Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
2669 Hamilton Road
Johns Island, SC 29455

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 146
Johns Island, SC 29457


Phone: 843-559-6040

EIN: 57-0937061
Founded: 1991
Profile Last Updated April 30, 2021

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Sidewalker
Minimum Age: 13
Sidewalkers walk along students riding horses to provide stability and safety for children and adults with disabilities participating in therapeutic riding.
Leader
Minimum Age: 13
We have volunteers help with leading horses during therapeutic riding sessions. These volunteers must have previous horse experience and attend a two hour training at our facility.
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AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 17, 2020

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Effective Date: May 17, 2020
Last Updated: June 29, 2020

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
To empower children and adults with disabilities to enjoy more active and fulfilling lives through therapeutic horsemanship.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services which are in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2020: 1
     1. Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (Main)  * Operational in 2020

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
For twenty-nine years, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) has been helping children and adults with disabilities experience mobility, build confidence and achieve independence through riding and interacting with horses. Ten Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) certified therapeutic riding instructors work together with 150 volunteers and ten therapy horses to serve over 160 individuals a year at our 43-acre farm on Johns Island. Over the years, CATR’s programs have expanded to include wounded military veterans and special education students. In October 2016, CATR completed construction on a covered riding arena. The completion of this major facility upgrade provides students with consistent lessons and expanded therapeutic programs. The covered arena has also allowed CATR to become a PATH Intl. educational center for therapeutic riding professionals from all over the country.
     
     In February 2018 and again in March 2020, CATR’s staff and Board of Directors participated in a strategic planning retreat. Our goals for the next five years are to develop an annual fundraising and stewardship plan to ensure on-going sustainability, continue to offer educational opportunities and certifications for EAAT professionals and serve more individuals with disabilities through a variety of equine assisted programs.
     
     As a part of the fundraising plan, CATR’s Executive Director and Philanthropy Director have been working together to identify and cultivate new donors and to meet with existing donors about current programming needs and giving opportunities. In addition, a unique fundraising event has been scheduled in 2021 with the main goals of reaching a different audience and expanding our donor-base. CATR’s Philanthropy Director conducts on-going research for grant opportunities and business partnerships.
     
     Plans are in place for CATR to be involved with the South Carolina State Education Day in 2020.
     
     CATR has consistently served more students each year by accommodating individuals from our waiting list and diversifying our programs. New programs include a summer camp and partnering with other organizations to provide group field trip experiences.
     
     Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our programs were suspended on March 13, 2020. CATR's staff has worked together to continue to provide excellent care and training for our horses. The staff has also provided virtual learning opportunities for our students and volunteers including a presentation about Interactive Vaulting, weekly story times and lots of fun facts and short videos about horses and horsemanship. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back as soon as it is safe to do so.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development


Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Since establishment in 1991, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding’s purpose has been to provide quality therapeutic riding sessions. In the hands of staff, qualified by experience and education, we continue to innovatively fulfill this purpose. In 1995 Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) received the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s (PATH Intl.) top rating of Premier Accredited Center and has maintained that status consistently.
     
     CATR now employs ten PATH Intl. certified instructors who are supported by 150 well-trained volunteers. Our staff has extensive experience and education in child development, special education, physical education and equestrian sports. In 1991 we had five students, and now we serve over 160 individuals a year at our facility on Johns Island.
     
     We offer Equine Assisted Activities in a stimulating environment in order for our students to make progress and often try something for the first time. The barn setting, combined with well-trained horses, professional instructors and educated volunteers, is conducive to developing physical, communicative, social and cognitive skills.
     
     CATR’s therapeutic riding programs include Individual Therapeutic Riding Instruction, Veterans Program and the Public School Program.
     
     Individual Therapeutic Riding Instruction is open to children and adults with a disability. We serve a wide range of disabilities including Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Prader-Willi syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders and more.
     
     CATR’s Veterans Program delivers horsemanship skills and therapeutic riding to veterans in the tri-county area. Our staff is working to spread awareness and recruit more veterans who could benefit from this program.
     
