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Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy Inc

aka TREAT   |   Paris, TX   |  www.TailoredRides.org

Mission

To provide a safe and welcoming environment where each member of our community is able to enhance their quality of life through interaction with animals and nature in a positive, relaxing, and nurturing environment.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Taylor Sandoval

Main address

384 County Road 42520

Paris, TX 75462 USA

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EIN

47-5644874

NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

Other Services (D60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tailored Rides is a small therapeutic riding center in rural North East Texas, we are one of only two organizations in our county dedicated to serving people with special needs. We provide an innovative learning environment for the chronically under served and overlooked students with disabilities or other disadvantages in our area. But with the socioeconomic makeup of Lamar County, we cannot set fees high enough to cover our program costs. Texas is an economically disadvantaged county with a reported 18.8% of the residents living in poverty (3% higher than the national average,) and 12.9% reporting a disability. The poverty rate for people with disabilities is a staggering 28.9%. It is paramount that lesson fees are affordable so we reach as many students as possible. Our community outreach finds that once individuals learn about our program, the biggest barrier to attending is that families do not have money for it. We need help covering costs to remain viable.

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?

Therapeutic Riding

Using horses, Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy’s mounted therapeutic riding program works to provide children and adults with special needs uncommon learning opportunities which facilitate their highest learning potential while teaching specific riding skills.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Where we work

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 students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with disabilities, People with learning disabilities

Related Program

Therapeutic Riding

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We measure our growth and reach through the number of students enrolled in our program. We are seeking to maintain a slow and steady increase in the number of students taught each year.

Number of lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Therapeutic Riding

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of lessons taught each year helps track the growth of our organization. Weather plays a big part in the number of lessons, because we do not have a covered area (as of yet).

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with learning disabilities, People with physical disabilities

Related Program

Therapeutic Riding

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric helps us determine whether or not the community is still engaged and supporting our organization, showing us that there is a need and desire for our program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to create a relaxing and supportive environment where people of differing abilities can interact with equines and other farm animals to improve their lives.

Our philosophy is that interacting with Nature and Animals serves to energize, focus and improve every individual's life to some extent. We are here to teach everyone the value of the healing qualities that a farm and horses can provide. People with mental, physical and psychological problems are all welcome and will benefit from our therapies. We are actively working to shape our community's services, resources, and attitudes.

Our experience is that this type of community development and involvement allows for a much richer web of community services and supports. More can be accomplished than is otherwise possible. With such involvement, the community becomes a place where individuals can feel they belong, where their voices are heard, and where their efforts make a significant contribution to the community.

Lessons will be tailored to the individual after an evaluation by the Path Intl. Certified Instructor.

We encourage all participants to learn how small changes can have big impacts - such as spending time growing a small garden or raising a few chickens.

We reach out to the community through fundraisers and word of mouth. We hold community activity days encouraging the community to come out and spend time in nature and learn about our programs.

Our volunteers spend time with our special needs clients and learn how to interact with persons with special needs without prejudice. These new attitudes are spread throughout our community by our volunteers and clients resulting in a more inclusive and less judgmental society.

Our company brings a unique combination of strengths to our business, including a Path International Certified Riding Instructor with a degree in psychology, and a Masters in Non-Profit Business Administration.

Our Board of Directors, community volunteers and horses are the key reasons we are capable of accomplishing our goals.

Without our horses and our volunteers, our program could not exist.

Our board members are committed to expanding our presence in the community and growing our mission.

We operate on 10 acres, have two small arenas for lessons, and four horses uniquely suited to equine therapy.

We have become a recognized name within our community; successfully operating our website and social media accounts, constantly recruiting and training volunteers while retaining ten core volunteers for the past three years. Each year we have continued to grow the number of clients having weekly lessons. We have applied for and received community grants, and held successful fundraisers. We purchased an adaptable saddle designed to allow people with severe disabilities to experience the joy and freedom of riding.

This year we purchased a metal barn and are in the process of finishing out the inside. Having the barn will give us a place to hold unmounted lessons during inclement weather.

We constantly seek ways to expand our community outreach and are always working to develop additional programs to accomplish our mission and reach our goals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people

Financials

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Operations

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

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Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brigitte Viehe

ServPro of Paris

Term: 2022 - 2024

Bruce A Pimental

United States Coast Guard - Retired

Taylor J Sandoval

Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy, Inc

Evelyn Y Walker

Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy, Inc

Brigitte Viehe

ServPro

Reginald Hughes

Lynnae Hernandez

Sydney Hines

Paris ISD

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/5/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/05/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.