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Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT)

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 03/10/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Sandi Moomey

Employees:   Full-Time:  5  Part-Time:  9  Volunteers:  140

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. Employees are trained on the job by the Executive Director or Program Director, depending on position.
Volunteers attend a volunteer training, held monthly by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

Number of Board Members:  16  Number of Voting Board Members:  16

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

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

Board Relationships:

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

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Our Administrative Assistant Carolyn Ohrel is the mother of Sierra Ohrel, LPC, who is responsible for TROT's Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy program.

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. TROT banks at Bank of Tucson and Board Member Paula Madden is an employee at Bank of Tucson.

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:
     1. Therapeutic Riding for Special Needs Children
TROT provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for school-aged children with developmental and physical disabilities including cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, hearing/vision impairments, autism, and other special needs. When a child enrolls in riding lessons at TROT, he or she is assessed and paired with a team consisting of an instructor, horse handler, volunteer side walkers, and a horse of appropriate size and temperament. Riding instruction is conducted once a week in groups and individually, with the aim of achieving both physical and emotional goals. In 2015, TROT served 188 children from all over the greater Tucson area. We receive referrals from our partner organizations including Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, elementary and middle schools, human service organizations, and health professionals.

2. Heroes on Horses: Therapeutic Riding for Disabled Veterans
TROT's therapeutic riding program for veterans serves male and female veterans of all ages with disabilities such as spinal cord injury, amputated limbs, traumatic brain injury and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). TROT receives patient referrals from the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System through the Spinal Cord Injury Clinic. Heroes on Horses has been in operation since 2006. In appreciation of their military service, TROT waives all fees for disabled veterans.

3. Outpatient Pediatric Physical Therapy (Hippotherapy)
TROT's licensed therapist works in our on-site physical therapy clinic using hippotherapy, a treatment tool that utilizes equine movement. Hippotherapy and standard intervention strategies are combined to address and improve gross motor control, sensory integration, balance, postural control, and daily living skills.

4. Counseling Services
TROT also offers a non-traditional form of counseling called Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. TROT's licensed mental health professional utilizes equine activities to help clients address a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, ADD, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

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

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. 

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



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     TROT’s horses each have a training plan that includes in hand training and ongoing schooling each week. They each have an assigned schooling rider that walks, trots, and canters one or two times a week depending on the horse. We also have dressage riders that work with our horses and a long lining expert that works with select horses and for those horses that enjoy jumping we take them over small cross rails. We take our horses and ponies on trail rides when time allows. If a particular horse is struggling with a certain aspect of his work, then we rule out any physical reason for troubling behaviors and give that horse more retraining time. Sometimes we will take a horse out of the program and give that horse some time off. At present we have fourteen horses working in the program. At any time we may accept two or three horses for trial. Horses on trial must be in good health, sound, have a quiet, calm personality and have solid basic training.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     We accept horses for trial from donations, leases (After they have finished their jobs at TROT they return to their owners) and occasionally we purchase a 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. 
     Horses that are unable to work in our program, because of age, health issues or changes in temperament that put our riders at risk are retired from our program. We search for suitable homes where they may be a companion horse, a light work horse or a more active riding horse. No horse leaves our facility without us finding the perfect retirement situation. We interview the prospective adopter, we visit the facility where the horse will be stabled, we ask for references, including their veterinarian and we have a meet and greet at our center to see how they interact with our retiree. Our horses give us their all and it is our responsibility to make sure they have the best home possible for retirement. We will keep our retired horses for as long as it takes to find them a new home. Typically those interested in adopting have a connection with our organization or are friends of friends of our center.

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.). 
     When we first are offered a horse for the program, we have the owners fill out a questionnaire that gives us general information about the horse. This includes health and training history, gender, age, breed, recent use, shoeing and feeding needs, any ongoing medicines and the owner’s assessment of their horse’s character. The instructor/trainers then go to try the horse at the owner’s property. We groom, lead and then ride the horse at all three gaits in both directions. We lead with a rider and have someone side walking with the horse. If the horse appears to be a good candidate for a trial, we then take the horse for a one to three month trial. No horse can join our program without a trial. The horses on trial have a complete examination including an extensive lameness exam by our veterinarian within the first ten days. The horse is introduced to our arenas, mounting blocks, mounting ramp, electric lift, our sensory trails, toys, equipment and to working with a full team including one of our schooling riders. If the candidate horse passes all of our tests, we then will accept him/her into our program.

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. 
     The TROT horses have a fall series of shots (FR/IMRAB) and a spring series of shots (EWP/FR/WNV). At that time our veterinarians (Reata Equine Services) give each horse/pony a wellness exam including heart rate, temperature, respiration, eye exam, lameness check and a body score. If any of our horses are overweight or underweight, we make changes of feed at that time. (Any sudden weight loss is considered an emergency and the veterinarian is called to examine that horse.) We have our horses stools sampled twice a year and the horses are wormed twice a year (per our veterinarian’s orders). Wormers change each worming. The Program Director and Equine Manager and barn staff are all experienced horse professionals and we know our horses very well. We assess our horses on a daily basis. We typically do not have at risk horses at our therapeutic riding center because of safety issues for our special needs riders. We do have older horses that have treatable chronic conditions such as Cushings and arthritis that we treat with proper diet and medication. If we feel that our geriatric horses are struggling in any way, our veterinarian may make treatment or meds changes to affect the wellbeing of our older horses. Horses with acute, serious issues are taken out of the program and medically treated until they can return to work or they may be retired from the program if they physically are unable to work.