     The Public School Program provides therapeutic riding to students from self-contained special education classrooms from public schools in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties. Participation in CATR’s Public School Program has helped children who were once non-ambulatory build the strength needed to take their first steps outside of a wheelchair. Our program has also given children the motivation to say their first words. With first steps and first words being among the greatest accomplishments of our Public School Program, we also take immense pride in each and every smile of confidence, interactive high-five and delighted laughter from a child with a disability. With the help of grants from donors like the Equus Foundation, we have served eighty-eight classrooms from thirty schools since the inception of this much-needed program!

At a time when equestrian sports are under pressure to protect horses while making those sports more accessible, so too must all equine organizations ensure that horses are treated humanely when interacting with people with and without special needs. Our organization takes the following steps to ensure that horses are benefiting from their interactions with people:
     Before horses are accepted into CATR’s program, they undergo an initial assessment by a veterinarian. Qualified staff members also evaluate each horse’s conformation, overall health, temperament and level of training. CATR horses then go through a four-week training program that includes exposure and desensitization to adaptive equipment, toys, volunteers, unbalanced riders and more. Should a horse display discomfort to any aspect of an equine assisted activity during training or when working in the program, they are given additional training until they are more comfortable. If the problem cannot be resolved, the horse will not be used for the activities or scenarios that cause the discomfort. For example, two CATR horses have clearly shown that they do not like side walkers. Staff members worked with both horses, but they were still very unhappy with volunteers in their space. These horses now work only with students who do not need volunteer support in the form of side walkers.
     
     All horses have an individual file with notes about their strengths and weaknesses, tack assignments, daily and weekly workloads, weight capacity and on-going training. Each horse receives cross-training and exercise (lungeing, long-lining, trail riding, flat-work, jumping) depending on their needs by staff on a weekly basis. Horses’ health and behavior are monitored daily and updates are made to their work, training, tack and care as needed.
     
     In an effort to ensure the horses’ performance and health is being monitored even more closely, CATR recently hired a Program Horse Coordinator whose primary role is equine management in all of CATR’s equine assisted programs. She communicates with the Barn Manager and the rest of the staff as issues arise and works with the staff to develop and implement plans to keep each horse happy and healthy. In addition, in January 2018, CATR’s entire staff participated in an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop to gain more education in horse behavior and care.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:

Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses: *Missing


EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS




EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

     1. Amanda Gerald

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Brickhouse Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Vaulting Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor


     2. Andrea Smith

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Brickhouse Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Registered Instructor


     3. Anja Cain

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Brickhouse Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Vaulting Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor


     4. Chloe Garrison

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Brickhouse Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning


     5. Elizabeth Carlisle

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Brickhouse Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Registered Instructor


     6. Kenna Brookshire

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Brickhouse Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Vaulting Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Registered Instructor PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor-in-Training


     7. Meggett Lavin

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Brickhouse Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Registered Instructor



GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Murray S. Neale
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  2  Part-Time:  10  Volunteers:  150
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes including employees and independent contractors:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors complete a written application
    Staff and/or contractors are required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Staff and/or contractors are required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Staff and/or contractors are required to sign a Photo Release
    Staff and/or contractors are required to undergo a Background Check
    Staff and/or contractors provide parent/guardian information if applicable
    Staff and/or contractors have a written job description
    Staff and/or contractors are evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Staff and/or contractors are updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Staff and/or contractors receive training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Staff and/or contractors have a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides a handbook to every member of the staff, including employees and/or independent contractors serving in staff positions;
    The handbook includes information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Staff and/or contractors are carry current health insurance
    Staff and/or contractors are subject to Random Drug Screening

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  11
Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  8

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff 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? 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


Organization documents available on our website:
    Volunteer Handbook

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Volunteer Handbook
    Staff Handbook
    Bylaws

Financial Reporting:
Budget:  *Missing
Equine Budget:   *Missing
Month Fiscal Year Ends: *Missing
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): *Missing
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): *Missing
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2020? *Missing
IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990 has not been uploaded for this facility.


