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In search of 15.1 to 16 hand draft cross, draft or warmblood to join our team of therapy horses!



Age: 2020 years old
Height: hands,
Gender:
Breed:

Offered by Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy
Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, 916 Billy Bryant Road, Collierville, TN 38017

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We are in search of a well built draft cross, draft, or warmblood type to support our larger participants at Southern Reins; including veterans and participants who weigh 185-225 pounds. The ideal horse will have a calm temperament, be sound at the walk and trot, under 19 years of age, have a pleasant disposition, low spook reaction and excellent ground manners. The ideal horse will be in work or could be in work condition in 30 days, be fit and sound with little maintenance (joint, specialty shoeing, etc.)

Suitability and Training

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


More about temperament:
Easy going temperament, forgiving, calm and quiet.

Best career/placement option for repurposing :

Where is located?


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is located at Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, 916 Billy Bryant Road, Collierville, TN 38017.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 15
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 3
Pastures: 6  Paddocks/Pens: 0
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 1
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:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    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

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 9 to 15 hours per day
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed

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 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
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist


Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
✔    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually
✔    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
✔    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
✔    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
✔    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
✔    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
✔    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
✔    Terrain and footing in the working environment
✔    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
✔    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
✔    Temperature and/or weather conditions
✔    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations

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? :
    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 does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    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 agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    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 one year

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    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

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
In December of 2019 we rehomed one of our mini ponies, who was adopted by a family with another mini pony at a private equestrian facility. The location and owners were vetted, and found to be suitable. Our Executive Director boards her horse at that location, and routinely verifies the welfare of our rehomed mini pony several times each week. Our rehoming policy ensures the welfare and care of any therapy horse we owned by Southern Reins who may no longer be suitable to continue in our program. Owners and locations are evaluated, and references are required that include veterinary, farrier and personal references. Horses are monitored for a period of 1 year after they are rehomed, and routine follow ups are requested after that time.

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More About Us


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Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy
916 Billy Bryant Road
Collierville TN 38017
901-290-1011
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy is to serve individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities and hardship by providing equine assisted activities and therapies to empower, inspire, nurture and succeed.


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: 47-4647784
Founded: 2015

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