Looking for horse-experienced volunteers to help us for at least 2 months in Pichincha, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    For over 20 years, our ranch has been offering tourists the possibility to explore Ecuador on horseback. We lead 1 – 6 days riding tours through stunning landscapes in and around one of worldwide only two inhabited volcanic craters.

    In order to support our rides, the logistics, the necessary preparatory work, the constant horse training, but most of all the daily work at the ranch, like feeding, cleaning, field work, pasture maintenance etc, we regularly look for horse-experienced volunteers, who would like to work with us for at least 2 months and bring a lot of dedication.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    contact and exchange with riding guests from all over the world, but mainly contact with yourself in remote mountain area, in the middle of nature, learn different ways of horse-keeping, saddling and riding styles.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for…

    Dynamic, emotionally balanced, very independently working people with profound horse experience, who will support us in the following fields:

    … help with daily work on the ranch (f. ex. feeding, de-worming, cleaning, maintain equipment,
    washing boots, help repairing fences, clearing fields, mend trails, maybe paint a wall, etc.)

    … be willing to take a machete in hand and fight thorny bushes on the pastures

    … help cleaning trails

    ... horse care and feeding

    … break young horses, train them (f. ex. hoof care, getting them used to halter, saddle etc.)

    … help correcting problems with riding horses (f. ex. fear of cars, fear of the blacksmith, head
    tossing etc.)

    … guiding help on the riding tours (on horseback but also possibly as the driver of
    the escort vehicle – please bring an international driving license if available)

    … additional knowledge on alternative horse training is very welcome (Pat Parelli, Natural
    Horsemanship, riding without bit, ground work, work in round pen etc)

    … prepare lunches for the riding tours

    … optional: office help (f. ex. Updating the homepage, marketing, translations, responding to inquiries,
    organization of riding tours)

    ... take on domestic work

    … maintain volonteer house and ranch-rooms

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Independant volonteer house with 2 double bed-rooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volonteers live and cook independently in a house of their own. So please note that food is not included apart from the riding tours.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    flexible working hours depending on tourist activity



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