EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE
MARE Riding Center



MARE Riding Center
18200 Johnson Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93314

Mailing Address:
PO Box 21916
Bakersfield, CA 93390


Phone: 661-589-1877  MAKE AN INQUIRY

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EIN: 77-0297678
Founded: 1990
Profile Last Updated June 13, 2022

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Effective Date
May 2022

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Awarded Annually
Effective Date: May 2022
Last Updated: July 29, 2022

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Our mission is to provide therapeutic equine-assisted activities that enhance the lives of individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services 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 satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2021: 1
     1. M.A.R.E. Riding Center (*Main) Status: 2022 and 2021

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:
MARE Riding Center seeks to provide "Hope on Horseback" to children, adults and veterans living with disabilities and special needs - even in a pandemic. The safety of our riders, and staff is our priority. In these unprecedented times, we have had to rebalance and readjust to properly and adequately respond. In 2020 we had to establish new norms. Due to the rising numbers in Kern County, we updated our biosecurity protocols for sanitation, established new procedures upon entry, and have modified a majority of the way the barn functions in order to safely serve our community. The most effective way to illustrate this transition is with an example; before a lesson begins the student will come and complete a verbal COVID screening, and if this is passed a temperature is taken and recorded and then the student is asked to wash his/her/their hands. After each rider, the tack is completely disinfected and conditioned. The riders are no longer permitted to bring more spectators onto the property, or help untack in the same ways as before. A very small percentage of our lessons have resumed and we are monitoring our state guidelines carefully so that we can continue to provide services to our riders. These are unprecedented times and everyday brings new challenges.
     
     MARE provides equine assisted activities and therapies as key strategies for making this happen. MARE's capabilities are evident in that we provide adaptive/therapeutic sport riding, stable skills, hippotherapy, Equine Services for Heroes, and a soon to be equine facilitated learning program. An equine facilitated learning program is described as the experiential approach which integrates equine-human interaction that is guided by a planned learning experience to meet the identified goals or desires of the participant(s). Working with equines provides opportunities to teach critical life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication.
     
     By continuing to fill the need for therapeutic riding in Kern County, MARE knows progress is being made. In terms of accomplishments, currently we have cut our expenses by 25% and created four (4) additional fundraisers in hopes that they will keep us funded throughout the year. These additional funds create the opportunities for growth, so that we can provide more programs to others. Additionally, MARE Riding Center wants to provide equitable care by delivering a safe environment for the disabled children during the summer and winter months by installing a shelter over the existing arena, and an arena mister system. Since MARE Riding Center is the only location in Kern County placing these benefits year round, a sheltered arena is paramount for our community and its members. MARE Riding Center was granted funding have a sheltered shade structure, through "Titan Steel Company," installed over the arena where our riding lessons are conducted. This addition would allow MARE to accomplish a lot. Increasing rider attendance during the summers by an estimated 70 percent, add an additional five camps to our summer schedule. It would also bring back our annual horse show, hold continuing education clinics, and much more. This endeavor is titled "Raise the Roof," which was initially launched at our annual fundraiser, Diamonds and Denim. Through the generous donations from 2 large foundations in Kern County, our "Raise the Roof" campaign looks to have it's funding completed.
     
      This past year we were blessed with a grant from the Alfred Harrel Foundation to create a "stable skills" program to assist with literacy. Kern County continues to be one of the most illiterate places in America. Due to Covid-19 and distance learning many students struggled with reading and comprehension. During the past year MARE became a certified Horse Powered Reading site, and through funding we are able to offer the reading program for free!
     
      Our SureHands lift System was installed in 2021! The lift provides safe, more dignified transfers for riders that use wheelchairs, as well as increased safety for instructors and volunteers. The addition of a lift allow M.A.R.E. to provide a higher quality of care for our veterans, as well as help our existing child riders continue as they grow larger and beyond our weight limits.
     
     From the program to the facility additions, these measures are key to helping us serve our community and pay for the 2,575 pounds of hay consumed by our horses! Our volunteer hours maintained at 4,370, because COVID-19 restrictions lifted as the year went on. However, due to the dedication of these individuals, we are confident our volunteer hours will continue to increase and get back on track so that M.A.R.E. ensures our long-term goals.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    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:
     MARE Riding Center proudly facilitates a number of EAAT programs for a variety of populations. While some programs are geared more towards physical function support, others hone in on life skills that are transferable. In addition, MARE is a member in good standing with PATH Int'l (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.) MARE adheres to the PATH Int'l safety standards and proudly employs PATH Int'l certified therapeutic riding instructors. Here at MARE, we serve both racial and ethnic minorities in all of our programs.
     
