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Spirit Therapies

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/25/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Laurie Willmott

Employees:   Full-Time:  1  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  50

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. Training is conducted according to all Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) rules and guidelines. Prior to being accepted as a volunteer, each prospective volunteer completes a packet that includes prior horse experience, medical information, volunteer job descriptions and what positions they are interested in. In addition, they review a PATH training video and are trained in in horse care, horse handling, rider safety, barn maintenance and emergency procedures. Group training sessions with all volunteers are held 3-4 times/year to review all procedures.

Volunteer evaluations are held informally on-site on an on-going basis during their time of service.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

Number of Board Members:  12  Number of Voting Board Members:  9

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

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

Board Relationships:

Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? No

Board Affiliations:

Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization. The Top Management Official owns the property at which the organization conducts its programs.

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:
     THERAPEUTIC RIDING - Therapeutic Riding is mounted therapy in which people with disabilities ride horses to relax, and to develop muscle tone.Lesson plans are formatted for each rider, constructing attainable goals and specially designed activities. As every rider is different, we make sure we put together the right program to be as effective as possible.

EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL)-Spirit Therapies is certified through the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning association (EAGALA) to provide Equine Assisted Leaning services. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) focuses on experiential, ground-based activities. The EAGALA certified Equine Specialist works with the client in creative horse-centered activities designed to address specific treatment goals, producing spectacular results. Often during a session, the horse or experience can initiate an "Aha" moment that impacts that client's way of thinking or behaving. After the session, the client takes away key experiences and can begin to make lifelong changes.

HORSES HEALING HEROES (HHH) - This program focuses on serving both active duty military personnel and veterans who have been diagnosed with physical and/or mental challenges. Horse-assisted therapies contribute to emotional and social readjustment by increasing self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and self-confidence, along with a sense of mastery.

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. Spirit provides a farm-like environment. There are 2 dogs, 3 cats and 13 egg-laying chickens on the property in addition to the horses. Everyone (volunteers, riders, visitors) are greeted by the dogs and cats upon arrival. In addition, the volunteers and riders (with supervision) can go into the hen-house to collect fresh eggs.

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. 
     Spirit Therapies follows Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) standards. A maintenance exercise log is kept on all horses. All horses are exercised at least 2-3 times/week. All horses are used for equine related activities (Therapeutic Riding; EAL, etc). Each horse is only used for 2-3 hours per week for the equine activities. Ongoing training/schooling for each horse is conducted weekly. New horses are trained more frequently (2 times/week for 1/2 hr) until they become adjusted to the facility, riders and volunteers.

Spirit Therapies tries not have at risk horses because of what we do. If a horse's behavior starts being aggressive, a trainer is called in to correct the behavior. If the trainer is unsuccessful at changing the horse's behavior, the horse is either donated or given away to another facility.

At the present time, the organization has 9 horses, which is full capacity, and is unable to accept any new horses. However, If one of the a horses is sold, donated, or dies, the facility can accept a new horse in it's place. The organization only accepts horses that are deemed healthy by our veterinarian.

If a horse's health is failing we call a vet in for care. geriatric horses get extra food and meds when needed and/or prescribed by vet. Geriatric horses are not used for the Therapeutic Riding program; they are used for the EAL and Horses Healing Heroes Programs (ground based activities).

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Our horses are acquired through donations from individuals and rescue organizations. Before an individual/owner of a horse donates the horse a horse donation agreement is completed and signed by the owner. The agreement contains the name, age, sex, breed, horse's sex, registration number, areas it has been trained in, type of grain and hay it's been fed and how often, veterinarian worming & shots, what are the horse's habits are, etc., name of vet and farrier, whether or not it wears shoes. The horse is then accepted for either 30 or 60 days for a trial period to determine its safety and appropriateness for Spirit Therapies Programs. This criteria is based on PATH standards.

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. 
     If a horse at our facility is not manageable, the horse is either sold or given to an individual or business (trail riding, etc.) that will humanely treat it. Some horses have also been adopted by volunteers at the facility.

