Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers
1003 West Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90810

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 41501
Long Beach, CA 90853


Phone: 310-350-1311

EIN: 26-4041070
Founded: 2009
Profile Last Updated July 30, 2020

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covered arena 96'x60', alfalfa hay, toys for lessons, cavalettis, small English and Western saddles, classroom

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Minimum Age: 14
Dream Catcher loves their volunteers. We will teach you everything you want to know about horses. As long as you are 14 years old you can come to help out at the ranch. We also teach Veterans and special needs children and adults.
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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
The mission of Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Therapeutic Riding Centers is to improve the lives of children, adults, and veterans with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession and the larger community through training,education, research and public outreach.

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: 1
     1. Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles
     2. Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers**Error in number of facilities.

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Not Applicable. Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities
Our organization has made equines available for research studies or medical training.

Please explain where and for what purpose equines are/were provided to use in research or medical training. 
     One time: Our older thoroughbred has a heart murmur. Our Veterinarian recommended an echocardiogram. She said she could contact an associate that was teaching at an Equine Pre-vet program in Pomona, CA. He offered to demonstrate the procedure for his class of pre-vet students, for free, if we trailered the horse to his clinic. We did and the horse was cleared to continue in our program!

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:
Planning for the future is a key element of Dream Catcher's mission. As we continue to serve our Southern California community with therapeutic equine services, education and outreach, Dream Catcher is constantly evolving to create new opportunities and realize our goals:
     
     1. Expanding use of social media for education and outreach. Dream Catcher already uses social media, local news, and group newsletters to great effect, allowing us to communicate about our services and animals with current and potential participants and volunteers. Expanding our educational and outreach capabilities will allow more of the public to learn about and engage with us and our mission. It also will enable us to teach the public, volunteers and participants the myriad elements of equine therapy and horse management that go beyond individual riding and therapy sessions.
     
     Strategies - (a) Obtaining tablets and adopting on-line teaching tools to allow Dream Catcher to expand participation in training seminars, clinics, and public education; (b) Building a classroom/media room on-site for the benefit of our participants and volunteers, particularly when rain prevents normal activities. Dream Catcher already has identified several potential sources of tablets and mobile classrooms.
     
     2. Hiring new instructors. Dream Catcher will need additional instructors in order to expand its opportunities for therapeutic riding, able-body riding, community outreach and volunteering. Certified instructors are imperative to a successful program. A skilled staff also will allow Dream Catcher to take participants to appropriate local competitions and allow them to shine!
     
     Strategy - Dream Catcher will launch a concerted effort to hire new instructors as soon as current pandemic conditions allow a return to business. Our current staff and volunteers allowed us to hold our first on-site horse show in June 2019 for a large group of riders, families and supporters. The show was a huge success: Riders felt accomplished and proud of their ribbons; family members were happy to see their loved-ones’ pride and achievements; and everyone had a great time! Dream Catcher will hold more shows, but with the help of additional skilled staff, plans to enter local competitions and eventually the Paralympics, to benefit participants and expand our visibility within the disabled sports and equine communities.
     
     3. Expanding our free access to the nation’s veterans. Dream Catcher from its inception has allowed veterans to ride for free under its “Horses for Forces” program. We would like to expand our veterans’ service hours to offer more equine riding and educational opportunities to veterans.
     
     Strategy - Our veterans program will expand as Dream Catcher expands its community outreach and funding efforts, already underway.
     
     4. Adding a Driving element to our therapeutic horsemanship. Dream Catcher currently has two miniature horses that work in our unmounted program and serve as goodwill ambassadors at public events. We hope to further enhance their lives and expand our EAAT offerings by developing a miniature horse driving program. A driving program would be invaluable for participants who may not be able to ride, but would benefit immeasurably from the experience of working with horses and finding a new world of mobility.
     
     Strategies - Dream Catcher already is in contact with certified Driving instructors who can provide the expertise and equipment needed to expand our EAAT program.

