, 2011. The lease would end in the event The Red Barn Foundation closes or moves locations.

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 is not compensated. The owner pays for property tax and property insurance. Little Cahaba Properties also pays for any improvements to the facility that would bring value if sold.

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: 18.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 15

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. There are eight wooden fence pastures with two runs. Two pastures have a shed, but other pastures have shade trees; the horses are kept in the barn during inclement weather. There is an oval, rubber sided paddock for isolation if necessary. There are two metal Morton barns for stabling and storing feed and shavings. There is also a wooden barn where horses can stay in stalls for activities such as day camps and programs.

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.
     The number of horses per paddock depends on the size of the paddock, with at least an acre given per horse. Pastures are overseeded with the proper grass seed for the time of year. Pastures are given eight hours rest per day April through October and 16 hours rest per day November through March. Hay may be given in the pastures if we find it necessary.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 11

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.
     There is one outdoor arena with sand and one outdoor arena with crush and run. We have two outdoor round pens with crush and run. All arena areas are wooden fence sides with metal gates. There is also a Morton metal building indoor arena with a mixture of sand and felt for the footing. There are two sensory trails and a wooded trail with mulch footing, along with an enclosed grassy area for an obstacle course. The area used is determined by the ability and need of the rider and the movement of the horse.

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.
     Yes, We are a PATH Premier Accredited Center.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We have a truck and trailer that remain on site.

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.
     Our horse team fits each saddle to the horse. Saddle plates are used as identifiers on a chart of each horse to make sure that the correct saddle is used. The chart is on a whiteboard with a grid that describes the saddle, girth, type of pad and any other special notes about tack. Bridles and other equipment are hung on hooks with the horse’s name on them. PATH requires tack and other equipment to be cleaned and checked at least monthly and is logged in a binder.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     There are photos of each horse on its stall and names on their halters. Saddleracks, bridle racks and groom boxes have the names and photos of each horse on them. Bridles are labeled with small tags. There is a chart and a written list in the barn hallway that details which horses are turned out in what pastures. There is also a stall chart in the hall.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Our horses stay in their stalls of an enclosed barn during the heat of the day (under a fan) or the cold at night.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Each year our feed representative comes to do a review of the feed of each horse. The feed schedule, types and amounts are written on a chart on the feed room wall. Horses are fed by the pound in accordance to the maintenance they need to keep a 5 on their conditioning score. If adjustments need to be made, we do so gradually. Supplements are given as recommended by the vet.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     The feed representative comes each year to adjust feed as needed. The BCS is used by equine staff monthly to determine exercise and training as appropriate for the horse’s age.

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.
     Following an assessment and approval by a veterinarian, new horses are quarantined from the established herd and observed for a week. They are in a separate barn away from the others and are pastured alone before being integrated into a pasture with others. Stalls are cleaned thoroughly each day with manure put in a covered dumpster that is hauled off by the local disposal company. If the horses stay in during the day, the stalls are continually picked throughout the day. We do not spread manure on the pastures. Carcasses are buried away from the barn. Horses are wormed every other month on a rotation of dewormers. The barn has an overhead fly-spray system and manual fly spray is used as needed. The vet is consulted as needed.

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.
     There are signs in the main barns and indoor arena stating what to do in the event of an emergency. In case of fire horses are to be turned out, preferably to the pasture if possible. During storms, the horses are kept in a Morton barn that has the ability to withstand high winds. There are fire extinguishers in every indoor area used. There are numerous equine and human first aid kits on the property, including the tack rooms, laundry room, indoor arena and along the trails.

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 facility is fenced in with gates requiring a code for entry. There is a security camera to monitor the entrance to the facility and two staff members lives on site. We have security cameras placed throughout the barn. Additionally, we have cameras that can be installed in a stall and viewed from any computer with an internet connection to keep an eye on a sick horse.

