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Acts 19:11 dba Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/04/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Shannon Mitchell

Employees:   Full-Time:  6  Part-Time:  8  Volunteers:  250

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. PPTRC has an orientation process for volunteers and employees that include training opportunities, then a shadowing process prior to facilitating their role. PPTRC maintains a volunteer handbook and an employee handbook that is signed by the individuals which includes all PPTRC policies and procedures. Additionally, all volunteer and employees positions are defined by individualized job descriptions.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  11

Number of Board Members:  9  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. We have a partnership agency contract with a behavioral health clinic in our local city and one of our board members is an employee for this health clinic.

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:
     PPTRC serves individuals with disabilities or special needs through three core programs: hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy.

Hippo therapy is physical, occupational, or speech therapy that utilizes equine movement. This strategy is part of an integrated treatment program to achieve functional outcomes. Specially trained therapists evaluate individuals needing this distinctive therapy and lead the treatment with the help of a certified therapeutic riding instructor. The movement of the horse is used to influence the rider. Activities designed to achieve targeted outcomes include physical and neurological stimulation exercises.

Therapeutic Riding is an adaptive riding lesson taught by certified therapeutic riding instructors. The rider learns to influence the actions of the horse. Horsemanship skills are included to address physical, cognitive, and emotional goals. The lessons are usually in small groups and may include riding, grooming, and unmounted ground work between clients and horses.

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy offers unique opportunities to address individual's mental health needs through the partnership of a horse. This service is facilitated by a certified riding instructor and a qualified mental health therapist. Ground work and/or riding activities address each client's goals. As participants learn to interpret a horse's behavior, honestly assess their own behaviors in order to improve their interactions with the horse, and influence the horse in a positive way, they are also learning relationship and other skills that they can use in their lives outside the barn.

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: 2

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. PPTRC provides only equine-assisted activities and therapy.

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



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     We have space for 16 horses and each horse has a written conditioning plan that is created specifically for that horse by the trainer. Each horse is utilised during lessons or schooled according to that plan.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     All PPTRC horses are donated to the organization by individual community members and undergo a six-week trial period to determine whether or not providing equine-assisted activities and therapy is a job the horse will enjoy.

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. 
     When we retire horses, it is generally due to burn out from their job or health issues that make it difficult to continue as a therapy horse. We always offer the horse back to the owner who donated it to us. If they don’t want the horse, we advertise these horses for adoption on various social media outlets as well as let our volunteers know. We also have a program that allows interested parties to complete an adoption form at any time during the horse’s time with us, and they are the first person contacted after the original owner once it is deemed time for retirement. Before we let a horse go to a new home, our Equine Manager conducts a thorough inspection and visit at the new potential home to make sure the new facility is safe and appropriate for the horse.

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.). 
     All of our horses are donated. We look for horses between 8 and 18 years of age but have accepted exceptional horses who are younger or older than that. Our horses have to be sound and as bomb-proof as possible. We have an interview process which allows us to meet the horse, groom, saddle and ride at the horse's place of residence. If the horse is accepted, we transport him to our main facility for a six week trial and introduce him to everything he might experience in his job as a therapy horse. All horses coming on our property are required to have a current negative Coggins test. He is in quarantine for two weeks upon arriving at our facility and is introduced to a herd at about four weeks. He is evaluated and ridden by our trainer and then she puts other staff and schooling team member on. We also have our vet perform a pre-purchase exam before we make our final decision.

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. 
     Each horse is monitored daily by the Equine Manager who also trains the feeding team and specific volunteers on what to look for regarding the horses’ health. The horses have a Spring wellness check including vaccinations by our veterinarian each March and Fall booster shots are done by the Equine Manager. Worming is done in Spring and Fall. Chiropractic care and regular veterinary and farrier visit also take place on a regular basis.

6. What is the euthanasia policy? Please include specifically under what circumstances your organization will euthanize a horse and whether your organization will euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space: 
     We euthanise only if the horse is old AND in failing health or has been injured beyond reasonable repair. We do not euthanize healthy horses based on space.

7. What is the breeding policy? Please include specifically if horses become pregnant while in your care, and if there is a no-breeding clause in the documentation your organization uses to adopt, donate, sell, etc. a horse: 
     We do not breed.

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? 
     Yes

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: 
     We do not currently have a foster program, however, several staff members have taken horses to their own properties for weeks or years, depending on need. Some of those horses needed a break due to health or burn out and were able to come back to work. Others stayed only during the break in between lessons.

