We moved here from the UK 12 years ago and are living our dream of rescuing and rehabilitating horses. We also run courses to educate people about Positive Reinforcement training.
Currently we have 6 rescue horses, 1 rescue pony and 1 mule yearling living in 18 acres of olive and almond grove. We also have 3 rescue dogs.
My family (My husband and 2 children aged 9 and 15) are building a new house where we live with our horses. Whilst building is in progress, we are living in a static caravan on the land.
We run a variety of equine courses throughout the year, with guests attending from all over the world. We have a beautiful casa in the nearby village where guests stay during courses.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are located in a small rural Andalucian village so plenty of chances to practice Spanish. We are surrounded by Olive and Almond groves.
We are close to Granada and Malaga. Rhonda and Seville are a couple of hours away by bus.
Our nearest town is Alhama de Granada, which has a rich history and overlooks a magnificent gorge. It is also home to some wonderful hot springs, which can be enjoyed all year round.
It has an amazing view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the ski village is roughly a 1hr 20m drive from us!
There are many beautiful hikes close-by, including the impressive Cacin Gorge walk. We also have 2 lakes within 15 minutes of the village, the most notable being the stunning Los Bermejales Reservoir.
For those people interested in horses we offer the opportunity to learn about Positive Reinforcement Training and Rehabilitation of rescue horses. Please note our horses are not ridden at this time. Most of the training is done as groundwork.
WE ARE MAINLY LOOKING FOR SOMEONE IN THE MONTH OF JULY WHO CAN LOOK AFTER THE CAT AND DOG IN THE HOUSE IN THE VILLAGE. THERE WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOME HORSE TIME TOO. HORSE TIME IS MORE LIMITED AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR - PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SUMMER IS VERY HOT HERE. HORSE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS POO PICKING FIELDS, FENCE MAINTENANCE, FEEDING HORSES AND TRAINING IS KEPT TO EARLY MORNINGS.
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic people who are willing to help us with a variety of tasks on the land and at the Casa, for example:
Looking after a cat and dog
Help with housework
Pool Maintenance (depending on time of year)
We would also be looking for help us with our horses: helping us with general maintenance; fixing electric fencing, moving rocks, raking, poo picking, preparing arenas for training.
Other skills that would be useful to have when staying with us:
Driving license with own car. There is a car available for use ( insurance restricts age to over 25)
We are happy to accept people under 25 without a car or driving licence. Please note that we are in a remote village with a limited bus service. We are happy to take you to local villages and Granada.
For those with an interest in horses you'll have the opportunity to observe and participate in Positive Reinforcement Training.
You would either stay in the main house (The Casa), or separate accommodation with kitchenette in the Casa grounds.
Food will be provided for you to cook your own meals. When courses are running you will be included in all meals and social occasions with the guests.
The main house consists of:
> 4 bedrooms, 1 bunk and 1 single bed per room.
> 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite)
> Large kitchen/dining room
> Upstairs common room
> Outdoor kitchen (with paella pan!)
> Outdoor terrace seating area
> Swimming pool
> Big garden with lots of places to relax
Separate accommodation consists of:
2 bed accommodation with kitchenette.
This accommodation houses our separate utility area.
There is a newly excavated Roman Villa from the 1st Century in a nearby village. The Alhambra Palace is in Granada and is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Granada is also home to some amazing Tapas bars and Flamenco shows.
Alsa bus's have a great network of cheap, reliable buses across Andalucia.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week