Hope for Horses, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



Hope for Horses, Inc.
10576 Arno Rd
GALT, CA 95632
Phone: 916-591-2481

EIN: 45-4538139
Founded: 2013
Profile Last Updated August 16, 2020

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Horse Handler
Minimum Age: 18
We are looking for volunteers with horse experience to become part of our horsemanship journey. Being confident and capable, also being coach-able and committed. We bring in many horses needing help in becoming Equine Good Citizens, preparing for the farrier, vet, etc.
Feeding Volunteer
Minimum Age: 16
help with feeding horses on ranch, giving extra, special feeds to specific horses. Morning and/or afternoon, weekdays, weekends.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 31, 2020

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Effective Date: May 31, 2020
Last Updated: August 08, 2020

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Hope 4 Horses is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe, caring and healthy environment for horses that are unwanted, at risk or displaced.

Our organization provides programs involved with equine rescue & adoption
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.
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. Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center
Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Not Applicable. Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities

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:
We host clinics with nationally known professionals, we offer lessons and continued support to anyone interested in learning about quality horsemanship and specific disciplines. Some of our volunteers, students and clients are able to grow into trainers and instructors often taking on our program equids, helping us to sustain our growth and mission. As we perform in competition, exhibitions and other events, we are also educating the general public along with the equestrian public to the humane treatment and care of these animals. This helps us in soliciting funding for our programs as, well.

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     Our goal is to help our equine companions through training and behavior modifying to be of value so that they can find appropriate "forever" homes. Our re-training focuses on each individual horse's unique abilities so we can place them in best matching environment/discipline.(exhibition, competition, therapeutic, school/lesson, etc.)
     
     We promote these horses in many venues, from competitions, exhibitions and other public performances -- along with our "at home" programs as lesson horses, lease/sponsorship and volunteer programs. We provide horses to be exposed to new environments with qualified horsemen and women, in in several Horse Expos and other exhibitions, and we are daily performers in the California State Fair.
     
     Anita Markiewicz, founder and President, worked in the Racing Industry, from 1976 to 1985 training racehorses, managing in the breeding and foaling barns along with working and administering to the injured and lay-ups. After leaving the racing end of the industry, focused efforts to help these horses coming off the track and off the farms to transition into new careers. She continued her education and traveled to Europe to ride with several international caliber dressage riders, coming back to delve into horsemanship offered by leading clinicians in this field.
     
     Founding Hope for Horses allowed her to continue in a lifelong journey of learning and helping horses from all aspects and disciplines. She is a Level II Centered Riding Instructor, certified CHA instructor, and a trainer for over 45 years, utilizing horsemanship/relationship focus working with the nature of the horse.
     
     Hope for Horses host clinics with nationally renowned Horsemen and women, to better our understanding and training techniques to better prepare the horses to be Great Equine Good Citizens.
     
     Our programs include offering a trainer's incentive program with qualified trainers, offering horses to these people to train for their clients. We are partners with CARMA: California Retirement Management Account for retired Racehorses. We are TAA accredited.
     
     We take in at risk and displaced horses, evaluate each of them as individuals, prepare a specific program that will help them become good equine citizens. Contacts with peer trainers/instructors increases the visibility of the value of program equids, offering more opportunities to find homes.
     
     We are a Horsemanship, Classical Transition Center using Centered Riding techniques as an Educational Center. We are also members of The Forever Foundation with Trevor Carter, partners with The Right Horse Initiative, members of United Horse Coalition and work with the ASPCA.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:

Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Everyone has some issue they are dealing with, and our programs promote individual confidence giving purpose to the relationship between horse and human. Our Educational activities and sessions, promote responsibility, compassion, providing a learning environment for personal growth. This system promotes team work, the ability to think outside the box.
     
     In helping horses to become better each individual gains greater self esteem and grows in confidence, learning to be comfortable in many areas. We provide sessions helping people where they are and helping them grow in areas they never thought they could or would.
     
     We assist the students with haltering, brushing, saddling their mounts and assist in creating a bond with their mounts. Our horses "pick" their partners and if the horse is "off" on the day of lesson/session, we have the student interact with that horse on a different level for that session, doing groundwork, observing what is different in the behavior that day, or observing the "off-ness" of that day, or we use a different horse for that session.
     
     Equipment used for each horse is specifically fitted to each horse. We use bitless/side-pull headstalls for each horse. Bitted Bridles are only allowed once the student shows awareness and ability to use that equipment.
     
     We hold educational clinics at our facility, inviting world class clinicians to lead our training and teaching of both horse and handler. We offer Outreach Days with lessons in grooming, and riding.
     
     We provide educational field trips for children of many ages through our connection with schools and scouting programs. We provide mounted and unmounted educational sessions.

Our Programs/Activities that are not equine-related and/or involving animals other than equines:
 none


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Anita Markiewicz
Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  20
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Not applicable; We do not have paid staff

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    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 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 carries current health insurance
    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 a 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:
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  4  Number of Voting Board Members:  4

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? 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.
ED owns facility where programs are conducted.