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.
     Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 Tel: 205-942-1211 Fax: 205-942-1213 Email: contactus@gbhs.org

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.
     Alabama Horse Council P. O. Box 553 Columbiana, AL 35051 info@alabamahorsecouncil.org


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/25/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Scott Owen

Clinic Name: Southern Equine Services, PC    Street: 2202 County Road 61    City: Columbiana  State: AL    Zip: 35051

Phone: 2056699118    Email: sowen2202@gmail.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Alexis Braswell

     2. Instructor: Amber Owens

     3. Instructor: Ashley McDonough

     4. Instructor: Barratt Rudulph

     5. Instructor: Brandi Jordan

     6. Instructor: Connor Samples

     7. Instructor: Courtney Day

     8. Instructor: Danielle Burroughs

     9. Instructor: Debbie Prewitt

     10. Instructor: Elisabeth Grandstaff

     11. Instructor: Ellen Davis

     12. Instructor: Grace Butler

     13. Instructor: Hannah Ferrill

     14. Instructor: JesseRuth Parrish

     15. Instructor: Jordan Reynolds

     16. Instructor: Rebekah Maze

     17. Instructor: Sherer Boswell

     18. Instructor: Wyspr Black


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: 16.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 16

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 16

2016 Horse Inventory

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

Additional explanation:The numbers for 3i and 3j are estimated since so many of our staff care for the horses each day. Unlike most centers, our instructors are also involved in cleaning stalls, exercising/training horses, etc.

16 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.

16 = 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

16 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            16 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

$17719     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$11189     Bedding.

$9969     Veterinarian.

$8165     Farrier.

$1500     Dentist.

$4999     Manure Removal.

$6905     Medications & Supplements.

$2500     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$25000     Horse Care Staff.

$25000     Horse Training.

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

$112946     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

5840     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: $19
Question 3 ($112,946 ) divided by Question 4 (5840).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (5840) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (16).


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? Weekly

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? 56

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 52

4. What is the average wait list time? 1 Years(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 0.50  Un-Mounted: 0.50  Total: 1

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)? 75%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. We have on average 100 weekly riding lessons per week. Our yearly statistics from our 2016 Annual Report are as follows: 1,656 hours of riding lessons 1,919 hours of camps 1,845 hours of training 378 hours of camps and lessons for Veterans 8,400 volunteer hours


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Alexis Braswell

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.JAYC- Just Ask Yourself to Care

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.The “Just Ask Yourself To Care” (JAYC) group curriculum is intended for fourth and fifth grade students of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. This curriculum is psycho-educational with a therapeutic component, which is strength-based and resiliency focused. The intent of the program is to support the development of empathy rather than taking the stance that we are combating the negative energy of bullying and lack of awareness. The larger goal is to create a lasting bond in our schools that transcends grade level, diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, and various learning disabilities that inadvertently keep students distant rather than close, separate rather than bonded.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Natural Lifemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2011

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Natural Lifemanship uses sound principles of human and horse psychology to teach humans how to develop relationships that foster trust, mutual respect, healthy communication, and cooperation.

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Horse Boy Movement Method 1-3

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.Movement Method is a set of easy to follow guidelines that anyone can use to create an environment that promotes learning. Although it was created for, and targets those with Autism, it is a beneficial approach to education for students of all circumstances. It is a tried and tested, scientifically proven, means of gaining communication and re-patterning the brain for people on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and other neuro-sensory diagnoses using horses, movement and a natural environment.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Alexis teaches predominately "special sircumstance" students that are not required to have a CHA-IRD or PATH certified instructor. She has a major in Religion and a minor in Psychology. She also holds certifications from Special Olympics and OK Corral.


     2. *Instructor: Amber Owens

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Natural Lifemanship

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.Natural Lifemanship uses sound principles of human and horse psychology to teach humans how to devel

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.OK Corral

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.The O.K. Corral Series educates, promotes, and supports professionals in the practice of authentic equine-assisted work. Authentic equine-assisted work honors and integrates natural horse and herd behavior as a model for human mental and emotional health using the equine-assisted philosophies developed by Greg Kersten, Founder of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Special Olympics

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.Instructors can provide coaching to students who are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics.