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.). 
     The initial assessment for new horses: physical examination, and blood work (lab testing) are done by the veterinarian, obtaining horses health records, test riding them, ground work testing as well to ascertain whether or not they are adaptable to the programs (e.g.: exposing them to tools used in the programs such as balls, small bean bags, etc.)The criteria is based on PATH standards as well.

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. 
     All horses are fed 3 times a day and and measurements are kept on all horses body score. Horses are vaccinated twice a year; spring and fall. All horses teeth are floated every 2 years unless the veterinarian decides that it needs to be done sooner for a particular horse(s). Worming is done quarterly. Spirit Therapies tries not have at risk horses because of what the center does (therapeutic riding, EAL Programs, etc.). If a horse's health is failing the veterinarian is called in. Geriatric horses get extra food and meds when needed; prescribed by veterinarian. By law the center is required to call the veterinarian for serious issues to evaluate the horses because of what the center does. Spirit Therapies also follows path standards and keeps a maintenance exercise log on all horses .

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: 
     Spirit Therapies only euthanizes horses who are extremely sick, are in extreme pain, and are not expected to live more than a few weeks (kidney failure, cancer, intestinal issues unable to be resolved by medication or surgery, etc.). The horse is taken to the vet to be euthanized. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL OUR ORGANIZATION EUTHANIZE A HEALTHY, BUT DIFFICULT HORSE for space or any other reasons.

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: 
     Spirit Therapies at this time does not have a breeding policy. All male horses accepted to our facility are geldings.

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
*Missing

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: Our organization does NOT receive fees of any kind for donation of horses to individuals or other organizations/entities



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
Spirit Therapies

9140 LaMadre Way Las Vegas NV 89140

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Laurie Willmott

2. Contact's Phone: 702-219-1728

3. Contact's Email: laurie@spirittherapies.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: Laura & Jeffrey Willmott
9140 LaMadre Way
Las Vegas, NV 89149
702-219-1728
Email: horsemom59@hotmail.com

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 a one year which renews each year from January 1 - December 31st. The new lease started January 1, 2016 and ends December 31st, 2016, and will be renewed yearly.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     Owner(s) compensation is $27,000 year. Land use is leased by the owner to Spirit Therapies.

9. Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? Yes

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 4.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

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

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Spirit therapies is located in Las vegas, NV and is subject to the to the desert climate; therefore permanent steel run-in sheds are used as stalls. Each horse has it's own stall. The open arena uses steel tubular rods as fencing around the entire 75 x 75 foot arena; thereby enclosing the entire arena. There are 4 stalls on one side of the arena and 5 stalls on the opposite side of the arena. All stalls have a steel roof covering. The 4 stalls located on one side of the arena are 24 ft long x 12 ft wide x 10 ft high and have a 4.5 foot steel panel on the sides with vertical steel tubular rods attached to the top of the panel and stall roof separating the horses. The back of these stalls are enclosed by 4 horizontal steel tubular rods attached to the stall side as fencing. The stall doors slide open/closed for easy access to the horses and have the solid steel panel with the steel vertical rods mounted on top of the panel. The 5 stalls on the opposite end of the arena use tubular steel rods as enclosures on three sides of each stall. The back of the stalls have a cement wall to complete the stall enclosures. Four of those stalls are 14ft wide x 16 ft long with a height of 8.5ft. The fifth stall houses a small mini horse and is 8.5 ft wide x 16 ft long with height of 8.5 ft. Garden fencing is attached to the tubular steel rods which separate the stalls from one another in that section.

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 arena serves as a multi-purpose area. It is used for training, riding and equine activities. When the arena is not being used for the training and programs, it serves as a turn-out for the horses. When the horses are turned out, they are either turned out one at a time, or 2 at a time, or 4 at a time, depending upon their personalities (whether or not they get along with each other). Hay bags are hung from the arena rails to simulate grazing when the horses are turned out.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 1

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.
     All training, riding and equine related activities are conducted in the 75 x 75 fenced arena. The arena has a layer of pea gravel on top of dirt for drainage and stability for horse and riders. The pea gravel helps the therapeutic rider gain balance and stability.

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.
     State of Nevada - Business License. Business license domestic non-profit corporation. Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     There is a 2-3 horse trailer on the grounds of the facility near the horse stalls for easy access transportation in case of emergencies.

