We are a Christian older couple who live a quiet life on the farm where we enjoy our horses and mini dachshunds- Alberta, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    ***Needing help immediately!!!!!***
    My husband has just had surgery and I do have health concerns as well,,,,we are looking for help over the winter feeding and caring for our horses,,,experience an asset but not necessary,,,,
    As well as caring for the horses also always ongoing training for the horses,,,great opportunities to learn or expand your horsemanship skills,,,,
    We are an Christian older couple who live a quiet life on the farm where we enjoy our horses and mini dachshunds. Like to go to movies and enjoy anything to do with horses,our ranch is an awesome place to relax ,,,,great for individuals who are independent ,,,we try not to over book,,,only one or two people at a time,,,we breed show and train horses,,, we also have rescues horses,,,we have horses in all stages of training ,,,also we have ongoing building protects,,, a huge barn and horse shelters,,,
    I am a retired social worker,,,Chris still works and his work often requires travel so you may have the opportunity to see Alberta and British Columbia,,,,we try to take everyone on a few road trips ,,, so they can explore and see what a beautiful country we live in,,,, our usually stops are heartlands restaurant called Maggies.... huge western shop,,largest in perhaps the world ,,,, Tyrell dinosaur Museum,,,,ski hill,,,, hockey games ,,,, Canadian football..,,like to go out for meals try out new restaurants (depends on the season and your interests plus the length of time you stay) ,,, summer rodeos and of course the Calgary stampede depending on covid restrictions),,,,, so much to do ,,,, we do have a few riding horses ,,,, which you are welcome to ride but we are not a trail riding facility ,,,,
    If you love to work with or train young horses this would be a good fit ,,,, or if you like to build ,,,lots of building going on,,,
    I try to let people do what they always wanted to try or do as far as working with horses , but ,,,, you don’t need experience or if horses aren’t your interest and you like to build or learn to build you would be welcome here as well,,,although we are horse crazy here lol,,, please ask any questions you like ,,,, the more you know the happier you’ll be when you come here.... we treat everyone like our family and lots of time just sitting around talking or Chris loves games and cards,,,,
    Please note if you have special dietary concerns or allergies please bring this to our attention so we can discuss options ,,,,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Learn about many Facets of the horses Industry as well as getting to explore our beautiful country,,,they would have a chance to eat live and sleep horses 24/7 as we are very involved with our animals as well as explore the Wild West going riding and rodeos...we an very close to the mountain we have a wonderful quite life style,,enjoy evening by the camp fire
    In the winter we have several ski hills with in driving distance,,,,everything from beginner hills to world class skiing,,,Alberta is a wonderful place to learn how to ski or ice skate,,,watch hockey curling,,,even when it’s cold there are lots of outside activities to enjoy,,,
    We would enjoying Sharing our lives with someone as well as learning about their lives;;;we realize this is your holiday as well and will do our best to help you see and experience Alberta ;;;camping fishing swimming shopping rodeos horse shows ;;;my husband travels maybe opportunities to go with him and see Different parts of Alberta and British Columbia ,,,Alberta is a wonderful place to live with incredible people as well as breathtaking scenery ,,,,
    Just google central Alberta Canada
    We love sharing time and sharing stories of our heritage,,,, how we live and cooking our traditional meals,,,, just being Canadian ,,,,most people who come here end up like family,,,,I would like people to learn about rescuing and education around the equine industry,,,including helping other in the industry by Providing education so overpopulation of horses can be a thing of the past which will eventually stop the horse slaughter market,,,,,

  • Help

    Help

    We are a busy farm where we have a horse rescue and wild cat sanctuary ,,,,we also have our own horses which we show breed ( only a few very select babies we do not mass produce or live off the sales of our horses ) our show horses are mainly sons and daughters of world champion stock or extremely rare Colour breeds,,,,,
    We need assistance with horse care feeding grooming training. Also help with farm maintenance such as repairing fences and general maintence. Also person should be able to help with regular household duties such as cooking cleaning....
    We started rebuilding a huge barn and several shelters,,,,we also have several rescue cats and horses that just need time and love so they learn to trust people again,,,we are working to become self sufficient and as eco friendly as possible ,,,,any exchange of knowledge in this area would be greatly appreciated,,,, we are working towards Substainabilty for out people and animals ,,,,we are very careful with our resources,,,,for example water ,,,, is a huge issue worldwide as there is not enough fresh water resources,,,,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I’d love to learn Spanish ,,,,

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two unused bedrooms as well as a suite on the third level which has own entrance as well as one bedroom living room bathroom fridge microwave convection oven you also have access to satellite TV Internet and telephone ,,, The rooms are all fully furnished ...we try to let everyone have own bedroom and space ,,,only way that would change is when a flight delay or something goes wrong so our guests can’t leave on time ,,,
    We also have 2 trailers and huge outfitters tents for anyone wishing to experience what it was like for the settlers who first came to the new world,,,, Canada is a young country only approximately 150 years old infact my grandfather came here I was born in the back of a waggon coming to Canada

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Central Alberta is a very active horse community with lots of trail riding rodeo and clinics ...we also are close to some the city which offers everything from shopping to movies...we are close to two lakes with 15 minute drive offers lots of water actives as well as great fishing hiking biking off road fun ....in the winter we have very Inexpensive places to learn how to ski,,,or ice skate,,,we also have world class ski hills with driving distance,,,watch professional or local hockey,,,,we realize this is your holiday as well and will do our best to facilitate outtingsand activity that interest you ::: just google central Alberta Canada
    In the winter skiing is a huge part of our culture but so are hockey games ice skating
    Curling ,,,, we are close to calgary and Edmonton with buses running both ways,,,, also my hubby travels a lot so it is possible to get dropped off in the city or at a museum or ski hill for the day,,,,just let us know your interests we will try to make your wishes come true ,,,,

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have had many people come and take courses or work here from the ranch online,,,, we have excellent internet and two independent systems with unlimited internet,,,, We are able to work around everyone schedules so far ,,,,, If you have any questions please feel free to ask ,,,, Smiles Judy

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are a farm so lots of room ,,, in the summer we have outside shower and soon hope to have outside bathrooms as well,,, Also lots of private areas to park with power available

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We love all pet as we are a rescue so your pets are of course welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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