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 only circumstance that our center will euthanize one of our horses is if that horse has a terminal condition and all medical avenues have been followed and there is no hope that the horse will recover. If the horse is suffering due to his/her terminal condition, that horse will be euthanized. If the horse has a terminal condition but is still comfortable, we will keep him/her until he/she begins to suffer. The decision to euthanize is made by the program director, the equine director and the head veterinarian. No healthy horse would ever be euthanized at our facility.

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: 
     There is no breeding at Therapeutic Riding of Tucson. We do not accept stallions to our program, only gelding and mares. We have no pregnant mares or mares with foals and they are not acceptable candidates for our center.

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: $501 to $750

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Not applicable; Fees are not collected; Horses are not offered for adoption.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine level of training.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine age.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization approves of this concept.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: TROT's priority is finding safe, quality homes for our horses and we are willing to keep them on our property until that home is found. We do not prioritize receiving large fees for our horses.



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
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT)

8920 E Woodland Rd. Tucson AZ 85749

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Sandi Moomey

2. Contact's Phone: 520-749-2360

3. Contact's Email: smoomey@trotarizona.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: TROT's facility is on an 18-acre ranch in a semi-rural area of Tucson, Arizona. The facility includes a ranch house (TROT's offices), barn, riding arena, fenced pastures, and riding trails. The whole area is owned by Pima County.
The Pima County Assesor's Office is located at 240 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 724-8172

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? 
     TROT has an ongoing lease agreement with Pima County which has been in effect since 1989. The term of the least extends to 2033. TROT plans to renew the lease following the end of the current agreement term.

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.. 
     TROT pays the owner (Pima County) a rent of $10 per year to lease the property. Pima County reserves the right to enter the property and make improvements as needed, but TROT is responsible for maintenance and repairs 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: 2.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 13

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. TROT has 5 small grass pastures with shade covers and automatic waterers and all are made with welded pipe. We have 4 dry turnouts with shade and waterers. We have 23 stalls that are approximately 14’X24’ made of welded pipe with shade and automatic waterers. We have a cement block barn for feed, hay storage, office and two tack rooms and a full bathroom.

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.
     Our pastures are irrigated and we reseed twice a year. Pastures are rested on a rotating basis.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 5

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     We have one large arena (175’X200’) and one small arena (20m.X40m.) Our large arena has four gates and our small arena has two gates. Both arenas are constructed of rounded, welded and galvanized piping. We use a mixture of sand and chat for our surfaces. The arenas are disced multiple times a year and are dragged and smoothed two times every week. Very, very occasionally enough rain falls so there is standing water in the arenas. We will reschedule lessons if we feel the arenas are not safe. We have 4 acres of sensory trails within our fully fenced 18 acres. These trails are regularly dragged and kept debris free.

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.
     Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT) is a Premier Accredited Center accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) We go through an accreditation process every five years and must be compliant with over 300 industry standards. We have been a premier center for over twenty years.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We have our own 2009 Ford F250 and a three horse slant horse trailer on the center's property. We have multiple approved truck and trailer drivers including our program director.