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 Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology


Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     With PATH/EAGALA certified staff, Dream Catcher of Los Angeles offers:
     
     (1.) THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP SERVICES
     Riding and groundwork conducted by PATH certified staff working with veterans, children, teens and adults with a wide range of abilities and disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, chronic pain/MS, trauma and emotional difficulties. Dream Catcher Los Angeles adapts its programs to each individual's needs, enabling our riders to benefit physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively. The program focuses on forming a partnership between horse and rider, leading to social, physical, psychological, cognitive and educational benefits unique to equestrian therapy:
     Social - participants experience social interactions with the horses, therapists, instructors, other students and volunteers;
     Physical - participants benefit from the horses gait, with the potential for increased strength and agility, improved balance and posture, better circulation, respiration and metabolism, normalizing of muscle tone, reduced spasticity, and improved motor skills, reflexes, coordination, and range of motion;
     Psychological - benefits can include an increase in recreation, fun, empowerment, social interactions, independence, improved self-image, increased attention span and motivation, self-discipline, risk-taking, patience and trust;
     Cognitive - benefits may include sequencing, hand-eye coordination, multi-tasking, sensory integration, left/right discrimination, motion planning, patterning, and visual/spatial perception; education occurs through play as riders learn to identify colors, numbers, shapes and animals; and finally,
     Bringing riders and horses together fosters friendships, respect for others and for animals, love for animals, personal bonds, increased life experience and simple enjoyment. Those who benefit: Cerebral Palsy, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays, Paraplegia, Traumatic brain injury, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Retardation, Hearing impairments, Visual impairments, spinal cord injuries, OCD. Our youngest rider is 3 years old, and our oldest was a veterans that is 98!
     
     (2.) EQUINE INTERACTIVE THERAPY SERVICES Psychotherapy/Counseling, Mental Health, involves a highly effective team consisting of a licensed clinical professional, a PATH INT’L or EAGALA certified equine specialist, and trained horses have been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health and human development needs such as behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, abuse issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, conflict resolution, relationship problems and communications. EAAT is experiential in nature. Participants learn about themselves by participating in activities with horses and then discussing feelings, behaviors and patterns.
     
     (3.) EQUINE INTERACTIVE LEARNING SERVICES also known as Equine Assisted/Facilitated Learning (EAL, EFL): Self-improvement, Wellness, Team Building, and/or Personal or Professional Coaching. Our PATH and EAGALA certified staff helps individuals better understand themselves and others through participation in activities with the horses followed by a discussion of how their feelings, behaviors and patterns relate to their “real life.”
     For example, a horse’s size alone offers a unique opportunity for participants to overcome fear and develop self-confidence. Accomplishing a task involving a horse in spite of one’s fears creates confidence and provides for wonderful metaphors for dealing with intimidating and challenging situations that arise in daily life.
     As social animals with distinct personalities, attitudes and moods, horses also have the ability to mirror exactly what human body language is telling them. Thus participants who complain that a horse is stubborn or antagonistic learn that if they change their own behavior the horse responds differently.
     Just by being themselves, our horses play a critical role by fostering teamwork, improving problem-solving skills, enhancing leadership and communication abilities, increasing self-confidence, and building healthier relationships. EAP & EAL builds skills in the following areas: Problem Solving, Work Ethic, Personal Responsibility, Teamwork, Confidence, Attitude, Emotional Growth, and Relationship Building. EAL and EAP are often used for clients that are experiencing the following: Personal issues, ADHD, PTSD, PDD, juvenile delinquency, Social anxiety or shyness, Anxiety, Trauma, Anger and acting out, Grief and loss, Poor self-esteem, Substance abuse recovery, Communication, Interpersonal relationships, Stress, Burnout, terminal illness, team building.
     
     (4) Academic and/or Vocational Learning: Dream Catcher has worked with such programs as: Cole Vocational, the Mentor Network, Integrated Life Social Vocational Services and CIP- College Internship Program where we have taught students with special needs taking College Courses. We provided Vocational training, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning as part of their Curriculum. We were awarded Best Community Program 2 years in a row!
     
     (5) Self-improvement, Wellness, Team Building, and/or Personal or Professional Coaching- Dream Catcher has provided, in conjunction with our EAP/EFP program Team Building and Professional coaching. Utilizing a PATH INT'L Instructor and an Advanced EAGALA Mental Health practitioner, Dream Catcher provides Businesses, Psychotherapists, and groups with Self-Improvement, Team Building and Coaching.
     
