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Healing Reins of Kentucky, Inc.

Healing Happens Here

HENDERSON, KY   |  www.healingreinsKY.org

Mission

To assist individuals with special needs in meeting their full potential through interaction with horses.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Robert Mitchell

Vice-President

Stacy Denton

Main address

PO BOX 2027

HENDERSON, KY 42419 USA

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Formerly known as

Spirithorse at Blue Moon Stables

EIN

82-5490540

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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 Horsemanship

Therapeutic horsemanship is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Equine-assisted learning (EAL) is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for eductional, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities.

Population(s) Served

Our newest endeavor to achieve our mission is the Healing Reins Mobile Experience (HRME) trailer. Specifically designed to safely transport our miniature horses, the trailer’s interior offers a walk-through education venue about horses and the mission of Healing Reins. Our miniature horses come with us in the trailer for hands-on horse experiences! The HRME trailer will travel around the tri-state delivering our “Reading with Rocky and Friends” school program, visiting groups that are unable to visit us and attending community gatherings and public events.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses
People with disabilities
Children and youth
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Path International 2021

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Healing Reins of Kentucky, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Mitchell

Mitchell and Associates

Term: 2022 - 2024

Carolyn Schottel

Carolyn Jane Photography

Jennifer Wagner

Steve Young

Ellen Rendle

Julie O'Nan

Melissa McCann

William Fidler

Rob Mitchell

Stacy Denton

Shanda Dixon

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 ? Yes
  • 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 1/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
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: 02/04/2022

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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.