Come and join our therapeutic horseback riding program for people with a disability in Whitehorse, Canada



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    We operate a therapeutic horseback riding program for people with a disability May - August. The month of May we are looking for Helpers to work with and prepare our therapy horses for lessons starting at the end of May. Other jobs included facility maintenance. We run lessons 3 days / week. It's a fun and rewarding environment if you enjoy people and horses! Horse experience and working with people, and interest in cooking are assets. We look for helpers May - mid August mostly but may also accommodate workers in the off season.
    Please contact us for more information!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

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    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

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    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
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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Yukon is a vast and beautiful land. Canada's north provides opportunity to see wildlife without driving long distances. Many people from around the world come to the north to see the aurora. We have access to trails and hiking outside our back door. English and french are spoken.

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    Projects could include fixing fences, painting, moving hay bales, watering plants and garden, grooming and exercising horses, cleaning tack and looking after a small vegetable garden.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Helpers stay in a travel trailer or a cabin with power but no running water. Helpers have access to our home with amenities: bathroom/shower, laundry facility, kitchen, etc. We have internet access. We are a non-smoking family and ask that helpers respect this.

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    What else ...

    There are bicycles for use and unlimited trails. Takhini Hotsprings is 10k away. There is opportunity to see our city for shopping and visiting tourist sites.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Around 25 hours a week, with flexibility outside of lesson days

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Host ref number: 181524361253