Horse riding in Turkey, great accommodation with Swimming pool.
We are a British couple who run a very small private livery yard with 5 horses.
Practice natural horse care, barefoot trimming.
We also have a pure breed German Shephard Bitch called Asha. as well a 3 indoor cats.
Type de travailAnimal care,
Help in the house,
Cooking / shopping,
Normal yard duties, feeding, mucking out, grooming cleaning tack and lots of riding out. Schooling etc.
You must be able to follow instructions that are given.
Indication of the work This is the daily routine.
Times are when 2 to 3 people are doing the work.
(am work : 07.00 to 08.30)
07.00 AM : Routine.
1) Bring the horses out. Tie them up. Give them a quick look over.
2) Check stable for damage & collect feed bowels.
3) Fetch feed from feed room, mix well and feed horses.
4) Remove droppings, take to muck heap, remove wet & place in
5) Sweep stable floor to remove any further wet. Leave to dry.
6) Take down Haynets.
7) Sweep / remove dust from windows, partitions and tyres etc.
8) When horses have finished the breakfast remove boules and
9) Sweep yard.
10) Make up PM feed, (keep feed room clean and tidy).
11) Help others to finish.
12) Put horses back in box. If they do any droppings pls remove.
Make a mental note if they wee, so that you can remove it after
Yard should look neat and tidy.
After coffee break: This takes 30mins / 45 mins
10.15 or 10.30am
1) Bring horses out, Tie up
2) Remove any wet and droppings level bed off.
3) Take out water buckets. Clean refill and put back in stable.
4) Sweep / remove dust from windows, partitions and tyres etc
5) Groom horses, pick out feet and hoof oil.
6) Sweep yard. Leave tidy.
7) Hang haynets. (Eric will show you how to make them up)
8) Turn horses out or ride.
There are 2 tubs to soak hay in. The water is changed every 2 to 3 days.
We will show you what to do here.
Keep the area clean and tidy.
Hay is soaked and placed into haynets for horses. 10am, 4pm and 9pm
(Afternoon work : 4pm. Takes 45mins)
1) Remove haynets, take to stack. Make up new ones.
2) Catch horses, tie up.
3) Feed the ones that need feeding. ( 3. Amira, Dervish & Merlin)
4) Groom and check for cuts etc.
5) Remove droppings from paddocks. Place on muck heep.
6) Hang new haynets.
7) Yard should be neat
(PM work : 9.00 to 09.30) This takes 1 hour.
21.00 AM : Rountine.
1) Switch on all stable and yard lights.
2) Sweep all yard, spray with water to damp dust down.
3) Remove haynets and take to stack. Make up pm hay.
4) Place night feed into stables and make up am feed.
Leave feed room clean and tidy.
5) Remove droppings from paddocks. Place on muck heap.
6) Catch horses, tie up.
7) Groom. Oil hoofs.
8) Hang haynets.
9) Place horses in stables for night.
10) Check all is done.
Turn off all lights.
TOTAL HOURS WORKING IS LESS THAN 4 HRS PER DAY.
If we all can help to (dog) poo pick the garden, it will keep the area smelling and looking good.
Remove any rubbish.
Am, 4pm and pm.
Keep the terrace and patio clean (sweep as and when).
Also keep the house clean and tidy (sweep and use hoover as and when). Take the rubbish to the bin.
Help with cooking and washing pots etc.
Team work helps.
The quicker jobs are done the more time we have to ride, play with the horses and even use pool, sunbath, go to beach , explore
We are all here to have fun.
We will take the time and trouble to show you how we do things, explain why we do things this way as well. How to look after a horse that has COPD Asthma. A horse that is a RIG too
The horses are on wood-shaving beds, so you will be asked to muck out and relay beds. Groom and ride both horses. After riding you will be required to clean the tack that you have used on the horses.
There are lots of opportunities to ride out. We are situated in a beautiful part of Turkey.
You will stay in a 3 bed (all rooms have their own bath/shower and WC) bungalow close to the yard. The property has its own private swimming pool for you to use.
You will be asked to help keep the house cleannand tidy, sometimes help cook a meal or wash pots after a meal.
We are situated in a large valley surrounded by pine forested hills. The coast is less than 10 miles away. The village is called Uzumlu. Uzumlu is 18km from Fethiye in the District of Mugla in the South West of Turkey.
Uzumlu is 500m above sea level surrounded by high peaks.
