All Seated in A Barn

Saving Horses Changing Lives

BAKERSFIELD, CA   |  http://www.allseatedinabarn.com

Mission

We are an equine rescue whose large ambitions include rescuing horses and donkeys from the feed lots who would otherwise be shipped across the border to be slaughtered for human consumption and use. We provide them with medical attention and most importantly, finding them the loving homes they deserve. Furthermore, we use different community programs to further rehabilitate the horses, who in return help to rehabilitate the individuals in these programs.

Ruling year info

2018

Director

Tahlia Marie Fischer

Main address

1925 Nute Street

BAKERSFIELD, CA 93312 USA

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EIN

82-5455179

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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

The problem or need our organization is working to address is the exporting of equines for slaughter. It is illegal to slaughter horses in the United States, BUT, it is not illegal to ship for slaughter. Horse slaughter is very real. Approximately 2% of the United States equine population is slaughtered each year. That number has NOT changed since horse slaughter in this country ended with the closure of the last slaughter house in 2007. Due to the fact that they closed here, does not mean they are closed outside of the United States, with Mexico and Canada being our two closes neighbors who DO slaughter horses. Also important to note is that most of the horse meat is exported to countries in Europe and Asia for human consumption. This is important to factor because horses are raised in the United States as pets and companion animals and are given steroids, numerous vaccinations, strong medications and other potent chemicals that are not safe for humans to eat. Unlike cows, pigs, etc.

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?

GREAT program

Our equine emotional therapy program stemmed from the result of simply being around the animals. It is amazing what connecting to an animal can do for your soul. It brings emotions, thoughts and feelings to the surface -it brings peace. Our animals have all been through something. Whether it is neglect, abandonment, abuse or just simply being discarded for old age, they, like all of us, are healing from something. This program is not just about you or about them, it is about all of us.

Our equine emotional therapy sessions are a collaborative effort between the trainer, the horse, and you – experienced in the open air and in an almost magical environment.Through equine therapy, you learn and practice skills of patience,

self-confidence, empathy, compassion, and trust.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 organizations goal is to educate and bring awareness to the issue of shipping our nations equines, unregulated, across the border for slaughter for predominately human consumption. Through bringing awareness, and doing our part in rescuing as many as we financially can afford, and in using the animals within the community during their rehabilitation, we hope to make a difference, not just in the horses lives,
or in educating, but in the lives of those who are interacting with our animals. To inspire and educate those working with our animals to also take a stand in bringing awareness to this issue that needs to be addressed.

Some of our strategies for making this happen is in working WITH our local community within various programs such as the:
Cameron Youth Home for Boys
GREAT emotional wellness program
Veterans
Women in Sober Living
Girl Scouts
Retirement Homes
School Districts
Home Schooling Networks
Watch Them Rise for at risk girls
Kern Canine Therapy Dogs
Marley's Mutts Miracle Mutts Therapy Dog Program

In working with these programs directly, we are not only bringing awareness and education regarding the issue of equine slaughter and shipping for slaughter, but we are also using the horses to rehabilitate through working with these programs as well.

Another strategy we have for making this happen, is in opening our barn up every month to the general public for a set amount of hours, to learn about what we are doing through hands on activities and educational brochures. We also are educating through reaching out directly to the visitors, answering questions and using posters to relay facts about the industry of horse slaughter and how real it actually is.

Our organizations capabilities for doing this stems from a variety of factors including but not limited to, changing our methods to inspire and reach new persons/supporters, ensuring knowledgeable volunteers, educating visitors, prompt customer service and maintaining good relationships.

We work hard to continuously come up with new ways and ideas to engage the public and spark an interest in what we are doing as a non profit organization. It is imperative that we are constantly changing and adapting to new environments, societal interests, trends etc. One of the biggest ways to do this is through utilizing social media to reach new platforms and potential supporters.

Ensuring our volunteers, and those who are working WITH us, are educated with the most up to date information is imperative in ensuring that the information we are passing out and communicating on, is accurate. It is extremely important to us, as an educator and activist, that we are giving the RIGHT information regarding this industry. It is the only way that change will happen. Inspiring with facts as well as educating on the individual animals we get in, where they are coming from, how they got to where they were, and how we can, together make a difference.

Maintaining good relationships and prompt customer service is also important in ensuring we meet our goals, in that you cannot continue to gain supporters and earn their respect and trust, without these key pieces. Responding in a positive way, reaching out quickly to answer questions, being honest and open, are all ways to earn both of those. We strive to always act in this manor.

In short, all of these ways are ways in which we are capable of meeting our goals. It is important that we not only stay educated, but that we ensure that we are making good relationships based on trust and honesty, so that our platform, our base of supporters, is strong. We do not want to just be a non profit rescuing equines. We want to be building an honest, educated, loyal base of supporters who work together in a positive way to inspire the community to also believe in what we are doing, so that they want to support and continue to build the awareness themselves.

So far we have accomplished the growth of 4,000 supporters via social media in two years, rescued over 200 animals, raised food and non perishable goods for the local Mission and Homeless shelter, increased our volunteer circle, and utilized the horses to educate and rehabilitate numerous community programs. We will not stop and won't stop. For us, what is next, is to continue to educate and bring awareness about who we are, what we stand for and what we believe in. It is in continuing to educate, rescue, rehabilitate and work WITH the community to further make a difference, both locally, nationally and around the world.

Financials

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All Seated in A Barn

Board of directors
as of 6/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tahlia Fischer


Board co-chair

Margaux Fischer

Tahlia Fischer

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Margaux Fischer

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LeAnn Lynette

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Jenny Richesin

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