Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 28, 2020


StableStrides
13620 Halleluiah Trail
Elbert, CO 80106
Phone: 719-495-3908

EIN: 74-2232440
Founded: 1981
Last Updated 2020-08-22

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StableStrides
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK GUARDIAN PROFILE
Effective Date: May 28, 2020 Last Updated: August 22, 2020

We are proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services which are in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS).
Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of some of the equines involved in our programs and some of the equines in our programs are cared for and sheltered by other organization(s).
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 or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2019: 2
     *1. Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center
     *2. Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose
* Operational in 2019

Mission:
The mission of StableStrides is to significantly improve the wellbeing of individuals through a connection with horses.

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:
Goals, Strategies, and Capabilities:
     StableStrides' 2018-2020 Strategic Plan identified five main objectives for the organization:
      - Increasing board development to create a board of directors that is sought after by community leaders
      - Growing mental health programs to assist with meeting the increasing community need
      - Continuing to increase the organization's sustainability and ability to increase program capacity through fine-tuning current and introducing new fundraising efforts
      - Establish a long-term relationship with Norris Penrose Event Center that will allow for growth and sustainable programs at our current satellite facility at that property
      - Continue improving and fine-tuning customer service efforts as a means of enhancing retention, when applicable, of clients, volunteers, board members, and staff
     
     Detailed action items, deadlines, and the staff member or department responsible for securing each action item have been identified as a means of achieving the stated objectives.
     
     Accomplishments:
     In July of 2013, StableStrides expanded services to include a pilot program at Norris Penrose Equestrian Center located in Colorado Springs city limits as means of providing mental health services to those who do not have the ability/means to commute to StableStrides’ main rural facility east of Colorado Springs. As of January 2015, this satellite location, the Dom Cimino Center at Norris Penrose, became a regular part of StableStrides as high client demand at this facility proved the need for four full days of services at the location. Our main Latigo location is currently at 98% capacity regarding the number of clients we can serve at the facility. As a result, we have been working to expand our capacity at our Dom Cimino Center at Norris Penrose satellite location since late 2017.
     
     In 2014, StableStrides was named “Best Physical Rehab Center” by the community in the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s Best of Business voting competition and also received a special award from El Pomar Foundation’s Karl E. Eitel Fund, which supports outstanding Colorado nonprofits serving at-risk youth. In 2016, StableStrides was honored at the American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter’s Hometown Heroes Dinner as recipient of the “Animal Hero” award recognizing the organization’s extraordinary service work with animals that has improved the lives of others. StableStrides was recognized in the Top 10 Physical Rehabilitation Centers by the Colorado Springs Business Journal in 2017 and received three best workplace awards throughout 2017 and 2018.
     
     In 2018, an organizational record was reached by providing 4,420 therapeutic sessions to 736 unduplicated individuals. This is the largest number of people ever served by StableStrides in a single year and we anticipate exceeding these numbers by 10% in 2019.
     
     Sustainability:
     StableStrides views sustainability as a vital component of remaining a part of the Pikes Peak Region. We seek sustainability not only through continued and increased fundraising efforts but also a variety of other ways. The organization's Mental Health Committee is currently working to have the organization paneled with new insurance companies to allow a new pool of people in need to access our services. This will create opportunities for increased earned income. Our Professional Development offerings continue to expand and now include corporate leadership training workshops and industry-specific workshops that create revenue for StableStrides while providing required training and certification for industry professionals. Even the organization's name change in 2018 to a name that can be associated with a wider array of services works to creates organizational sustainability. While these are only small pieces of the StableStrides sustainability pie, they demonstrate the increasingly varied number of ways sustainability is approached at StableStrides.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Self-improvement/Wellness/Team Building/Personal Coaching/Professional Coaching

Our organization provides services for the following specific populations:
Children (10 & Under)
Tweens (11-12)
Teens (13-18)
Young Adults (19-21)
Adults (Over 21)
Seniors (65-79)
Elderly (80 & Over)
Veterans
Foreign-born (Immigrants)
Racial Minorities
Ethnic Minorities
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
At-Risk Youth

