Halleck Creek Ranch
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



Halleck Creek Ranch
1740 Old Rancheria Road
Nicasio, CA 94946

Mailing Address:
PO Box 159
Nicasio, CA 94946


Phone: 415-662-2488

EIN: 94-2581062
Founded: 1977
Profile Last Updated July 07, 2020

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Effective Date
May 31, 2020

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Effective Date: May 31, 2020
Last Updated: July 08, 2020

MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
We believe that providing challenging experiences in a supportive environment will make a lasting, positive change in the attitudes and abilities of children and adults with disabilities, and in the people who care for them. Through the beneficial activity of therapeutic horseback riding, our participants learn new skills and expand their self-perception, enjoying a sense of freedom from their disabilities. We believe the families benefit from the relaxed atmosphere of the ranch and a valuable chance to network with other families and caregivers. We are committed to providing our program at low or no cost to our participants, so that the therapeutic benefits available through connections with people, animals, and nature are never denied a single individual in need.

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. Halleck Creek Ranch
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

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:
In 2015, we partnered with the Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) of the Stanford Graduate School of Business to develop a strategic plan. The plan outlined a number of goals, both short-term and long-term.
     
     The first goal with to hire two additional full-time employees to help develop and grow our programs. There are now five therapeutic riding instructors on staff, all of whom are certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl.). One of our instructors is an unpaid volunteer who gives her time, energy and knowledge to our programs totally for free each week.
     
     The second goal was to become a Premier Accredited Center through PATH, Intl. We began this process in 2016, making improvements both small and large to our organization and facility. We feel we have met the standards and plan to have our site visit for review and consideration in the near future.
     
     Our third goal was to build partnerships with select schools and social service programs in our community to better serve those in need. We have since partnered with the Marin Ventures Day Program for disabled adults to provide weekly therapeutic riding instruction. We also recently launched the Vocational and Life Skills Program (VALS), partnering with schools such as The Oak Hill School to provide their students with real-life, outdoor learning opportunities. In Spring 2019, we partnered with Hospice by the Bay to provide an Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) program called HorsePower to children and young adults going through bereavement.
     
     Two of our long-term goals include the develop of a therapeutic riding program for veterans with physical disabilities, as well as partnering with a licensed physical, occupational, speech or mental health therapist to provide Hippotherapy or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP).

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     Halleck Creek Ranch offers horse owners a safe and loving home to which to donate their horses. Many horses are donated because their owners outgrow them, or because they need to lead less strenuous lives. Many do not want to sell their horses, in fear of where their loved one may end up, as once a horse is sold, there’s no guarantee the horse will be cared for and loved in the way they deserve. HCR depends upon the generosity of the horse community to donate gentle, healthy horses to be used in their programs. Working in the easy pace of the therapy program is the perfect second career for these horses, and a great way to make use of their life experiences. When we accept ownership of these horses we provide high quality care assisted by professional veterinary treatment and consultation.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
Not Checked:
    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:
     For over 42 years, Halleck Creek Ranch has improved the lives of children and adults with disabilities by using the four strong legs of a horse to provide therapeutic horseback riding and other Equine Assisted Activities. Therapeutic riding is a complementary therapy that provides physical, emotional, social and cognitive benefits to disabled people.
     
     At Halleck Creek Ranch, we use a hands-on educational model that uses the interaction and relationship between horses and humans as an environment for physical, emotional and mental development. It is a challenging, adventurous and fun method of activity that promotes independence, self-esteem, problem-solving skills and confidence, as well as the development of positive social/life skills in a supportive environment. Our 60-acre ranch and the surrounding wilderness lends itself as a unique multi-sensory classroom, while the horses offer a natural partner to teach us about ourselves and society, develop skills, and practice better ways to navigate life.
     
