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Special Equestrians



Special Equestrians
2800 Street Road
Warrington, PA 18976

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1001
Warrington, PA 18976


Phone: 215-918-1001  MAKE AN INQUIRY

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EIN: 23-2196098
Founded: 1982
Profile Last Updated April 06, 2022

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Lesson Side Aide
Minimum Age: 14
Side aides are primarily responsible for the safety of the riders during lessons. Side aides must work as a team member, follow instructors' directions, and have a calm, enthusiastic, and kind energy around our riders. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.
Volunteer Groups
Minimum Age: 14
Volunteer groups are welcome to help with many on-site projects, including: painting, landscaping, cleaning, rejuvenating the indoor and outdoor arenas, adding activity sites to our Sensory Trail.
Lesson Leader
Minimum Age: 14
Leaders are totally responsible for the horse during lessons. Leaders must understand horse behavior, have a calm and assertive energy, work as a team member, and follow instructors' directions. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.
Barn Volunteers
Minimum Age: 14
Help groom and tack horses for lessons and assist barn staff with numerous tasks, including: general horse care, mucking out stalls, replenishing stall bedding, cleaning and filling water buckets, cleaning feed buckets, and keeping the barn sparkling. Attendance at a New Volunteer clinic and completion of all paperwork is required prior to volunteering.
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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Special Equestrians (SE) harnesses the healing power of horses to transform lives. Our mission is to improve the physical, mental and emotional well being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience. We provide year-round Equine-Assisted Services, creating life-changing pathways through mounted and unmounted activities.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) and the Optimal Terminology Summit For Services That Incorporate Horses To Benefit People Report. For additional information on the Optimal Terminology Summit, click here.
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. Special Equestrians (*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:
Special Equestrians is in the final year of a three-year strategic plan update that was created to advance our mission. The plan includes six overall goals to strengthen the organization and build long-term sustainability: 1) ensure the growth and impactful programming of the organization; 2) diversify revenue streams; 3) build on community outreach initiatives; 4) increase the focus on the behavioral health needs of riders; 5) build a high-functioning Board that advances our mission; and 6) build capacity for organizational excellence.
     
     Regarding Goal #1, programming for individuals continued to be impacted by COVID-19 while two programs expanded in 2021. Special Equestrians ended the year at 68% capacity for individual lessons as we continued to take a slow and safe approach to bringing back riders, many of whom are immunocompromised. Riders come to us from three local counties – Bucks (59%), Montgomery (40%) and Philadelphia (1%) – and 72% were age 18 or younger. Of the 76 unduplicated individual riders we served in 2021, 72% were in our therapeutic riding program, 17% in hippotherapy and 11% in our Silver Saddles program for senior riders. SE experienced growth in two program areas: hippotherapy and group programs. Our hippotherapy program grew by 36% in 2021 from 9 students to 14 thanks to the hiring of a second occupational therapist, which allowed us to reduce our wait list to 25 children. For our group programming, 209 people benefitted from equine-assisted activities compared to just 73 in 2020, when most schools and agencies were only operating virtually. Much of the gains came from the introduction of off-site visits to community partners, which provided more flexibility and allowed partners who still had travel restrictions to be able to interact with 1 or 2 of our horses. For on-site group programming, three partners came to SE for multi-week sessions (11 visits in total), which provided students with deeper therapeutic benefit.
     
     Diversification of revenue streams is a high priority goal each year, though the effects of COVID continued to impact totals. In 2021, 29% of revenue came from foundation grants, 20% from student fees, 18% from corporate contributions, 14% from the Paycheck Protection Program conditional grant, 8% from individual donations and 4.2% from events, 3.9% from horse sponsorships and 2% from scholarship donations. For 2022, we are looking to focus on three key growth areas: horse sponsorships, individual donations and Board donations.
     
     Special Equestrians works to expand community outreach by strengthening relationships with government officials, civic organizations, businesses and residents. In the governmental area, our therapeutic riding center has developed a strong relationship with one of three Bucks County commissioners: Diane Ellis-Marseglia, who has been taking able-bodied lessons at our barn for more than two years. As a licensed social worker, Diane understands the important work that we do and has become a strong advocate for the organization. Not only has she alerted us to potential new grant funding streams but she sits on our strategic planning committee and was voted onto our Board of Directors in late March of 2022. Other outreach in 2021 included attending and/or speaking at in-person professional events and growing our volunteer program to assist with lessons and special events. Last year, 130 community volunteers logged 4,824 hours, mainly assisting in the barn and with lessons. Many new volunteers came on in 2021, resulting in a half-day training session that included horse care, safety standards, tack and adaptive equipment as well as leading and side walking in lessons.
     