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.
     Tack is visually inspected to ascertain if repairs or replacement are needed. In addition, saddles, bridles and blankets are examined while on the horse itself to see how well the tack is fitted on the horse. If the tack is not a proper fit for the horse; it is not used.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     On each stall is a card with horse's name, description, age, owner information and Vet information.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     There are no horses that are normally stall bound. However, if a horse needs to be stall bound for a limited amount of time, due to illness, the horse is turned out by itself in the arena for about 1/2 hour/day, with veterinary approval.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     All horses are fed three times per day. Morning, mid-day and evening. In the morning horses are fed rice bran, vitamins, and hay. In addition to the rice bran, vitamins, hay the older horses are given equine senior. Supplements are given according to veterinary instructions. The horses are given hay morning, mid-day, and in the evenings all horses are fed hay and some of them are given rice bran and hay Pellets (if needed). The hay is put into hay bags that are weighted, according to the veterinary instructions, before being fed to the horses.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     The body score is conducted by the veterinarian. Spirit therapies follows what the veterinarian prescribes us to do for feeding/exercising/use and practices of each 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.
     The infected horse is quarantined kept away from all other horses and then transported to the Equine Desert Veterinary Hospital. In addition, all horses manure is taken out of every stall 1-2 times a day, disposed of in a large covered steel dumpster, which is emptied twice/week. If a horse dies at the facility, other horses are moved away to another pasture or stall. The dead horse is covered with a plastic tarp or canvas cover. The instructor/owner is notified and the horse removal truck company removes the carcass off the premises. Horses get wormed 4 times/year.

