Ride On St. Louis, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



Ride On St. Louis, Inc.
8498 Byrnesville Road
Cedar Hill, MO 63016

Mailing Address:
PO Box 94
Kimmswick, MO 63053


Phone: 636-464-3408

EIN: 43-1885666
Founded: 1998
Profile Last Updated January 13, 2021

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!


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Sidewalker
Minimum Age: 14
Sidewalkers walk along side of the horse and work together with our instructors and/or therapists to provide support and safety to clients who need assistance.

Must attend one 3-hour training class and successfully pass a competency test. Commitment for full 8-12 week session.

Please contact us to confirm your interest and the date of the next sidewalker training class.
Board Of Directors Member
Minimum Age: NA
We are looking to expand our Board of Directors and are in need of a member with experience in development and marketing.
Event Workers
Minimum Age: 14
Annual Volunteer Opportunities
*Trivia Night - Saturday, May 5th, 2018
*Work Days - various throughout the year.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 23, 2020

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

We welcome you to donate directly to us. We will receive 100% of your donation made here.

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Awarded Annually
Effective Date: May 23, 2020
Last Updated: August 21, 2020

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Ride On St. Louis exists to promote health and enrich lives through love, joy and holistic healing. We are a comprehensive conditioning and learning non-profit organization serving people with health complications, as well as, the retired equine assisted service horses who partner in our programs. Our health and wellness programs for both humans and horses improve quality of life through individualized treatment and or activity plans.

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 provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
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 2020: 2
     1. Private Residence in Cedar Hill  * Operational in 2020
**Error in number of facilities.

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Our organization uses foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities which adhere to all the policies, procedures and practices of our organization

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:
Ride On St. Louis's main goal is to make substantial and sustaining quality of life improvements for each person we serve. Ride On St. Louis has the privilege of collaborating with exceptional institutes, is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) and is a member of the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA). Our staff are Advanced PATH Credentialed Therapeutic Riding Instructors that meet or exceed requirements for continuing education. Ride On St. Louis follows the 20 Standards of Charitable Accountability outlined by the Better Business Bureau, earning us the privilege to display the A+ Rating and Wise Giving Seal. Our services and the lives improved by them are made possible through community support, volunteers, devout staff, fundraising and grantors. We strive to provide a quality program, from our volunteer experience, to the happiness and willingness of our equine partners, to the values shared with our supporters, to the sustaining quality of life improvements our clients achieve.
     
     Rick and Marita Wassman founded Ride On St. Louis in 1998 in Oakville, Missouri. The center operated at their private home residence on a volunteer basis for four years. As the center grew, past Mayor of Kimmswick Brian Selsor and Dorothy Hatfield (niece of Fred and Mable Ruth Anheuser) invited Ride On St. Louis onto the Anheuser Estate and Park at a philanthropic lease. From 2002 to 2018 Ride On St. Louis was privileged to call the Anheuser Estate in Kimmswick our home. Over those 16 years on the estate grounds, Ride On St. Louis was able to grow and develop in many areas including: herd variety, staffing, volunteer support, client base and program offerings which directly affects corresponding needs with respect to space, safety and further developments. However, the area is prone to frequent flooding, which is disruptive to services and requires expensive ongoing repairs.
     
     From 2013 to 2018 the grounds Ride On St. Louis leased had been violently flooded on four occasions. In 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 our center had been devastated by frequent flooding of the Mississippi River, which was disruptive to services for eight to twenty weeks at a time, and required hundreds of hours of laborious repairs after each event. Flooding of our previous location resulted in the loss of 5241 core program hours for 107 clients and the loss of 4875 on-site community volunteer program hours for 125 community program volunteers. Ride On St. Louis has gone from serving 55 clients each week in 2013 to serving only 13 clients a week in 2018. Decrease of core program services is a direct result of flooding as Ride On St. Louis has suffered damages, four times over, to stables, fencing, indoor arena, outdoor arena, trail path, offices, equipment, utility lines and therapy horses. The floods were destructive, overwhelming and paralyzing to our non-profit and forced evacuations, caused the cancellation of needed services, thwarted development efforts and inflicted more than $250,000 in physical damages like: busted water pipes, corroded electric, sludge soaked drywall, twisted and warped fencing among other recurrent loss and destruction. With the help of many laborers, neighbors, businesses, and Ride On St. Louis donors and grantors, Ride On St. Louis staff and volunteers repaired and began again, four separate times. No FEMA, insurance, or landowner money or reimbursement was applied during any flood event to the acres and structures that Ride On St. Louis utilized.
     