      M.A.R.E. is proud of the growth we’ve seen in the riding center, and we cannot wait to expand our equine therapy programs to even more community members in 2021. We are excited to launch a new literacy program called Horse Tales. This will be a free program for those that qualify, funded by The Virgina and Alfred Harrell Foundation.
     
      Using M.A.R.E.’s Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) model of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) as the foundation, Horse Tales combines social-emotional learning with academics. Students see and experience reading with their entire mind, body and emotions by creating metaphors for the skills involved in reading. Research has shown it only takes a few key reading skills combined with motivation, self efficacy/confidence, and persistence, all of which are taught by the horses, to create a rapid growth in learning & reading. Additionally, Horse Tales type programs have shown EAAT learning enhances reading skills over time as students' develop improved social-emotional skills that foster greater achievements in academics at school. Often social-emotional issues, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues get in the way of student learning. Horse Tales can break through those issues giving students a chance to learn or reinforce reading and other academic skills. Students (k-12). Program opened in Feb of 2021 and continues till funding runs out, we assume this will support through all of 2022. Full scholarships available for those that qualify and need it most.
     
     Adaptive riding allows the exceptional equestrian (rider) to become as independent as possible and develop themselves through the art of riding. The adaptive riding focuses on mastering basic horsemanship and equestrian skills. Classes are taught by PATH Intl. certified therapeutic instructors, who specialize in teaching riding to individuals with disabilities. Students are therapeutically impacted through the multi-dimensional sensory experiences that are unique to horses, riding horses and a barn environment. There are behavioral, physical, and educational components incorporated into the lessons. Students participating in the Adaptive Sport Riding Program strive to become independent riders, as their individual abilities allow.
     
     Hippotherapy consists of direct treatment performed by a licensed health professional which focuses on improvements in physical, cognitive or communication abilities. The equine-assisted therapy program is directed by a licensed health professional, such as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech pathologist. The therapists have special training and are registered through the American Hippotherapy Association (A.H.A.).
     
     During a hippotherapy session, the horse’s movement and gait are used to influence the mounted rider’s body. The main objective is to exercise or stimulate the deep postural muscles of the truck to enhance each person’s ability for purposeful movement of their extremities.
     
     Abnormal movement patterns can be positively affected by the rhythmic movement of the horse. Muscle tone and stimulation can be positively impacted through graded and varied movements. As in adaptive sport riding, there are unlimited opportunities for a riding therapy lesson to affect all the senses and systems of the body.
     
     MARE Riding Academy offers lessons to volunteers, donors and siblings of our program. This not only helps keep our therapy horses in shape, but it also supports our Therapeutic Riding Program. We offer basic horseback riding, and horsemanship skills. Classes are taught by MARE Instructors, who specialize in teaching riders of all different levels of abilities. Horseback riding is an excellent form of exercise and builds confidence and life skills in responsibility. Our lessons are offered to ages 4 years and up.
     
     Currently, a collaborative program between The Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic and M.A.R.E., Stable Skills provides a unique approach to addressing mental health issues facing at-risk youth. The Stable Skills program presents positive character traits such as respect, courage and leadership each session through interactions with the horse. Discussions on trust, choices, body language, self-awareness, commitment, group dynamics, and attitude are all relative when working with horses. Stable Skills participants complete the program with a sense of accomplishment and a new sense of awareness about how to relate and react to the world.


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:
     At MARE, we know our horses are our key to success. We operate on a 6 week on and 1 week off schedule to allow the horses breaks between session to recoup and relax and just be horses. We continue to be proactive in protecting their physical, as well as emotional, well being. If at any point we fear a horse might not be enjoying their job as much as they should be, we take a dynamic approach. First by increasing time off. If there is not significant improvement from the break, we will work with our veterinarian to rule out any potential medical issues. Our horses interact with staff on a daily basis, we keep track of body language and and other behaviors that might be noted as abnormal. Each horse at MARE Riding Center has their own folder. The folder contains everything from medical and vaccination history, to their individual profile. The profile includes general likes and dislikes pertaining to grooming, stall etiquette, as well as mounting procedures. At MARE, we place a high priority on client education. Before a volunteer can even clean a stall they must go through our orientation. From here, we limit the amount of novel interaction by making sure the individual is consistent and committed to a weekly slot. For riders and volunteers, we have strict policies in place to make sure each equine interaction is one that is happy and healthy for human and horse alike.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     M.A.R.E. also provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for community minded individuals. MARE's volunteer force is composed of all ages: high school age youth, housewives and retiree's alike who are making a positive contribution to our community through their efforts to assist exceptional equestrians. Volunteer hours average 600 per month. Everyone over the age of 14 to seniors are welcome.
     