     Through a curriculum of activities designed to address individual goals and needs, each equine interaction is framed to help students learn and grow. The ranch and its wilderness quality setting lends itself as a unique multi-sensory classroom and horses offer a number of attributes that make working with them a natural partner to teach us about ourselves and society, develop skills, and practice better ways to navigate life.
     • Equines are herd animals who naturally want to interact. They easily engage students with their willingness to respond and cooperate. Developing the skills to effectively communicate with a horse builds self-confidence, empathy, and trust.
     • Visually, most horses are large animals and therefore can easily represent some of life’s bigger challenges and obstacles that each of us face in our personal life and social situations. The most prevalent benefit we observe in our participants, regardless of age, disability, or background, is a boost in their self-esteem.
     • Horses are prey animals whose very survival depended on the ability to be very sensitive to both non-verbal communication and another’s intent (even when it is subconscious)! The feedback they give to humans in response to our body language is valuable information as we learn about how we and others communicate. They do not have “ulterior motives” when they interact. Their non-judgmental presence creates an emotionally safe learning environment.
     • Horses have survived for thousands of years because they create an effective social hierarchy with clear “rules” and responsibilities ensuring safety and harmony with in the herd. Learning about herd dynamics and observing the horses as they interact is another metaphor for society, providing opportunities to explore social situations and how to successfully navigate them.
     
     OUR PROGRAMS
     Participants come from all over the Bay Area including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. Riders represent a broad range of physical, cognitive, psychological and social challenges. 33% are diagnosed on the autism spectrum, have non-specified developmental delays or difficulty with sensory integration, 30% have neuromuscular deficits or ataxia such as found with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy, 30% have developmental, speech, mental and/or emotional challenges including deafness, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. The remaining 7% are comprised of individuals with a variety of genetic disorders. Many also experience behavior and mood disorders in addition to their primary diagnosis. Our ridership is currently comprised of both youth and adults ages 5-84, although the majority of riders are under the age of 21.
     Riders also represent fairly broad cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. 22% of riders identify as African American or Latino, 21% identify as Asian, while 50% identify as white. We awarded 40 scholarships in 2019 for both weekly programming, as well as summer horsemanship camps. 60% of riders requesting scholarships come from homes with annual incomes of $30,000 or less.
     
     We offer 5 eight-week sessions throughout the year comprised of individual and group 30 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute lessons and/or trail rides. We also offer summer riding camps for youth and young adults, as well as other special programs. One such program we call "Vocational and Life Skills Program.” Facilitated by trained staff, the VALS program provides special needs youth and young adults with the opportunity to develop a set of useful life and job skills while also cultivating emotional intelligence. The curriculum is intentionally crafted to meet the needs of the participants and builds upon itself allowing for deeper understanding and application of core concepts and offers repetition to increase development of new skills. Each week explores a special topic and highlights animals, plants or general ranch duties, helping students improve their ability to follow directions, and develop skills in animal husbandry, gardening and facilities maintenance. The interactions they have during their sessions lead to an improvement in their communication skills, a deepened ability to interact with and relate to others, the ability to work as a team, and increased emotional intelligence.
     
     Our program participants also participate in a number of community and ranch events including the Pt. Reyes Station Western Days Parade, Marin Human Race, Marin County Fair 4-H Horse Show, ranch BBQs, anniversary party, Halleck Horse Show and Open House and our annual fundraiser. These events provide an opportunity to focus on social development. They also support our families who have limited options for venues the whole family can enjoy. Some events such as competing at the Marin County Fair 4-H Horse Show enables the rider to focus on learning specific skills over the course of several months that they will be demonstrate at the show. Showing at this level is a real challenge for our riders which make their success all the more inspiring.
     
     All activities begin with staff selecting which horses and volunteers will work best with each rider. Based on the rider’s needs and goals, horses are selected by body type, training, gait and temperament. Volunteers are selected as having the potential to identify with the rider and develop a friendship. The majority of our riders come to us by word-of-mouth, medical or educational referral and most have had some kind of evaluation such as an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) that helps staff identify benchmarks for each rider to achieve by the end of each session.
     The sights, smells, sounds, warmth, and motion of the horse make horseback riding one of the more dynamic and engaging activities available to youth and adults. By stretching and strengthening their core muscles and improving their flexibility and balance, rider’s increase their ability to sit, stand, walk and/or run. Riding instruction helps rider’s focus on completing tasks, accepting change and learning patience. Riding with peers promotes development of social skills and awareness of others. Lastly learning to trust a large animal increases a rider's self-esteem, improving a rider’s relationships with friends and family.
     
