Come and help to volunteer to feed and care for horses in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica!

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Costa Rica

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    02/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Volunteer needed with knowledge of horses and experience caring for them, who is interested to learn more, while playing and caring for our horses. Full freedom to ride, and build.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in the jungle, its impossible not to learn. Adding in all the challenges of horse care, balanced with a raw beauty and freedom of riding on the beach provides such an incredible healthy lifestyle. Waking up early and being outdoors playing with these beautiful creators is one of the most unique ways to pass time.

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for a volunteer for the middle of November for a minimum of one month. This is a working business with tour guides, but volunteer will be the feeding and general upkeep of the horses and stable. There are 4 adult horses and one 6 month old foal. The horses spend nights in a field, so about 7am the volunteer will let them out of the field taking them 100m to the stables. There they eat and are groomed lightly checking their bodies over. You have the freedom to do as much or as little as you want. If you feel like riding or swimming with a horse, the beach is very close to the stables (about 100m), if there is no tour. Typically there is one or two tours in the day but there is always time for short rides or training/play sessions. A guide will come and do the tour, so some days the volunteer will only be needed in the mornings from 7-830am. If there is no tour the volunteer would feed morning and feed evenings and then putting the horses back into the field. We are located in the town of playa chiquita / cocles, but Puerto Viejo (a bigger town) is just 5 km away. I can provide a bicycle!
    Riding as much as is desired, all horses are used to tours and lessons, so are in good shape.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room in Mira Flores (a guesthouse hotel), less than 200 meters to the stables and equal distance to the beach. Supermarket and a few restaurants less than 100m away. The room can accommodate two people, as it has two large beds and a bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our feeding schedule allows practically the entire day free. The beach is directly across the street down a little path and one of the best beaches on the whole coast. The more popular surfing beach is about 3km away. Some bars and restaurants in Playa Chiquita, but more in Puerto Viejo. Bikes are included!

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2 hours a day, 7 days a week

Host ref number: 426698821696