     Additionally, M.A.R.E. works in collaboration with several programs to promote community education. Inspire Charter School works with M.A.R.E. to provide a novel learning environment for students who are homeschooled. Ruggenberg Career Center (RCC) works with M.A.R.E. with their Maintenance Program. This vocational education program works to teach a variety of job skills to students to give them hands-on experience in real life work environments.
     
     Vaulting is gymnastics or dance performed on the back of the moving horse as it travels in a circle. Vaulting provides physical and social challenges for younger participants that introduce and develop teamwork, communication and listening skills as well as coordination, strength and balance. Our vaulting program is currently geared towards the siblings of our students. It allows the trips to the barn to be fun and supportive for our students and their families.
     
     Our Horse Powered Reading program, call Horse Tales allows children of need K-12 in literacy. We have been certified through the trademarked Horse Powered Reading program and it is overseen by local educators but it is not a formal educational program. We have children attend weekly and allow them to read out loud to the horses or do literacy exercises with our horses using various tools.
     
     Last but not least, M.A.R.E partners with New Options. New Options allows those with disabilities above the legal age of adulthood to further gain skills. M.A.R.E. hosts educational tours to numerous colleges and schools informing them about our unique programs as well as our horse ambassadors.

Research/Medical Use of Equines:
Our organization has never made, and would not ever consider making, equines available for research studies or medical training that involves invasive procedures and/or that which may cause pain or suffering to the equine. 

Religious Affiliation:
Our organization does not promote religious education, religious purposes, or a specific religious faith or use donations for religious education or religious purposes; require participants to be of a certain faith; require participation in religious, instruction, activities or services; or require participation in prayer, worship, religious instruction or other religious activities as a condition of receiving social or secular services offered. 

Auction Donation:
Our organization has never allowed, or would not consider allowing, an equine to be sold, transferred, released, or otherwise placed into possession of any person or organization that would cause or allow the equine to be sold at auction for slaughter. 

EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS

M.A.R.E. Riding Center
Current EAS Providers: 4
         
2021 EAS Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 2 2
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 2 4 6
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 2 2
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 2 8 10
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 2 2  
Number of days per week each horse works 4 3  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually 5 2 56 63
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 5 2 56 63
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 5 1  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 40 40  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 1 Months 1 Weeks  
         



EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology

4: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at M.A.R.E. Riding Center

     1. Angie Curtis

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         M.A.R.E. Riding Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Path International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     2. Diane Hopkins

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         M.A.R.E. Riding Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Volunteer

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. certification for Certified Riding Instructor


     3. Judy Hillburn

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         M.A.R.E. Riding Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Volunteer

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         LICENSE NUMBER: 4928 LICENSE TYPE: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
LICENSE STATUS: CURRENT EXPIRATION DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2021
SECONDARY STATUS: N/A
CITY: BAKERSFIELD
STATE: CALIFORNIA
COUNTY: KERN
ZIP: 93311


     4. Paige Balding

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         M.A.R.E. Riding Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) - PATH Intl. certification

PATH Intl. - Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. Specialization


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Kimiko Kobayashi
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  3  Part-Time:  5  Volunteers:  250
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes including employees and independent contractors:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective staff and independent contractors that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective staff/independent contractors serving in the capacity as staff have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    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 provide parent/guardian information if applicable
    Staff and/or contractors carry current health insurance
    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, equine handling, equine 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
    Staff and/or contractors are subject to Random Drug Screening
Not Checked:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors are required to undergo a Background Check

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective volunteers that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective volunteers have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    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 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, equine handling, equine 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 are required to undergo a Background Check
    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:  10  Number of Voting Board Members:  10

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, Staff or Program Participants 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 that ensures that any compensated board member is a NON-VOTING (Independent) board member or that any compensated board member or any board member related to a compensated staff member, independent contractor, or any related board members, or any individual or organization that might benefit from a board decision, abstains from voting on issues impacting such compensation and requires officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose at least annually in writing interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


Compliance:
Below is a list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, and/or accreditations or compliances with the published standards of an accrediting organization, if applicable:  MARE is a member center in good standing with PATH Intl. The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.

Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report

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
    Staff Handbook
    Bylaws

Additional explanation regarding governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of the answers above.
Each volunteer is required to come to an initial training, prior to any volunteer shift. At the initial training, there is a video presentation of "how to's" (i.e. proper hand holds), what-if scenarios, body language of the equines, and more. Following the video, the educator holds a discussion of what was done right or wrong in the video. Every new volunteer receives a manual, and additionally, we send a volunteer training sheet home with each volunteer. The volunteer training sheet includes MARE policies, basic equine information, barn duties (with pictures of before and after), equine feed preparation information, contact information, and of course, our safety first policy. Also, all of our information is available on GuideStar.

Budget:  $100K to $500K
Equine Budget:   $25K to $35K
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 06
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Audit
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2021? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES: ACQUISITION


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

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

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
At MARE, we want our horses to have sound minds and bodies, smooth gaits, a maintainable conformation, and a trusting attitude to participate in any of our programs. The first thing we require is for any prospective therapy horse to have a "Potential Therapy Horse Assessment" form completed by their current owner. This assessment gives us all the information we need to decide if we will further pursue acquiring the horse or not. MARE will follow up with an onsite trial with their owner.
      Once a decision has been made, the owner will either get a lease or donation agreement to outline what responsibilities MARE is taking on for that horse. Furthermore, a "Horse Profile" is given to each horse on their first day of arrival. This profile will outline the horse's likes and dislikes to grooming, personality traits, stall etiquette, mounting procedures, etc. It also includes basic information about the horse, such as height, date of birth, gender, color, and breed.


POLICIES: INTAKE, ASSESSMENT & TRAININING

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:
    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:
    A current Coggins
    A health certificate signed by a veterinarian and dated no more than seven days prior to arrival attesting to the health status of the equine is provided to our organization either prior to or upon arrival of the equine

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 equine is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the equine
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    Equines are on trial for 60 or more days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the equine's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the equine, 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:
    The equine is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the equine to and from the organization
    Equines are not taken on trial
    Equines are on trial for up to 30 days
    Equines are on trial up to 60 days
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score or other body conditioning score is assigned
Not Checked:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian upon arrival and/or prior to quarantine departure
    Photographs are taken of each equine upon arrival at the facility and kept with the equine's health records
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The equine is scanned to check for a microchip
    The equine is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

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

The typical length of quarantine is:   Up to 10 days

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
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    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:

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least annually
    Photographs are taken of each equine annually and kept with the equine's health records
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
    Physical examination by a veterinarian at least annually
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least monthly
    Photographs are taken of each equine monthly and kept with the equine's health records
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    
    
Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines that are ridden in our care:
    Our organization evaluates at least annually and maintains a written record of the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    No equines are ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden:
    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 that is ridden
    No equines are ridden; not applicable


Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Weekly

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
We have different forms which are used to assess our horses. Our "Horse Training Evaluation" form has all the basic information listed at the top: name, breed, age, gender, height, weight, program intended for, and history. Below that, there is a checklist with a scoring system. Included in this checklist is: loud noises, moving objects being thrown to/from rider, flags/tarps/balloons, side walkers, unbalanced or backwards riders, works close to other horses, walk/trot and canter in both directions, direct reins and/or neck reins, being touched everywhere on the body, stops, picks up feet, trailers, goes in wash rack, clips, ties, accepts wheelchair on ground, accepts wheelchair on ramps/transfers, accepts crutches, in hand ground manners, accepts adaptive equipment, accepts ramp, accepts platform, accepts all mounting types, mount/dismount both sides, trail rides, voice commands, lunges on a line, accepts side reins, accepts English saddle, bareback riders. Our scoring system is from one (cannot perform) to three (can perform), and the horse must have a minimum score of 42 to pass. The assessment form allows for further comments or explanations to be made. Another form we use is the "Horse Profile." This one is used to summarize any important information on that horse. It does get updated as it needs to with any changes the equine makes in personality likes, dislikes, stall etiquette and/or mounting procedures.
     
     Following are some considerations to keep in mind regarding M.A.R.E.'s requirements for donated horses:
     
     Horses must be sound in all four limbs. Soundness is important in order to have a rhythmic, cadenced, free-moving stride at the walk, trot and canter. Horses that can only walk with limited trotting are of minimal use to our riders. A horse with an unbalanced stride could cause disturbing responses in our riders.
     
     Horses must have full and complete vision.
     Horses should be between ten and sixteen years of age. Due to the amount of training we invest in our horses, we hope they will stay with us for many years. There are however always exceptions.
     Any additional information you have, such as copies of registration papers, health records, photos etc. would be helpful.
     
     It is important that your horse feels comfortable around a variety of people. Many people handle our horses over the course of each day. Outside of COVID-19 procedure, several volunteers will groom and tack the horse and in addition to the rider, a horse may have a leader and up to two side walkers.


