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Belle
15.1 4 year old Buckskin Paint Mare



Age: 4 years old
Height: 15.1 hands,
Gender: Mare
Breed: Paint Horse

Rehoming Fee: $2500.00 - Rehoming Application/Agreement
Offered by Rising Starr Horse Rescue
Moonlight Farm, 39 Picketts Ridge Road, Redding, CT 06896

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Belle is just halter broke. She is very sweet with lots of potential.

Suitability and Training

Temperament for Belle:
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Calm and 5 being Spirited, Belle is a 3.00.


More about temperament:
Belle was left with very little human contact. She is very sweet, but just halter broke and now being groomed. She is starting her ground training. Belle is a very nice mover.

Best career/placement option for repurposing Belle:
    Competition
    Recreation/Pleasure Riding

Where is Belle located?


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Belle is located at Moonlight Farm, 39 Picketts Ridge Road, Redding, CT 06896.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 3
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 6  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 1  Paddocks/Pens: 2
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 0
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 4-8 hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    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:
    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 9 to 15 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
    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
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist

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.
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

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


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
    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 for a fee
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years

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

Transfer of ownership occurs:   After two years

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  Over $1,500

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on species
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
All horses are micro-chipped, with a lifetime membership that must stay in RSHR name.

View Rehoming Application/Agreement

More About Us


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EIN: 47-4027991
Founded: 2015
Rising Starr Horse Rescue
39 Picketts Ridge Road
Redding CT 06896
203-257-8345
Last Updated

Public Charity

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

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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization provides programs involved with equine rescue & adoption
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

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

Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED for:
     1. Moonlight Farm
     2. Fox Hill Farm

Our organization uses foster facilities and all foster facilities adhere to all the policies, procedures and practices of our organization

Mission:
The sole purpose of Rising Starr Horse Rescue is to save horses from cruelty or slaughter and provide them with a better life by finding them loving homes. Everyone involved with our program makes sure that every horse rescued is treated with the best possible care and love. Our talented and specialized group of veterinarians, care staff and volunteers work in perfect unity and are committed to each horses rehabilitation ensuring that they become healthy, happy, and confident horses before they move on to their loving homes. Our Mission does not stop there as we also strive to educate others around us about the cruelty of horse slaughter and provide guidance on decreasing the number of unwanted horses in the United States. ​

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:
Strategic Planning Through Goals / Long Term Sustainability Plan:
     2019Current Prorgams:
     Forever Foundation/Carter Ranch. RSHR follows a volunteer training program for all volunteers to handle horses in the same constant manner. RSHR offers this program and free training with our horses weekly to all volunteers with a qualified instructor. We have already seen a shortened rehab and retraining time in our rescue horses.
     Volunteer Opportunities for all ages, hands on with horses or administrative.
     Education outreach: RSHR is visiting schools, nursing and rehabilitation homes and local business with our spokes pony education the community on the reality and responsibility of horse ownership.
     
      Developing programs:
     Fall 2019 RSHR will have a junior board: We want to cultivate and grow future staff and board members.
      RSHR intends to develop their mounted and unmounted programs. RSHR plans to rescue more horses and to lease our rescued horses to potential adopters.
     Teaching riding (to able bodies of all ages) and proper horse care and ownership programs offered year round; having the facility to offer programs such as corporate team-building, school education, life coaching, yoga with horses and working with individuals suffering PTSD challenges. RSHR will use the facility to bring in other professionals for clinics in horse training as well as human horse contact. RSHR will also be able to hold fundraising events at its own facility, thus saving money. All these programs will bring in revenue for the Rescue to grow and repay the loan for a forever facility

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     The Trainer/Vet.Tech/President of Rising Starr Horse Rescue, locates a horse in need of rescue. The rescue is presented to the board for approval via text/email and approved. Then decisions are made to quarantine offsite or on. Once free from illness, our rescue is introduced to the other horses that reside at Moonlight Farm or Fox Hill Farm and the training or rehabilitation process begins. Once trained, our rescue will be introduced to the public at our fundraisers, in our email blasts and their progress posted to our website. Training by our trainers and the volunteers continues until they are rehomed.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     All our fundraisers are geared towards enlightening the public on the need that exists to rescue horses in danger. Each volunteer is educated on the reality of horse ownership and proper care.
     