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.
     On the tack room wall located next to the phone are the emergency information instructions. There is also an easily accessed first aid kit located in the tack room. EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARD is hung on the wall near the telephone with written facility information and emergency instructions. Phone # is:(702) -562 -9434 The Address is:9140 La Madre Way Directions are: Lone Mountain Rd. to Fort Apache Rd. to 9140 La Madre Way Doctor :As Directed by Parent, Caregiver, or Laurie Willmott Ambulance:_911-- Veterinary: Desert Pines Equine Veterinary Phone: (702) 645-2247 Other:Laurie Willmott (702) 219-1728 FIRE SAFETY POLICY . In the event of a fire emergency, your responsibility as a volunteer is to R.A.C.E. R - RESCUE:This means only HUMAN BEINGS who are in immediate danger of being injured by fire as you are LEAVING for safety. Please do not attempt to re-enter a burning building to rescue anyone, anything, or any animal Staff members are responsible for assessing ability to rescue any endangered people or animals. Volunteers are to escort / carry students to jumping arena and close all gates. This ensures fire personnel can access the buildings and all persons are assembled in one location so a staff member can conduct a head count. A -ALARM: Yell loudly and continuously "FIRE''and ''CALL 911" as you are exiting the building to safety. Familiarize yourself with locations and phones -office, end of barn, cell phone on far side of arena in a plastic box. C - CONTAIN:If possible to safely smother the fire with water, sand or fire extinguishers BEFORE it becomes out of control, do so as you leave the building. NEVER tty to contain a fire that is rapidly spreading. Evacuate to safety of jumping arena. Know locations of fire extinguishers -located at each end of the ham, classroom. Know how to operate extinguishers - ALWAYS point at the base of the fin; pull lock, alm and squeeze. .Then gently move from side to side to cover the base of the fire. In the event that if someone catches fire -remember "STOP, DROP AND ROLL. E - EVACUATE: PEOPLE are to be evacuated to jumping arena, away from rescue operations. (Staff members will evacuate animals as necessary.) Stay calm, stay with your rider. INCIDENT I ACCIDENT POLICY In the unfortunate event of an incident or accident we must ask that you report the circumstances to the instructor so that an incident report may be completed. An incident or accident may include but is not limited to: fires, participant or personnel behavior, horse bite, horse stepping on human foot, falls, difficulty encountered during transfers, natural disasters, horse injury, etc. We need to know even the small details so that we may see a trend before it becomes a full blown problem. Also we need to be able to assess problems and possible solutions. EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN MOUNTED EMERGENCIES: 1. Halt all horses. 2.Leaders position themselves in front of the horse. 3.Side walkers will stabilize their riders 4.Instructors will supervise dismounting, either personally or verbally. 5.Evacuate the arena if necessary a.Side walkers escort riders out of the arena through emergency exits. b.Leaders lead horses to instructor designated place after all riders are out of danger. For fire -blindfolding may be necessary. 6.Instructor will assess situation and determine what action is needed concerning emergency assistance. EMERGENCY DISMOUNT: 1. Side walker call out "Emergency,, to notify instructor and leaders for an emergency dismount. 2. Halt all horses . 3.Side walker on the left removes compromised rider from the horse, using his body as a cushion if necessary 4.Side walker on the right side frees the riders foot from the stirrup and helps it over the horses back. 5.Leader immediately move the horse's hindquarters away from the rider. 6.Instructor will assess the situation and determine what further actions to take. IN CASE OF AN INJURED RIDER: 1. Instructor will appoint one person to take charge of the remaining class and will ask them to move away from immediate area to a more isolated area This person will be responsible for the safe dismounting and removal of student from the riding arena. 2. Instructor will ask one side walker to call 911 to report the condition of the injured rider, while instructor provides First Aid and/or CPR 3. Telephone is located in the tack room with directions to the farm underneath. It is important for you to be prepared to execute this plan at any time. If you have questions concerning your part, or if your feel you.are unable to assist during an emergency, please, talk to the instructor before assisting in in the class. Natural Hazards Specific to the Site: Presence of poisonous snakes, stray dogs/animals at facility,poisonous spiders, insect bites,heat related illness PROCEDURE POISONOUS SNAKES/SNAKE BITES A.If a snake is spotted on ·or near the facility grounds,have all participants move away from the area indicated. CALL 9 1 1 B.In case of a snake bite follow the standard procedure as deemed by the American Red Cross. a.Wash wound, immobilize injured area, keeping bite area lower than the heart. b.CALL 911 c.Keep victim calm, do mt apply tourniquet, ice, or cut into liquid! d.If emergency help is not able to respond in 30 minutes consider suctioning the wound using a snakebite kit. e.If victim displays trouble breathing or complains of itching and thickness tongue,he/she may be having an allergic reaction.Be prepared to initiate the A .B c 'S of emergency action. f.Notify parent or specified person h.Fill out incident report PROCEDURE STRAY DOGS/ANIMALS ON FACILITY GROUNDS A. Sighting stray animal on facility grounds a.Do not pet or feed any stray animal on site b.Keep participants away from stray animals c.If animal does not leave site call animal control B.If the animal bites any participant try to move person away from the anima1 without endangering any other people.Do not try to stop or hold animal. a.If wound is minor,wash area with soap and water, then control any bleeding and apply antibiotic ointment and a dressing b.Get medical attention if you suspect the animal might have rabies. Watch for signs of infection. · c.If wound is bleeding seriously, control bleeding first, do not clean wound.