     (6) Veterans Program: Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers' Horses for Forces has partnered with PATH, International and their Equine Services for Heroes program. This program strives to assist military personnel and veterans through our available services.
     “Equine-assisted activity and therapy programs are tailored to address specific issues faced by wounded and traumatized military personnel, while also providing a supportive and therapeutic environment for their families and loved ones."
     Currently, Dream Catcher L.A. offers:
     Ground lessons (grooming, tacking, horse care, etc.) Natural Horsemanship i.e. Parelli games
     Recreational / leisure riding skills
     Sports riding - setting goals for developing riding skills (may include competitions)
     Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies: EAP and EAL

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:
     As an EAAT facility, Dream Catcher places the mental and physical well-being of its horses above all else. After all, if the horses aren’t at their physical and mental best, how can we expect them to safely and effectively help our EAAT participants? The primary benefit of their interactions with people, therefore, is the level of care they receive from staff, veterinarians, dentists, farriers, groomers, chiropractors and massage therapists. Going beyond professional standards, Dream Catcher constantly monitors each horse in our care, and calls appropriate experts as needed to keep our horses happy and healthy.
     
     Our horses further benefit from having a new purpose in life that keeps them active and stimulated. Having worked as police horses, polo ponies, racehorses, jumpers and dressage masters, they adapt with evident pleasure to their second, third or even fourth career as an EAAT team-member. Dream Catcher ensures that rather than being put out to pasture, our horses continue to live life with a purpose, enjoying a balance of work, exercise and relaxation, with plenty of visual stimulation, socialization, fresh air and turn-outs.
     
     And when they’re ready for the next phase, be it full retirement or “crossing the rainbow bridge,” Dream Catcher ensures they make that transition in the most peaceful and humane way possible.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:

Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Dream Catcher of Los Angeles actively engages in community outreach throughout the year.
     Joan Blank, Executive Director of Dream Catcher of L.A., is a champion for our program and our horses. Always looking for new educational opportunities, Joan brings her expertise and enthusiasm to local High Schools and colleges to recruit volunteers, particularly among students planning careers in mental and public health, psychology, kinesthesiology, Occupational, Speech and Physical therapists, nursing, or for community service. Dream Catcher of L.A. also participates as an exhibitor at the Abilities Expo Los Angeles. At this year’s Expo, Dream Catcher introduced our program and our miniature horses Studly and Carmelina to adults and children, some of whom had never had contact with horses. Our volunteers and staff educated the public about the benefits of EAAT and witnessed the simple joy of meeting our star minis.
     Dream Catcher of L.A. also holds public events at its facility including renowned guest speakers, clinics, horse shows, and training seminars. Each event allows the general public to meet and interact with equestrian experts and our horses. Most of our events are advertised on social media and invite the public to participate free of charge. DCLA has held open houses sponsored by our Councilmember Al Austin 11. He presented us with an award for his district. Dream Catcher also was given an award by Former California Senator Lara. Dream Catcher of L.A. encourages the community to visit, volunteer and to learn how horses enrich our lives.
     Reaching out to our nation’s veterans is a core element of our community program. Horses for Forces allows all veterans to engage with horses free of charge. In an effort to give back to those that give the country their all, Dream Catcher of L.A. invites veterans to come and learn with our program. The amazing process from the first meet and greet with a horse, learning to groom and appreciating how the equine mind works makes this program fun as well as very successful. It has been a privilege for Dream Catcher to welcome veterans and teach them with our wonderful horses. DCLA has worked with West Los Angeles VA (one of the biggest in the nation), Long Beach VA, halfway houses, and Veterans’ Court.
     These are just a few examples of how Dream Catcher of L.A. interacts with the community. We are always looking for new ways to educate, engage and excite the public about our program and horses in general.

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


EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS


Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles

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

4: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles
     1. Joan Blank

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         BFA Pratt Institute M.A. New York UNiversity Attended 2 years at Pierce College's Equine Management Program, Dean's List PATH INT'L Certified Therapeutic/ Adaptive Riding Instructor & Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning EAGALA Certified


     2. Kristen Spendlove

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         El Camino College Degree plus AA in Child Development PATH INT'L Certified therapeutic Riding INstructor


     3. Patricia Richmond

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         ARIA American Riding Instructors Association Licensed in the State of California Marriage and Family Therapist EAGALA trained 2016 40 Hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training Certificate of Completion Drug and Alcohol training Introduction to Personal Centered Thinking Certification of Completion for Gang Intervention Training


     4. Rachael McCaskill

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor PATH INT'L 40 hour Domestic Violence Advocacy Certification Interscholastic Equestrian League (IEL) Orange County, CA Trainer of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018



GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Joan Blank
Employees:   Full-Time:  0  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 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 is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  2
Number of Board Members:  4  Number of Voting Board Members:  4

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? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member.
The Vice Chair of the Board is spouse to the Executive Director.

