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.
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.
I am looking for a volunteer from the middle of May onwards (minimum 2 months). For two weeks in May the volunteer will shadow the previous volunteer to learn barn chores. This is a working business with tour guides, but volunteer will be the feeding and general upkeep of the horses and stable. There are 5 adult horses, a 2 year old and a retired old guy. 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. Not all 7 are kept together. Some are out in a pasture and only need to be checked on every few days. 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 tour per 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.
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.
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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 2 hours a day, 7 days a week