     In 2019, we will be concentrating on building our programs for training our volunteers. By investing in our volunteer and educational programs we will have more qualified volunteers. A strong volunteer program will allow us to responsibly grow and rescue more horses. Programs include bringing our rescued horses to schools, camps, nursing homes and miscellaneous venues in effort to further educate and connect the community to the need and find homes for horses in need.
     
     RSHR is also looking for a solid 6 foot round pen.

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  KELLY STACKPOLE
Employees:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  1  Volunteers:  35

Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective staff complete a written application
    Prospective staff must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance
    Every member of the staff has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
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    Every member of the staff is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    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 a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
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    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance

Please provide any additional explanation regarding your governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of your answers above.
Volunteers are directed to our website for volunteer requirements and form online. We also provide a volunteer handbook. (paper copy can be provided upon request).

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  8
Number of Board Members:  7  Number of Voting Board Members:  7

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

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member.
Kelly Stackpole President, and Megan Robertson board member, are sisters who share the love of horses.

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization.
The Founder owns the property at which the organization conducts most of its programs.

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes

Organization documents available on our website:
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Volunteer Handbook

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Volunteer Handbook
    Bylaws

Additional Comments:
Volunteers are directed to our website for volunteer requirements and form online. We also provide a volunteer handbook. (paper copy can be provided upon request).
Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Review
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990-N
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2018? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

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

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Free Lease  

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

Not Checked:
    Stallions
Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the horse is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the horse is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Surrendered: The ownership and custody of the horse is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent without the use of a donation document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The horse was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the horse has been transferred back to the organization.

Feral/Wild Horse: Free-roaming horses that are descendants of the domesticated horse and have no or limited human contact.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.


Our organization will accept the following breeds:
    American Saddlebred
    Appaloosa
    Arabian
    Donkey/Mule/Burro
    Draft
    Mustang
    Friesian
    Hackney
    Miniature Horse
    Morgan
    National Show Horse
    Paint
    Quarter Horse
    Standardbred
    Tennessee Walking Horse
    Thoroughbred
    Warm Blood
    Mixed Breed
    Other
    Andalusian/Lusitano
    Icelandic Horse
    Haflinger
    Norwegian Fjord
    Gypsy Vanner
    Feral/Wild
    Paso Fino
    Pinto
    Appendix Quarter Horse
    Rocky Mountain Horse
    Missouri Fox Trotter

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
All aquisitions at the review, direction and approval of the trainer/vet for Rising Starr Horse Rescue.


Intake, Assessment & Training
Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
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The organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse prior to acceptance and arrival at the organization:
    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:

The organization has the following policies in place prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization

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:

The typical length of quarantine is:   More than 30 days

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
All volunteers are trained to handle horses the same. We currently participate with the Forever Foundation and Cater Ranch.


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    Our organization does NOT breed horses.
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses
Not Checked:
    Our organization breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses


Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not euthanize horses under any circumstances.
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates
    Intravenous administration of a solution of concentrated potassium chloride (KCl) with the horse in a surgical plane of general anesthesia

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
    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 for a fee
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   After two years

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
Over $1,500

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on species
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness
Not Checked:
    Not applicable
    All equines have one set fee

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    Horses may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized

Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     No

Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
All horses are micro-chipped, with a lifetime membership that must stay in RSHR name.
View Rehoming Application/Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 2
Moonlight Farm
Moonlight Farm
39 Picketts Ridge Road Redding CT 06896
Contact: Kelly Stackpole
Contact's Phone: 203 257 8345
Contact's Email: kellystackpole@hotmail.com

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

If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility:
Kelly Stackpole
39 picketts Ridge Rd
Redding, CT 06896

If not owned, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

If not owned, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     May 2015 is the start date. Moonlight Farm has agreed to give free of rent the use of its ring, fields and back barn for 10 years. May 2025. RSHR has a 5 year clause, at that time we hope to have a 5 year plan in place. at this time we plan to renew and stay at Moonlight Till may 2025

If not owned, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated. 
     No compensation. RSHR pays for its own supplies, feed, shavings, vet blacksmith. Moonlight Farm allows the free use of facilities.

Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes
If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

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.
     Connecticut Department of Agriculture's Animal Control Division Phone: 1-860-713-2506 Email: AnimalControl@ct.gov Website: http://www.ct.gov/doag/cwp/view.asp?a=1367&q=259098

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Redding Animal Control Address: 96 Hill Rd, West Redding, CT 06896 Phone: (203) 938-2525

Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? No

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 2

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: KELLY STACKPOLE
     2. Instructor: Staci Young

Moonlight Farm

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 3
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 6  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 1  Paddocks/Pens: 2
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 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/encosures?    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 insure 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? 4-8
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 9 to 15 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
✔    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)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
✔    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
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

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

Moonlight Farm

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 03/04/2019
Veterinarian: Wendy Robertson
Clinic Name: Trumbull Animal Hospital    Street: 6537 Main St    City: Trumbull  State: CT    Zip: 06611
Phone: 2037478850  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    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:
✔    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
✔    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:
    Horses are fed in groups

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
✔    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian 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

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

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

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

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

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

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

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

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

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

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
✔     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
✔    Saddles are shared
✔    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
✔    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
✔    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 a horse's body condition changes
✔    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
Not Checked:
    Saddle pads 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
    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.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
✔    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
✔    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
✔    The facility owns or has access to a generator
✔    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
✔    The facility 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 collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients

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

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

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

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


Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually:
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week:
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week:
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility:
Number of horses aged 3-8:
Number of horses aged 9-14:
Number of horses aged 15-20:
Number of horses aged over 20:
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works:
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works:
Total number:
Total number of mounted horse hours per week:
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week:
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:

Moonlight Farm

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual Horse Care Costs
$4500     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$2000     Bedding
$3700     Veterinarian
$1100     Farrier
$600     Dentist
$2700     Other Therapies
$900     Manure Removal
$2100     Medications & Supplements
$1700     Horse Transportation
$800     Maintenance
$900     Horse/Barn Supplies
$     Horse Care Staff
$     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$21000     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$1000     Bedding
$2000     Veterinarian
$     Farrier
$     Dentist
$500     Other Therapies
$1000     Manure Removal
$     Medications & Supplements
$6000     Horse Transportation
$3000     Maintenance
$1000     Horse/Barn Supplies
$12000     Horse Care Staff
$30000     Horse Training
$     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$56500     2018 Total Donated Costs


Additional Explanation:
Costs shown above are for the care of ALL Rising Starr Horse Rescue Corp.'s 2018 Rescued, Rehabilitated Horses located at Moonlight Farm, Fox Hill Farm and the Rising Starr's Auxillary Shelter.

Average cost per day per horse: $25
Average length of stay for an equine: 92 days
Based on a total of 824 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

Moonlight Farm

Equine Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs

2018 Moonlight Farm Horse Inventory
1 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Lease
Purchase/Adoption from Owner
5 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
3 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
8 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
6 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
6 Total departures
3 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
3 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 1 on 1/1/2018+ 8 Intakes - 6 Departures = 3 on 12/31/2018

3 Total number of all horses at this facility on December 31, 2018
6 Maximum capacity of horses at this facility on December 31, 2018


8 Detail Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Leased
Purchased from Owner
5 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
1Draft
1 Aged 3-9
1 Geldings
1Paint
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares
2Quarter Horse
2 Aged 10-14
2 Mares
1Rocky Mountain Horse
0 Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares

3 Surrendered
1Thoroughbred
1 Aged Under 3
1 Geldings
1Warm Blood
1 Aged 15-20
1 Geldings
1Other
0 Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9
1 Mares

