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Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

If a horse can be saved and live without pain, we are willing to do what it takes to make that happen.

aka NA   |   Lancaster, CA   |  www.wildathearthorserescue.org
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Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

EIN: 82-3129285


Mission

Our mission is, where possible, to rehabilitate, train and prepare our rescue horses to become the well-loved family members they are meant to be. If a horse can be saved and live without pain, we are willing to do what it takes to make that happen.

Notes from the nonprofit

Wild at Heart Horse Rescue is a 501c3 horse rescue that has accepts owner surrender horses. To date we have taken in over 180 horses. We have rehabbed, trained and placed 120 of these beautiful animal in loving new homes.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Michael Ray Stewart

Treasurer

Leslie Denise Stewart

Main address

6854 West Avenue H

Lancaster, CA 93536 USA

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EIN

82-3129285

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

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?

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

We are an animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in our state by combating cruelties such starvation and neglect. We are promoting programs that pair rescued horses with troubled youth, special needs children and retired veterans. We not only believe in our ability to heal horses, but also the horses’ ability to heal humans. Horses have a true healing power and these programs are wonderful for our communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Verified 2021

GFAS

Affiliations & memberships

ASPCA 2023

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 pain

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals euthanized

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our goal is to provide a pain free life for the animals not all of these animals can be saved. Sometimes the last act of kindness we can provide one last act of kindness with humane euthanasia.

Number of animals rehomed

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We define our success in this area in increased adoptions on a year by year basis.

Number of animals rehabilitated

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The measure our success in this metric is increasing rehabilitation numbers year by year.

Number of animals rescued

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metrics are measured by increased numbers year by year.

Number of animal adoptions

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metrics are measured by increased adoptions year by year.

Total dollars of operating costs per animal per day

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to ever increasing inflation we are seeing cost per horse skyrocket.

Number of animals vaccinated

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metrics are measured by increased numbers year by year.

Number of animals surrendered by their owner

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Metrics for this will fluctuate as we have developed additional relationships with other rescues to transfer according to animal load.

Number of pets microchipped

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We began our microchip program in 2022 and will be adding additional 2023 metrics after the end of this year.

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Metrics for this subject are trending downward. Our goal is average shelter stay of 90 days by the end of 2025.

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

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

Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Through Natural Horsemanship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The metrics for this will fluctuate depending on the animals that are brought in to the rescue during any given year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Wild at Heart Horse Rescue
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.00

Average of 0.00 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.7

Average of 0.9 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Wild at Heart Horse Rescue’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $65,637
As % of expenses 26.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $63,658
As % of expenses 25.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $318,341
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 48.3%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 51.7%
Other revenue 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $252,704
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 0.0%
Professional fees 1.3%
Occupancy 0.9%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 97.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $254,683
One month of savings $21,059
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $11,876
Total full costs (estimated) $287,618

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 2.7
Months of cash and investments 2.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.7
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $57,498
Investments $0
Receivables $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $11,876
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 16.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $67,395
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $67,395

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Michael Ray Stewart

Mike has a long history in the IT world. With his lifelong love of horses he and Leslie have developed a rescue that gives their horses a new lease on life. With Mike spearheading the training program, our horses have the opportunity to develop skills to succeed with new adoptive families. He has over 4 years in natural horsemanship training and puts his heart into rehabilitating the horses.

Treasurer

Leslie Stewart

Leslie has been involved with horses from childhood. She was District Commissioner of the local Pony Club for 11 years. Horse show coordinator for Pony Club and ETI corral 126 for an additional 8 years. She currently is Horse leader for Eastside Antelopes 4H club and sits on the regional horse council. At the rescue she spends most of her time gentling the horses to build their confidence with humans again as well as maintaining the general health of the horses.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

Board of directors
as of 10/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Leslie Stewart

Leslie Stewart

Talin Mirzaians

Isaias Ocegueda

Saacha Hake

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/24/2023

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
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/05/2021

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • 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 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.