Our organization provides services to individuals with:
Amputation, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Behavioral disorders, Cerebral palsy, Chronic illness, Cognitive disabilities, Cystic Fibrosis, Development delay or disability, Down Syndrome, Economic disadvantages, Emotional disabilities, Epilepsy, Genetic conditions/disorders, Grief, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Hearing impairment, Intellectual disability, Joint abnormalities, Juvenile delinquency, Language impairment, Learning disabilities, Life-threatening illness, Mental health disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Orthopedic issues, Paralysis, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Physical disabilities, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Speech impairment, Spina bifida, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Substance abuse/addiction, Terminal illness, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Visual impairment, Weight Control disorders

Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Clients are served via three core programs:
      - Hippotherapy (“hippo” being the Greek word for horse) is physical, occupational, or speech therapy that is part of an integrated treatment plan to achieve targeted outcomes. Treatment is led by a specially trained and licensed physical, speech, or occupational therapists and utilizes the three-dimensional movement of the horse to influence the rider physically and neurologically. Clients increase core strength, muscle memory, flexibility, balance, coordination, and more.
      - Therapeutic Riding (TR) is an adaptive horseback riding lesson taught by a certified therapeutic riding instructor. Clients learn to influence the actions of the horse in a manner that addresses his/her own cognitive, physical, emotional, and social needs. As clients gain independence they commonly move from Hippotherapy into TR.
      - Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is a mental health therapy that is led by a licensed mental health therapist. It helps clients make the connection, or re-connection, between thoughts and feelings. Clients learn to approach rather than avoid emotions and uncomfortable situations. EFP is experiential and solutions-focused so clients are challenged to find solutions to problems in a timely and effective manner using the horse as a medium.

At a time when equestrian sports are under pressure to protect horses while making those sports more accessible, so too must all equine organizations ensure that horses are treated humanely when interacting with people with and without special needs. Our organization takes the following steps to ensure that horses are benefiting from their interactions with people:
     Our horses are enriched in emotional, mental, social, and physical wellbeing alongside their clients. We start out by pairing a horse to a client that we know will get along and not cause one or the other undue amounts of stress. A client’s therapy goals set the stage for what will happen in a lesson, but more times than not, they align with the horse needs as well. For mental health our clients sometimes need easy days so they groom, bath, stretch, and massage their equine partner. In our riding programs, we strive to find the pairings that work especially well together. When we hit the mark, the results from both horse and rider have a huge pay-off. We have seen an alpha mare become putty in a 10 yr. olds hands. In all of our programs, a client’s therapy goals may fall in line with horsemanship and dealing with the challenges it presents. We have had clients help with trailer training and overall conditioning of their equine partner with wonderful results.
     
     To further our care of our herd we have implemented the use of a Stressor Rating Scale. After each session the instructor documents, on a numbered scale, how the client affected the horse’s stress levels. These numbers are collected weekly and entered into our database. After collecting the data for six months we are then able to see the beginning baseline for each horse. Each horse is then given a maximum number each week that they cannot exceed based on the data. This insures that burnout is avoided and the horse is not over worked.


Our Programs/Activities that are not equine-related and/or involving animals other than equines:
 n/a

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Shannon Mitchell
Employees:   Full-Time:  8  Part-Time:  35  Volunteers:  292
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 is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check
    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
    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
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Every member of the staff is subject to Random Drug Screening

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    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 complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    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 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
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  11
Number of Board Members:  9  Number of Voting Board Members:  9

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? No

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? No

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

Disclosure:


Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent IRS Form 990

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
    Employee Handbook
    Bylaws

Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Audit
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2019? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990


EQUINE COSTS

Total Facilities: 2
Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center: 2019 - Yes
Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose: 2019 - Yes

Actual Horse Care Costs
$27392     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$5208     Bedding
$8983     Veterinarian
$4310     Farrier
$7209     Dentist
$2670     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$3318     Medications & Supplements
$2220     Horse Transportation
$9228     Maintenance
$3355     Horse/Barn Supplies
$39824     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$8375     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$122092     2019 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$148     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$7387     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$875     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$8410     2019 Total Donated Costs

Average direct cost per day per horse: $10
Average total cost per day per horse: $16
Average length of stay for an equine: 302 days (7849/26)


POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Return  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Purchase from auction  
    Purchase kill pen or feedlot  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
We will accept any horse into our program that passes an initial examination from our Equine Manager, a subsequent six-week trial period at StableStrides, and a veterinary examination. We do not have the financial resources to accept horses who need extensive training/care and cannot begin working in our programs within a reasonable amount of time after successful completion of their six-week trial period.

Intake, Assessment & Training
Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    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:

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    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 on trial up to 60 days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    Horses are on trial for 60 or more days
    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
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
    The horse is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   10 to 20 days

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
Not Checked:
    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

Following arrival at the facility, the horse is 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
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    Bathing
    Clipping

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   2-3 times per week

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
For the horse to qualify for Hippotherapy, the horse must be able to pass a EMPI test by the end of our trial period. This is then test annually to ensure quality of therapy.


Breeding
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.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions
    Our organization prohibits the breeding of horses/equines when re-homed or this statement is not applicable as all horses/equines remain at our organization for their lifetimes and are not re-homed under any circumstances.

Euthanasia
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 horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport

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

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    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
Not Checked:
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Our organization does not permit adopters/purchasers to return a horse to our organization
    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 uploaded Re-homing agreement includes the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) statements:
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
Not Checked:
    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 our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years

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

View Re-homing Agreement

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 2
Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center:
Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose:

Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center
Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center
13620 Halleluiah Trail Elbert CO 80106
Contact: Shannon Mitchell
Contact's Phone: 719-495-3908
Contact's Email: s.mitchell@stablestrides.org

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     StableStrides is a Premier Accredited Center (Center #1389) with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). PATH conducts regular on-site inspections of all aspects of our facility to ensure the safety of clients, volunteers, staff, and therapy horses. Premier Accredited Center is the highest accreditation through PATH International. All instructors are also individually certified with PATH international.

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

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.
     Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbot Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80905 info@hsppr.org 719-473-1741

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.
     PATH International
     7475 Dakin St #600
     Denver, CO 80221
     pathintl@pathintl.org (email must have subject line or it will not be opened)
     800-369-7433

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? Yes

Total number of instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or service providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  23

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Adam Morrison
     2. Aimee Wilson
     3. Amanda Stoltz
     4. Amy May
     5. April Phillips
     6. Autumn Hayes-Diggs
     7. Brittany Williams
     8. Carrie Gillies
     9. Chester DeAngelis
     10. Debbie Karber
     11. Estella Hughes
     12. Jacquline Kramer
     13. Jennifer Cupples
     14. Kathryn Goeas
     15. Kristen Van Ackeren
     16. Laura Barney
     17. Lea Guise
     18. Maggie Roberts
     19. Meagan Winegar
     20. Megan Meloon
     21. Melissa Perry
     22. Sarah Price
     23. Tracy Desiderio

Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 11
Of the total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility, the number of horses that are microchipped: 0
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 11
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 16
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 4
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 1  Paddocks/Pens: 3
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1







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/enclosures?    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 ensure 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
    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)
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
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    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
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    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:
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
Not Checked:
    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
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    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

Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 01/22/2020
Veterinarian: Dr. Clint Unruh, Dr. Gregory J. Brown & Dr. Jody Morris
Clinic Name: Colorado Equine Veterinary Services
16895 Hanks Grove
Peyton   CO   80831
Phone: 719-749-9500

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system

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
    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 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
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly 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 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
Not Checked:
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

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
Not Checked:
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

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
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    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
    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
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    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
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.

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

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
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
Not Checked:
    Photos are located on the stall
    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
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    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:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads 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 weekly
    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
    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.
Not Checked:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


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 maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    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)
Not Checked:
    The facility owns or has access to a generator

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
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Power outages
    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
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Quarterly
Smoke detectors are checked: Quarterly
Electrical Systems are checked: Annually
Fence lines are checked: Weekly
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

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned  2 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:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  2 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 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 Services (EAS)
         
2019 EAAT Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAAT programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 4 4
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 0 9 9
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 1 1
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAAT programs at this facility 0 0 14 14
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 2 2  
Number of days per week each horse works 6 6  
         
Clients participating in EAAT programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually 182 154 0 336
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 76 32 0 108
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 6 6  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 46 46  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 4 Weeks 3 Weeks  
         


Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose
Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose
1035 Lower Gold Camp Road Colorado Springs CO 80106
Contact: Shannon Mitchell
Contact's Phone: 719-495-3908
Contact's Email: s.mitchell@stablestrides.org

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     StableStrides is a Premier Accredited Center (Center #1389) with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). PATH conducts regular on-site inspections of all aspects of our facility on a regular basis to ensure the safety of participants and therapy horses. Premier Accredited Center is the highest accreditation through PATH International.

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

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.
     Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbot Lane Colorado Springs, CO 80905 info@hsppr.org 719-473-1741

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.
     PATH International
     7475 Dakin St #600
     Denver, CO 80221
     pathintl@pathintl.org (email must have subject line or it will not be opened)
     800-369-7433

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? Yes

Total number of instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or service providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  16

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Adam Morrison
     2. Amy May
     3. April Phillips
     4. Brittany Williams
     5. Chester DeAngelis
     6. Debbie Karber
     7. Estella Hughes
     8. Haley Rosario
     9. Jacquline Kramer
     10. Kathryn Goeas
     11. Kelly Moss
     12. Laura Barney
     13. Maggie Roberts
     14. Meagan Winegar
     15. Sarah Price
     16. Tracy Desiderio

Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 20
Of the total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility, the number of horses that are microchipped: 0
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 34
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 40
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 55
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 0  Paddocks/Pens: 1
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/enclosures?    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 ensure 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? 9-12
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
Not Checked:
    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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    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
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    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
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    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
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    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

Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 01/16/2020
Veterinarian: Dr. Clint Unruh, Dr. Gregory J. Brown & Dr. Jody Morris
Clinic Name: Colorado Equine Veterinary Services
16895 Hanks Grove
Peyton   CO   80831
Phone: 719-749-9500

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

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    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
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
Not Checked:
    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 groups
    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
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    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:
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
Not Checked:
    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 annually
    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 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

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
Not Checked:
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

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
Not Checked:
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

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? Only 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
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy 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
    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
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    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 is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    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
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
    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:
    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
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions

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 fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
     Halters are shared
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
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 cleaned regularly as needed
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    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
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


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 maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    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)
Not Checked:
    The facility owns or has access to a generator

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
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Power outages
    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: Quarterly
Smoke detectors are checked: Not at all/NA
Electrical Systems are checked: Quarterly
Fence lines are checked: Weekly
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: Semi-annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Monthly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned  2 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:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  2 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 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 Services (EAS)
         
2019 EAAT Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAAT programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 7 0 7
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 10 0 10
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 3 0 3
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAAT programs at this facility 0 20 0 20
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 0 2  
Number of days per week each horse works 0 6  
         
Clients participating in EAAT programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually 0 437 0 437
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 0 54 0 54
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 0 6  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 0 46  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 3 Weeks  
         

Additional explanation: Horses at this location are only ridden for schooling purposes by StableStrides staff and volunteers. At this time they are never ridden for EAAT services, as all services at this location are unmounted.



EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Self-improvement/Wellness/Team Building/Personal Coaching/Professional Coaching

     1. Adam Morrison

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Morrison's qualifications include: - BSW - Eastern Washington University - MSW - Arizona State University - Registered Psychotherapist - State of Colorado - PATH Intl. ESMHL - Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified from National Counsel of Behavioral Health - Child and Adult CPR/First Aid Certified from American Red Cross


     2. Aimee Wilson

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Aimee is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Aimee leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Aimee's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - BS in Physical Therapy - BS in Exercise Therapy - Physical Therapist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1 and 2 - PATH Intl. Registered Therapist


     3. Amanda Stoltz

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Amanda is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Amanda leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Amanda's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Occupational Therapist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1 and 2


     4. Amy May

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. May's qualifications include: - BA - Trinity University - MFA (Academy of Art in San Francisco - PATH Intl. TRI - PATH Intl. ESMHL - Child and Adult CPR/First Aid Certified from American Health and Safety Assoc.


     5. April Phillips

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Phillips' qualifications include: - PATH Intl. ESMHL - PATH Intl. CTRI - PATH Intl. Mentor - American Heart Association First Aid CPR AED for Adult, Child and infant - Bachelor of Science


     6. Autumn Hayes-Diggs

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Autumn is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Autumn leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Autumn's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Speech Language Pathologist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1 and 2


     7. Brittany Williams

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Williams qualifications include: - Bachelors of Science in Sports Management from Lockhaven University - Life Guarding for the Professional Rescuer from American Red Cross - CPR/AED First Aid Certified from American Red Cross - PATH Intl ESMHL - PATH Intl CTRI in training - American Swimming Coaches Association Level 1 Disability Swimming certification


     8. Carrie Gillies

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Carrie is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Carrie leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Carrie's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Occupational Therapist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1 and 2 - PATH Registered Therapist


     9. Chester DeAngelis

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Self-improvement/Wellness/Team Building/Personal Coaching/Professional Coaching

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Mr. DeAngelis' qualifications include: - BSW (SUNY Plattsburgh) - MSW (University of Denver) - LCSW (State of Colorado) - PATH Intl. CTRI, ES, Mentor - Eagala Certified Professional (Mental Health Professional and ES) - Animal Assisted Social Work Certificate from University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work - Eagala Military Services Professional Designation - Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified from National Counsel of Behavioral Health - Child and Adult CPR/First Aid Certified from American Health and Safety Assoc.


     10. Debbie Karber

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Karber's qualifications include: - PATH Intl. ESMHL - PATH Intl. CTRI - American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED - Wesley School of Nursing, RN Diploma - Registered Nurse License, State of Colorado


     11. Estella Hughes

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Hughes' qualifications include: - Bachelors of Arts- English and American Language and Literature, Theater and Speech / Minors in Political Science and Art - School Counseling Degree in progress, University of Tennessee. - Horse Master in Combined Training (Eventing) from Potomac Horse Center, Maryland - American Riding Instructor Association Certified in Recreational Riding Level 3, Dressage Level 2, and Eventing Level 1 - Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner - PATH Intl. CTRI - PATH Intl. ESMHL - Canadian Certified Vaulting Instructor - CPR/First Aid Certified - USEF Member, Safe Sport Certified - Instructor Member, Rocky Mountain Dressage Society - Certified Level 1 Eagala - FEI level 1 Vaulting Instructor - United States Pony Club Center Administrator - Interscholastic Equestrian Association Coach


     12. Haley Rosario

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Haley is employed by Cedar Springs Hospital and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Haley leads treatment for her clients receiving Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Haley's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Master of Social Work (University of Denver) - Registered Psychotherapist (State of Colorado)


     13. Jacquline Kramer

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Kramer's qualifications include: - BSW (University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota) - MSW (University of South Carolina) - LCSW (State of Colorado and South Carolina)


     14. Jennifer Cupples

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Jennifer is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Jennifer leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Jennifer's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Speech Language Pathologist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1


     15. Kathryn Goeas

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         - BS (Shidler College of Business School-University of Hawaii) - PATH Intl. CTRI - Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified from the National Council for Behavioral Health - Child and Adult CPR/First Aid Certified from American Health and Safety Assoc.


     16. Kelly Moss

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Kelly is employed by Evans Army Community Hospital on Fort Carson Army Post and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Kelly leads treatment for her clients receiving Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Kelly's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Licensed Psychologist, Colorado License - EAGALA Certified Professional


     17. Kristen Van Ackeren

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Kristen is employed by UCHealth/Memorial Hospital and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Kristen leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Kristen's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Physical Therapist, Colorado License - Certified Lymphedema therapist - Certified Vestibular Therapist - Level I and II Hippotherapy Certification - NDT Certified - AHA BLS Provider Certification


     18. Laura Barney

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         - BS Psychology - Montana State University - MA Counseling - University of Texas at San Antonio - Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health First Aid Instructor National Counsel of Behavioral Health


     19. Lea Guise

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Lea is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Lea leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Lea's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Physical Therapist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1 and 2 - PATH Intl. Registered Therapist


     20. Maggie Roberts

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Roberts qualifications include: - BS in Equine Training and Instruction -St. Mary-of-the-Woods College - PATH Intl. CTRI - PATH Intl. ESMHL - CPR & First Aid through American Heart Association - Youth Mental Health First Aid Certified from National Counsel of Behavioral Health - Child and Adult CPR/First Aid Certified from American Health and Safety Assoc.


     21. Meagan Winegar

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         - Associates and Bachelors in Psychology - Liberty University - Masters in Professional Counseling - Liberty University - Registered Psychotherapist - State of Colorado


     22. Megan Meloon

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Megan is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Megan leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Megan's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Physical Therapist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1 and 2


     23. Melissa Perry

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         RELATIONSHIP: Accompany Clients

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology (Hippotherapy)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Melissa is employed by Children's Hospital Colorado and partners with StableStrides to ensure her clients have access to equine assisted services. Melissa leads treatment for her clients receiving Hippotherapy services at StableStrides and works with StableStrides staff, volunteers, and therapy horses to provide the service. Melissa's degrees, licenses, and/or certifications include: - Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Physical Therapist, Colorado License - AHA Hippotherapy Certification Level 1 and 2 - PATH Registered Therapist


     24. Sarah Price

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         - MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - UCCS in 2014 - Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - BA in Psychology and Theatre - Saint Louis University 2007 - MA in Theatre and Drama Therapy - Kansas State University 2009 - Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) - Registered Play Therapist (RPT) - EMDR Basic Trained - ESMHL through PATH Intl. - Child and Adult CPR/First Aid Certified from American Safety and Health Institute  


     25. Tracy Desiderio

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center

         Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Ms. Desiderio's qualifications include: - PATH Intl. CTRI, ESMHL - BS in Sociology/Criminology - Colorado State University Pueblo - MS in Pharmacy - University of Florida - Masterson Method Equine Specialist - Certificate Autism Spectrum Disorders - University of California Davis - US Army Veteran - Veterinary Services NCO - Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute - California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training - Child and Adult CPR/First Aid Certified American Red Cross



EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 2
Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center: 2019 - Yes
Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose: 2019 - Yes

19 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
2 Donated
5 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
7 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
1 Horses adopted/sold:
5 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
7 Total departures
19 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
18 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
1 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 19 on 1/1/2019+ 7 Intakes - 7 Departures = 19 on 12/31/2019

Total days that equines were in the care of StableStrides during 2019: 7849


Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center was operational during 2019.

2019 Main Facility at Latigo Trail Equestrian Center Equine Census
10 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
2 Donated
2 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
4 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
0 Horses adopted/sold:
2 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
3 Total departures
11 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
10 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
1 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 10 on 1/1/2019+ 4 Intakes - 3 Departures = 11 on 12/31/2019



4 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
2 Donated 0
1Mustang1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
1Quarter Horse1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
2 Free Leased 0
1Mustang 1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares
1Paint 1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Purchased from Auction 0
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0




Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose was operational during 2019.

2019 Dom Cimino Wellness Center at Norris Penrose Equine Census
9 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
0 Donated
3 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
3 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
1 Horses adopted/sold:
3 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
4 Total departures
8 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
8 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 9 on 1/1/2019+ 3 Intakes - 4 Departures = 8 on 12/31/2019



3 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
0 Donated 0
3 Free Leased 0
1Appaloosa 1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
1Paso Fino 1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares
1Appendix Quarter Horse 1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Purchased from Auction 0
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0


1 Re-homing Detail Horses adopted/sold by breed, age & gender during 2019:  
1Arabian1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings





Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the equine is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the equine is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased from Owner: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Purchased from Auction: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine at an auction.
Purchased from Kill Pen: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine from a kill pen.
Surrendered (Hardship): The ownership and custody of the equine is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent with or without the use of an intake document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The equine was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the equine has been transferred back to the organization.
Transferred: The custody of the equine is transferred within an organization or from one organization to another non-profit or foster organization to provide retirement, retraining, rehabilitation and/or adoption services with no change in ownership.
Born: The equine was born at the facility.

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.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS): Any activity that incorporates equine interactions and/or the equine environment, mounted or unmounted, to include 1) psychotherapy and/or mental health counseling aimed at achieving goals set forth by the licensed mental health professional and the client, 2) occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology treatment strategies utilizing equine movement set forth by the licensed therapist and the client, 3) horsemanship instruction adapted to the ability/disability of those receiving services, for the puropse of contributing positively to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being conducted by a certified professional, and 4) experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills to achieve educational, professional and personal goals conducted by a licensed educator, mental health professional or coach. Please refer to our Guidelines for Conducting EAS for additional information.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disability or impairment) that require or benefit from instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings. The difficulty may not be limited to a health issue but may result from the interaction between the individual and the society in which he or she lives arising from an abusive or unhealthy environment or situation and/or a lack of resources, including economic resources, placing them at risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

At-Risk: Refers to being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes. Youth are considered at-risk for a number of reasons, such as if they are homeless or transient, involved in drugs or alcohol, abused sexually, physically or emotionally, mentally ill, neglected at home or live in stressful family environments, lacking social or emotional supports, and involved with delinquent peers. At-Risk youth are likely to be involved in a number of risky behaviors, such as running away, skipping school, drinking underage, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.

Community Outreach: Refers to activities and public education programs aimed at educating the public about the horse-human bond, issues impacting the welfare of horses, and how horses change lives. This could include, but is not limited to, any activity OTHER THAN Equine Assisted Services (EAS) that require a credentialed service provider, such as off site visits from horses, on site tours, seminars and clinics, camps, community service hours, able-bodied mounted and unmounted lessons, etc.