EQUINE COSTS

Total Facilities: 1
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding: 2020

Actual Horse Care Costs
$     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$     Veterinarian
$     Farrier
$     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$     Manure Removal
$     Medications & Supplements
$     Horse Transportation
$     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$     Horse Care Staff
$     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
*Missing     2020 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$     Bedding
$     Veterinarian
$     Farrier
$     Dentist
$     Other Therapies
$     Manure Removal
$     Medications & Supplements
$     Horse Transportation
$     Maintenance
$     Horse/Barn Supplies
$     Horse Care Staff
$     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$     2020 Total Donated Costs



POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Return  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Auction  
    Kill pen/Feedlot  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated
Intake, Assessment & Training
Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
    Horses are on trial for 60 or more days
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
    The horse is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   Up to 10 days

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
Not Checked:
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Jumping
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Weekly


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses.
    Our organization prohibits the breeding of horses/equines when re-homed or this statement is not applicable as all horses/equines remain at our organization for their lifetimes and are not re-homed under any circumstances.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions

Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. Our organization prohibits euthanasia under any circumstances.

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. Our organization prohibits euthanasia under any circumstances

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
Not Checked:
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

The uploaded Re-homing agreement includes the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) statements:
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away without prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
Not Checked:
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    None of the statements are included.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
    Not applicable or no references required.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
Not applicable; None received

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may be sent to auction
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized

View Re-homing Agreement

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities:
Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities



EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1

Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2020
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2020
Donated
Free Lease
Purchase from Owner
Auction
Kill Pen/Feedlot
Surrendered
Seized
Abandoned
Returned
Transfer
Born at facility
Adoption from Rescue
Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2020
Horses adopted/sold:
Horses transferred/returned
Horses deceased
Horses euthanized
0 Total departures
 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2020
 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: on 1/1/2020+ Intakes - 0 Departures = on 12/31/2020





Definitions:
Donation: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the equine is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the equine is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Owner Purchase: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase or adoption document.
Auction: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by acquiring the equine at an auction.
Kill Pen: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by acquiring the equine from a kill pen.
Surrender (Hardship): The ownership and custody of the equine is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent with or without the use of an intake document.
Seizure: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandonment: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Return: The equine was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the equine has been transferred back to the organization.
Transfer: The custody of the equine is transferred within an organization or from one organization to another non-profit or foster organization to provide retirement, retraining, rehabilitation and/or adoption services with no change in ownership.
Born: The equine was born at the facility.
Adoption: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by an organization specializing in the re-homing of equines in transition utilizing a purchase or adoption document.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS): Any activity that incorporates equine interactions and/or the equine environment, mounted or unmounted, to include 1) psychotherapy and/or mental health counseling aimed at achieving goals set forth by the licensed mental health professional and the client, 2) occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology treatment strategies utilizing equine movement set forth by the licensed therapist and the client, 3) horsemanship instruction adapted to the ability/disability of those receiving services, for the purpose of contributing positively to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being conducted by a certified professional, and 4) experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills to achieve educational, professional and personal goals conducted by a licensed educator, mental health professional or coach. Please refer to our Guidelines for Conducting EAS for additional information.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disability or impairment) that require or benefit from instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings. The difficulty may not be limited to a health issue but may result from the interaction between the individual and the society in which he or she lives arising from an abusive or unhealthy environment or situation and/or a lack of resources, including economic resources, placing them at risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

At-Risk: Refers to being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes. Youth are considered at-risk for a number of reasons, such as if they are homeless or transient, involved in drugs or alcohol, abused sexually, physically or emotionally, mentally ill, neglected at home or live in stressful family environments, lacking social or emotional supports, and involved with delinquent peers. At-Risk youth are likely to be involved in a number of risky behaviors, such as running away, skipping school, drinking underage, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.

Community Outreach: Refers to public education programs aimed at educating the public about the horse-human bond, issues impacting the welfare of horses, and how horses change lives and activities that include, but are not limited to, any activity OTHER THAN Equine Assisted Services (EAS) that require a credentialed service provider, such as off site visits with horses at hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, crisis response, workplace well-being, on site tours, seminars and clinics, camps, community service hours, able-bodied mounted and unmounted lessons, etc.

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