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Seeking stout, sound horse for our Veterans program; 15hh+ ages 8-16 yrs, calm and quiet.



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Offered by Hearts & Horses
Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, 163 North County Road 29, Loveland, CO 80537

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Looking for a stout horse for our Veterans Program but also for work in our EAAT and TR programs with children/teenagers. Seeking kind and calm temperament, between the ages of 8 and 16 years. Must be sound. Height 15hh +.

Suitability and Training

Temperament for :
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Calm and 5 being Spirited,


More about temperament:
Calm, quiet temperament.

Best career/placement option for repurposing :

Where is located?


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is located at Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, 163 North County Road 29, Loveland, CO 80537.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 8
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 2
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 3
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 2
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 9-12 hours per day, on average.
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 horses (i.e., trees)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    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 horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Horses are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    A weight limit of no more than 20% of the horse’s weight is established for each horse and is kept with the horse’s records and updated when needed
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises
Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises
Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises
Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week
Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place:
    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 Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans


Our Rehoming Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Personal/Other

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 rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
At Hearts & Horses, many of our horses are leased from their owners, and when/if the time comes for them to be retired from our programs, they would return to their owner. It is very rare for us to re-home a horse that we own, but should the need arise, typically because the horse no longer enjoys their job, we ask for prospective homes to provide information to us that helps us determine the best home for the horse. We ask about financial stability to be able to provide veterinary care as needed, a description of where the horse will live, horse experience level of prospective owner(s), and the type of job the horse will have. Over the past 5 years, we have always had several choices for our horses to go to, as our horses are sought after by many. We also have a resource of Colorado Horse Rescue Network here in our area for any horses that may become unmanageable or dangerous for us. This has never happened, but we are fortunate to have this local resource, as they would always step in to take over ownership of a horse should the need arise. All of our owners keep in touch with us and send us updates and photos. Some owners have paid up to $2,500 for a young, sound and well-trained horse that no longer loves the job of therapeutic riding. In many other situations, we have not required any adoption fee.

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More About Us


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Hearts & Horses
163 North County Road 29
Loveland CO 80537
970-663-4200
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Hearts & Horses mission is to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being of people with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Hearts & Horses is a well-respected PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center with an outstanding record serving those with physical, mental and emotional needs since 1997. From youth at risk, to individuals with Alzheimer's, to children with Autism, Hearts & Horses impacts every life we touch.

In all of our programs, the horse is viewed as a therapy partner, teaching our young riders valuable lessons in communication, teamwork, respect, trust, and independence. Our four-legged therapists act as gentle teachers in this "hands on," experiential learning environment, providing an abundance of love, respect, and patience to an often fragile and vulnerable population.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.



EIN: 84-1387873
Founded: 1997

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