POLICIES: 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 equines.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds equines
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions


POLICIES: EUTHANASIA

The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have an equine euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy equine euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other equines, or people and euthanasia is recommended by a veterinarian
    Our organization may have an equine euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian 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 equine euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

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


POLICIES: RE-HOMING

View Re-homing Agreement
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a written contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization does NOT re-home an equine to first time equine owners
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the equine on site
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the equine
Not Checked:
    Our organization will only re-home an equine to a location where another equine resides
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing an equine
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the equine to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates

The uploaded Re-homing agreement includes the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) statements:
    The agreement reflects that any individual or organization in possession of the equine as of the date of the agreement and any time thereafter is bound to not sell the equine at auction for slaughter or allow the equine to be sold, transferred, released, or otherwise placed into possession of any person or organization that will cause or allow the equine to be sold at auction for slaughter.
    The agreement states that should the adopter decide to re-home the equine, our organization must be notified of the name, address, and telephone number of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason prior to the equine being placed into the possession of such individual or organization.
    The agreement states that the terms of our organization's agreement will be binding on any future individual or organization taking and/or in possession of the equine for any reason.
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
Not Checked:
    The agreement states that re-homed equines CANNOT be sold, adopted, transferred, auctioned, released, given away, or otherwise placed into the possession of another individual or organization under any circumstances.
    The agreement states that should the adopter decide to re-home the equine, our organization must grant approval of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason prior to the equine being placed into the possession of such individual or organization, including being provided written notification of the name, address, and telephone number of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason.
    The agreement states that re-homed equines cannot be bred
    The agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the equine must be returned to our organization
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization free of charge
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization for a fee
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    None of the statements are included.
    The organization does not re-home equines under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our equines and ensures care of the equines for their lifetimes.
    Our organization does not have the authority to transfer ownership and/or does not own any of the equines involved with our programs.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Farrier
    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:
$501 to $750

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:
    Equines may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Equines may be returned to their owners
    In the case an equine is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian
    In the case an equine is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Equines may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Equines may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the equine may be euthanized
    If a suitable home cannot be located, and space is not available for the equine to remain at the organization, the organization will secure a suitable home for the equine and accept financial responsibility for the lifetime of the equine


EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Our organization does not use satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities



MANAGEMENT: M.A.R.E. Riding Center: *Main

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

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.
     City of Bakersfield Animal Control Field Services (661) 326-3436 animalcontrol@bakersfieldpd.us 201 S. Mount Vernon Ave.

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)? Yes

Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers AT THIS FACILITY, including instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  4

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Angie Curtis
     2. Diane Hopkins
     3. Judy Hillburn
     4. Paige Balding

VETERINARIAN INFORMATION: M.A.R.E. Riding Center: *Main
M.A.R.E. Riding Center: Vet Assessment conducted on 2022-06-14

Veterinarian: Dr. Geoff DeJaynes
Clinic Name: Bear Mountain Veterinary Associates
6504 Saddleback Drive
Bakersfield   CA   93309
Phone: 661-809-3325


GROUNDS: M.A.R.E. Riding Center: *Main
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 10
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 10
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 15
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 4
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 4  Paddocks/Pens: 1
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 0














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 inches 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:
    Equines are out 1 to 3 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    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
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where equines can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)

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
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)

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 equines
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    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)
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Equines are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Visitors are always accompanied by staff (or volunteers)


EQUINE CARE: M.A.R.E. Riding Center: *Main
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
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Equines 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
    Equines are fed in individual stalls
    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:
    Equines are fed in groups

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

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
Not Checked:
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    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:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    Our organization follows the biosecurity guidelines of our veterinarian
    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
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy equines
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines do not have contact with other equines or other animals
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where equines are sheltered
    Equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
Not Checked:
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined equines
    Equines are not quarantined on arrival.

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

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

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each equine appropriate to the equine's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    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 an equine's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when an equine's disposition changes
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
     All equines have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    No equines are ridden; not applicable.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: M.A.R.E. Riding Center: *Main
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 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 facility owns or has access to a generator

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 equines
    Evacuation plans
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Terrorist attacks
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:


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 equines are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

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

Equine Transportation
Owned onsite: 1 3-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 2-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 6-horse van/trailer with truck


EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
M.A.R.E. Riding Center: 2021 - Yes

11 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
0 Donated
0 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from Rescue
0 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
10 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
10 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 11 on 1/1/2021+ 0 Intakes - 1 Departures = 10 on 12/31/2021

Total days that equines were in the care of MARE Riding Center during 2021: 3868

2021 M.A.R.E. Riding Center Equine Census
11 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
0 Donated
0 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from rescue
0 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
10 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
10 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 11 on 1/1/2021+ 0 Intakes - 1 Departures = 10 on 12/31/2021



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