     Beyond physical and emotional benefits, we often witness a significant improvement in self-confidence as the rider gains in their horsemanship, and development of new social skills and friendships with other riders and volunteers around the shared love of horses and nature. Based on feedback from physicians, therapists, parents or caregivers, we keep note of steady progress or areas still needing improvement during the course of the year. When our riders take a hiatus for surgery or due to a medical setback, we continue our communication with them through online communications such as Facebook, email or letters.
     
     We teach our riders and volunteers according to the tenets of Natural Horsemanship taught by Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman. We believe that horses are inherently trusting, willing and naturally oriented to people. Our horses are special creatures, so sensitive they can feel a fly on their flank, yet so tranquil that an over excited youngster wiggling on their back elicits no response. We are extremely grateful these “gentle giants” allow us to provide life-affirming, challenging and healthy therapeutic riding to such a diverse population of people. We ask our riders to “feel” their mounts, to be attentive to their body language, gaits and behavior. Thinking like a horse means understanding that horses are prey animals and need to feel safe in their surroundings much like our riders.

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:
     We teach our riders and volunteers according to the tenets of Natural Horsemanship taught by Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman. We believe that horses are inherently trusting, willing and naturally oriented to people. Our horses are special creatures, so sensitive they can feel a fly on their flank, yet so tranquil that an over excited youngster wiggling on their back elicits no response.
     
     All of our equine in-take, training, health, workload, and removal policies and documents have been drafted using the standards set forth by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship as a guide. Our horses are seen and provided care by a farrier every seven weeks, and a licensed veterinarian comes to the ranch at least monthly to assess potential ailments such as arthritis to help our staff ensure the horses remain in the best physical and mental condition possible.
     
     In 2019, we changed our program schedule to include a two-week break between each 8-week session, to allow the horses to take a mental and physical break, as often times the things they experience and endure can take a larger mental toll on them than we realize.
     
     We are extremely grateful these “gentle giants” allow us to provide life-affirming, challenging and healthy therapeutic riding to such a diverse population of people. We ask our riders to “feel” their mounts, to be attentive to their body language, gaits and behavior. Thinking like a horse means understanding that horses are prey animals and need to feel safe in their surroundings much like our riders.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:

Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     We serve over 150 children and adults with special needs in our weekly therapeutic riding and summer camp programs each year. In order to provide these programs, we rely heavily on over 250 volunteers from throughout our community. Each and every volunteer is required to attend an orientation, during which they are educated about Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies, as well as trained about how to work with our riders and horses to best facilitate our programs. We hold quarterly educational events for our volunteers, providing them the opportunity to learn new horsemanship skills and to hone the skills they have with experienced and thoughtful guidance.


EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS


Halleck Creek Ranch

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
Not Checked:
    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

6: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Halleck Creek Ranch
     1. Brenda Falco

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Halleck Creek Ranch

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Brenda is a CHA certified riding instructor, teaching both English and Western disciplines, and is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. She brings over 30 years of equine experience to Halleck Creek, including teaching, riding training and leading trail rides. She enjoys spending time riding on the trails of Marin with Reno, the Quarter Horse she has owned since 2010. Her favorite part of being on the Halleck Creek team is seeing her students succeed in achieving their riding goals and feeling confident with their equine friends.


     2. Hillary Werhane

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Halleck Creek Ranch

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Hillary is a certified Advanced-Level instructor through PATH, Intl. She also teaches riding at two additional EAAT centers in the SF Bay Area.