The summertime temperature reaches 40 deg C and above. Winter is cold and can be wet too.
Uzumlu means grape valley.
We live in a mountain valley that is 8km (5 miles) long and 2km (1.5 miles) wide. Uzumlu is 500m above sea level. Hills and mountains surround the valley. Pine forests cover the hills and mountains. The forests have shaded tracks ideal for riding or walking. The nearest highest peak looms 400m above Uzumlu. Every house or farm has grapevines growing. There are vineyards scattered all over the valley. The scenery is fantastic. The air clean and fresh. Our drinking water is from a natural spring which is one of the best in Turkey. There are a number of very good eateries that offer traditional Turkish food. There is also a bar/restaurant if you want to just have a drink. The local Turkish people are very friendly.
If this sounds like what you are looking for and you would like a more detailed out lay of the vacancy please contact us and we will be happy to send you any information.
We have 1 single room and 1 room with 2 single beds. Both rooms have own en-suite shower rooms with wc.
Wifi Internet ( email & Skype only please at given times )
You can take days off at anytime, just let us know. If you want to do the morning work and go off for the day this is not a problem.
We are happy to work with you so that you can explore the area. Just come and talk to us about of day / days off. We are here to help you.
Places to visit : Day Tours: Daylan (Turtle Beach / Mud Baths), Tlos, Letoon, Xanthos, Patara, Pinara, Saklikent, Kadyanda, Olu-denis, Gocek, Rhodes,
Others: 12 Island boat trip, 6 Island boat trip, other blue boat trips, Sunset trip. Jeep Safari, Truck Safari, Quad Bike safari, White water rafting, Diving, Microlighting, Paragliding,
Overnight Tours: 1 night away: Pamukkale (1 of the 7 wonders of the World)
We trust the above 2 companies to give you a good price and a fab tour.
If you come by plane to Dalaman Airport, you can catch the Airport shuttle bus to Fethiye for 10 Lira. .havas.net
We are 25 minutes from Fethiye.
This information will be emailed to you and also we chat to you on arrival.
If you want to learn about horse care, barefoot trimming, care of a horse with Asthma / COPD or a horse that is a RIG. We will be happy to teach you.
Please let us know on arrival or via email.
Pets may be welcome please email us for details. You may be asked to provide pet food for your pet and clean up after them.
Volunteering hours expected
5 hours per day
Feedback left about host
de Jessica [11.22.2013]:pour host
de Tavleen [11.02.2013]:pour host
My favorite time was the night feed, now when I look back.
The bungalow is right in the middle of a valley surrounded by mountains. At night under a beautiful sky lit up by the stars we tended to the horses. It was a magical time. Sometimes it rained or it would get
Very introverted and lack of interest in the horses or the work.
She is willing to share her knowledge on natural horsemanship and open to learn new ideas. Smartie our 4 yr old gelding bonded with her from day one and
The horses, cats and dog really loved her. He kind voice and warmth.
Kim you are welcome back anytime. Keep in touch.
de kim [08.13.2013]:pour host
This couple was always full of life. Christine taught me a lot of things about the horses, and I have still so much to learn! I could see she was a real animal lover, and always opened to new ideas. AND: She was a very good cook!
The need to follow instructions is very important when you are working with young horses. This he found to be a huge joke.
His English is very good. BUT His
de HAMIDREZA [06.16.2013]:pour host
Christine is a nice lady that made our staying there comfortable especially with her yummy foods. We enjoyed our time there with horses and atmosphere was cool. But I don’t agree the way that she treated us in some points.
about instructions, I want to remind you that I don’t have my degree in horse and animals caring and I have
She made us feel like we were the ones who were on holiday and able to relax.
A pleasure to have her
de ERICA [06.04.2013]:pour host
They live in the most incredible setting, in a
Kristal, we hope you have a great time where ever you go. You are welcome here anytime. Keep in touch take care all the best for us all.
de Kristal [05.02.2013]:pour host
de John [02.28.2013]:pour host
She has lots to offer and a wonderful personality too.
Have fun travelling in 2013 xxx
de Theresa [01.13.2013]:pour host
Who every they go to next will be happy with them.
de John [04.22.2013]:pour host
de alexandra [07.02.2012]:pour host
She was fun and had a great out look on life. She was always playing with the horses, dogs and cats.
Horses loved her and she loved them.
Any host will miss her when she moves on.
Alex you are welcome back
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