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Horse Matchmaking 101: Evaluation, Training & Finding a Match - Shared screen with speaker view
Dr. Emily Weiss
34:44
he is coming
ASPCApro
35:26
bless you Emily!!!
Garret Leonard
39:37
Good afternoon everyone!
ASPCApro
44:26
Welcome all! The webinar will start at the top of the hour. Enjoy the music in the meantime.
Jessica Zwarych
49:34
Hello from the OSPCA!
Dr. Emily Weiss
50:10
Hello OSPCA! Welcome
Donna Harrison
50:50
Donna Harrison here from Georgia Equine Rescue League. Thanks in advance for this presentation.
ASPCApro
51:21
Hi Duane. you are now a panelist. if you respond to a chat message, please respond to ALL Panelists and Attendees
Nelda Kettles
51:22
Nelda Kettles here from Horse and Hound Rescue in Oklahoma. Hoping to learn lots
Cindy Niswonger
51:27
Good Afternoon.
Duane Adams
51:52
Herllo Everyone
Dr. Emily Weiss
51:53
Glad to see you all here!
ASPCApro
52:02
Welcome all! The webinar will start at the top of the hour. Enjoy the music in the meantime.Let us know where you are today and your org name. Reminder: when you chat, select All Panelists and Attendees BEFORE you hit enter.
Allyson DeCanio
52:16
Hi from Allyson DeCanio at The Pegasus Project in Texas!
Kathleen Castro
52:46
Kathy Castro from Rhode Island The Santana Center :) I didn't post to all the first time :)
Kimberlie LAMONTINE
53:02
Greetings from Gilbert Az - Wild Horse Ranch Rescue - (forgot to add "all Attendees" - :)
Tiffany Ring
53:07
Good afternoon from Tiffany at Gentle Spirit Horses in South Dakota :)
Tamma Trump
53:57
Tamma Trump Georgia Equine Rescue League
Dr. Emily Weiss
54:39
my apple clock says 2:59
Dr. Emily Weiss
54:57
as in iphone
Dr. Emily Weiss
55:05
now 3:00...
ASPCApro
55:06
world clock says 2:56
Sandy DeLisle
55:50
I also have 3
Dr. Emily Weiss
56:04
The world has slowed way down then 'cause apple says it is 3:01...
ASPCApro
56:13
my computer makes me sad. we'll start in a few secs then
Dr. Emily Weiss
57:43
Bronwynn - we will send out a recording
Donna Harrison
57:48
GERL here and happy to be learning
Kristine Dvonch
58:07
Hi All! Kristine and Joanne from Horses Haven, MI USA
Donna Lambert
58:15
Hi Kristine
Gloria McKim
58:38
Gloria from Go & Play Standardbred Rescue in Canada
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:00:08
from Portugal
Cindy Niswonger
01:06:49
It looks like an awesome facility.
Barbara Harriott
01:07:01
Barb Harriott Western Montana Equine Rescue & Rehab
ASPCApro
01:07:46
Reminder: the recording and slides will be on the webinar page tomorrow.
Jenessa Cutler
01:09:05
The Right Horse is proud to partner with DFL HEC!
Allyson DeCanio
01:13:23
If horses aren’t moving forward in their training, what do you do with them?
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:14:15
Duaane can you answer Allyson's question?
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:14:40
It depends is a fine answer ;-)
ASPCApro
01:15:58
From Tammy Lozipone to All Panelists: 03:19 PMWhat does the Right Horse Initiative and Harmony recommend for horses that are unhandled and considered dangerous upon intake? We see more and more cases of unhandled horses every year
Duane Adams
01:16:41
It depends on why they are not moving forward. If they have good manners and just can't or don't want to be ridden, then we start marketing them as a companion horse.
Duane Adams
01:17:43
If they are not moving forward becuase of medical condition, we consult with our veterinarian about remidies or quality of life.
Duane Adams
01:18:50
As for unhandled, we see quite a few of them here in Colorado. We have found that we have great results depending on their age.
ASPCApro
01:19:01
From Rebecca Horvath to All Panelists: 03:22 PMIf you can't be adopted out as a riding horse or a companion horse, what happens to them?
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:19:01
Tammy - from the A's perspective it will depend upon the program - a unhandled horse is not dangerous when managed safely and handled correctly.
Allyson DeCanio
01:19:20
And if they are troubled and need more than 30, 60 or 90 days to improve??? We see lots of horses like this.
Duane Adams
01:20:15
The real challenge has been for unhandled stallions older in age, we rarely can get them to come around and they are usually going to be euthanized due to them being a danger, but we do evaluate them first.
Duane Adams
01:21:17
There is no cut off time for the training, as Garret said, if they are making progress we will continue to work with them.
Allyson DeCanio
01:21:31
Thank you.
Duane Adams
01:22:58
Theree is no cut off time for working with the horses, if they are making progress we will continue to work with them.
Duane Adams
01:23:43
We have found that the majority of horses get adopted right around the 90 day mark of training.
Kimberlie LAMONTINE
01:25:18
is this part of the Parelli process?
ASPCApro
01:26:25
From Morgan Silver to All Panelists: 03:29 PMwhat do you do with horses who will not remain sound once under saddle, the cryptorchids the ones who do not make it as a riding horses?
ASPCApro
01:26:54
Reminder: when you chat, select All Panelists and Attendees BEFORE you hit enter.
Michelle Martiya
01:27:16
How are you differentiating between a horse that is ok with handling or a horse that is shut down?
ASPCApro
01:27:20
From Michelle Martiya to All Panelists: 03:29 PMHow are you differentiating between a horse that is ok with handling or a horse that is shut down?
Duane Adams
01:27:23
Kim, our trainers have trained under several clinicians, all using natural horrsemanship.
Kimberlie LAMONTINE
01:28:07
thanks!! this is fabulous what they did with this horse!!
Carol Grubb
01:28:28
why do you wear spurs on a horse that you know nothing about
Duane Adams
01:28:38
Morgan, it depends on why they do not remain sounds, if medical we look for ways to help them. If they will not remain sound under saddle they are marketed as companion horses.
Duane Adams
01:30:12
Michelle, I will let one of our trainers answer your question.
Cindy Niswonger
01:31:15
I love that you take the horses back to ground zero and never assume that they are broke.
Jessica Zwarych
01:31:38
A lot of our community has companion horses!
Donna Harrison
01:33:11
From Donna with Georgia Equine Rescue League. So much sounds about training. How do you compensate these wonderful trainers? Is any of this pro bono?
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:33:38
That systematic documentation of training is such an important tool to move horses through smoothly
ASPCApro
01:33:58
From Jennifer Smith to All Panelists: 03:35 PMOn your adoption page on your website, is that info being autopulled from a platform like Petpoint or is someone writing the descriptions?
Kristine Dvonch
01:34:16
Can you tell me again what the software you use to track records and training? We have a similar process on logging and notes but its all on paper in binders...
Duane Adams
01:34:28
Donna, We have two full time trainers and suppliment with contract trainers depending on our needs.
Donna Harrison
01:35:01
From Donna - thanks, and where do the compensatory funds come from?
Duane Adams
01:35:20
Jennifer, both, most of the general infromation is pulled from our database and our volunteers help to write the discriptions.
Donna Harrison
01:35:26
From Donna -- BTW, this is an insanely helpful webinar!
Duane Adams
01:35:58
We are using Chameleon currently.
Kristine Dvonch
01:36:17
Thank you!
Duane Adams
01:37:39
Donna, Trainer budget is built into our program. As Garret said, we would encourage everyone to have a couple of trainers to at least help to evaluate your horses when they come into your organization. This alone will help you to better place your horses.
Kathleen Castro
01:37:45
We have put together an evaluation checklist for each horse under different situations. Does anyone else have something like this?
Donna Harrison
01:37:59
From Donna GERL - tx!
Duane Adams
01:38:30
These atre our two full time trainers, Brent and Corie.
Tiffany Ring
01:39:31
The Forever Foundation program is a GREAT system for evaluating and training and getting everyone communicating and following the same training path. While the scholarship process is over for this year, I do believe you can sign up for the Plan 4 Progress program on your own and I don't think it's horribly expensive. We think it will be a game changer in our system - volunteers are loving the guided training and all horses go through the same process, and has the same communication logs, as long as everyone uses them.