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:
    None

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

Additional explanation regarding governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of the answers above.
We are in the process of creating a Conflict of Interest 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
Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles: 2019 - Yes

Actual Horse Care Costs
$11186     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$200     Bedding
$4900     Veterinarian
$5135     Farrier
$800     Dentist
$200     Other Therapies
$1300     Manure Removal
$500     Medications & Supplements
$250     Horse Transportation
$1705     Maintenance
$4619     Horse/Barn Supplies
$1500     Horse Care Staff
$26000     Horse Training
$4525     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$62820     2019 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$300     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$100     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$100     Maintenance
$150     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$150     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$800     2019 Total Donated Costs

Average direct cost per day per horse: $12
Average total cost per day per horse: $21
Average length of stay for an equine: 302 days (3022/10)


POLICIES

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

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Free Lease  
    Purchase kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    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:
Dream Catcher is open to any breed of equine as long as it is suited to our program.

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:
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    A current Coggins
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.

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 up to 30 days
    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
    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
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
    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

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:   Up to 10 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
    Coggins test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    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
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

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

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
All our horses get out everyday. This can include, turn out with the herd, groundwork, training, and lessons. It varies every day.


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
    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
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored

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:
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

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 does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    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 will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    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 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
    None of the statements are included.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Not applicable or no references required.

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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    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 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: 1

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Not Applicable. Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities


Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles
Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles
1003 W. Carson St Long Beach CA 90810
Contact: Joan Blank
Contact's Phone: 310-350-1311
Contact's Email: joanblank@dreamcatcherla.com

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

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.
     Our center is a "PATH International Member Center" and we are in the process of becoming a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center; an onsite inspection is currently pending. EAGALA has used our facility for their 1 and 11 trainings. Dream Catcher is also a Time to Ride Facility. Time To Ride is managed and funded by the American Horse Council Marketing Alliance. DCLA adheres to it's strict laws including SAFE SPORT.

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.
     County of Los Angeles Department of Animal care and Control 5898 Cherry Ave Long Beach CA 90805 Phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 562-940-6898 To email, submit this form: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/acc/request

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:  4

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

     1. Joan Blank
     2. Kristen Spendlove
     3. Patricia Richmond
     4. Rachael McCaskill

Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 8
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: 9
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 12
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 4.5
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 0  Paddocks/Pens: 0
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 3  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?    No    
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? 13-16
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:
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced
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.
    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)

Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Dr. Ruth Sobeck
Clinic Name: Chino Valley Equine Hospital
2945 English Pl
Chino Hills   CA   91709
Phone: 310 530 8194

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)
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

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
    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 annually 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
Not Checked:

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
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    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
    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
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

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

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff 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
    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:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    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
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    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 stored in dumpster(s)
    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 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
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    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 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:
    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 after each use
    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
    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
    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 only when needed
    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 owns or has access to a generator
    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:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently

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
    Terrorist attacks
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:

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: Semi-annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Not at all/NA
Electrical Systems are checked: Not at all/NA
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: Monthly
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:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  4 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  4 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  4 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  2 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  2 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  2 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
Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles: 2019 - Yes

7 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
1 Donated
0 Free Lease
2 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:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
2 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: 7 on 1/1/2019+ 3 Intakes - 2 Departures = 8 on 12/31/2019

Total days that equines were in the care of Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers during 2019: 3022


2019 Dreamcatcher of Los Angeles Equine Census
7 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
1 Donated
0 Free Lease
2 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:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
2 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: 7 on 1/1/2019+ 3 Intakes - 2 Departures = 8 on 12/31/2019



3 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
1 Donated 0
1Quarter Horse1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings
0 Free Leased 0
2 Purchased from Owner 0
2Quarter Horse2 Aged 15-20  2 Geldings
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:  
1Pinto1 Aged 15-20  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 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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