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How to Place Special Needs & Unrideable Equine - Shared screen with speaker view
Valerie Sheppard
59:42
Welcome all. We'll start in 2 minutes.
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:00:22
Hi folks! Remember to pick all panelists and attendees when using chat
Rhondavena LaPorte
01:00:45
Rhondavena LaPorte, Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary... hello all
Rhondavena LaPorte
01:01:36
Oops, missed information.... Rhondavena LaPorte, Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary, Louisa, VA
Shelley Simone
01:01:38
Shelley Simone - Friends of Ferdinand
Ginger Smith
01:01:48
Ginger Smith, CVT Clearwater,FL
Charlyn Hudson
01:02:00
New Mexico Horse Rescue at Wakin N Circles Ranch
Stephanie Riley
01:02:08
Stephanie Riley, County of Santa Clara Animal Care and Control
Jill Nugent
01:02:23
Fantastic!! :)
Jill Nugent
01:02:49
Whoop!! :)
Karen Inman
01:02:49
Karen from Equine Outreach, Bend, Oregon
Marlo Clingman
01:03:04
Marlo Clingman, SPCA of Texas (Hi Maura & Megan!)
Karla Strand
01:03:28
Karla Strand - Skagit Animals in Need (SAIN) - Washington State
Jill Nugent
01:03:30
awesome!! :)
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:04:05
tons of background noise is that you Valerie?
Valerie Sheppard
01:04:27
sorry. im muted now
Jill Nugent
01:04:42
love that!!
Susan Young
01:04:42
Hi all, Susan from Pets Niagara, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Valerie Sheppard
01:05:48
The slides are on the webinar page and the recording will be on our site by Thursday. We'll email you when it is available.
Karen Inman
01:06:03
How do you get funding for your FTEs?
Leah Rudy
01:06:46
Do your volunteers do any riding or training with the rescued horses?
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:07:04
Maura can you answer the questions above?
Jessica Gleason
01:10:46
Do potential adopters of companion only horses with special medical needs balk at the price of the potential medical cost?
Karen Inman
01:12:11
Do the trainers donate their time?
Valerie Sheppard
01:13:13
From Samsung Galaxy S7 to All Panelists: 03:12 PMOur trainers volunteer and donate their time.
Valerie Sheppard
01:16:12
From Becky Tegze to All Panelists: 03:15 PMbefore adopters ride do you have them sign any kind of waiver for insurance
Dr. Jennifer Williams
01:17:17
From Bluebonnet: Our trainers are paid, but most give us discounted services and often end up donating some training here and there.
Valerie Sheppard
01:17:25
When you chat, please select ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDEES before you hit enter.
Dr. Jennifer Williams
01:17:41
From Bluebonnet: When adopters apply to adopt, they sign a liability waiver as part of their adoption application.
Rebecca Strong
01:22:33
We are in need of qualified trainers. Do you have suggestions for finding and vetting trainers?
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:23:13
Hi all! We are not ignoring your questions - we will grab them after the second presenter so that we get through all the great content!
Cindy Gendron
01:23:16
Who is speaking right now?
Marlo Clingman
01:23:29
Maura Davies, SPCA of Texas VP of Marketing
Cindy Gendron
01:24:01
Thanks!
Valerie Sheppard
01:24:14
Megan Hall from SPCA of Texas is speaking right now.
Jill Nugent
01:25:13
Amazig work being done- thank you all!! :)
Valerie Sheppard
01:26:32
From Roxie Nieroda to All Panelists: 03:25 PMHow much do you pay for trainers?From Sherri Crider to All Panelists: 03:25 PMWhat about volunteers who only come and care about "riding" ? How do you deal with that?
Charlyn Hudson
01:27:57
Silly question, what kind of paint is used to paint "Adopt Me" on the horses backside? Love the idea!
Nancy Bickford-Jordan
01:28:12
How do you track horses through the process so that the information is useful in different ways? I am setting up a database for my organization We are starting with Quickbooks
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:28:25
Sheri - I can grab this one - I think if you have volunteers who are good riders that want to ride- give them a plan and let them ride!
Leah Rudy
01:30:33
To Charlyn: I used to paint muscles and skeletons onto horses. I used tempera paint. Don't use acrylics because they stick to the fur. Tempera paint rinses off and crumbles off when dry
Maura Davies
01:30:44
The SPCA of Texas is a 501(c)(3) charity, and we're funded by donations and fees for services.
Charlyn Hudson
01:31:10
Thanks Leah!
Maura Davies
01:31:38
Our Volunteers help with training at the moment. We currently don't have any riding Volunteers.
Valerie Sheppard
01:32:09
From Roxie Nieroda to All Panelists: 03:31 PMDo you provide any funding to your fosters for medical care or feed?From Sherri Crider to All Panelists: 03:31 PMTY, Of course if they were that would be fabulous, really they want free lessons.
Maura Davies
01:33:26
Sometimes our potential adopters of companion only horses with special medical needs do balk at the price of the potential medical cost. We maintain open, honest conversations with adopters to ensure that each adopter is fully ready to provide all care each horse needs.
Valerie Sheppard
01:33:39
From Linda Boggs to All Panelists: 03:33 PMFrom TRF @James River, VIRGINIA. Thank you, I am hearing great "new" ideas for us. We use Va prisoners to learn, certify and care for our 30
Leah Rudy
01:33:40
How do you avoid people abusing the fostering program? We run into issues with people that want to "try out" the horse through fostering but it turns into a free lease situation
Karen Inman
01:33:41
How do you educate the public of the real-world costs of horse care/medical needs, I’m referring mainly to those who follow us on social media and want to support an animal welfare non-profit, but are not potential horse adopters.