     Our goal of building a high-functional Board was met in 2021 thanks to the addition of dynamic new members and a grant-funded Board training initiative. Five of Special Equestrians’ eight members have joined the Board since 2020, replacing three long-time members who rolled off. This includes our board president, Allen Tate, a retired director of business compliance for Merck & Co., who has proven to be an excellent leader for the organization. In 2021, Special Equestrians received a leadership grant from The Philadelphia Foundation for board training, which is setting the directors up for success through trainings that have focused on governance, fiduciary responsibilities and the creation of three new Board committees. As part of the training, a list of future candidates has been developed which will allow us to expand the Board in the next few years.
     
     Special Equestrians’ strategic plan also includes a goal to create new ways to meet the mental health needs of our community. We had hoped to pilot an Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) program in 2021 but that has been delayed till this year due to COVID and staff turnover. In late spring of 2022, SE will pilot the EFP program for five children ages 12-18 who are experiencing depression and anxiety. The program will be run by Ginny Wolper, a licensed professional counselor and former SE therapeutic riding instructor, along with SE Program Director Dana Fielding.
     
     Lastly, Special Equestrians made great strides on our goal of building capacity for organizational excellence. A key strategy that was met in 2021 was the launch of a redesigned website that is more visually appealing and user friendly. Updates to the facility include the installation of security cameras in and around the barn and new exterior signs to improve visibility. HR policies and procedures have been updated to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. This includes staff performance evaluations that recognize performance and set future expectations. Regarding horse care, our Program staff has created spreadsheets to track the health and management of our herd.

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:
     Special Equestrians offers a range of private, semi-private and group lessons targeted to specific physical, mental, and emotional needs:
     
     INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
     
     Therapeutic Riding is Special Equestrians’ largest program, offered to individuals who have challenges associated with a physical, cognitive or social-emotional disability. Students in our therapeutic riding program build confidence and independence as they develop mastery of different riding skills at their own pace. Lessons are structured to provide students with educational and hands-on opportunities to promote the development of horsemanship skills such as basic horse care and riding skills.
     
     Hippotherapy is an evidence-based practice conducted at our barn by specially trained occupational and physical therapists for children and adults with neuromotor, cognitive and/or sensory difficulties. Instructors use the horse’s movement as a therapy tool to achieve individualized goals aiming to facilitate overall function in a person’s everyday life. The three-dimensional movement of the equine can improve the flexibility, posture, balance, core strength and mobility of the rider.
     
     Silver Saddles is a program specially focused on improving overall strength, endurance and flexibility for people over the age of 55 with age-related disabilities. Lessons are focused on partnership with the horse through the use of classical dressage principles, which increases students’ range of motion, endurance, and core strength.
     
     GROUP LESSONS
     
     Special Equestrians is offering two types of equine-assisted activities that meet community partners’ needs as well as our safety protocols:
     
     1) Off-site, ground-based programming. Special Equestrians brings two horses directly to community partners for ground activities. The goal is to provide enjoyment and learning opportunities for individuals with developmental, intellectual and emotional disorders. For students on the autism spectrum these sessions provide a unique opportunity for growth and development in social communication through activity-based learning that harnesses the transforming power of interaction with horses. For all participants, it helps them overcome a fear of the horses and regulate behaviors. They will learn safety awareness around horses, and how to groom and a general overview of horsemanship.
     
     2) Small groups of on-site visits to Special Equestrians for mounted and unmounted programming. These programs operate in close collaboration with local alternative schools, residential homes for children, and at-risk youth. Lessons and workshops help promote team building with peers, positive communication skills, increasing awareness of others, and empathy. The trusting nature of the horse-human connection encourages participants to lower their defenses and their habitual reactivity and become more receptive to new ideas and positive relationships with others. SE also works with children whose families are impacted by cancer and is developing a special onsite program for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
     
     Special Equestrians offers a one-week summer horse camp in August for children with disabilities ages 8 to 16. Activities include group therapeutic riding lessons and unmounted instruction on horse care and stable management, arts and crafts, team-building activities, and downtime to relax with therapy dogs. At the end of the week, campers will participate in a horse show to demonstrate their new skills to family and friends.


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:
     Special Equestrians’ equine management policy is built on the foundational belief that horses must be fit, healthy and handled well to be happy in their jobs. Therapy horses have their own special needs — dealing with physically unbalanced, intellectually challenged, and occasionally emotionally traumatized individuals, is a challenging job. With special needs riders, we have safety concerns above and beyond those for able-bodied riders. We only accept horses who are serviceably sound with no history of ongoing vices or misbehaviors; who are tolerant of being handled by a number of people with varying levels of equine knowledge; and who are comfortable dealing with the sights, sounds, and activities associated with therapeutic riding and equine-facilitated learning. Our Program staff has created spreadsheets to manage the health and work schedule of each horse. Spreadsheets include vaccination and dental records, monthly horse usage totals, and exercise outside of lessons.
     
     Horses are eased into the routine of our program over a two- to three-month trial period that gives us a chance to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and prepare them for our riders—or determine that they are not suited to be therapy horses. Our facility is closed to the public one day a week so horses can rest from the week’s activities, and daily equine use is capped based on each horse’s age and how much they can tolerate physically and/or emotionally. They are ridden by experienced riders to maintain their mental and physical fitness a few days a week, often under the tutelage of professional dressage and jumper trainers who offer their expertise to plan the ongoing exercise program. They are taken on trail rides and off the property to keep them fresh. Horses are assigned only to instructors and riders deemed compatible, and changed if/as problems present themselves.
     
     Horses’ own abilities are matched to riders’ weight, height, skill level, and personality. As the riders or horses change over time, partnerships are changed when appropriate. We are as respectful of a horse's mental soundness and of his/her physical soundness. If a horse demonstrates soreness or unease, we immediately investigate need for medical attention, rest, rehab, and/or change in routine or training. Because we use many volunteers in our programs, SE offers extensive volunteer training on appropriate horse handling and signs of illness to notify staff. We keep a large enough active herd so that if a horse needs to be pulled from lessons for recovery time, the other horses bear no unreasonable extra burden. We have been bringing on new horses as our current herd ages and as we expand programming. Since 2020, three horses have left the herd (two euthanizations due to illness and one foster that came on as a trial did not end up being a good therapy horse) and five new horse were brought on in 2021 after careful evaluation and trial periods.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Special Equestrians holds two student horse shows every year. These events introduce the community to the power of therapeutic riding and the programs offered at SE and give families and community members an opportunity to see riders build confidence by displaying their talents and receiving ribbons for showing their horse. In addition, we offer a Holiday with the Herd open house in December that allows the community to get an up-close look at our horses and get their photo taken with a horse.
     
     Special Equestrians also transports one or two of our therapy horses to several senior living communities so that residents are able to interact with the horses for one hour in a one-hour, open-house format. During these off-site visits, we have witnessed many meaningful connections occur between the senior residents and our horses. Residents respond well to the calm and trusting nature of horses and their bright, soulful eyes reinforce the deep synergies between human and equines. We currently partner with The Solana in Doylestown, Meadowood Senior Living located in Worcester and the Bucks County Health Department. In addition, we brought two horses to the Bucks County Health Department as a stress reduction program for staff who continue to be impacted by COVID-19. Finally, our program leaders brought our miniature mare Glow to the Bucks County Courthouse to represent her herd mate Z, who received a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners for being named the 2021 Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation Therapy Horse of the Year. Glow visited with courthouse workers before and after Z’s proclamation was issued, bringing smiles to all who visited with her.

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 or religious purposes 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

Special Equestrians
Current EAS Providers: 7
         
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 2 1 3
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 3 1 0 4
Number of horses/equines Over 20 7 1 0 8
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 12 3 0 15
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 2 1  
Number of days per week each horse works 5 2  
         
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 76 209 0 285
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 0 0 80 80
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 6 2  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 44 18  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 18 Months 0 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

7: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Special Equestrians

     1. Dana Fielding

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Special Equestrians

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor in Training, B.S. in Biological Psychology


     2. Debbie Saffren

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Special Equestrians

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

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

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Registered Therapist in Hippotherapy, American Hippotherapy Association Level I certification


     3. Janice Witt

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Special Equestrians

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

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

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Registered & Licensed Occupational Therapist, B.S. in Psychology, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy


     4. Kathy Harris

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Special Equestrians

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor


     5. Lara Feldman

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Special Equestrians

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Intl Advanced Level 1 Certified Instructor, Certified Equine Massage Practitioner, B.S. in Equine Science, M.S. in Animal Science, an MBA and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Organizational Business Leadership.


     6. Leslie Mangigian

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Special Equestrians

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree in Special Education, PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor in training


     7. Megan Glenn

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Special Equestrians

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

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

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation, M.S in Occupational Therapy, in the process of Hippotherapy Certification from the American Hippotherapy Association.


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Janice Witt, Executive Director
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  3  Part-Time:  18  Volunteers:  130
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
    Prospective staff/independent contractors are required to undergo a Background Check
    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
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    The handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    Staff and/or contractors are subject to Random Drug Screening

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
    Prospective volunteers are 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 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 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:
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  8

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

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board, 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:  We are a Premier Accredited PATH Intl. Center. Our annual membership for 2022 expires on 12/31/22.

Organization documents available on our website:
    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.
Handbooks are reviewed and updated every other year.

Budget:  $100K to $500K
Equine Budget:   $50K to $100K
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
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  
    Return  

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

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

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

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:
    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 equine is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the equine
    The equine 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 equine to and from the organization
    Equines are on trial for up to 30 days
    Equines are on trial up to 60 days
    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 total financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    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:
    Equines are not taken on trial
    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 a veterinarian upon arrival and/or prior to quarantine departure
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken of each equine upon arrival at the facility and kept with the equine's health records
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score or other body conditioning score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The equine is scanned to check for a microchip
Not Checked:
    Blood work other than Coggins
    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:   10 to 20 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
    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:
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

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 acupuncturist
    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
    
    
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):   Daily


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 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
    Our organization will only re-home an equine to a location where another equine resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the equine on site
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
Not Checked:
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing 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
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the equine

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.
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 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 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 our organization reserves the right to make scheduled 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 one year
    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:
Not applicable; None received

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

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
Rehoming other than returning free-leased horses to their owners occurs only for horses retired completely from our programs. Our rehoming contracts are individualized agreements. We do not advertise horses needing to be rehomed nor have a standard application; we look within our SE community for a suitable home.

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: Special Equestrians: *Main

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

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.
     Bucks County SPCA 1665 Street Road PO Box 277 Lahaska, PA 18931 info@bcspca.org 215 794-7425

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:  7

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

     1. Dana Fielding
     2. Debbie Saffren
     3. Janice Witt
     4. Kathy Harris
     5. Lara Feldman
     6. Leslie Mangigian
     7. Megan Glenn

VETERINARIAN INFORMATION: Special Equestrians: *Main
Special Equestrians: Vet Assessment conducted on 2022-03-30

Veterinarian: Dr. Jennifer C. Buchholz
Clinic Name: Blauner Buchholtz and Associates
P.O. 1970
Worcester   PA   19490
Phone: 610-584-6000


GROUNDS: Special Equestrians: *Main
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 14
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 16
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 21
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 4
Pastures: 8  Paddocks/Pens: 2
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  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 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? 9-12
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 16+ 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
    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 are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where equines can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

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
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for equines (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
    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:
    Equines are checked overnight
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    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)
Not Checked:
    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
    A security guard is present at night
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are always accompanied by staff (or volunteers)
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced


EQUINE CARE: Special Equestrians: *Main
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records

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
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing
Not Checked:

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    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, the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines, and/or 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
    Restricted access signs are posted at 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
    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
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    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
    Equine photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on conformation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the equines
Not Checked:
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each equine with equine names and photos
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with equine profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
     All equines have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Saddle pads 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 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
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    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:
    Saddles are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    No equines are ridden; not applicable.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Special Equestrians: *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
    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
    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
Not Checked:
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled
    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: Quarterly
Electrical Systems are checked: Quarterly
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Semi-annually
Fire drills are conducted: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Quarterly
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Monthly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Equine Transportation
Owned onsite: 1 2-horse van/trailer with truck
Access onsite but not owned: 1 2-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 3 2-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 3-horse van/trailer with truck


EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Special Equestrians: 2021 - Yes

11 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
0 Donated
3 Lease
3 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
6 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
16 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
15 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
1 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 11 on 1/1/2021+ 6 Intakes - 1 Departures = 16 on 12/31/2021

Total days that equines were in the care of Special Equestrians during 2021: 4693

2021 Special Equestrians Equine Census
11 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
0 Donated
3 Lease
3 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
6 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
16 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
15 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
1 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 11 on 1/1/2021+ 6 Intakes - 1 Departures = 16 on 12/31/2021


6 Horse Intake Detail during 2021 0
0 Donated 0
3 Leased 0
2Miniature Horse 0 Aged Under 6 1 Aged 6-9  1 Mares 1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares
1Quarter Horse 1 Aged 6-9  1 Geldings
3 Purchased from Owner 0
1Quarter Horse1 Aged Over 20  1 Mares
1Thoroughbred1 Aged 6-9  1 Geldings
1Pony1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares
0 Auction 0
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0
0 Adoption from rescue 0



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