     3. *Instructor: Ashley McDonough

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Horse Boy Movement Method

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.Movement Method is a set of easy to follow guidelines that anyone can use to create an environment that promotes learning. Although it was created for, and targets those with Autism, it is a beneficial approach to education for students of all circumstances. It is a tried and tested, scientifically proven, means of gaining communication and re-patterning the brain for people on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and other neuro-sensory diagnoses using horses, movement and a natural environment.


     4. *Instructor: Barratt Rudulph

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Horse Boy Movement Method 1-3

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.Movement Method is a set of easy to follow guidelines that anyone can use to create an environment that promotes learning. Although it was created for, and targets those with Autism, it is a beneficial approach to education for students of all circumstances. It is a tried and tested, scientifically proven, means of gaining communication and re-patterning the brain for people on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and other neuro-sensory diagnoses using horses, movement and a natural environment.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Special Olympics

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.Instructors can provide coaching to students who are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Barratt does not teach mounted lessons. She has a major in Geology and a Biology minor and will work as an instructor in our Horse Play sessions. Barratt attended Natural Lifemanship training in May 2016.


     5. *Instructor: Brandi Jordan

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Brandi does not lead mounted or unmounted lessons. She assists primary instructors in riding lessons, camps, and other activities as needed.


     6. *Instructor: Connor Samples

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Horse Boy Movement Method 1-3

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.Movement Method is a set of easy to follow guidelines that anyone can use to create an environment that promotes learning. Although it was created for, and targets those with Autism, it is a beneficial approach to education for students of all circumstances. It is a tried and tested, scientifically proven, means of gaining communication and re-patterning the brain for people on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and other neuro-sensory diagnoses using horses, movement and a natural environment.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Connor does not teach mounted lessons. He has a major in History and will work as an instructor in our Horse Play sessions.


     7. *Instructor: Courtney Day

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Certified Horsemanship Association- Instructors of Riders with Disabilities Certification

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.For instructors working in programs that provide recreational, instructional, or mainstream riding for persons with disabilities - cognitive and physical. The materials and curriculum of these certification clinics are specific to the various considerations, adaptations, applications, contraindications, adaptive equipment, and horses used in riding programs that serve persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.The JAYC Foundation

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.The “Just Ask Yourself To Care” (JAYC) group curriculum is intended for fourth and fifth grade students of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. This curriculum is psycho-educational with a therapeutic component, which is strength-based and resiliency focused. The intent of the program is to support the development of empathy rather than taking the stance that we are combating the negative energy of bullying and lack of awareness. The larger goal is to create a lasting bond in our schools that transcends grade level, diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, and various learning disabilities that inadvertently keep students distant rather than close, separate rather than bonded.

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Natural Lifemanship

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.Natural Lifemanship uses sound principles of human and horse psychology to teach humans how to develop relationships that foster trust, mutual respect, healthy communication, and cooperation.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Courtney is also trained in Horse Boy Movement Method 1-3. Movement Method is a set of easy to follow guidelines that anyone can use to create an environment that promotes learning. Although it was created for, and targets those with Autism, it is a beneficial approach to education for students of all circumstances. It is a tried and tested, scientifically proven, means of gaining communication and re-patterning the brain for people on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and other neuro-sensory diagnoses using horses, movement and a natural environment. Courtney also received a degree in 2006 from Dickinson State University in Agricultural Sales and Services with a concentration in Equine Management.


     8. *Instructor: Danielle Burroughs

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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 of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2013

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.PATH certification allows you to safely teach individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.William Woods University

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1997

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.BS in Equestrian Science

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Natural Lifemanship

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Natural Lifemanship uses sound principles of human and horse psychology to teach humans how to develop relationships that foster trust, mutual respect, healthy communication, and cooperation.