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:
    Adoption/Foster Agreement

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Volunteer 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
Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center: 2019 - Yes

Actual Horse Care Costs
$73800     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$2400     Bedding
$7300     Veterinarian
$8640     Farrier
$2420     Dentist
$600     Other Therapies
$640     Manure Removal
$500     Medications & Supplements
$800     Horse Transportation
$2500     Maintenance
$500     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$4000     Horse Training
$1000     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$105100     2019 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$800     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$2000     Veterinarian
$2000     Farrier
$880     Dentist
$200     Other Therapies
$2000     Manure Removal
$1000     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$5000     Maintenance
$500     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$1000     Horse Training
$1000     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$16380     2019 Total Donated Costs

Average direct cost per day per horse: $9
Average total cost per day per horse: $9
Average length of stay for an equine: 237 days (11627/49)


POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Purchase from auction  
    Purchase from kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Not Checked:
    Stallions

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
We primarily take in, train/teach off the track thoroughbreds

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, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:

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 not taken on trial
Not Checked:

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

The typical length of quarantine is:   Horses are not quarantined

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    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
Not Checked:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Blood work other than Coggins

Following arrival at the facility, the horse is 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
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    Clipping

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   As needed; no set schedule

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
Formal Dressage training for over 30 years
     Centered Riding Level II Instructor
     CHA certified Instructor
     Forever Foundation Partners
     With this experience, we assess and continue the education of all horses used in our programs, including our adoptable horses.


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.
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
    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.

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. The organization does not euthanize horses

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. The organization does not euthanize horses

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
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
Not Checked:
    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 are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    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 CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    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 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
Not Checked:
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    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
    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
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    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:
$201 to $500

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 may be found suitable homes by our organization
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    Horses may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized


Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
We have a 30 day policy, where the horse/adopter can work together as a trial, and the horse can be returned for a refund of the adoption fee. After that, the horse can be returned at any time with no refund of adoption fee
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: Not Applicable. Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities


Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center
Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center
10576 Arno Rd. Galt CA 95632
Contact: Anita Markiewicz
Contact's Phone: 916-591-2481
Contact's Email: kisshorses@aol.com

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

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance CARMA Aftercare Partner

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.
     Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulations 3839 Bradshaw Road, Sacramento, CA 95827 (916) 368-7387 CountyAnimalCare@SacCounty.net

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? No

Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 22
Of the total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility, the number of horses that are microchipped: 22
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 62
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 100
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 20
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 15
Pastures: 13  Paddocks/Pens: 10
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 1  Indoor Rings: 1







Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 13-16
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 1 to 3 hours per day
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    Horses are out 16+ hours per day
    Horses are out 24/7
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
    Horses are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)

Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Amanda Pierce
Clinic Name: Pierce Veterinary Services
3364 Webwob Way
Shingle Springs   CA   95682
Phone: 530-312-4042

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Horses are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually
Not Checked:
    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.
Not Checked:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
Not Checked:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure piles are covered
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:

The written EPP addresses the following areas:
    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
    Medical emergencies for horses
    Evacuation plans
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Terrorist attacks

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
Not Checked:
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Semi-annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Not at all/NA
Electrical Systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Semi-annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Quarterly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Semi-annually

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  2 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  2 Access onsite but not owned  2 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;



EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center: 2019 - Yes

29 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
1 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
6 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
3 Returned
10 Transfer
0 Born at facility
20 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
15 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
2 Horses euthanized
17 Total departures
32 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
22 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
10 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 29 on 1/1/2019+ 20 Intakes - 17 Departures = 32 on 12/31/2019

Total days that equines were in the care of Hope for Horses, Inc. during 2019: 11627


2019 Hope for Horses / K.I.S.S. Horse Center Equine Census
29 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
1 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
6 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
3 Returned
10 Transfer
0 Born at facility
20 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
15 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
2 Horses euthanized
17 Total departures
32 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
22 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
10 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 29 on 1/1/2019+ 20 Intakes - 17 Departures = 32 on 12/31/2019



20 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
1 Donated 0
1Thoroughbred1 Aged 3-9  1 Geldings
0 Free Leased 0
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Purchased from Auction 0
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
6 Surrendered 0
6Thoroughbred1 Aged Under 3  1 Geldings4 Aged 3-9  3 Geldings  1 Mares1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
3 Returned 0
3Thoroughbred1 Aged 3-9  1 Geldings2 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings  1 Mares
10 Transferred 0
10Thoroughbred10 Aged 3-9  7 Geldings  3 Mares
0 Born at facility 0


15 Re-homing Detail Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & gender during 2019:  
15Thoroughbred1 Aged Under 3  1 Geldings12 Aged 3-9  9 Geldings  3 Mares2 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings  1 Mares





Definitions:
Donated: 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.
Purchased from Owner: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Purchased from Auction: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine at an auction.
Purchased from Kill Pen: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine from a kill pen.
Surrendered (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.
Seized: 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.
Abandoned: 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.
Returned: 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.
Transferred: 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.

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.

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