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Pony or small horse needed for hippotherapy program



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Height: hands,
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Offered by Riding Unlimited Inc
Riding Unlimited Inc, 9168 T N Skiles Rd, Ponder, TX 76259

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Our recent hippotherapy program is in need of a pony or small horse with a narrow to medium size base. Must be tolerant of movement on it's back, loud noises and people on both sides as well in front of it.

Suitability and Training

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


More about temperament:
must be quiet, tolerate movement on it's back, patient and forgiving of human inexperience.

Best career/placement option for repurposing :

Where is located?


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is located at Riding Unlimited Inc, 9168 T N Skiles Rd, Ponder, TX 76259.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 45
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 6
Pastures: 6  Paddocks/Pens: 6
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 3  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 1
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 1-3; 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)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (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
    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 24/7 except they are brought in to feed
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

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
    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:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    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 massage therapist

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:
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    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
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates

Our organization requires references from the following:
    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:  Not applicable; None received

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Not applicable

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More About Us


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Riding Unlimited Inc
9168 T N Skiles Rd
Ponder TX 76259
940-479-2016
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Riding Unlimited it dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities through the power of the horse. We teach horsemanship skills while incorporating an element of therapy into each riding lesson. We turn disabilities into possibilities, one ride at a time.


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: 75-2331905
Founded: 1990

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We are proud to be a *2019 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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