Animal related

North Dakota Badlands Horse Registry

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Wild Horses

aka North Dakota Badlands Horse

Rapid City, SD

Mission

Because the wild horses of the Badlands hold a unique place in the history and settlement of North Dakota, the North Dakota Badlands Horse Registry was established to register, promote, appreciate, and preserve the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Any questions can be directed to North Dakota Badlands Horse at ndbh.mail@gmail.com

Ruling Year

2014

President

Marylu Weber

Secretary

Kathe Lind

Main Address

12880 Bogus Jim Rd

Rapid City, SD 57702 USA

Keywords

North Dakota, wild horses, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, national park, low-stress

EIN

27-1450477

 Number

7852521879

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

NDBH is working hard to promote the wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park so that, when culled from the park, they will find the very best homes with people who have the skills and facilities to handle them. We also want to be able to connect with new owners to give them encouragement and support as they bring their new horse from wild to gentle. With the horses now being sold through the General Services Administration online auction, it is sometimes difficult to learn who the new owners are and be able to connect with them. We also find that often people buy a wild horse, not knowing what a huge commitment it is in time, energy, and knowhow. We hope to be able to reach potential buyers to educate them and help them have a successful experience with their wild horse.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

wild horse promotion

NDBH Foster Program

NDBH Field Intern Program

NDBH/TRNP Volunteer Program

NDBH registration and branding

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animals rehomed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

NDBH/TRNP Volunteer Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Through the NDBH/TRNP partnership in 2015-2016, 54 horses were placed in pre-approved, loving homes. Since then, NDBH has helped with the humane treatment and placement of 43 horses.

Number of animals rehabilitated

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

One young colt was injured in the park and removed. He was adopted for $1 to Gentle Spirit Horse Rescue through which he got successful medical treatment and has since been adopted into a loving home.

Number of research studies that use methods that alleviate or minimize potential pain, suffering, or distress and enhance animal welfare for the animals used

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The TRNP Wildlife Biologist has used the volunteer work of NDBH in his published research studies on low stress herding, corral trapping, and chemical immobilization captures.

Number of new advocates recruited

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

wild horse promotion

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The NDBH Facebook page has over 25 thousand followers. We had 66 Qualified Adopters in 2015-2016 who adopted 54 horses. Since then we have connected with many more happy buyers.

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

wild horse promotion

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Periodically NDBH is invited to give a PowerPoint Presentation on our work with the TRNP horses at the MN Horse Expo., businesses or other non profit meetings.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

wild horse promotion

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

When TRNP culls horses from the park, NDBH helps find good homes for those removed. Since NDBH was founded in 2009, 286 horses have been sold to individuals and avoided the kill buyers.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

NDBH is committed that any horses required to be removed from TRNP be captured and handled by the least stressful methods and adopted by loving and knowledgeable people. NDBH is committed to continuing our successful working relationship with TRNP. We hope to be able to connect with people interested in buying a wild horse and those who have already bought one, so that we can educate them and help them be successful.

NDBH will continue the positive and proactive relationship we have established with TRNP, assist in the low stress captures, provide trained volunteers for handling captured horses. NDBH will provide approved Emergency Placement and Foster homes for horses that do not sell through the GSA auctions and continue the NDBH Qualified Adopters Program for those horses through which interested people are screened for their facilities and abilities to handle wild horses. We will actively use our many helpful social media outlets to reach, the public, potential owners, and current owners of TRNP horses in order to provide support, education, training tips, events, and opportunities for them to network with one another to enhance their experience with the wild horses of TRNP.

Several of our NDBH board members and volunteers have been professionally trained in the handling of wild horses and have many years of practice. Any new volunteers go through a training process that NDBH provides in order to safely and effectively handle the horses. NDBH maintains several social media sites and regularly brings horses and staff to Expos and events where we can visit with the public.

The NDBH Board of Directors and TRNP staff will evaluate our practices and success through regular correspondence and progress reports. Ultimately our success will be measured by the of placing of 100% of the gathered horses into loving and qualified homes that understand the wild horses' needs.

Because of the influence of NDBH and our people, the park has gone from large helicopter roundups to the use of sedation to capture individual horses and remove them in the least stressful manner possible. When NDBH was in charge of adoptions we were able to place 54 wild horses in pre approved adoptive homes. Sales of horses are now handled through GSA but NDBH is confident that the success we have had will result in continuation of the partnership and the ability of NDBH to help in many ways. NDBH will be able to place horses in foster care, if needed. Each year when horses are captured, NDBH provides volunteers for the captures, handling, care, and loading of culled horses with great success. NDBH helps rehome horses that need a new home when the owner can no longer keep it. Also important is our connection with owners of these beautiful horses. Owners and followers are able to network with others because of the social media sites we have created for them.

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Financials

North Dakota Badlands Horse Registry

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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