Ranch Hand, and expert in horse nutrition, skin and coat care management and proper feeding, bathing, grooming, and saddling horses. Enjoys building positive, trusting relationships with both owners and pets. Animal-loving Ranch hand volunteer with 10 years both working and volunteering in shelters, Therapeutic Equestrian Programs, ranches, and farms. Talented Ranch Hand with a GPS-equipped vehicle and a flexible schedule. A life-long pet owner and animal lover with a comprehensive background in all aspects of animal care and service. Friendly and energetic Ranch Hand with 14 of years of experience in childcare and education. Motivated to help children, special needs included become happy, healthy and well-behaved. Ranch and farm expert, highly skilled in customer service. Hands-on experience with animal water and feeding systems. Seasoned general maintenance worker with more than 10 years in facility cleaning and maintenance, primarily in farms and ranches. Business-savvy Marketing Manager with over seven years experience directing a marketing team towards increased revenues and success. Customer Service - Consistently received positive feedback from guests and created repeat business by developing long-term relationships with customers. Handled guest complaints, maintaining a positive riding experience for all rest. Patient and personable Ranch Hand focused on developing and maintaining trusting relationships with shy, aggressive and withdrawn animals.
Animal grooming tools
Animal nutrition knowledge
Oral and topical medication administration
Life-long pet owner and horse-back rider
Health and safety training
Able to lift 100 pounds
Valid California driver's license
Local/state health laws knowledge
Proficient in cash management
Strong client relations
Good communication skills
Proficient in disability assessment testing
Fluent in Spanish and Polish
1 years as a Teacher's Aide
Child psychology knowledge
Owner of pet-sitting business, 10/1998 to 01/2005 Self-Employed – Newbury Park, California
Played with, petted and brushed dogs and cats to relieve anxiety while owners were out of town.
Groomed, fed, and walked dogs
Worked directly with client to achieve both customer and pet satisfaction.
Hired and trained 2 of staff.
Reviewed files, records and other documents of clients and their pets to obtain information and respond to requests.
Developed and executed marketing programs and general business solutions resulting in increased company exposure, customer traffic, and service calls.
Ranch Hand, 01/2005 to 08/2006 Clearview Horizons, Inc. – Heron, Montana
Captured stray animals, - two miniature ponies that were not stray, but in my care, after they escaped the corral at 3:00 AM - Located the miniature ponies, and used a lasso to lead them back to corral.
Provided housing and care of homeless animals - several cats and coordinated adoptions.
Cleaned horse stalls and corral.
Examined animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
Fed, walked, groomed and cared for two miniature ponies and two large dogs - while their owners were out of town.
Cared for a wide range of animals, including miniature ponies, dogs, and cats.
Procured materials and supplies, such as gathering wood to chop for fireplace - to complete daily tasks.
Performed minor mechanical work and routine equipment maintenance.
Planned and executed work with the proper tools and materials to maximize efficiency.
Ranch Hand - Volunteer, 09/2006 to 08/2008 Ride On Theraupeutic Equestrianship – Newbury Park, California
Ensured public safety and upholding state and regional laws by working with local health departments, police and other law enforcement agencies.
Cleaned kennels, animal holding areas, examination and operating rooms, and animal loading/unloading facilities.
Bathed, brushed, and provided other grooming services for Horses
Engaged with children individually to meet their emotional and physical needs.
Sparked imagination by helping children discover new things each day.
2 years experience with developmentally challenged children ages 5 to 17.
Collaborated with staff and volunteer team to ensure the delivery of efficient, high-quality service.
Taught Special Needs Children how to live within the limits of their capabilities and celebrated their successes.
Assisted with individually-designed treatment programs - therapeutic horse -back riding to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability. Led horses of Children and volunteered as a "side walker"
Maintained approximately one acre of facility grounds.
Coordinated with janitorial staff on maintenance and upkeep.
Vocational Nurse License - In Progress: Licensed Vocational Nursing, Current Career Care Institute - Lancaster, California
Fire Safety Card Certification: Licensed Vocational Nursing, Current Career Care Institute - Lancaster California
Advanced CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Provider: Licensed Vocational Nursing, Current Career Care Institute - Lancaster, California
Began riding horses at age 6, have had many professional lessons - in both English-style and Western-Style Horseback riding.
Facilities Maintenance Worker on several farms and ranches adept at tackling complex maintenance issues and ensuring state and local health and safety, laws, ordinances codes are consistently met.
Vocational Nurse License - In Progress : Licensed Vocational Nursing , Current Fire Safety Card Certification : Licensed Vocational Nursing , Current Advanced CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Provider : Licensed Vocational Nursing , Current
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