Consultant Equine Therapy And Rescue resume example with 10+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

I have a lifelong passion for Horsemanship, rescue and prioritize upholding the utmost highest standards of equine care. Working with special needs individuals and equines alongside a healing arts practice I have created has brought purpose to my life. As a native New Yorker and Equestrian professional with 28 years of Horsemanship experience and over a decade in the field of equine therapy, I am confident that I am ideally suited for this position.

The Grateful Pony Art and Equestrian Center, which I founded circa 2012, has grown into The Grateful Pony Rescue Foundation in recent years. After operating as a rescue=based art and equine therapy center, in 2017 The Grateful Pony became the birthplace of nonprofit, Bright Strides Inc. Over the past decade I have designed, implemented and fine tuned a comprehensive rescue=based art and equine therapy program, offering equine assisted learning in conjuction with expressive healing arts in nature=based settings. Through my individual work as a consultant and organization leader I have worked to foster strategic partnerships that have expanded the reach and scope of the art and equine therapy program that I lovingly created. It has been life-changing to watch the program models I have worked tirelessly to formulate help individuals, equines and therapeutic organizations to thrive. I am eager to embrace the opportunity to further excell and develop my career with GallopNYC.

It would be an honor and privilege to work with GallopNYC. Having run a farm for over a decade and continuously experiencing the need to scale to greater reach, executing this through strategic partnerships and planning, I am confident that working with GallopNYC as Executive Director, would open the door of opportunity for me to apply my years of entrepeneurship in the field and acquired skill sets in order to sufficiently challenge myself as a leader and equine professional in the nonprofit sector. It has long been my dream to expand a therapeutic equestrian program to multiple locations and have done so via partnerships, consultation and networking to a great extent. GallopNYC has a wonderfully broad reach in the NY metropolitan area, my birthplace and lifelong home, where I have longed to apply my skills and an equine professional, returning to my roots. I can offer GallopNYC the necessary leadership within the organization's infrastructure and community, in order to excell to acheive it's greatest potential.

For more informationabout my work in the field, below please find a few links to recent media coverage and affiliated organizations:

  • Kindness and compassion through leadership
  • Exemplary equine care and handling skills
  • Mounted English Equestrian
  • Teaching: unmounted and mounted equine therapy to special needs as well as able=bodied individuals and groups
  • Structuring groups based on client and team member abilities and goals
  • Designing long and short term goals for individual clients and groups
  • Creating and structuring lesson plans according to client and equine needs
  • Pairing equine partners and team members with clients based on individual needs
  • Assessing budget goals and strategizing to execute achievement of goals
  • Pairing rescued equines with their forever homes in therapy programs and/or homing horses as needed on individual basis
  • Holistic equine medicine and care
  • Hunter/Jumper and Combined Training
  • Uplifting morale for clients and team
  • Written lesson plan development and client assessment as per individual needs
  • Developing sustainable business models for equine therapy and organizations
  • Horsemanship skills, including mounted and groundwork training
  • Art, painting, drawing, nature=based art
  • Exploring expressive healing arts in therapeutic setting with clients
  • Facilitating expression of emotion via art
  • Demonstrating mindfulness practices, 4 square breathing and other mindfulness=based relaxation techniques to foster healthy and centered mindset
  • Interpreting equine emotions
  • Client rapport, support, communication with "non=verbal" individuals
  • Project analysis and program development
  • Communications: Internal and external, Facilitating healthy spaces within an organization for members to thrive as well as cultivation of community support
  • Streamlining focus and boosting performance within equine therapy and rescue organizations
  • Donor cultivation, networking and outreach
  • Written Communication skills, i.e. structuring formal letters, emails etc.
  • Written program development, i.e. lesson plans, process notes and assessments
  • Allocating budget and resources to equine care and program development by prioritizing equine, participant and team
  • Fundraising, event planning
Education and Training
PATH Intl Online, Expected in 2016 Equine Therapist : - GPA :
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Old Lyme, CT, Expected in 2014 Equine Specialist in Mental Health And Learning : - GPA :
Bard College At Simon's Rock: The Early College Great Barrington, MA Expected in 05/2008 Associate of Arts : Liberal Arts And General Studies - GPA :
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School The Bronx, NY, Expected in 06/2006 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT Expected in : Art - GPA :
Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT Expected in : Art Education - GPA :

During the end of my junior year, business took off at my farm, The Grateful Pony Art & Equestrian Center, which I founded circa 2012. I did not have the time to allocate to pursuing my BA in Art Education as it was not pertinent to my career as an Equestrian farm and business owner, PATH certified Instructor, including Equine Therapist and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. Thus, I pursued my PATH certifications and focused my energy on program development as i saw tremendous results and could not afford to take time away from the business and it's astonishing rate of development. In order to keep up with the growth of the program and focus on the pursuit of my PATH certifications and career, I applied my training and background in Art Education to the programs I created at my farm, which are now being applied at numerous other organizations with which we have partnered over the years.

Lineage Logistics - Consultant: Equine Therapy and Rescue
San Bernardino, CA, 11/2020 - Current
  • Assisting other program directors in scaling business and revenue
  • Aiding with strategization for client intake, process notes and goal development
  • Forming strategic partnerships
  • Sharing lesson plans and program models with collaborating organizations to foster growth and productivity
  • Assisting with community outreach
  • Strategizing goal development and achievement for the individual/business
  • Connecting individuals/businesses in the equine therapy and rescue fields together to further enhance their ability to thrive on their respective missions
  • Providing lesson planning techniques to cater to client needs and goals
  • Offering fundraising techniques and support for donor cultivation
  • Providing tools to assess and scale overall progress of the enterprise
  • Brainstorming methodologies to help members of organizations and individuals think outside the box to enhance performance of members and business
  • Working with staff to understand their needs and goals in order to foster a healthy environment to foster growth and development within the organization
  • Strategizing fundraising techniques and providing systems to assess measurable outcomes, strengthening approaches that bring positive results and cutting back in areas that detract from positive progress
  • Streamlining focus to aid in achievement of goals for team members and organization
Lineage Logistics - Owner/Operator
Catasauqua, PA, 11/2020 - Current
  • Rescuing and Facilitating equine reacue/homing and Rehoming
  • Rehabilitation of rescues
  • Medical care
  • Working in collaboration with other rescue centers
  • Healing trauma in equines
  • Managing equine care
  • Coordinating equine quarantine and rescue transportation and services
  • Scheduling veterinary farrier, dental, massage and chiropractic appointments
  • Equine Rehabilitation
  • Training and placement
Bright Strides Inc. - Co=founder, Executive Director, Equine Therapist
City, STATE, 03/2017 - Current
  • Communications and relationship cultivation, team building and support in working with board members
  • Volunteer coordination and training
  • Program content development
  • Outreach and fundraising
  • Budgeting, allocating funding to specific peogram areas and managing expenses
  • Equine care management and rescue
  • Upholding PATH standards and compliance
  • Design and implementation of lesson plans including customization based on individual client and group needs/ goals
  • Overseeing barn and property management
  • Networking, cultivation of stragetic partnerships and business relationships
  • Event planning including, but not limited to: galas, benefits and fundraisers
  • Ceeating and maintaining updated client process notes and progress reports in conjuction with treatment team (if available)
  • Donor cultivation and communications
  • Hiring of staff i.e. Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Director, Clinical Director
  • Defininng, implementing and maintaining Equine care standards of excellence
  • Performing interviews with press, managing media and social media communications, publications, interviews, publicity
  • Client intake, structuring groups, coordinating volunteer training with help of volunteer coordinator and team members
  • Appointing leaders /sidewalks as needed for clients and equine partners
  • Pairing Equine partners with riders, handlers and groups based on personalities, goals based on individual/group needs and dynamics
  • Mentoring prospective PATH instructors and Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) to become certified
  • Working with Clinical Director to structure Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy sessions and overall program
  • Pairing clinicians with groups based on individual needs and treatment goals
  • Updating client database and documents
The Grateful Pony Art & Equestrian Center - Owner/Operator
City, STATE, 02/2012 - 11/2020
  • Farm owner
  • Equine care specialist
  • Lesson program coordinator
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Outreach
  • Promotion
  • Creating lesson plans and documents for clients, business development, advertising etc
  • Maintenance of farm, property etc
  • Teaching lessons, hosting events, groups and retreats
  • Catering to equine and client needs
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and family friendly environment
  • Scheduling routine equine vet, massage, dental, farrier and chiropractic services
  • Managing finances and budget
  • Placing rescued horses with their appropriate homes if not suited for a therapeutic program
  • Scheduling clients
  • Employing farm help
  • Cleaning barn, tack room and wash stall, maintaining arena, pond and pastures, overseeing daily maintenance and care
  • Providing Exemplary equine care
  • Structuring expressive arts activities based on client needs and goals in a group as well as private setting

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • PATH Intl
  • The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Bard College At Simon's Rock: The Early College
  • The Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Southern Connecticut State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Consultant: Equine Therapy and Rescue
  • Owner/Operator
  • Co=founder, Executive Director, Equine Therapist
  • Owner/Operator


  • Equine Therapist
  • Equine Specialist in Mental Health And Learning
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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