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Madison
Perfect Ground Equine Facilitated Learning Partner



Age: 21 years old
Height: 16.2 hands,
Gender: Mare
Breed: Oldenburg

Rehoming Fee: Less than $200 - Re-homing Agreement
Offered by New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.
New Canaan Mounted Troop, 22 Carter Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

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Madison is a 20 year old, Oldenberg bay mare. With a heart of gold, wonderful personality, not mare like at all. She is a perfect partner for ground equine assisted/facilitated therapies. She might be into Reikki, we haven’t asked her. She is soulful and deep, her eyes tell her heart story. An old soul for sure. Madison can no longer be under saddle. She has an injured right front check ligament and has had left hind lymphangitis, which makes a compromised diagonal pair. She is a proven ground therapeutic partner, leading, grooming and all with grace.

Suitability and Training

Temperament for Madison:
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Calm and 5 being Spirited, Madison is a 1.00.


More about temperament:
Madison has been in a school program for many years and a favorite of everyone. She is very calm and wise, a deep soul. She is wonderful and loving for our therapeutic students.

Best career/placement option for repurposing Madison:
    EAAT/Therapy
    Pasture Mate

Areas in which Madison has experience:
    Hunter
    Hunter Seat Equitation

Where is Madison located?


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Madison is located at New Canaan Mounted Troop, 22 Carter Street, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 7
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 0  Paddocks/Pens: 12
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 1
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 17+ hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass

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 1 to 3 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 with each visit by the veterinarian
    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


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

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
✔    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
✔    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
✔    Temperature and/or weather conditions

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises
Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises
Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises
Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week
Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place:
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    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:  Not applicable; None received

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Not applicable

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
We are not an adoption, re-homing organization. When we re-home a horse it is for retirement. We find the best suitable home for them. The agreement attached is for transfer of ownership for retirement.

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More About Us


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New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.
22 Carter Street
New Canaan CT 06840
203-966-0634
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Founded in 1939 as a chapter of the Junior Cavalry of America, NCMT's mission is to to build leadership, responsibility and confidence in youth through sound horsemanship and to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs through equine assisted activities. We provide a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience that emphasizes teamwork and follows a proprietary curriculum focused on horsemanship, riding, and equine care instruction. Additionally, our "Super Troopers" therapeutic riding and equine care program serves children and adults with special needs.


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: 06-0726610
Founded: 1939

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