Come ride horses and help with chores on a hobby farm in Northwest Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 4 looking for help on our little hobby farm. We have horses, rabbits, ducks, chickens, geese, donkeys, sheep, guinea fowl, peacocks, dogs and cats.

    We are pretty fun people to be around. Always laughing and joking. Our main focus here is the horses. We ride every chance we get. Mostly trail riding.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    **COVID 19 update***

    Events are limited but we are still doing everything we can do safely. Hiking. Canoeing. Trail riding. We live in a very beautiful area surrounded by lakes, forests and open prairie. We will do everything with you that we possibly can. You won’t be bored.

    You can learn about raising rabbits, birds, sheep. Caring for horses. Basically how to run a small hobby farm. We can cook and bake together. Grow vegetables. Some helpers have even learned how to change a flat tire (oops)!

    Oh. And yes you can see the northern lights if they are out. But no promises. ;)

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with keeping horses exercised, training horses, feeding and caring for livestock, gardening (we have no idea how to garden properly) , yard maintenance, building animal shelters and some housework. You don’t have to be good at all of it.

    Intermediate to advanced horseback riders can come out on trail rides with me. Beginner riders will get many chances to ride but it might be more in the arena. People that don’t want to ride horses at all are also very welcome! Riding horses is not a requirement at this time.

    We would LOVE to find someone handy with wood working or construction. We need to build some small animal housing and make some small improvements to the home.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 2 spare rooms with a queen bed in each and large windows. There is also a room in the basement (large window. Not scary) that we have to use if we have 3 or more workawyers overlapping for a bit. We try to always just have 2 at the most though.

    We have a living room downstairs with a large tv and comfortable couch. You can get away from things down there if you wish but we would love it if you would do your relaxing with us in the main living room.

    You can have meals with us or you can cook your own food. Pantry, fridge and freezer are always stocked.

    Our internet is not unlimited. It can be very expensive if you watch movies, Skype, FaceTime or download stuff. Because of this we have to limit internet access but you will absolutely be able to access it every day and whenever you want. Just not allllll day.

    It’s definitely best if you have your own phone with your own data plan. Then you can do whatever you want. We do have cell coverage.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a few dogs and cats in the house. If that bothers you then this isn’t the place for you. Animals do not go in any bedrooms at night.

    We have a canoe you can borrow. 2-3 days a week we have a spare vehicle. If you can ride we have almost unlimited horseback riding. We are about 10 min from a provincial park with lakes, beaches, camping, hiking trails and a golf course. It’s a very beautiful area. It’s a nice mix of forests and farmland. We are 35 min to the nearest large town which is Meadow Lake, Sk. It has a pool, a movie theatre, bowling alley, many restaurants and some shopping.

    We are 300km to the nearest airport (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) but it’s possible to make arrangements for us to come and get you.


    We are super chill but we don’t smoke or do any sort of drugs. Occasional drink is fine but not beyond that.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can take any size vehicle.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We may accommodate some pets. No big dogs as we have free range birds and small lambs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Varies according to season but never more than 25 a week.

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