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 special tack book where we keep a record of each saddle/bridle and regularly update on condition and repair needs. Saddles/bridles are removed from use until they are repaired. Saddle blankets are recycled when no longer useful (given clean to dog and cat rescues for bedding). We rarely need to use winter horse blankets, when we do (older horses with thin winter coats) these blankets are checked for condition and fit before use. Washed and stored at the end of cold weather. Saddle blankets are washed weekly.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We keep a horse identification notebook in the volunteer room. Volunteer horse handlers meet and work with the horses they are assigned before our semester begins. We match horse and handler according to energy level and expertise. New instructors work from the ground and ride all of the horses in the herd (except our Shetland pony-ground work only) Our therapists work with the horses in their programs, multiple times before they use them, to assess gaits and suitability. Each horse has a name tag on their halters and on each bridle. Each horse has its own grooming bucket. On each bucket is a photo of the horse with helpful hints and the correct warmup before class.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     When new horses are brought in for trial (one to three months), they are kept in 14’X24’ stalls with shade and are not sharing stall fencing with other horses for the trial period. They are first turned out alone in dry turnouts. They then are turned out in our smaller pasture for a few hours. We closely monitor when they are first turned out. When a horse is accepted as a program horse, they are turn out next to their prospective pasture mate. We then try the two horses together with at least two horse professionals standing by to separate the horses if needed. If all is well after several short turnouts, the two become pasture mates. If a third horse is to join the group, the same slow, monitored introduction is used. Because of the size of our pastures and turnouts, no more than three horses are put together. All horses come in to their own 14’X24’ stalls at 5:00 pm for the night. The barn manager who lives on property does a night check every evening at 10:00 pm.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Our horses are fed at 7:00 am, 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm. Their main hay is: Bermuda grass hay which is fed at all three meals (Horses in pasture at the noon meal eat grass unless it is sparse, then hay is supplemented in the pasture.) Some of our horses need a small amount of Alfalfa hay which is added to their evening Bermuda hay feed. Each of our horses receives supplements with the morning feed. These supplements include a pelleted feed appropriate to each horse and arthritis supplements for our older horses, hoof supplements for those who need it. Long and short term medication when needed. Our horses receive psyllium regularly to prevent sand build-up. (We live in a desert.) We have a feeding chart on a large white board in our barn feed-room/office with each horse listed by name and age and listing all of their daily feed needs charted. This chart is updated as needed. Only staff feed and makeup supplements for our horses.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Our veterinarians use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to assess our horses’ body condition when they receive their bi-annual vaccinations. The program director and barn manager also are skilled in using the Henneke Scoring system and constantly are assessing our horses’ condition throughout the year. Our horses and ponies typically score between 4.5 to 5.5. If a horse is losing weight, feed may be increased, and if gaining weight, exercise increased. Any sudden weight loss or gain, our veterinarians are called to examine that individual horse.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     Our stalls are completely cleaned every morning and manure is taken to a removed area. Manure is removed from dry turnouts, three times a week. Our pastures have the manure removed once a week. Our manure is then moved from the manure pile and put into a large City of Tucson roll off that when full, goes to a composting center. We have two large isolations stalls that we can use if we suspect any contagious problem within our herd. If, sadly, one of our horses needs to be euthanized, we have someone who will remove the body and it is buried in a city run location. We are not able to bury our horses on our property. We fly spray our horses during fly season and have fly traps everywhere. We have tried fly-predation systems which didn’t seem to work. Our horses all wear fly masks during fly season and more sensitive horses wear fly boots and fly sheets.

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.
     We have a fire safety procedure for our main house and offices and for the barn and stall areas. All staff and volunteers review our fire safety plan as part of their training. In case of fire, in the barn and stall areas, 911 is called and the horses are moved to the pastures and turnouts that are distant from the barn. They remain there until the fire department determines that the barn area is safe and all repairs if needed are finished. Our property is bordered by a wash that may flood in the summer monsoon season. We have a complete plan for removing our horses if they need to be evacuated. We have barns and stables on higher areas, that can receive our horses and volunteers with truck and trailers to help us evacuate quickly. Our evacuation plans and fire safety plans are reviewed and updated annually.

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?
     Our entire 18 acre property is fenced with welded, rounded, galvanized pipe. We have three gates that are locked every evening and unlocked every morning. There is a full time on-premises barn manager/facilities manager. The barn manager’s house has security lights. The barn manager conducts a horse, barn, and property safety check every night.

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.
     Arizona Department of Agriculture (Animal Services Division) Address: 1688 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 Tel: (620) 542-4373 Their specific instructions are, call: Arizona Dispatch Center (623) 445 0261 or 1(800) 294-0305 to report abuse of any animal. No email given.

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.
     No other authorities.


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 01/25/2017

Veterinarian: Reata Veterinarians

Clinic Name: Reata Equine Veterinary Group    Street: 9100 E. Tanque Verde Suite 100    City: Tucson  State: AZ    Zip: 85749

Phone: 520-749-1446    Email: office@reataequine.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Lauren Schroeder

     2. Instructor: Melanie Roeder


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: 11.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 12

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 25

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:In our organizational fiscal year budget, we do not include horse care staff with Equine Operations Expenses. The sub-categories in that area are: farrier, feed, supplies, tack and repair, vet services, vet supplies and medications, and horse transfer expenses. We have a full-time Barn Manager who is responsible for horse care as well as grounds management, also two part-time barn staff, and volunteers who clean stalls.

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.

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

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

3 = Total of 2d-2f

11 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            11 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

$19000     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$28000     Veterinarian.

$10500     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$4500     Medications & Supplements.

$2700     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$300     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$65000     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

4380     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: $15
Question 3 ($65,000 ) divided by Question 4 (4380).

Average length of stay for an equine: 313 days
Question 4 (4380) 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? Most 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? Weekly

      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? 90

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 48

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 40

4. What is the average wait list time? 0 (Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 0.00  Total: 2

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)? 90%

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Lauren Schroeder

         *Facility Participation:

         Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT)

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)2016

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

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


     2. *Instructor: Melanie Roeder

         *Facility Participation:

         Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT)

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)2010

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Melanie is TROT's Director of Programs and Instruction and also a PATH certified riding instructor with 7 years of experience teaching therapeutic riding and 20 years of experience teaching riding lessons and horse skills