     3. Molly Scannell

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Halleck Creek Ranch

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Molly was a volunteer with Halleck Creek Ranch in her youth. She has an Animal Science and Equine Science degree from Cal Poly, and served an internship with Hoofbeats, a therapeutic riding program in Virginia. She came back to Halleck Creek as a part-time instructor, working her way up to Program Director in 2007 and Executive Director in 2017. She brings a long history of community service, horsemanship and passion for therapeutic riding to her position. She is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.


     4. Nicole Klemas

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Halleck Creek Ranch

         RELATIONSHIP: Volunteer

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Certified through PATH, Intl. in 2019, Nicole is a volunteer instructor.


     5. Robyn Moyer

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Halleck Creek Ranch

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Robyn was fortunate to grow up with horses and benefited from their strong, loving and generous spirit. In her youth, Robyn was involved with 4-H and enjoyed Western Pleasure horse shows as well as riding her horse Lily on the hills of Novato. Coming to HCR almost three years ago, Robyn has enjoyed the opportunity to share that experience with so many others. Robyn says that witnessing the joy and confidence the riders feel and show through their smiles is simply the best! In 2017, she became a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. Robyn says she can’t imagine doing anything else, anywhere else.


     6. Saga McIsaac

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Halleck Creek Ranch

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Born and raised in West Marin, she joined Pony Club and took her first lesson shortly after she was four. She has been teaching lessons and working with horses for over 24 years and owns a rescued horse named Daisy. Horses have been in her life for a long time, and she hopes they will always be. Saga is a PATH Certified Riding Instructor.



GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Molly Scannell
Employees:   Full-Time:  4  Part-Time:  10  Volunteers:  200
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Every member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every member of the staff is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance
    Every member of the staff has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    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 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 is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

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

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? No

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? No

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Volunteer Handbook

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

Financial Reporting:
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
Halleck Creek Ranch: 2019 - Yes

Actual Horse Care Costs
$5380     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$200     Bedding
$3745     Veterinarian
$14550     Farrier
$2000     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$2460     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$2029     Horse/Barn Supplies
$50000     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$80364     2019 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$14350     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$5000     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$300     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$500     Maintenance
$1000     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$21150     2019 Total Donated Costs

Average direct cost per day per horse: $5
Average total cost per day per horse: $13
Average length of stay for an equine: 357 days (6424/18)


POLICIES

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

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

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

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

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
Characteristics we're looking for in our horses:
     Age 8-18 years old
     Height: between 13-16 hh
     Soundness in all gaits: walk, trot and canter
     Preferred training: trail riding, English, Western, vaulting, dressage, trailering
     Recent experience being ridden in an arena and on the trail
     Low maintenance: basic feeding, health care, hoof care
     Good with other horses: our horses typically live in pairs in small open paddocks or pasture
     Temperament: excellent ground manners, low flight response, calm and confident, trainable
     Must stand quietly while tied to hitching rail to be groomed, saddled, and to wait for lessons to begin
     Tolerant of loud noises, movement in the saddle, hugging, and equipment such as toys and wheelchairs

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, 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:
    A current Coggins

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

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

The typical length of quarantine is:   Horses are not quarantined

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
Not Checked:
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

Following arrival at the facility, the horse is assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    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:
Procedures for Horses Entering the HCR Program on Trial (listed on our website):
     
     1. The horse must meet the criteria to be considered, and the owner must complete the Application for Horse Donation in full. The Program Director and the Executive Director will determine if the characteristics of the horse match the current program needs.
     
     2. We require the veterinary records from the previous three years of vaccinations, dentals, and other medical treatments before your horse can be considered for evaluation. Your horse must be current on preventative vaccines (i.e. Flu/Rhino, Rabies, West Nile and 3- Way)
     
     3. If the horse is boarded within a 50-mile radius of Halleck Creek Ranch, the horse will be observed and evaluated at the boarding site while being groomed, tacked, led and ridden by a minimum of two HCR staff, one of which will be a certified instructor with PATH, Intl.
     