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 has never considered this concept.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: PPTRC does not adopt out horses. When a horse is ready to retire we find a quality retirement home for each horse via multiple conversations with the prospective owner and site visits to ensure the horse will be cared for well in a quality environment. No fee is charge to the prospective owner for providing a retirement home 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: 2

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Location 1 of 2
PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

13620 Halleluiah Trail Elbert CO 80106

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Shannon Mitchell

2. Contact's Phone: 719-495-3908

3. Contact's Email: mitchell@pptrc.org

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

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: Pikes Peak Range Rider Foundation
13710 Halleluiah Trail
Elbert, CO 80106
719-495-0176
Email not available
Property Manager: Bob Harrison
PPRR President: John Skalla

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? 
     Length of Written Agreement: 10 years Start Date: 1/1/2015 End Date: 12/31/2024 PPTRC has a great relationship with the Pikes Peak Ranger Riders Foundation and plans to stay at this facility long-term. It is written into our contract that should the property be sold allowing PPTRC to continue using the same portion of the facility must be allowed to by the new property owner. Separate property has been donated to PPTRC and we are currently in the process of determine the best course of action in regards to the new property.

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.. 
     PPTRC rent this section of the overall property for $1/year. We also rent a house located on the property for our resident caretaker for $600/month and pay all utilities on buildings we occupy.

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: 7.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 4

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. PPTRC utilizes three large turnout areas and one pasture in addition to 16 stalls in two barns (12 stalls in main barn, four stalls in second barn). Two turnout areas and the pasture are fenced with wire fencing with flagging tape running along all fencing. The third turnout area is fenced with pipe fencing all the way around. Four stalls include runs with access to outdoors. Our indoor arena in our main barn is completely fenced/gated with three gates for entry (one from each isle of stalls and one large gated entry at the back of the barn) and a kick wall around all sections except gating. The second barn is used only for feed and equipment storage outside of the four stalls separated from the rest of the barn by a full wall. PPTRC does not currently have run-in sheds, so horses are brought in to their stalls each evening and during inclement weather.

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.
     Mares utilize one paddock and gelding are separated into the two remaining paddocks based on compatibility. The pasture is utilized in a revolving manner with different groups of horses that can be penned together taking turns in the pasture. The pasture is also sometimes used as a fourth paddock for our older horses. With four pastures/paddocks available, the herd is generally separated into groups of 4-5 per area.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 10

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     Footing is a sand/rubber mix in an indoor arena. The arena is used 6 days a week. Factors considered are the use of the horses and the volunteers who walk in the arena. Most activities are walk/trot. The arena is treated yearly with Arena RX, a product that helps keep the dust down.

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.
     PPTRC is a Premier Accredited Center (Center #1389) with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). PATH conducts regular on-site inspections of all aspects of our facility on a regular basis to ensure safety of participants and therapy horses. Premier Accredited Center is the highest accreditation through PATH International.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     PPTRC owns a three-horse trailer and pick-up capable of transporting. Several staff members also own trailers and vehicles that can be utilized should large-scale emergency transportation be required.

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.
     The duties and needs of each horse are considered when assigned tack. Depending on the type of service the horse provides, the appropriate tack combinations are assigned and/or acquired. All tack is labeled for the hose in which it is assigned and stored in an organized tack room to ensure proper use and care. PPTRC's Equine Manager regularly inventories tack and any new needs that may have arisen due to the addition of horses to the herd or new developments with the horses needs.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Each horse is assigned to a regular stall with a nameplate to help volunteers and staff become accustomed with each horse. Team leaders assist any new volunteers with haltering of horses in turnout areas or pastures to ensure the appropriate horse is brought in for lessons. All halters and tack are labeled so the horse is also identifiable in this manner when tacked or haltered. Horses are also kept in regular herds and a weekly email to all staff and volunteers from the Equine Manager informs all parties involved of any changes to herd separation.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Each morning horses are fed in their stalls. After feeding, horses are taken to the appropriate turnout area/pasture for the day. Horses are brought into the main arena for tacking and lessons and returned to the appropriate turnout area/pasture after each lesson, detaching, and grooming. Horses are provided hay at specific times throughout the day in the turnout areas (pasture if needed). Hay is placed in appropriately spaced areas to avoid overcrowding or feeding issues. At approximately 6pm (earlier in winter, later in summer) horses are returned to their stalls for feeding and spend the night in the security of the stall. When inclement weather occurs, horses remain in their stalls throughout the day and are exercised in the indoor arena as space/lesson schedule allows.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We feed good quality hay. We have a few horses who get senior feed due to age or are hard keepers. The horses who have dental issues (older horses) also get a hay pellet mash as their main feed and all the horses get some hay pellet mash daily to make their supplements more palatable. All horses get probiotics, MSM and loose salt. We customize supplements to other horses as needed, i.e. Ulcer supplements.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Overweight horses have their feed carefully weighed to make sure they are not overfed. If they are able, they get schooling rides or hacked out several times weekly. Underweight horses are given additional grain/senior feed. Their work schedule remains the same if possible, but schooling sessions become shorter and fewer. If a horse is underweight and won’t gain under our normal protocol we assume there is a deeper physical issue and the vet is called in.

