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Seeking small sturdy horse or large pony for adaptive riding program



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

Offered by Access Equestrian, Inc.
Thornbrook Farm, 556 Croton Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

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Access Equestrian is seeking to add a horse to our program. The horse would be part of our adaptive riding program for lessons and hippotherapy sessions.

Suitability and Training

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


More about temperament:
Horse will take part in adaptive riding lessons an hippotherapy sessions, so should be tolerant of unbalanced riders, and non-spooky.

Best career/placement option for repurposing :

Where is located?


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is located at Thornbrook Farm, 556 Croton Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 20
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 5
Pastures: 6  Paddocks/Pens: 4
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 0
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 13-16 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)
    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
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    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
    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:
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly 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
    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
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse

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:  Over $1,500

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine 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:
As a therapeutic/adaptive riding center, we are not in the business of rehoming horses, so this section does not apply to us. Currently all of the horses in our program are on free lease from their owners, and will either be returned to them upon retirement or another suitable situation will be found. We had one horse that was owned by the program that was sold in 2017. The sale was approved by the Board of Directors to a person who had a personal connection to the horse, and contact is maintained with the current owner. As we do not rehome horses from our program, we do not have a rehoming application and/or agreement to upload.

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More About Us


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Access Equestrian, Inc.
556 Croton Lake Road
Mt. Kisco NY 10549
914-214-8940
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The mission of Access Equestrian is to provide the therapeutic benefits of adaptive riding, horsemanship programs and other equine assisted activities to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and other life challenges.

We believe in making a difference, with empathy and humor, to empower our community.


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: 46-3867261
Founded: 2013

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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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