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.
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
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.
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
… 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
English, German, Spanish, French
Independant volonteer house with 2 double bed-rooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom
Volonteers live and cook independently in a house of their own. So please note that food is not included apart from the riding tours.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
flexible working hours depending on tourist activity