ASPCApro
01:39:43
Sorry!
Tamma Trump
01:40:46
How do you advertise to find homes for the horses
ASPCApro
01:41:00
From Megan Hall to All Panelists: 03:41 PMWe have been a part of the Forever Foundation for over 3 years and it has helped us increase our adoptions! We love the program!
Duane Adams
01:43:11
Garret will cover this if he has time, but we use radio spots, TV pro bono, bus adds, everything.
Donna Harrison
01:43:24
From Donna GERL - please connect with me to The Forever Foundation; I am wereoutriding@aol.com
Duane Adams
01:44:19
Right Horse Inititive has an exciting web based listing program coming soon that will really help to market as well.
Cindy Niswonger
01:44:38
I love that idea of including the adopters into the lesson program.
Tamma Trump
01:44:53
Do you do out of state adoptions, do you do in home followups to check on the horses so the horses don't end up back in a bad situation?
Donna Harrison
01:46:05
Donna GERL - we are skipping videos and I know time is short but if this group can do another webinar, please do so.
Duane Adams
01:47:39
We have done some out of state adoptions and we ask someone in the local community to do the home inspection in those cases.
ASPCApro
01:47:49
From Maria Lawson to All Panelists: 03:47 PMdo you do online ads for available horses like dreamhorse.com?
Duane Adams
01:48:29
We do not use Dream Horse, but we do list our horses on petfinder as it is automatic from chameleon.
Lori J Connell
01:48:52
do your adoption fees vary depending on the amount spent both $ and training needed for horses?
Duane Adams
01:49:42
Yes, our adoption fees vary from $100 (companion horse) to $500 for a horse in the training program.
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:50:23
Conversation beats policies in finding the right match by a landslide
Kimberlie LAMONTINE
01:51:06
face to face is always best
Duane Adams
01:51:16
Sherri, the adopter must come to the facility and spend time with the trainers before we will adopt.
Tamma Trump
01:51:36
How are you funded?
Duane Adams
01:51:37
Yes we do hold clinics at the facility.
Constance Paras
01:51:42
This webinar provided great information! Thank you for taking time to talk with us.
Cindy Niswonger
01:51:48
I hope that I can visit your facility someday. It looks amazing. I am very impressed with your program. Thank you for sharing.
Kathleen Castro
01:51:48
Thank you!
Rhondavena LaPorte
01:51:48
Great info. We need to know more about how to find companion adopters. Maybe later?
Duane Adams
01:51:50
Private donations
Lori J Connell
01:52:06
Thank you!!!!
Lauren Fraser
01:52:18
Thank you for the webinar!
Duane Adams
01:52:22
Yes, our classes our on our website.
Kimberlie LAMONTINE
01:52:24
Thank you very much!! Well done!!
Tamma Trump
01:52:32
Thank you!
Donna Harrison
01:52:41
Donna at Georgia Equine Rescue League: I am blown away with this wonderful webinar. So helpful. Thank you so much.
Kathleen Castro
01:52:42
Do you ever pull from the kill pens?
Duane Adams
01:53:35
We do not pull from the kill pens.
Jessica Zwarych
01:54:28
Thank you for the webinar! It was wonderful hearing very similar things from the small animal aspects of the shelter put into these large beautiful creatures! It is great that the same thought process of finding the perfect forever home goes behind horses as well!
ASPCApro
01:54:51
From Sherri Crider to All Panelists: 03:53 PMI need help badly would any of you connect with me, plz? Sorry to ask like this but and wouldn't if not 911. TY Sherri Crider guardianoakfarm@gmail.com TY
Duane Adams
01:54:52
Yes, our classes are free.
Donna Lambert
01:55:23
Thanks for all you do.
Donna Harrison
01:55:58
So encouraging. So inspirational. We are NOT alone!:) GERL
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:56:14
THANK YOU HARMONY!!!
Kristin Brown
01:56:17
Wonderfull webinar- thank you!
Megan Hall
01:56:21
Thank you for this wonderful webinar!
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:56:25
trully helpful webinar
Allyson DeCanio
01:56:35
Thank you!
Cindy Niswonger
01:56:39
Thank you!
Carmen Nelson
01:56:43
Thank you!