- CALL 911 d.Try to remember what the animal looked like and where you last saw the animal to report to the animal control officer. e.Fill out an incident report. PROCEDURE BLACK WIDOW/BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS A) Sighting poisonous spiders/black widow/Brown Recluse Spiders a.Alert all staff of spiders and their location, keep all participants away from the area. b.Staff will remove spiders using gloves and spider repellent c.Staff will remove nest and dead spider and dispose of it B) Bites and Stings from spiders/black widow/Brown Recluse Spiders a.Wash area and apply a cold pack/ice to the site. CALL 911 b. Fill out incident report PROCEDURE INSECT STINGS/SCORPIONS/BEES A.Remove stinger by using a scraping motion/action a.Wash site with soap and water, cover to keep clean, apply cold pack/ice to reduce pain and swelling b.Watch for signs of allergic reaction, swelling of the tongue/itching c. CALL 911 d.Be prepared to initiate the ABC'S of Emergency Action e.Fill out the incident report. PROCEDURE HEAT RELATED ILLNESS/HEAT CRAMPS/HEAT EXHAUSTION/HEAT STROKE A.Heat cramps are painful muscle spasms. Have the victim stop present activity and rest in a cool place. Spasms usually occur in the legs and abdomen. a.Give cool water or commercial sport drink b.When cramps stop,person can usually resume activity again if there is no other sign of illness. c. Have person continue to drink fluids, watch victim carefully for further signs of heat related illness. - B.Heat exhaustion may start with nausea, headache, dizziness, weakness and exhaustion. a.Move victim to a cool place,have him/her sit or lie down, apply a cool wet cloth, give water or commercial sport drink. b.If victim starts to vomit, refuses to take water or starts to lose consciousness CALL 911 c. Victim should not resume any activity that day. d.Fill out incident report. - c.Heat stroke may start with hot, red, dry skin, changes in consciousness,rapid shallow breathing, weak pulse and or vomiting. a.Move victim to ·a cool place, apply cool cloths to skin CALL 911 b.Loosen tight clothing, lay victim flat, elevate legs 8-12 inches. c.Coo1 body with ice packs, place on the victims wrists, ankles, groin, armpits, and neck.Keep victim cool until help arrives. d.Be prepared to initiate the ABC'S of Emergency Action. e.Fill out incident report. MAN MADE HAZARDS SPECIFIC TO SITE Construction activities on site Construction activities on site during riding therapy sessions A.Construction activities should be scheduled on days when there is no riding therapy or other activities at the Center.If this cannot be arranged the following procedures will be observed. B. If construction activity site is in anyway disturbing the horses and and or students, students will receive a II Barn Lesson II away from the construction site. c.If construction activities are taking place during riding therapy sessions, keep all. Participants and horses away from the construction activity site. OPERATION OF FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT Loss of power, loss of water, faulty equipment, electrical burns PROCEDURE ELECTRICAL BURNS A.Do not go near the victim until the electric power has been turned off . B.Use a dry stick or board to move a downed power line that is touching the victim. C. Do not touch the victim until all wire(s) are off his/her body. D. CALL 911-Initiate the ABC's of emergency action if necessary. E.If there are people in a car with a downed wire across it, tell them not to move and ·to stay in the car. CALL 911 P. If the burn is caused by electricity, check for life threatening conditions and other complications, such as fractures. Cover the burned area with a dry dressing.If victim was burned by chemicals, flush the burn with water until the ambulance arrives.Keep the' victim from getting chilled . G. Fill out an incident report PROCEDURE LOSS OF POWER A.Staff will call electric company to inform them of loss of power . B. If power is unable to be restored the staff will use emergency flashlights stored in the first aid room. PROCEDURE LOSS OF WATER A. Staff will call the water company to inform them of loss of water B. If water is unable to be restored, water reserve will be used and rationed. PROCEDURE - EARTHQUAKE DURING LESSON TIME If an earthquake occurs during the lesson tine all volunteers and staff will report immediately to the lesson area. B. STAY CALM! Horse leaders stay with your horse, talk to them in a calm voice and follow the instructions given by the instructor. C. Dismount all students and evacuate them to a safe area designated by the instructor. Keep all students and horses away from any structures and power lines. D All students will be released to their families from the designated safe area. E. Horses will be turned-out to their pastures providing that no damage has occurred. from the earthquake and fence lines are still standing. F.Staff and volunteers will take a damage control evaluation of the facility checking for broken power lines, fences, and broken water lines.They will report findings in a designated area and the appropriate actions will be taken to repair equipment if necessary. PROCEDURE TORNADO WARNING AND TORNADO/HIGH WIND CONDITIONS A. All lessons will be cancelled in the event of a tornado warning or high wind warning advisory. Damage will be assessed after the storm is gone and appropriate repair has been completed. B. If high winds start during the lesson time, students will be dismounted and brought to the tack room until their parents are able to take them home. HAZARDS SPECIFIC TO THE USE OF EQUINES (Riders fall from horse, loose horse, horse health emergencies, horse biting, horse kicking, and death of horse) PROCEDURE - INJURY FROM A HORSE AND INJURY TO A HORSE A.If a student fa1ls from a horse stop all activity and have all students stop their horses. Attend to the fallen student by securing the horse away from the student. Assess the students condition for injuries and apply first aid or call 911 for emergency medical care. B.If a horse should become loose, close all gates and have any people in c1ose proximity c1ear the area. Notify a staff person or trained