0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned


Re-homing Detail during 2018:
6 Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & intended use:
1Draft
Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9 for Recreation  
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
3Quarter Horse
Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9 for Competition  Recreation  
2 Aged 10-14 for Recreation  Lessons  EAAT/Therapy  
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20
1Warm Blood
Aged Under 3
Aged 3-9
Aged 10-14
1 Aged 15-20 for Pasture Mate  
Aged Over 20
1Other
Aged Under 3
1 Aged 3-9 for Competition  Recreation  Lessons  
Aged 10-14
Aged 15-20
Aged Over 20


Fox Hill Farm
Fox Hill Farm
204 Old Sleepy Hollow Rd Pleasentville NY 10570
Contact: Kelly Stackpole
Contact's Phone: 2032578345
Contact's Email: KellyS@risingstarrhorserescue.org

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

If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility:
Fox Hill allows RSHR to use there Farm for our over flow when our main farm Moonlight is full.

Jane Grence
204 Old Sleepy Hollow
Plesentville, NY 10570
914-984-9879

If not owned, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   No

If not owned, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     Fox Hill allows RSHR to use there Farm for our over flow when our main farm Moonlight is full. Our trainer teaches at Fox Hill 6 days a week.

If not owned, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated. 
     Fox Hill will: Feed/water/blanket clean stall turn horses out RSHR pays Fox Hill $300.00 per month per rescue horse

Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes
If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

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.
     SPCA of Westchester, Inc. 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 info@spca914.org| 914-941-2896

Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Attorney General state of NY 1-866-667-3444

Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? No

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 2

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: KELLY STACKPOLE
     2. Instructor: Staci Young

Fox Hill Farm

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 12
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 4  Run-in sheds: 1
Pastures:   Paddocks/Pens: 14
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 3  Covered Outdoor Rings:   Indoor Rings: 2



Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/encosures?    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 insure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 13-16
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 1 to 3 hours per day
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day

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 have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
✔    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Pastures are rotated

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
✔    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
✔    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
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (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 horses
✔    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
✔    The property is fitted with motion lights
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    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
    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

Fox Hill Farm

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 03/04/2019
Veterinarian: Wendy Robertson
Clinic Name: Trumbull Animal Hospital    Street: 6537 Main St    City: Trumbull  State: CT    Zip: 06611
Phone: 2037478850  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care 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:
✔    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
✔    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:
    Horses are fed in groups

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
✔    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    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

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

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

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

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

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

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

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

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

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

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


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
✔    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
✔    The facility owns or has access to a generator
✔    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    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)

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

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Semi-annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Semi-annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Semi-annually
Fencelines 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: Not at all/NA
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Weekly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Semi-annually

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


Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually:
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week:
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week:
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility:
Number of horses aged 3-8:
Number of horses aged 9-14:
Number of horses aged 15-20:
Number of horses aged over 20:
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works:
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works:
Total number:
Total number of mounted horse hours per week:
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week:
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility:

Fox Hill Farm

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was not operational during 2018.

Fox Hill Farm

Equine Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was not operational during 2018.






FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 2
Moonlight Farm

1 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
0 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
5 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
3 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
8 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
6 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
6 Total departures
3 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
3 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 1 on 1/1/2018+ 8 Intakes - 6 Departures = 3 on 12/31/2018

3 Total number of all horses on December 31, 2018
6 Maximum capacity of horses on December 31, 2018




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 2
Moonlight Farm

Actual Horse Care Costs
$4500     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$2000     Bedding
$3700     Veterinarian
$1100     Farrier
$600     Dentist
$2700     Other Therapies
$900     Manure Removal
$2100     Medications & Supplements
$1700     Horse Transportation
$800     Maintenance
$900     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$21000     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$1000     Bedding
$2000     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$500     Other Therapies
$1000     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$6000     Horse Transportation
$3000     Maintenance
$1000     Horse/Barn Supplies
$12000     Horse Care Staff
$30000     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$56500     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $25




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. KELLY STACKPOLE

         Facility Participation:

         Moonlight Farm

         Fox Hill Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No
Additional information about this instructor: Kelly Stackpole has 34 years training horses and riders to national levels.

     2. Staci Young

         Facility Participation:

         Moonlight Farm

         Fox Hill Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No





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