Working with horses and trailrides in southern Chile



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  • Description


    We are a family run horseback riding ranch in southern Chile We do daily halfday rides and frequently several day rides, most notable our "Crossing the Andes" ride, 5 days in Chile, 3 days riding in Argentina. We need helpers with riding experience to coguide and - after a time of learning- guide 3-4 hour tours. We require a 6 weeks minimum stay.
    Aditionaly for Septemer/October we are looking for help - prefered couples- with our garden-fencing-general work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Even if the ranch has many international clients, working with horses in a culture that is heavily influenced by these animals offers an unique chance to experience one crucal part of what chile is: untouched mountains, rural live and a strong horse culture. Most of our rides lead through Mapuche Indian comunities. The contact with these comunities is an esential part of our rides and our guests´ experience; frequently we stay overnight on ranches run by Mapuche and we buy a good part of our supplies with the local farmers on he way. We expect our helpers to have an open mind towards new expereinces and enjoy meeting different cultures .

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Besides our Chilean staff of 3 guides we work with international helpers, one to three at a time. Their task is all the work around the rides, as getting the horses from their paddocks, preparing the horses, as well as all kind of work around our guests, as preparing and serving breakfast, cleaning cabins and so on. As we are a rather small company there is little specialization, everyone, independent his or her position should be able to help out with everything when necessary.

    We offer food and accommodation in change of work, besides you get the chance to learn about horses and tours and trail riding and as guide you may take part in some amazing rides.
    In exchange we expect a high commitment, the ability to work as a team member but as well be able to work independently.
    Because of the time necessary to learn about the job we requier a minimum stay of 6 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    As a helper you sleep in a cabin in a 2 bed room, up to 4 helpers at a time, you cook your meals together with the other helpers..

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    • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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