volunteer to capture the horse with as little upset as possible and have the horse brought back to its pasture or stall. c. Horse biting wi11 be brought to the attention of a staff person or trained instructor. Apply ice to the effected area if the skin has not been broken. If the skin is broken follow first aid treatment for open wounds. D.If horse kicks around people or during lesson times the horse will be removed from the lesson and placed in a stall until an instructor is able to evaluate the horse to see any cause for bad behavior (injury, sore tooth ), the same eva1uation will be done in the case of biting. E.If a horse should die at the facility move other horses away to another pasture or stall. Cover the horse with a plastic tarp or canvas cover. Notify the instructor on duty and the instructor will call the horse removal truck. F. Any horse health emergency should be referred to the facility's veterinarian, Rochen Heers. Give appropriate medical care until the veterinarian responds. G. In the case of a program horse needing immediate emergency hospital care, the following procedures will be taken; 1.Upon evaluation of the horses age, type of illness/injury and prognosis· from the attending veterinarian, the vet must first make a recommendation for hospital care. 2.Only with the recommendation from the attending veterinarian, Executive Director, or other appointed staff person emergency care will be sought with the consideration of the horses age, condition, prognosis and value to the facility. CONDUCT OF PERSONNEL AND PARTICIPANTS (conduct of personnel and participants may include abusive or inappropriate behavior towards others, failure to follow established safety procedures, incidents due to the use of alcohol or drugs and allegations of mistreatment/abuse of any animal on facility grounds) Inappropriate or abusive behavior toward other participants Abusive or rude behavior will not be tolerated on facility grounds.Any participant not behaving appropriately will be asked to vacate the grounds immediately. This includes talking rudely to another person, using foul language, hitting or slapping another person,touching another person in an unkind way, or any other action deemed not appropriate. Use of drugs and/or alcohol A. Any person affected by the inappropriate use of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed on facility grounds. If a person seems confused or violent/agitated, Call 911. Try to keep students and volunteers separated from the person affected until the sheriff arrives. Abuse of Equines and other animals belonging to the facility A. There will be no mistreatment of any animals for any reason. Any corrective training for poor animal behavior will be done by a trained instructor. No animal will be hit, kicked, pinched by hand or any instrument at any time. Any person who violates this procedure will be subject to be prosecuted by legal action as written in the State of Nevada Code of Animal Rights and the Clark County, NV code for Animal Abuse. SAFETY DURING SCHEDULED OFF-SITE EVENTS (off site demonstrations, competitions, parades) Procedure Off-Site Visiting There will be an appointed staff person from the facility in charge during event. B.Staff will have appropriate supervision per student ratio as deemed by the instructor. C.Staff will bring release forms to events for all participants D. Staff will give each participant event information with authorization form to participate. The signed and approved authorization form will to be returned to the facility. GENERAL SAFETY & BARN RULES During equestrian activities, helmets are to be worn at all times unless otherwise advised by your instructor or therapist. > During equestrian activities, appropriate clothing must be worn including long pants and supportive closed toe shoes. > An adult must always supervise children. > In the event of inclement weather that is judged to be unsafe and ANY environmental watches / warnings (e.g. tornados/storms) all lessons/therapy sessions will be ended and the horses returned to their stalls (or where the owner requests). All attempts should be made to avoid startling the horses during lessons and therapy sessions. Never walk behind or under a horse. Never tie a horse to a moveable object. Never leave tack (bridle/halter/saddle) in a precarious position on/around the horse, e.g.reins should not be left dangling on the ground, saddle should not be left on the horse with the girth unfastened. Never squat beside a horse -always maintain a position that allows you to move away quickly should something spook the horse. If in doubt, ask your instructor. Be firm, consistent, kind and gentle -horses are gentle animals that will accept you as the leader. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. 2.; Smoking and drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited at the center. 3. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the lesson. Horses will need to be thoroughly groomed and tacked before each lesson. 4. Proper attire is to be worn at all times for safety reasons. This includes jeans, long pants, modest shorts, shirts (no halter tops or spaghetti straps please) and closed toed shoes. Open toed shoes and flip-flops are not permitted as horses are not choosy where they place their hooves. Jewelry and perfume are to be avoided due to distractions and allergies. 5. Classes will be held when wind is less than 20 MPH or the temperature is above 40 and no higher than 100 degrees. 6. Although quite rare, falls do occasionally happen. If this happens, stop. The leader is responsible for the horse and the side walkers are responsible for the rider. The instructor will tell you what is to be done next. 7. Please remember that riders with disabling conditions are j:ust as active as everyone else. Close supervision is a must at all times while the riders are around the horses. 8. Volunteers are never to dismount a rider unless under the direct supervision of the instructor. 9. Spirit Therapies reserves the right to dismiss a volunteer from their duties. In this regard, any person who violates the above rules, the center's confidentiality policy, or any unnamed incident that negatively affects or reflects on the center can and will be asked to leave.