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 removed daily, carcasses are removed on the day of euthanasia or we trailer to the vet for euthanasia. We deworm twice yearly. We do use the small barn if we have a quarantine issue. Our veterinarian is not involved in our overall plan.

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 case of a wildland fire, our evacuation plan is to take them to the El Paso County fairgrounds. If there’s a fire on site, all horses will be moved to the rodeo arena. In case of tornado, horses who can safely be brought into the barn are.

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?
     PPTRC's horses are kept in their stalls throughout the night when regular staff is not on-site. An on-site caregiver resides permanently at the facility to address any needs that may arise outside of business hours or contact the appropriate staff members to address the issue. Barns are closed at night to prevent public access outside of business hours and special entrances are assigned to program participants and visitors to avoid unnecessary with interaction with horses. We do not have an installed security system.

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.
     Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbot Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80905 info@hsppr.org 719-473-1741

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.
     PATH International 7475 Dakin St #600 Denver, CO 80221 pathintl@pathintl.org (email must have subject line or it will not be opened) 800-369-7433


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 02/14/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Clint Unruh

Clinic Name: Colorado Equine Veterinary Services    Street: 16895 Hanks Grove    City: Peyton  State: CO    Zip: 80831

Phone: 719-749-9500    Email: cevs@skybeam.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Amber Clark

     2. Instructor: Chester DeAngelis

     3. Instructor: Debbie Karber

     4. Instructor: Heather Cotterman

     5. Instructor: Jody Enget

     6. Instructor: Julie Farnham

     7. Instructor: Kim Bennett


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: 10

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

2016 Horse Inventory

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

Additional explanation:Dental care is included in veterinary costs in the Horse Care Costs section.

12 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.

12 = 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.

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

1 = 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

$15924     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$3000     Bedding.

$10122     Veterinarian.

$3910     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$10713     Medications & Supplements.

$7594     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$21900     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

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

$73163     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

4375     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: $17
Question 3 ($73,163 ) divided by Question 4 (4375).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (4375) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (12).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? All of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? All of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? All of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses?

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-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? Not at all

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? 2-3 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 657

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 40

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 38

4. What is the average wait list time? 0 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) 6

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 70%

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



Location 2 of 2
PPTRC's Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

1045 Lower Gold Camp Road Colorado Springs CO 80106

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Shannon Mitchell

2. Contact's Phone: 719-495-3908

3. Contact's Email: mitchell@pptrc.org

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

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: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation
1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-635-1101
Property Manager: Johnny Walker
President: Scott Bryant
no email available

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? 
     Length of Written Agreement: 1 year Start Date: 1/1/16 End Date: 12/31/16 Contract will be renewed on an annual basis.

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.. 
     PPTRC pays a $10/person facility fee to serve clients at this location and we lease boarded horses there for $25/use.

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: 55

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 60 stalls, 5 turnout pens, wire fencing around turn-out areas, paneled runs on stalls

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.
     There is a dedicated facility manager and barn manager who maintain the herd and the facility. Horses are turned out in rotating groups for 4-6 hours based on owner's wishes. Turnout herd range in size from 3-10 horses throughout the day based on behaviors and temperaments.

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.
     A large outdoor arena and small indoor arena are provided to PPTRC for use during our four days of services at this facility. Both have paneling all the way around and clay footing. The footing is maintained by the facility manager. Factors considered are the use of the horses and the volunteers who walk in the arena. No riding occurs and all activities are unmounted.

