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North Shore Equestrian Center
Home of Long Island University IHSA Team
Greenvale, NY

Seeking Ponies for North Shore Equestrian Center Lesson Program



School ponies needed for lesson program! Very broke quiet, good for beginner riding lessons. Walk, trot, canter and jump small jumps up to about 2'6".

We are seeking a Pony that meets the following criteria:
Age Range:
Aged 6-9  Aged 10-14  Aged 15-20  

Gender:
Geldings  Mares  

Size Preference:
Medium Pony (12.2 to 13.2h) Large Pony (13.3 to 14.2h)

Activities that the equine will be expected to perform:
    English Walk/Trot/Canter
    Jumping

Other Activities:
Lesson Ponies : Walk, trot, canter and jump from cross rails up to 2'6"

Current/former experience/training which could make the equine suitable for your program:
    Hunter
    Hunter Seat Equitation
    Jumping
    Western Pleasure

The organization has the following policies about horses who are sound and healthy but have the following chronic conditions that require medication:
Lyme Disease: Not Accept
Cushing's Disease: Not Accept
Thyroid Disease: Not Accept
Navicular Disease: Not Accept
Inflammation: Accept subject to severity of condition


Location: The equine will be located at North Shore Equestrian Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale, NY 11548


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More about where will the equine be located?


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Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40
The organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 60  Paddocks/Pens: 20
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 4  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 1

Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 13-16 hours per day, on average.
Horse Turn Out Practices:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 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)

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

The organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:


Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times

Hoof care is provided for each horse: Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental care is provided for each horse: Annually and when an issue arises

Each horse is given a physical exam by a veterinarian: Only when an issue arises

Each horse is visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility: Every day or 6 days a week




Acquisition, Breeding, Intake & Training Policies


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The organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the equine 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, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations

The organization has the following policies in place prior to an equine 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
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason

The organization assesses equines 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
    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

Following arrival at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily

The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses.


Re-homing Policies


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The organization has the following following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    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.

The 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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    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 found suitable homes by our organization
    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

Re-homing Agreement not applicable.

Equine Retirement and Euthanasia Policies


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The 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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    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

The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    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
The following are authorized to administer the procedure for the organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian



More About Long Island University IHSA Team


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Long Island University IHSA Team
720 Northern Blvd.
Greenvale NY 11548
516-626-9714
Last Updated 2021-05-20

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Sport & Recreation
The organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in the organization's programs.


EIN: 11-3476338
Founded: 1967


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