     4. If the horse is boarded beyond a 50-mile radius of HCR, the owner may schedule a day/time to bring the horse to HCR, at owner’s expense, for a 1-2 hour evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the owner will bring horse back to the boarding facility to await the evaluation results.
     
     5. If the horse meets the criteria and there is space available, arrangements will be made for the owner to deliver the horse to HCR, at owner’s expense, for a 60-day trial period. Horses can pass or fail at any point during the trial period, and the owner will be notified of such standing by the Program Director.
     
     6. Prior to delivery of the horse, the owner and the HCR Executive Director will sign the Horse Trial Period Agreement.
     
     7. During the trial period, the horse will be slowly introduced to the rest of the herd and gradually brought into our lesson program. During the trial period, the horse will be in the care and custody of HCR for the purposes of evaluation and training as outlined in the Horse Trial Period Agreement. The owner may come out to visit, but must be sure to call before taking the long drive out to ensure a staff member is here to meet them.
     
     8. Please note: HCR will be responsible for the feeding and care of the horse during the trail period. If the horse has any special feeding requirements, the owner will advise HCR in the Application for Horse Donation and at time of delivery. The owner of the horse is responsible for the cost of basic veterinary and farrier care while the horse is in his/her trial period. If said horse arrives barefoot and it is determined that he/she requires shoes in order to comfortably continue his/her trial period, the owner will be responsible for the cost of farrier service.
     
     9. A horse will only be accepted into the program upon successful completion of the trial period and as approved by the Program Director and Executive Director. If the decision to accept the horse is made, the owner and the Executive Director will sign the Horse Donation Agreement. If the horse does not successfully complete the trial and the decision to return him/her is made, the horse must be removed from HCR property at the owner’s expense within 15 days of notification from HCR staff.


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 may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization 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
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
Not Checked:
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    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 adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
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 CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    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 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:
    Veterinarian
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    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 unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may be sent to auction
    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


Halleck Creek Ranch
Halleck Creek Ranch
1740 Old Rancheria Road Nicasio CA 94946
Contact: Molly Scannell
Contact's Phone: 4156622488
Contact's Email: mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org

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

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.
     Halleck Creek Ranch (HCR) has been inspected annually and issued a permit by the Marin Humane Society for being a Commercial Animal Establishment in Marin County. We have been found to be in good-standing and given permit renewal on a yearly basis since 2009.

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.
     Marin Humane 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd. Novato California 94949 415.883.4621

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:  6

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

     1. Brenda Falco
     2. Hillary Werhane
     3. Molly Scannell
     4. Nicole Klemas
     5. Robyn Moyer
     6. Saga McIsaac

Halleck Creek Ranch:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 18
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: 18
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 24
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 0  Run-in sheds: 13
Pastures: 5  Paddocks/Pens: 13
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 1  Indoor Rings: 0







How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

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
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

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
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    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

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
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    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.
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    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

Halleck Creek Ranch

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Jim Williams, DMV
Clinic Name: Jim Williams, DMV
PO Box 2740
Novato   CA   94947
Phone: 415-897-3966

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 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
    Horses are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    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:

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 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 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:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    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

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
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

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

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.
Not Checked:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses 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
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses

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

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    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
    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:
    Photos are located on the stall
    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 are shared
    Sheets 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 only when needed
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Helmets are shared
    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
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility 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:

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: Annually
Smoke detectors are checked: Annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Annually
Fence lines are checked: Weekly
Turnout Areas are checked: Weekly
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Semi-annually

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned  4 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
     Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned   Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite   Access onsite but not owned  2 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
Halleck Creek Ranch: 2019 - Yes

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

Summary: 17 on 1/1/2019+ 1 Intakes - 0 Departures = 18 on 12/31/2019

Total days that equines were in the care of Halleck Creek Ranch during 2019: 6424


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

Summary: 17 on 1/1/2019+ 1 Intakes - 0 Departures = 18 on 12/31/2019



1 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
1 Donated 0
1Quarter Horse1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings
0 Free Leased 0
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Purchased from Auction 0
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0







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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