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.
     Not currently. PPTRC will be undergoing our five-year PATH International Premier Accredited Center audit in 2016 and the portion of this facility used by PPTRC will be included in this audit.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Horses would be transported by their owners in an emergency. Many boarders keep their horse trailers on-site for immediate access.

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.
     PPTRC only uses halters and lead lines provided by the owner. No other tack is used, as all work is unmounted. Halters and lead lines are kept at each horse's stall.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Horse profiles including pictures and detailed descriptions are provided to staff and volunteers. Additionally, horses are assigned to the same stall and turnout area each day.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Horses are put in turnout on a rotation throughout the day. Outside of turnout, each horse is assigned the same stall and is brought in each evening.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Horses are fed and provided supplements based on individual needs. Each horse is fed 2-3 times per day. Individual owners determine the horses supplement schedule.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     The Henneke Body Conditioning Score is not used by the facility. All feeding/exercising/use practices for each horse are determined by the owner.

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 removed multiple times per day and kept in a secluded area on the property. Carcasses are removed from the property immediately and any know diseases are put into quarantine or asked to be removed from the property. A veterinarian was involved in developing the properties plan.

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 case of an emergency, horse owners are notified immediately and given a process for removing their animal from the property.

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?
     There is a on-premise caretaker who watches over the property.

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.
     Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbot Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80905 info@hsppr.org 719-473-1741

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.
     PATH International 7475 Dakin St #600 Denver, CO 80221 pathintl@pathintl.org (email must have subject line or it will not be opened) 800-369-7433


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 03/31/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Clint Unruh

Clinic Name: Colorado Equine Veterinary Services    Street: 16895 Hanks Grove    City: Peyton  State: CO    Zip: 80831

Phone: 719-749-9500    Email: cvs@skybeam.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Chester DeAngelis

     2. Instructor: Debbie Karber

     3. Instructor: Jody Enget

     4. Instructor: Kim Bennett


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: 13.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 35

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 70

2016 Horse Inventory

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

Additional explanation:The horses located at the NPEC are loaned to PPTRC through a lease-per-use agreement. We pay the horse owners $25 for each use of the horse(s) that they own that have been vetted into the program. That is the only related horse cost incurred by PPTRC at this location and the only cost calculated into this document concerning the NPEC horses. Under the horse inventory, the first request only has the horses that we had in the program at NPEC. The management at NPEC has changed hands and they are unclear with how many horses were on the property as on 1/1/16. For the grand total number of days the horses were in PPTRC’s care, I have only calculated the times the NPEC horses were used since they do not fall under our care, nor were they at our main facility.

13 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.

13 = 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

13 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            13 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

$0     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$0     Veterinarian.

$0     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$0     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$14325     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$14325     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

573     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: $25
Question 3 ($14,325 ) divided by Question 4 (573).

Average length of stay for an equine: 44 days
Question 4 (573) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (13).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? All of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? All of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? All of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses?

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-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? Half of the time

      2. Fencing - type, height, safety: Are these spaces appropriately fenced? All

      3. Use of electric wire or tape fence: Are electric wires or tape fence visibly marked? Please select 'All or NA' if electric wire or tape fence is not used. All or NA

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? All

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? All

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? Not at all

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? 2-3 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 3 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? 40

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 25

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

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

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

    Mounted: 0.00  Un-Mounted: 2.00  Total: 2

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 2

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 000%

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


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Amber Clark

         *Facility Participation:

         PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

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)2015

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

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


     2. *Instructor: Chester DeAngelis

         *Facility Participation:

         PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         PPTRC's Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

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)2015

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

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 Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. In association with his Masters from University of Denver in Social Work, Chester also received Animal Assisted Social Work certification.


     3. *Instructor: Debbie Karber

         *Facility Participation:

         PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         PPTRC's Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

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)2015

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

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 Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification


     4. *Instructor: Heather Cotterman

         *Facility Participation:

         PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

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.Equine Specialist in Mental Health certification

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

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.Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Centered Riding

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2009

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Centered Riding Instructor Level 2 certification

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Heather was also named Region 10 Certified Professional of the Year by PATH International in 2015.


     5. *Instructor: Jody Enget

         *Facility Participation:

         PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         PPTRC's Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

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)1996

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2007

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


     6. *Instructor: Julie Farnham

         *Facility Participation:

         PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

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)2004

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

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


     7. *Instructor: Kim Bennett

         *Facility Participation:

         PPTRC Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         PPTRC's Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

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)2003

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH International

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 Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Certified Horsemanship Association

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.Level 2 Horsemanship certification