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 owner/caretaker lives on the premises, is available at all times and is able to see anyone entering and leaving the facility. There are also video cameras and a monitored security system on the property. In addition, the facility is fenced in and the only entrance to the horses for visitors/volunteers/staff is through a wrought iron gate which can be locked during unauthorized hours.

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.
     Clark County Animal Control 500 South Grand Central Parkway 6th Floor Las Vegas, Nevada 89155 702-455-3530 Email mpd@ClarkCountyNV.gov

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.
     Clark County Nevada Code Compliance Division Public Response Office 2911 E Sunset Road Las Vegas, NV 89120-2707 Phone:(702) 455-4191


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/08/2017

Veterinarian: Rochen C Heers

Clinic Name: Advanced Equine Dentistry    Street: 10724 RANCHO DESTINO RD    City: Las Vegas  State: NV    Zip: 89183

Phone: 702-896-6080    Email: redrockequinedentistry@hotmail.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Julie Nelson

     2. Instructor: Kaely Kossol

     3. Instructor: Kim Molnar

     4. Instructor: Laurie Willmott


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: 9.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 9

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 9

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

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.

9 = 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

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

            9 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

$24000     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$1000     Bedding.

$7500     Veterinarian.

$2700     Farrier.

$5000     Dentist.

$410     Manure Removal.

$1000     Medications & Supplements.

$1500     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$15000     Horse Care Staff.

$1500     Horse Training.

$1000     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$60610     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

3285     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: $18
Question 3 ($60,610 ) divided by Question 4 (3285).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (3285) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (9).


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-All of the time

      8-a. If yes, Stall/enclosure size: Do structures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around? All

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 days a week

      8-c. If yes, Adequate ceiling & beam height: Is there a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear when standing? All of the time

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? Daily or 6 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 1-2 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually

      3. Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually

      4. Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? 6-7 days a week

      5. Food & Water Storage: Are all hay, feed, grain and water sources clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals? All of the time

      6. Drinking water: How often do horses have access to clean drinking water? All of the time



6. Public-Related Questions
(required if programs serve individuals with special needs)

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 55

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 21

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 41

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

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

    Mounted: 1.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 2

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 3

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 50%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. Wait list time for clients depends upon when Spirit Therapies receives required paperwork (medical, emergency contact information, Pemission forms, etc)from clients.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Julie Nelson

         *Facility Participation:

         Spirit Therapies

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2016

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered and Certified PATH Instructor


     2. *Instructor: Kaely Kossol

         *Facility Participation:

         Spirit Therapies

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

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.PATH Registered and Certified Instructor


     3. *Instructor: Kim Molnar

         *Facility Participation:

         Spirit Therapies

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.State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists&Clinical Professional Counselors

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.Marriage & Family Therapist NV License #0784

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2015

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Equine Assisted Learning

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.State of Nevada Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor

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.Nevada License #00109L- Substance abuse counseling

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. The certification dates for this instructor are the dates the Nevada State Licenses were renewed. She's had the certifications since 2001


     4. *Instructor: Laurie Willmott

         *Facility Participation:

         Spirit Therapies

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 Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH)

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2000

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2008

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Equine Specialist - Equine Assisted Learning Program