Jill Nugent
01:34:18
With all of the equines in Texas, so very grateful to have Bluebonnet Equine and SPCA of Texas equine- important work both orgs are engaged in!
Maura Davies
01:35:00
When adopters ride before adoption, we ask that they fill out a liability waiver.
Dr. Emily Weiss
01:35:06
Leah - if the foster will house and care for the horse and may end up adopting the horse that may be good enough... if one in 10 ends up adopting that is a horse saved.
brittany denoyer
01:36:22
Do you pay for the foster horses care while at the fosters or does the foster home pay for the horse while in their care?
Leah Rudy
01:36:28
Thanks!
Maura Davies
01:36:47
Regarding finding and vetting trainers, we network in our community to find trainers and then ask them to come out to our facility to see them in action.
Valerie Sheppard
01:37:51
From Samsung Galaxy S7 to All Panelists: 03:36 PMThis maybe helpful to you, we catergorize our volunteers into 3 groups. Ranch help, Daily care and Horse Handlers. Our volunteers with certain type of skill sets are our riders to assess level of training the horse has and rehabs that horse they are assigned too. Others with no special skill set are not handlers. This helps to eliminate "free riding". Green volunteers are assessed and can handle horses that are calm like grooming, turn out, etc. No riding. This way they get to be around horses.
Maura Davies
01:37:58
Regarding the paint, we use a washable, non-toxic paint. There are some that are designed for horses specifically.
Maura Davies
01:40:07
Regarding tracking horses, we use ShelterBuddy, which is one of many software options out there specificallly designed for tracking animals in a shelter.
Jill Nugent
01:41:36
Great tip re therapy programs!
Sandy DeLisle
01:43:25
Love the B&B idea!
Nancy Bickford-Jordan
01:43:26
Can you mention some other software options for tracking animals? I will look into shelter buddy for sure
Sandy DeLisle
01:44:23
PetPoint and Chameleon are a few other shelter animal tracking software programs.
Becky Tegze
01:45:01
We use vetter - which is a vet software program
Valerie Sheppard
01:45:22
From NANCY PERRY to All Panelists: 03:44 PMI love that you really stretch to cultivate first time horse owners, etc.
Susan Young
01:45:37
Nancy Bickford, I a prior version of Animal Shelter Manager. It has a steep learning curve but is a great tracking tool for many aspects of pets in our care. The best is it's free. If you pay for the current version your shelter gets the ability of uploading to PetPoints and PetFinder
Jill Nugent
01:47:08
Thank you all! Great work being done!!
Leah Rudy
01:47:09
How do you break into new markets of adopters? Here is western NY we have a very limited pool of equine adopters. We don't get returning adopters because one person only adopts one horse. We also don't have a lot of people that are qualified to work with very green horses. How do you attract and market to that type of equine crowd?
Nancy Bickford-Jordan
01:47:25
Thanks for some great information!
Jessica Gleason
01:48:01
When trying to adopt out companion only horses do potential adopters balk at the price of medical/farrier costs?
Sandy DeLisle
01:48:09
Any tips for finding pro bono trainers?
Roxie Nieroda
01:48:21
What is the longest time you have kept a horse before being able to adopt it?
Leah Rudy
01:48:28
Thank you!
Nancy Bickford-Jordan
01:48:33
We get lots of donkeys and ponies, minis. Any ideas about driving training?
Becky Tegze
01:49:17
Our insurance doesn't allow riding on our property how do we get around not being able to tell potential adopters how a horse is under sadle when we don't know first hand
Sandy DeLisle
01:49:36
How do you avoid foster homes from "abusing" the system? In other words, they want a horse but don't want to pay for him.
Nancy Bickford-Jordan
01:52:00
In SC we have a lot of older folks who have tons of pasture and barns, might foster but may not be able to pay for vet and farrier. Ideas?
Valerie Sheppard
01:52:20
From Michele Wolford to All Panelists: 03:51 PMDo you have liability insurance or issues with foster homes?
Ginger Smith
01:53:21
Do the rescues cover costs - i.e. reimburse fosters, for food, trainers, vet/medications?
Becky Tegze
01:53:42
that would be great! Thank you
Roxie Nieroda
01:53:47
Insurance is regulated by each state. So, it really depends on your state.
Rhondavena LaPorte
01:54:07
Thank you
Karla Strand
01:54:12
Thank you SO much!
Becky Tegze
01:54:15
Thank you!
Kimberlie LAMONTINE
01:54:16
Great info and detail!! thank you very much!!
brittany denoyer
01:54:17
Thank you!!
Alyssa Lapa
01:54:18
Thank you.
Jill Nugent
01:54:19
thanks all!!! :)
Karen Inman
01:54:20
Equine Insurance Shop in Washington has been great to work with and covers multiple states
Ginger Smith
01:54:22
THANK YOU for an AWESOME Webinar!!
Cindy Niswonger
01:54:24
Thank You
daniellemontgomery
01:54:28
TY!
Susan Young
01:54:31
Thank you, so much for a great and informative presentation.
Marilyn Jasper
01:54:35
Super webinar--thanks!
Dr. Jennifer Williams
01:54:36
Thank you all for being here!