L.E.A.R.N. Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network

It's all about the horses

aka L.E.A.R.N. Horse Rescue   |   Ravenel, SC   |  www.learnhorserescue.org

Mission

It is our mission is to educate our youth, prospective owners, and owners concerning the proper care of animals.  Our primary focus is the rehabilitation of Equine starvation and neglect cases.  We support local  Animal Control departments with the care and housing of abused and neglected farm animals and we are dedicated to the management of reported neglect cases.  Through our partnership programs with local veterinarians and equine industry experts, and our community involvement, we strive to raise awareness as to the rising prevalence of unwanted, neglected horses in South Carolina.  Through shared knowledge and youth education, we hope to aide in putting an end to the cycle of abuse of animals.

Ruling year info

2010

Founder/Director

Mrs. Elizabeth Steed

Main address

PO Box 619

Ravenel, SC 29470 USA

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EIN

37-1586417

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

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Nutritional Program

On average, due to overwhelming local need for the services that our organization provides, we accommodate 25-30 horses in varying stages of health. A majority of the horses have suffered from some degree of malnutrition and neglect at the hands of their owners—many are quite severe.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Farmers

Our Rehabilitation Program, which is based on nutritional protocol established by the University Of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has proven to be effective in successfully rehabilitating even the most severe starvation case (a 1 on the Henneke Scale, a medical body-conditioning measure for equines). On the Henneke Scale, a “1” equates to an extremely emaciated body condition, a “walking skeleton.” The nutritional protocol that our facility implements provides the treatment necessary to return these abused animals back to a robust state of health, making it possible for them to be placed into new adoptive home environments that have been thoroughly vetted and properly educated by our staff as to proper animal care.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Farmers

We utilized the rehabilitation, general care and retraining of abused and neglected horses as a learning tool to educate our youth, owners and prospective owners in responsible and compassionate animal stewardship. The ultimate goal being to reduce or eliminate the vast numbers of abused and neglected horses through education and awareness. The cornerstone of our education outreach mission is our Junior Volunteer program. Teaching our youngsters compassion for all animals, and educating them as to the weighty responsibilities that go hand in hand with animal ownership, is of vital importance to the battle against animal cruelty. To that end, we have junior volunteers (children ages 5-17) who join their parents and help with our daily barn chores.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

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Financials

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L.E.A.R.N. Livestock and Equine Awareness and Rescue Network

Board of directors
as of 12/03/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Elizabeth Steed

LEARN Horse Rescue

Jane Higdon

Elizabeth Steed

Valarlie White

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes