Help rescue, rehabilitate and train Arabian horses with our not-for-profit organisation in California, USA

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Come help horses! At this time, we are accepting volunteers. We can accept volunteers who can help feed and care for our horses, we prefer if you know how to ride a horse, but it is not a must. We also appreciate volunteers who can help with ranch maintenance.

    We are the largest Arabian horse rescue in the United States, come make a difference! We always need help in caring for our horses. We are an all volunteer organization. We rehabilitated and trained over 100 Arabian horses in 2019 and found permanent homes for 80 horses. Love this Horse has a relatively small budget and we are proud of the fact that we do as much as we do, with a complete focus on the horses.

    Of course we would love to have knowledgable horse people come to volunteer and stay with us, but if you do not have horse experience, it is okay because we will teach you.

    We need help in the daily feeding and watering of the horses, cleaning of horses and stalls, ground and saddle training of our horses. We strive to becoming a carbon neutral organization. We have solar panels, we recycle water, and we compost. We also need help with people who are handy with tools who can build things because we are always working on improving stalls, fences, shelters, etc. (Please see below for a more detailed description.)

    We have for our guests stay in a camper that is self sufficient. You may have to share the camper with another volunteer, there are two beds. We treat our volunteers and guests as family.


    Equine Caretaker Volunteers are responsible for equine care and assist in ranch operations. Ranch operations include the equine care and safety of up to 75 equines housed in numerous stalls and paddocks on a 100-acre ranch.

    Essential Functions:
    1. Executes equine feeding. Feeds the herd their breakfast and dinner (up to) 7 days a week.
    2. Responsible for making sure every equine has clean and plentiful water supply at all times.
    3. Responsible for checking for possible injury/illness of every equine at each feeding, reports equine health issues to Rescue Director, treats minor wounds as needed.
    4. Reports all facility-related concerns to Rescue Director.
    5. Responsible for pasture/paddock turn out/turn in on specific days.
    6. Cleans stalls/paddocks.
    7. Help maintain a clean rescue facility.

    Other Duties:
    1. As a member of the equine team, work together with other volunteers and trainers, to ensure that all equines at Love this Horse receive the best possible care.
    2. Handle all equines housed at Love this Horse, ride equines as needed in specific situations.
    3. Assist Rescue Trainer in haltering and bringing horses to be trained, grooming and tacking up horses to get them ready for training sessions.
    4. Perform other related duties as requested by Rescue Director or Rescue Trainer.
    5. Hold horses while the farrier or veterinarian works on the horse.

    Competencies:
    1. Collaboration skills
    2. Communication proficiency
    3. Decision making
    4. Initiative
    5. Equine behavior
    6. General Equine management
    7. Problem solving/Analysis
    8. Time Management
    9. Stamina/Physical strength
    10. Leadership skills

    Work Environment:
    While volunteering at the Rescue, you may be exposed to airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and unpredictable equine behaviors. You may also be exposed to a variety of weather conditions on facility grounds to include wind, rain, hail, snow, and high heat index.


    Physical Demands:
    While volunteering you may regularly be required to talk and hear. The volunteer position is also very physically active and requires the following:
    1. Standing (holding horses for farrier/vet, etc.)
    2. Walking (horses back & forth between barns, arenas, pastures & turn out, etc.)
    3. Jogging (horses for lameness evaluation, etc.)
    4. Bending/kneeling/stooping/crouching (cleaning hooves, cleaning & filling waterers/troughs, equine veterinary care of feet/legs/abdomen, changing or fixing a tire on ranch equipment, etc.)
    5. Pushing & pulling (full wheelbarrows, much carts, stall open/closed, etc.)
    6. Lifting (able to frequently lift or move items over 50 pounds for items such as hay bales, muck buckets, bags of feed, saddles, shavings, etc.)
    7. Climbing (onto ranch equipment such as the back of a pickup truck, tractor, ATV, on ladders, over fences, etc.) – with strong balance to handle these duties safely.
    8. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception & ability to adjust focus.
    9. Use of hands and fingers is required for shoveling, carrying equipment & tack, opening/closing latches & gates, administering medications, feeding, buckling/unbuckling halters, etc.
    10. Depending on level of equine experience, riding may be required, which would entail climbing (into saddle, etc.), lifting (saddle onto horse, etc.), balance to ride appropriately & safely, and use of hands (to operate buckles on tack, etc.)

    Preferred Education & Experience:
    Experience operating a tractor, utility vehicle, power tools & current government issued driver’s license is desirable, but not necessary.

    EEO Statement:
    Love this Horse provides equal volunteer opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    Other Duties:
    Please note this volunteer description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of volunteers. Duties, responsibilities & activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We are a multinational family and speak English, German and Spanish. We are located close enough to the train station to where any visitor can also get away and explore the Los Angeles area.

    We have quite a few people come to learn more about and spend time with horses. It is wonderful to see a rider improve, or have a chance to try a discipline they have never attempted before. We also have many non-horse people come, those who want to just be around animals, or be out in nature enjoying it and working hard.

    Culturally we are an international family, mom is from originally from Germany, her adopted children are from Haiti and West Africa. Our trainers are of Mexican decent and also Holland. We enjoy learning about how things are done other places and sharing our ways with others. We love to re-purpose things and appreciate learning new ways to make the most of what we have.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    We are a nonprofit Arabian horse rescue located in Southern California, about 90 minutes north of Los Angeles. We always need help caring for our horses. We focus on rehabilitation, training, with the ultimate goal of finding permanent homes for our horses. Some horse experience is welcome, but we will teach you. Our guests are part of the family. We live on 100 acres in a rural setting. It is very peaceful.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    Private or shared room with bathroom. Camper that is self sustained. Family meals, that are prepared together or by taking turns. Vegetarian, gluten, dairy free options. Wifi, internet access.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    There are many local sight seeing options available because we are 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beaches, Mountains! We have a vehicle that guests with international driver's licenses can borrow for outings. We are also close enough to the train, we are happy to drive our guests to the station.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...

    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 646449241364