Help with childcare and horses in southwestern Ontario, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    This is NOT a paid position.


    Do you have any of the following skills? operate a chain saw? Build things? Clean a house? Make a tastey meal? Grow food? Tell a joke?

    We like to arrange for 3 workawayers to stay with us to help on our small horse farm. We are currently looking to book for spring and summer 2021. We require a minimum of 2 months stay as it's too difficult to be constantly training new people.

    Your primary task will be the daily horse chores which includes mucking stalls and feeding horses. When these chores are done there is always a lot to be done. Depending on your desired activity and your skills there is no end to what you might want to do.

    Small horse training farm in Southwestern Ontario, Canada with approximately 13 boarded English riding horses that employees 1 full time and 1 part time employees. Some of the boarded horses are just pets, others aspire for greatness. A lot of work is done with young horses in many disciplines including dressage, hunter,jumper, hunt horses.

    Boy of 10years, cool dude.) He loves to meet new people and takes a keen interest. He loves to help with chores and play outside.

    Small girl 7years old. She also loves to meet new people and help out. Princess on minute, mud soaked, horse riding cow girl the next.

    This opportunity is for those who love to work with horses, during showing season there will be opportunity to show and participate in clinics.(At your own expense) We have lots of work for non horse people too.

    You will be given a spacious room in our family home and live like one of the family. We will invite you to participate in a variety of family outings and can help organize any travel for your days off.

    We would prefer longer stays, two month minimum. Exceptions might be made during the summer, especially for someone would is ideally fit for a specific project.

    We are carnivores but will do our best to accommodate various diets. You may need to show us how to cook it though.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    Immersion into Canadian culture, you will live like we live. There will be opportunity for day trips and travel to get to know Canada.
    There is no end to what could be learned about horses. It's a lot of hard work but for those who love horses it's very rewarding. There are opportunities to participate in clinics, depending on level of experience.
    A lot of the work done her is getting young horses comfortable with the basics.

    To find out about all the stuff to do in the area. Look up Experience Wellington

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Anyone know how to propagate trees? Interested in subsistence farming?

    There are tasks all year round with additional projects in the summer.
    Day starts by turning out the horses followed by cleaning out the stalls. When this is completed you would be required to get horses ready to be ridden by the trainer. Depending on your riding ability the rest of the afternoon can be spent riding horses.

    Other duties include general upkeep, cleaning, yard work etc. The day ends with turning the horses back into the barn and feeding.


    Painting
    Yard care.
    Child Care (two awesome little humans are off from school over the summer.)

    There are a lot of music festivals in the area, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, etc. You will be welcome on most family outings and we try to make time to do fun things. That said, we will not have the time to be tour guides. Your time off is your time to fill.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Spacious room in our family home.
    As part of the family you will eat with us and have full access to the kitchen and its contents

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live about an 1.5 hours from Toronto in a smaller town called Fergus out in the country. I have two small children, 3 dogs, a lot of horses and a lizard.
    On the weekends we like to entertain our friends with dinner parties or bon fires.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    maybe...depends...no tigers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Min 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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