     Ride On St. Louis exited our previous location in Kimmswick, Missouri in December 2018, in response to flood trends and other external factors. Ride On St. Louis is pursuing plans to relocate the center to a new permanent site to avoid recurrent, costly damages to the facility, grounds and programs, and ensure continuous, uninterrupted service for those in need. If we had elected to stay at this location, Ride On St. Louis would have been flooded twice 2019 and once in 2020, and would have been liable to invest more capital back into this leased location we repeatedly cleaned and repaired after each disaster. Due to the magnitude of these record-breaking water levels and duration of the 2019 floods, the estimated cost of clean-up/repair would have been $116,892 in 2019 alone, over a ten-month period. Additionally, the situation would have forced the cancellation of 147 clients and the loss of 810 program hours.
     
     Our horses are being housed at temporary locations including a privately owned thoroughbred breeding and training facility in Millstadt, Illinois (2019) and privately owned grounds adjacent to and owned by a hunter jumper training barn (2020). Ride On St. Louis staff and trained volunteers travel a minimum of twice daily to provide care. Our belongings and equipment of 20+ years are in storage (at no charge), and office equipment and supplies are set up temporarily at a volunteer’s home office. With our exit from the Kimmswick property, many of our professional staff (physical and occupational therapists and volunteer coordinator) and programs (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sports Riding, Adaptive Riding, Equine Service for Heroes and Sensational Summer Camp) have been suspended since our temporary location/s are unsuited for EAAT. In 2019, we were pleased to have implemented an unmounted program (Barn Buddies), which began development in 2017 and was followed by a small pilot program in 2018, to continue serving some unmounted clients during our relocation, despite the given challenges. Clients with special needs, fragile bodies and those who are seeking to develop their independent riding skills benefit greatly from the controlled environment that an arena (indoor or outdoor) offers. Elements conducive to EAAT in the arena may include: level, dust free footing that is easy on the horse's joints (since they often carry the unbalanced weight of clients), forgiving on delicate respiratory systems, and easier for the clients to balance than hills or uneven natural terrain; safety railing that significantly decreases the risk of injury from falling or bumping into the rails; well lit and/or climate controlled space for year round activity; and special mounting equipment and areas for persons needing assistance to mount or utilizing mobility devices (wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, strollers, etc.). Additionally, the isle-ways and stall-rows you find on most training farms are set up for the traffic of horses coming and going from boxes only. At the EAAT center, isle-ways are large and accommodating for people of all needs and often offer designated areas for tying the horse and for activities that include instruction, grooming, and tacking with the assistance of an instructor. One last major difference in facilities concerns ADA accessibility (parking, walk-ways, bathrooms, waiting room, etc.). Plans for our future Forever Home take careful consideration in design and features that are essential for an efficient, safe and sustaining EAAT center. Our community and clients and their positive health achievements remain a priority during our relocation, despite extra challenges given our current situation. Our acquisition of new property is critical the health and wellbeing of those we serve.
     
     Over the last several months, Ride On St. Louis has reviewed and refined selection of 35 properties that may meet vision and operation requirements, and have analyzed quantifiable data through weighted rankings of 20 desired attributes including: geographical location, distance, price, peacefulness, ease of access, total acreage, cleared land/grazing acreage, utility requirements, property owner flexibility, state of existing structures if applicable, construction logistics and requirements, fencing needs, non-program revenue potential, acquisition options, zoning requirements, and property maintenance. Ride On St. Louis has worked with consultants to help facilitate our relocation and has conducted extensive feasibility studies, surveys with key stake holders, staff, volunteers and clients, and designed and implemented a new strategic plan. Select property owners have shown interest in workable contracts involving lease, lease-to-purchase, and donation options. For their in-kind service and reduced rates Ride On St. Louis thanks the legal teams at Lathrop Gage LLP (a viable resource for navigating details of atypical contracts) and private architects who have engineered office, therapy, conference and reception room blueprints.
     