     9. *Instructor: Debbie Prewitt

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Debbie does not lead mounted or unmounted lessons. She assists primary instructors in riding lessons, camps, and other activities as needed.


     10. *Instructor: Elisabeth Grandstaff

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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 of Therapeutic Horsemanship

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 certification allows you to safely teach individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Special Olympics

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.Instructors can provide coaching to students who are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics.


     11. *Instructor: Ellen Davis

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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 of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2001

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.PATH certification allows you to safely teach individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Horse Boy Movement Method

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.Movement Method is a set of easy to follow guidelines that anyone can use to create an environment that promotes learning. Although it was created for, and targets those with Autism, it is a beneficial approach to education for students of all circumstances. It is a tried and tested, scientifically proven, means of gaining communication and re-patterning the brain for people on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and other neuro-sensory diagnoses using horses, movement and a natural environment.

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Natural Lifemanship

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.Natural Lifemanship uses sound principles of human and horse psychology to teach humans how to develop relationships that foster trust, mutual respect, healthy communication, and cooperation.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Ellen is an occupational therapist, as well as a hippotherapy clinical specialist.


     12. *Instructor: Grace Butler

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Grace does not lead mounted or unmounted lessons. She assists primary instructors in riding lessons, camps, and other activities as needed.


     13. *Instructor: Hannah Ferrill

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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 of Therapeutic Horsemanship

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.PATH certification allows you to safely teach individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Certified Horsemanship Association- Instructors of Riders with Disabilities Certification

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.For instructors working in programs that provide recreational, instructional, or mainstream riding for persons with disabilities - cognitive and physical. The materials and curriculum of these certification clinics are specific to the various considerations, adaptations, applications, contraindications, adaptive equipment, and horses used in riding programs that serve persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Special Olympics

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.Instructors can provide coaching to students who are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics.


     14. *Instructor: JesseRuth Parrish

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Horse Boy Movement Method

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.Movement Method is a set of easy to follow guidelines that anyone can use to create an environment that promotes learning. Although it was created for, and targets those with Autism, it is a beneficial approach to education for students of all circumstances. It is a tried and tested, scientifically proven, means of gaining communication and re-patterning the brain for people on the autism spectrum, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and other neuro-sensory diagnoses using horses, movement and a natural environment.

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. JesseRuth does not teach mounted lessons. She assists instructors in mounted and unmounted lessons, camps, and trainings as needed. She has a bachelor's degree in Animal Science.


     15. *Instructor: Jordan Reynolds

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Certified Horsemanship Association- Instructors of Riders with Disabilities Certification

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.For instructors working in programs that provide recreational, instructional, or mainstream riding for persons with disabilities - cognitive and physical. The materials and curriculum of these certification clinics are specific to the various considerations, adaptations, applications, contraindications, adaptive equipment, and horses used in riding programs that serve persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Special Olympics

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.Instructors can provide coaching to students who are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics.


     16. *Instructor: Rebekah Maze

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Certified Horsemanship Association

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.For instructors working in programs that provide recreational, instructional, or mainstream riding for persons with disabilities - cognitive and physical. The materials and curriculum of these certification clinics are specific to the various considerations, adaptations, applications, contraindications, adaptive equipment, and horses used in riding programs that serve persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.


     17. *Instructor: Sherer Boswell

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Natural Lifemanship

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.Natural Lifemanship uses sound principles of human and horse psychology to teach humans how to develop relationships that foster trust, mutual respect, healthy communication, and cooperation.


     18. *Instructor: Wyspr Black

         *Facility Participation:

         The Red Barn

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.Certified Horsemanship Association- Instructors of Riders with Disabilities Certification

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.For instructors working in programs that provide recreational, instructional, or mainstream riding for persons with disabilities - cognitive and physical. The materials and curriculum of these certification clinics are specific to the various considerations, adaptations, applications, contraindications, adaptive equipment, and horses used in riding programs that serve persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Special Olympics

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.Instructors can provide coaching to students who are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics.