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Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 03/27/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Edith Wislocki

Employees:   Full-Time:  3  Part-Time:  10  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. for volunteers: we provide all new volunteers a facility orientation and a review of our operation which includes an explanation of hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, as well as the difference between the disciplines of OT, PT and SLP. Training occurs in sidewalking and/or leading; by observation, then by co-leading/sidewalking. This training continues until staff and the volunteer are comfortable with performance. We train emergency dismount techniques and basic barn/facility safety.
for Staff: job descriptions including schedule and training required.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  6

Number of Board Members:  15  Number of Voting Board Members:  11

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. Board member Greg Wislocki is the nephew of Board President Edith Wislocki.

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? No

Conflict of Interest:

Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


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:
     Greenlock provides both hippotherapy and recreational riding for children and adults with physical, developmental and emotional differences. Hippotherapy is physical, occupational or speech therapy using the movement produced by the horse as a therapy tool. In recreational riding, the goal is to learn to ride the horse as independently as possible while taking into consideration the challenges of the rider.

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. none

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. 
     Horses considered for our programs are first evaluated at the donor or seller's location for suitability (temperament, movement, gaits, size, personality). Once in our facility, we train to be our treatment partners and evaluate again for a trial period of at least 30 days. Once they are part of our team, they receive ongoing refresher training, and weekly schooling / exercising and trail rides by able-bodied riders.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     donation and purchase

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 is determined to not be useful in our program, for other than health issues, we offer right of 1st refusal back to original owner or donor. If that person declines, we find an appropriate home for the horse, often at an able-bodied riding facility, either via sale or donation. There are also a number of retirement options.

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.). 
     we assess twice - both at the owner/donor stable, and again at Greenlock. our list of assessment items includes, but may not be limited to:

Horse appears symmetrical in movement and can engage being led with both natural and artificial aids.

Horse stands quietly when required.

Horse appears comfortable with leader and sidewalkers

Horse accepts/does not over-react to assistive devices, games, special equipment, loud noises.

Horse accepts a rider in alternative positions.

Horse accepts clumsy/unclear directions from rider

Horse appears comfortable being led off a bridle/halter using lead line and/or reins

Horse is easily ridden at Walk, trot and canter

horse is sound or serviceably sound

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     our 9 horses are kept in small groups with daily turn-out, on pasture for part of every day (at the appropriate time of year). They are in smaller run-in shelters at night; water tubs or buckets in each location, heated in winter. They receive grain 2x daily, hay 4x daily (so fed at 4 times). Vaccinations as needed in consult with our vet, teeth are done annually. Farrier comes every 8 weeks (or sooner as needed). Our horses are groomed at least once a day. Staff monitors all horses daily.

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: 
     90% of our horses remain at our facility until their demise. Euthanasia is chosen only when, in consultation with our veterinarian, it is determined that the horse has health issues which would negatively impact retirement.

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 own geldings (8) and mares (1) only. No stallions are on the property nor would a stallion be considered for our 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:
  Our organization approves of this concept.
  Other considerations are provided below.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: We don't adopt our horses out.



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
Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

59 Summer Street Rehoboth MA 02769

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Edith Wislocki

2. Contact's Phone: 508-252-5814

3. Contact's Email: greenlocktrc@gmail.com

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Edith Wislocki
55 Summer St
Rehoboth MA 02769
508.252.5814
aedebw@gmail.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 in perpetuity with no end date.

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.. 
     rent $2000/ month. Greenlock utilizes the entire property except the house in which the property caretaker resides. The caretaker manages the entire facility (mowing, paddock cleaning, plowing, etc)

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: 10

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 2 large pastures 3 small paddocks

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     Horses are not stalled, have 24/7 turnout. Horses get 2 hours of turnout on grass / day (when seasonally appropriate); otherwise in dry lot paddocks with run-in sheds.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 24

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.
     The property is set back from road about .25 miles. Large fenced sand outdoor ring. Large indoor arena with brand new Fibar footing. We have 3 trails, one about 1/4 mile 'Adventure trail' with activity stations on even terrain, 2 smaller trails through woods with slight terrain undulations.

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.
     PATH Premier Accredited Center since that process was formalized by PATH (then NARHA) in 1992. Licensed annually by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Stable. licensed annually by the town of Rehoboth as a Stable

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Greenlock owns a 3/4 Ton pickup truck and trailer which is on the property and accessible to staff should the need arise.

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.
     staff assesses each horse upon introduction to the program and assigns appropriate tack. Fit is assessed periodically by outside practitioners (trainers, chiropractors) to ascertain the continued good fit for each.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Paddocks are numbered, run-ins have names of each horse. There is a binder for all to review and refer to which contains photos of each horse and descriptions.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     none are stall bound

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     grain early am, then hay, hay late afternoon, then pm grain. Vet provides guidance as to type and amount of grain and any supplements needed.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We like to see our horses at a 5 or 6 on the scale. If on vet assessment a horse is approaching a 4, we adjust feed as directed.

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.
     Manure is composted in a location about 2/10 mile from barn. It is removed and spread on our 10 acre hayfield. Horses are wormed 2x / year and have periodic fecal tests done and assessed by our Vet. We contract with a local man to remove horses which been euthanized on our property. Arthur Manchester in Tiverton RI 401.297.1810

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.
     In the event of a fire, horses are turned out into one of the pastures away from buildings and trees. We trim and remove branches and trees near buildings regularly. We are not in a flood-prone area.

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?
     We have an on-premise caretaker. Barn, pastures and paddocks are not accessible from public roadway.

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.
     there is no County organization. Town of Rehoboth Animal Control officer 148 Peck Street Rehoboth, MA 02769 (508) 252-5421 ext.3126

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.
     State: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/animal-health/ Division of Animal Health, Director Mike Cahill 617-626-1794 251 Causeway Street, Suite 500 Boston, MA 02114-215 Telephone: (617) 626-1700


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 02/20/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Rebecca Ruemmler, DVM

Clinic Name: Boston Equine    Street: 28 Tremont St    City: Rehoboth  State: MA    Zip: 02769

Phone: 508.222.4281    Email: n/a


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Edith B Wislocki

     2. Instructor: Erica Damiano

     3. Instructor: Jenn Holewka

     4. Instructor: Kathy Darowski


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: 10

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

$10295     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$2342     Veterinarian.

$3070     Farrier.

$420     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$240     Medications & Supplements.

$400     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

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

$16767     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: $5
Question 3 ($16,767 ) 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? No

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? 150

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 30

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 30

4. What is the average wait list time? 8 Weeks(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) 6

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 100%

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Edith B Wislocki

         *Facility Participation:

         Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1992

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1992

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.riding instructor license


     2. *Instructor: Erica Damiano

         *Facility Participation:

         Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.NBCOT

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.Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Licensed riding instructor


     3. *Instructor: Jenn Holewka

         *Facility Participation:

         Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Commonwealth of Massachusetss

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.Riding Instructor License

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.NBCOT

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Certification 3:

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.Certificate of Registration in Hippotherapy


     4. *Instructor: Kathy Darowski

         *Facility Participation:

         Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2004

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Path registered instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2004

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

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

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.NBCOT

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.Certified Occupational Therapist