     Ride On St. Louis Board of Directors and organization leaders are confident in the development our new Forever Home, which will provide sustainable, optimal and efficient therapy, learning and health community opportunities. This multi-phase relocation project positions Ride On St. Louis to continue as the community organization that St. Louis and surrounding neighbors can count on for increased health and well-being. With the offerings of our new location, Ride On St. Louis will not only be able to fully resume program services, but may also be able to lower service fees, increase programming and address our expanding waiting list.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development


Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Unmounted Activities/Barn Buddies - Horses are beings with feelings, thoughts, emotions, memories and empathetic abilities and are highly social animals. Social interaction opens areas for communication, for self-discovery and develops character skills designed around essential components relating to the fundamental knowledge of the equestrian world. The program focuses on skills inherent to the equine industry and includes study and performance in husbandry, handling, grooming, sanitation management, first aid, record keeping and team management skills. The goal of the program is to produce confident individuals knowledgeable in equine care who can independently complete daily equine feed and sanitation requirements at Ride On St. Louis, while addressing, relating and achieving personal goals relevant to skill development, accident/injury recovery and coping, and/or emotional, cognitive, physical or behavioral improvements that are important to our participants and their families. Our current program participants have hardships (some co-occurring) of: terminal illness, stroke, traumatic brain injury, depression and suicide risk. Our current programming is appropriate for adults and young adults with hardships selected above.

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 valued partners in a relationship and their comfort and enjoyment as an equine-assisted activities and therapies horse is highly important to us. We pride ourselves on producing and maintaining top quality horses who thrive in their personal lives and enjoy their involvement at Ride On St. Louis.
     
     In order to participate and work with individuals who may have disabilities, we are highly selective when accepting horses into our training program. When selecting a horse to participate, equine candidates go through a strict screening process and evaluation to determine if their temperament, size and movement are compatible and desired. In addition to a standard veterinarian pre-purchase exam, we evaluate a prospective horse’s conformation, health, age, gaits, manners of going, posture and movement, attitude, temperament, demeanor, personality, willingness, interaction/engagement, reliability, past training and adaptability.
     
     Once a horse has been approved as a candidate, he enters an initial training period at Ride On St. Louis. During this training period the horse works exclusively with one to two trainers on overall health and conditioning of the body and mind to prepare and further evaluate the horse for involvement in equine-assisted activities and or therapies. Horses are slowly introduced to elements they may encounter in the program and requirements of their job like: sidewalkers, noises, smells, sights, sensations and other stimuli, adaptive tack/equipment, tools/props, mounting deck, etc. (Ride On St. Louis trainers use positive reinforcement and rewards-based training methods). During this time the horse also develops a bond with their dedicated trainer, and the trainer learns the horse's personality, abilities and challenges. Based on the horse's history and experience, some may progress through this period faster than others. In general a horse may take anywhere from two months to two years to complete this phase. Horses are continually evaluated and may or may not be discharged from the training program. Input from trainers, veterinarians, and other equine specialists are considered.
     
     Horses who progress through the training program are gently introduced to working with one to two appropriately selected clients each week, and based on their performance may graduate to working with additional clients or more challenging clients. When the horse begins working in the program at this limited capacity, he continues to be lead/handled exclusively by his trainer who knows him as an individual. The trainer is responsible not only for controlling the movement of the horse throughout the session, but also monitors the horse's well-being as observed through desirable actions and occurrences of: licking, chewing, relaxed head/neck, even sweat marks, engagement, soundness, etc.; and signs of stress or discomfort displayed through: tail swishing, head bobbing, agitation, wide eye, uneven sweat marks, hollowness, unsoundness, etc. Any signs of fatigue, discomfort or stress are addressed immediately. This may result in the adjustments or changes in tack, volunteers, clients, toys/props, and/or attention from vet, chiropractor, massage therapist, dentist, trainer, equine manager, etc.
     
     Our horses are employed in programs and services that compliment their strengths and support their enjoyment. Our equine partners are paired appropriately with clients and scheduled in the program based on their individual needs, abilities and response, and are continually evaluated for health and soundness of the body and mind.
     
     Thorough evaluations, slow and correct training, gentle introduction to services, and a strong bond between horse and trainer, we ensure that our horses enjoy their special role at Ride On St. Louis. Some of our horses have been participating for 18 years. Some spend a year in the training program, are determined unfit for service (whether it be physical or mental state), and are discharged. It is important to us that our horses not only thrive in their personal life, but also enjoy their work. Are horses remain participants for as long or as little as suits them, and always receive the highest respect and care in all situations.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:

Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Ride On St. Louis collaborates on research efforts, programming and enrichment programs with the exceptional institutions of Washington University School of Medicine Program in Occupational Therapy, Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Exercise Science Studies, Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, Mizzou College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Teen Outreach Program, The Disabled Athletes Sports Association and Pony Bird group home. Ride On St. Louis offers volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities to individuals, groups, scout troops, businesses etc. Academic students volunteer to fulfill community service projects, undergraduate experiential studies, and graduate practicums. Volunteers may receive 18 hours of free educational training in horsemanship and disability best practices via Ride On St. Louis’s training courses and additional opportunities to assist/shadow in activity or treatments sessions and equine specialized care. Volunteers may also attend a series of trainings beyond their initial introductory and safety course. Additional offerings in free education include Sidewalker Training, Leader Trainings I-IV, Advanced Leader Training, and Equine Caretaking Basics that cover a variety of horsemanship categories. Those interested may also observe and assist during visits from the veterinarian, chiropractor, massage therapist, dentist, farrier and other equine professionals.
     
     Throughout the year staff and equine ambassadors present to youth and adults on the topic of equine-assisted activities and therapies through school, business, and community events and other institutes.
     
     Since 2014, Ride On St. Louis partners with the Disabled Athletes Sports Association (DASA), a nonprofit organization that grants sports and fitness activity opportunities to those who live with a physical, visual or auditory disabilities. Our partnership provides unique opportunities to ride and interact with therapy horses at DASA’s annual Camp WeCanDu program held in Babler State Park. Approximately 50-90 campers with disabilities age six to 16 experience new athletic and sensory opportunities through overnight or day camp opportunities. Participants come together to create a fun and engaging social support system that encourages campers to discover their natural abilities through athletic and sensory activities while instilling family values and promoting independence and self-confidence that resonate through all aspects of life.

Our Programs/Activities that are not equine-related and/or involving animals other than equines:
 All of our current services incorporate equine interaction and/or equine environment.


EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS


Private Residence in Cedar Hill

Equine Assisted Services (EAS)
         
2020 EAS Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 0 0
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 0 0 0
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 0 0  
Number of days per week each horse works 0 0  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 0  
         




EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

1: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Private Residence in Cedar Hill
     1. Marita Wassman, ATRI, CTRI

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Eastland Farms

         Private Residence in Cedar Hill

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Director, Founder, credentialed Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Mentor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) has 36 years’ experience in therapeutic riding and 42 years’ experience in a variety of equestrian enterprises. Marita trained and worked with top equestrian professionals such as Liz Young Millard (’68 United States Olympic Equestrian team), Otis Brown Stables, Pecan Tree stables and LePere Thoroughbred Training Center. These equestrian facilities included disciplines in hunter, jumper, dressage and conditioning thoroughbreds; she gained knowledge in breeding, foaling, training and designing youth and adult riding programs for typically developing individuals and those with special needs. Marita is a member of the American Hippotherapy Association and PATH International.



GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Marita Wassman
Employees:   Full-Time:  2  Part-Time:  4  Volunteers:  200
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 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 required to undergo a Background Check
    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 carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their 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 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 receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  10
Number of Board Members:  5  Number of Voting Board Members:  5

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  Yes  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? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member.
Marita Wassman, Program Director is the mother of BriAnn Session, Grant Manager. Marita Wassman is the only family member who sits on board of directors. The program began as a small homegrown operation in 1998 and Marita and BriAnn have been active and instrumental in its establishment forward.

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


Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook
    Bylaws

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook
    Employee Handbook
    Bylaws

Additional explanation regarding governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of the answers above.
Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific. Not every volunteer receives training that includes horse handling or horse identification because many of our volunteer job descriptions do not allow or call for volunteers to handle or interact with the horses at our center.
     
     In addition to those listed above the following documents are also available on our website and as requested: Notice of Privacy Practices, Internet Privacy Policy, and Confidentiality Policy.

Financial Reporting:
Budget:  *Missing
Equine Budget:   *Missing
Month Fiscal Year Ends: *Missing
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): *Missing
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): *Missing
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2020? *Missing
IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990 has not been uploaded for this facility.


EQUINE COSTS

Total Facilities: 1

Actual Horse Care Costs
$4524     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$6343     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$2865     Farrier
$544     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$240     Medications & Supplements
$455     Horse Transportation
$200     Maintenance
$1617     Horse/Barn Supplies
$17504     Horse Care Staff
$5027     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$39319     2019 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$272     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$50     Bedding
$700     Veterinarian
$245     Farrier
$1290     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$7280     Manure Removal
$1290     Medications & Supplements
$408     Horse Transportation
$15493     Maintenance
$324     Horse/Barn Supplies
$53835     Horse Care Staff
$6805     Horse Training
$21562     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$109554     2019 Total Donated Costs

Average direct cost per day per horse: $6
Average total cost per day per horse: $15
**Equine Census *Missing/*Error Average length of stay for an equine: 0 days (2657/0)


POLICIES

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

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

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
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 for 60 or more days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    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
    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
    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 up to 60 days

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
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    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:
Prior to arrival at the facility the following is performed: Coggins test, other blood work (if necessary), fecal test and or de-worming (if needed), vaccinations, and the horse is scanned for a microchip. When the horse arrives he is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine on-site.


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.
    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.
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

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 on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    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

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
    Intravenous administration of a solution of concentrated potassium chloride (KCl) with the horse in a surgical plane of general anesthesia

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    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 may be found suitable homes by our organization
    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


Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
Horses generally remain at our facility in our care while they are training, in service and retired. If a horse is being leased, he may return to his owner if he has been discharged from the program. Sometimes a horse may be permanently retired to retirement home Out2Pasture in Columbia, MO.
Re-homing Agreement not applicable.

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 2

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Our organization uses foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities which adhere to all the policies, procedures and practices of our organization

Private Residence in Cedar Hill:

Private Residence in Cedar Hill
Private Residence in Cedar Hill
8498 Byrnesville Road Cedar Hill MO 63016
Contact: Boo Gonzalez
Contact's Phone: 314-583-0926
Contact's Email: dublinboo@yahoo.com

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

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.
     private facility n/a

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.
     The Jefferson County Animal Control Center 7105 Shelter Road, Barnhart, MO 63012 no email address listed 636-797-5577

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 Equine Assisted Service Providers AT THIS FACILITY, including instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or 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:  1

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

     1. Marita Wassman, ATRI, CTRI

Private Residence in Cedar Hill:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 7
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: 7
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 7
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 5
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 1  Paddocks/Pens: 3
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 0  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 9 to 15 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    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
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    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
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    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

Private Residence in Cedar Hill

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Dr. Ava Frick
Clinic Name: Pet Rehab & Pain Clinic
105 5th St
Eureka   MO   63025
Phone: 636-549-9100

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records

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
Not Checked:
    Horses are fed in groups
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated 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 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 massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    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 acupuncturist

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:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    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:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    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
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    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 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
    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
Not Checked:
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to 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 piled in an area where horses are not located
    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 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
    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
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    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
    Saddles 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 after each use
    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:
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    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 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
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures

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
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Terrorist attacks

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    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:
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Semi-annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Annually
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Annually
Fire drills are conducted: Semi-annually
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:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned  3 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;


Equine Assisted Services (EAS)
         
2020 EAS Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 0 0
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 0 0 0
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 0 0  
Number of days per week each horse works 0 0  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 0  
         



EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1

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

Summary: on 1/1/2019+ Intakes - 0 Departures = on 12/31/2019

Total days that equines were in the care of Ride On St. Louis, Inc. during 2019: 2657

Private Residence in Cedar Hill Prior Year information not updated.





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 purpose 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 public education programs aimed at educating the public about the horse-human bond, issues impacting the welfare of horses, and how horses change lives and activities that include, but are not limited to, any activity OTHER THAN Equine Assisted Services (EAS) that require a credentialed service provider, such as off site visits with horses at hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, crisis response, workplace well-being, on site tours, seminars and clinics, camps, community service hours, able-bodied mounted and unmounted lessons, etc.

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