THIS OLD HORSE INC

Rescue, retire, recover

Hastings, MN   |  www.thisoldhorse.org

Mission

This Old Horse, Inc. provides sanctuary for retired, rescued and special needs horses through our sanctuary and foster network so that unwanted horses can become ambassadors, bringing horsepower into the lives of the community. This Old Horse, Inc is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).

Ruling year info

2013

President

Nancy Turner

Main address

19025 Coates Blvd

Hastings, MN 55033 USA

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EIN

45-4234611

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to provide support to unwanted horses through our sanctuary program and foster network.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Equine Rescue

• This Old Horse is one of only five Minnesota horse rescues certified by the Minnesota Horse Council.
• Our rescue program accepts horses voluntarily surrendered by owners in hardship circumstances and abused and neglected horses seized by law enforcement in welfare cases.
• We provide layup for horses recovering from acute or chronic conditions and refuge for horses with special needs such as blindness, lameness, respiratory, neurological and metabolic conditions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

• We create a sanctuary for aged and unwanted horses that have worked in service to their human professionals. As these horses age, time and effort take their toll, and they are no longer capable of full-time work. Often their owners or handlers must move them out to make room for more able-bodied replacements. We give these veterans a home for life where they may age in place, loved, honored and respected to the end.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) accredited 2016

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (accredited) 2020

Standardbred Transition Alliance (accredited) 2022

Awards

Help a Horse Home Winner 2018

ASPCA

Help a Horse Home Winner 2019

ASPCA

Horse Whisperer 2020

Equus Foundation

Horse Whisperer 2021

Equus Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

ASPCA / The Right Horse Adoption Partner 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Equine Retirement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Equine Retirement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Equine Rescue

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Equine Retirement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We help horses who are unwanted for any reason and help horses and horse owners who are facing hardship circumstances. We help horses stay in their current setting by providing resources to struggling owners, we place horses into safe harbor situations by matching them with our sanctuary placement or our foster host network.

We offer support and education to horse owners who are experiencing hardship. This includes finding new owners for the horse, placing horses in our main sanctuary or with our foster host network. We conduct extensive community relations and outreach programs to educate and expand our base of supporters, volunteers and hosts.

We have a 43 acre horse farm that provides sanctuary for unwanted horses--retired, rescued and special needs. We have an extensive foster network with hosts in 3 states that take in horses referred to us. We provide support and resources to horse owners who need temporary help to avert a crisis for their horse. We have a solid base of private donors, effective fundraising events and hundreds of reliable volunteers who make this all work.

We have helped more than 200 horses find safe harbor through our organization. Since we provide long-term placement and sanctuary, this is a remarkable accomplishment since we do not adopt horses out. Last year, we partnered in the largest equine rescue in U.S. history, helping place 907 wild Mustangs from failed sanctuary. We welcomed 48 of them into our program--16 of them blind. We are one of only about 30 U.S. equine programs accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THIS OLD HORSE INC

Board of directors
as of 04/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Nancy Turner

AXIS, Inc.

Term: 2012 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr Thomas Rhode

Red Jack Ranch

Term: 2012 - 2023

Kathleen Amerongen

Avatek, Inc.

Mary Maher

Retired school administrator

Ellen Hill

AXIS, Inc.

Julie Fischer

Dakota County Sheriff

Brenda Teter

Independent Social Worker

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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