Help needed for grooming and care for horses in Paraiso, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a full service Equestrian Center in Paraiso, Costa Rica, located between the surf town of Playa Negra and Playa Junquilla. We have 13 horses on our farm which are either boarders here for training and lesson horses and tour horses. We specialize in jumping and dressage and natural horsemanship. We offer full package equestrian vacations to individuals and small groups who want to come to costa rica and improve their skills with lessons and enjoy the trail rides and treks in the jungle and the beach. We do provide horse tour-however people seek us out because our tour horses are the same horses we use for lessons and competitions so they are very well cared for and trained. Safety for the horses and clients always comes first.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers learn how to run an equestrian business. I also am happy to give lessons for free to those who wish to improve their riding. We have 2 men who are local Costa Ricans who do the farm work such as feeding and cleaning up the stalls and paddocks- you will have a lot of opportunity to talk to them directly. Many of my clients are from all over the world and working with the tourist you will get to interact with many different cultures.

  • Help

    Help

    We provide lessons, training, boarding and horse tours for tourist. I need help with grooming and taking care of the horses- helping getting them tacked up for lessons and tours. Experience with horses is a must. If you are an experienced rider you can help take out the tours, teach lessons and do camps.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a "little house" located right on the equestrian center. It has a single bed, shower with hot water and a kitchen. There is a lock box that can fit a suit case or large back pack. It is big screened in windows to catch the breeze and a large cieling fan and floor fan. There is a little porch with a hammock and table with a view of the riding ring. You can also have access to our pool and a bike to get around. The little house does have wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Playa Negra is a small surf town. There are a couple of hotels and restaurants within biking distance and the beach is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bike. We are also close to Paraiso which is more of a "local" scene with a couple of bars where the are dances every weekend. People that enjoy our area are normally into yoga, surfing and horses. It is not a big party scene and you have to be outgoing if you want to meet people. My farm is busy during the day with lots of clients coming and going but after hours- it is quite. I love what I do and work hard- a normal day starts around 6:30 and I am in bed by 8:00. I enjoy sitting in the back yard at the end of the day having a glass of wine and hanging out with my dogs and husband. We have 4 dogs, 3 cats and 2 geese. You have to be an animal lover to be here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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