Donnez-nous un coup de main avec notre troupeau de chevaux près de Burdett dans l'Etat de New York aux USA



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    This is a horseback riding facility that is community-oriented. We maintain about 45 head of horses. Many of which are well trained and versatile trail and lesson horses along with mares, babies and our stallion on our 125 acre ranch and stable located near Seneca.

    As a workaway at our stables you will have the opportunity to work in the ground training, breeding and general management divisions of the farm. Every day duties will include feeding, checking horses, basic first aid, grooming horses and maintaining the stables. For those with the intermediate or higher horse experience and skills, the workawayer may be asked to help with saddling and warming up horses for training, helping guiding trail rides and teaching novice lessons.


    Depending on the ride schedule and time of year, workawayer may be involved with trail rides, clinics, hunter paces, overnight guiding, children's camp programs, horse sales preparation, foal handling and routine medical care. If you are here during breeding season, the workawayer may be able to foal out a mare and participate in the care of the mare and foal after the birth. They will also be able to help out with the breeding of our stallion with activities from live cover breeding on the farm to semen collection at the nearby university. Additionally, long term workaway will see office and client management, record keeping and marketing practices as well as become familiar with required legal and insurance logistics associated with owning and operating a stable or ranch. And above all else, workaways will be able to further develop their own riding and training skills while riding available horses at the ranch.

    Often for peak season from May through October space in our apartment is reserved for long-term skilled interns. As a result we may not have availability for travel workers, except to fill in gaps of availability.
    For more experienced riders looking for a more in-depth riding and training work program, we always suggest applying to our internship.

    Training: 2 two-year-olds, 1 yearling, 2 training horses
    Birthing: 2 mares, due April 2016 and August 2016
    Current Courses: Winter Horse Training Course, Winter Arena Obstacle Course

    Winter Barn Maintenance
    Veterinary Care and Rehab for 2 Injured Horses
    Construction of a cowboy obstacle course and hunter pace jumping course

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la ferme
    Aide avec les animaux

  • Aide


    Individuals must be quick and proactive learners, energetic, optimistic, and reliable.
    As a public farm, professional appearance and behavior is required.
    Capable of interacting with clients and the public on a regular basis.
    Must be 18 years or older.
    Must be able to lift and carry an 50# bag of grain unassisted.
    Must have a cell phone with text capability.


    When you come to a horse farm you will learn that most of the time we are shoveling, pushing wheelbarrows, carrying grain, and wielding hammers. Though there is much romanticism of riding around stable yards, you’ll find that even as owners, we often need to fill our days with the mundane and not the romantic.

    Volunteers generally participate in the general daily chores at our stables:
    · Feeding Grain
    · Bringing horses inside and turning them outside
    · Filling water buckets
    · Feeding inside hay
    · Pushing and moving round bale hay
    · Mucking stalls

    Sometimes we need additional help with horses, such as:
    · Grooming and removing burdock from manes and tails
    · Lunging and Hand-Walking Horses
    · Assisting in Veterinary Care

    We also tend to highly involve Travel workers and volunteers in non-routine projects to break up the mundane routine:
    · Barn Construction Projects
    · Veterinary Visits
    · Fencing

    You are coming to a working and operating horse stables. While you will be helping us, keep in mind that there is a higher liability in working with horses around paying clients that is not always obvious. While we want your help, because you are not paid staff there are many subtleties that may prevent us from inviting you to work at specific tasks or with our clients.

    The hours depend a great deal on the projects needing to be done. We say that you should spend about half a day, or 4 – 5 hours, 5 days a week, but this needs to be flexible. Usually our core hours are from 8:00am-10:00am for morning chores from 1:00pm-2:30pm for afternoon chores and cleaning stalls anytime after 5:00pm for 1 hour.

    While travel workers will be entitled to time off each day as well as days off, keep in mind that we do not share in that luxury. As farmers, we work long hours. A typical week for us is 60-80 hours per week working 7 days a week. With that in mind, you may have to fend for yourself on your free time as we will probably still be working. We may not be able to commit to offering you rides or entertaining you because we still have work to do.

    Furthermore, our work schedule does not leave us with much free time to spend with our significant others, family or friends. During our off time, while we do enjoy spending time with our guests, we greatly require our own time to maintain the relationships in our personal lives. As a “public business” we can also often be overstimulated at the end of the day and need some personal time. Do not feel disrespected if we do just need some time for us.

    Because volunteers of all skill types and levels are more than welcome here, we typically do not include riding as a part of the experience unless the volunteer has proven to us that they are a skilled rider. To ride our horses you must provide benefit, not extra burden to our horses.

    Lessons are not included with the program. That said, volunteers are ALWAYS allowed to pay or Barter for lessons or trail rides and if your riding is decent we may ask for help with some of our riding programs as well.

    For more experienced riders looking for a more in-depth riding and training work program, we always suggest applying to our internship.

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

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    Langues parlées


  • Hébergement


    We have a great community here at our stables. Keep in mind your hosts are the entire stables, not just the owners. While you are here you will get advice and help from our students and riders, interns and employees as well. Be sure to make friends with them as well!

    We provide twin sized beds for our travel workers in our employee apartment in the farm house. This apartment has two dormitory rooms where four people can stay. Each room has two twin beds. Typically the downstairs room with more privacy is reserved for women only and the upstairs room is for both sexes. The apartment has it's own bathroom with a soaking tub and shower and two sinks. There is also a small kitchen with a stove, small oven and microwave oven.

    We will always provide a full pantry for you complete with natural and organic dry goods and fresh vegetables. Meats will also be provided as requested. Requests may be submitted to us, but we may not always be able to accommodate or afford specialty items.
    our hours ebb and flow and are not always predictable, often causing the owners to skip meals. Because our meal routine may not be satisfactory to most people, we do not promise that we will be available to share meals and you may need to cook for yourself.

    At this point because of how our dormitory is set up, we cannot accept families, children and animals. Couples are welcome, however the dormitory is public and privacy is limited so that this will not be a romantic holiday location.

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  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Max 25 hours per week (This will ebb and flow based on farm needs)

N° de référence hôte : 929323944675