Help us at a horse, pony and donkey rescue in the hills of South West Wales, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    The Horse and Pony Trust founded in 1985 is a National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) accredited equine welfare charity in the Brecon Beacons S.W.Wales, UK. During its time the Trust has rescued, rehabilitated and found new approved Guardian homes for 100's of horses and ponies having up to 30 residents cared for on the farm at any one time.

    It was founded by the remarkable late Ginny who sadly passed away at the young age of 38 leaving the trust as her legacy. Nestling against the Black Mountain in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Trust is entirely dependant upon voluntary donations and fund raising activities. Anybody who gives to this charity can be assured that every penny possible goes towards the care of our horses and ponies. Our aim is to always restore our animals to full health, and through our Guardianship scheme, find them a loving purposeful loan home where they can live out the rest of their life in safety.

    The Trust is located in a beautiful but secluded area of Wales, surrounded by beautiful views and an abundance of wildlife.

    On the farm we care for up to 30 horses,ponies and donkeys at any one time, we have further 150+ in Guardian loan homes around the UK. As well as the care and protection of horses we run pilots of Equine facilitated learning and equine assisted sessions for learners and people with additional needs. We also work in collaboration with local colleges and residential homes to allow people with disabilities and additional learning needs to help and spend time with the horses.

    We have 2 cats on site Billy and Archie and they love a nice warm lap to curl up on.

    There is no public transport available directly to and from the farm. At certain times we may be able to pick up and drop off at Llangadog train station. The farm is located in an area of natural outstanding beauty, there are plenty of beautiful places to walk nearby to the farm, the red kite feeding station is less than 3 miles away, with Llyn y fan and Usk Resorvoir less than 6 miles away. There are local taxi services, but these can be expensive.

    Those with their own transport could visit Pen y Fan, Carreg Cennen Castle, and some of the beautiful coastlines of Gower, Pembrokeshire and Cardigan.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    You will experience life in the Welsh countryside, nestled in the foothills of the black mountains. You will learn all aspects of horse care including how to spot and treat illnesses. We will teach you science based methods of training horses. You would be welcome to watch and listen to the vet when they visit.

    Travellers will meet with other local volunteers and staff who are from different walks of life as well as from the local area.

    here are local villages with pubs and local shops.

  • UK chairty

    Registered charity

    This host is a registered charity in the UK and is looking for help with their charity project.

  • Help

    Help

    Under the guidance and instruction of experienced members of staff We need help with the day to day care of the equines on site, mucking out, filling hay nets, feeding, giving medication, grooming and training them for new homes.

    Helping us in our on site charity tack shop to sell donated items to benefit the charity. During the summer months we will be attending local and county shows with a stand to promote our work. We will need help loading the van, setting up and manning the stands.

    We hold fundraising events on site and will also need help with organising and running the events.

    We also need help to fix fencing, field shelters as well as general farm maintenance and tidying up and improving the rescue.

    There is a woodland area and we welcome anyone with knowledgeable in woodland management. We are putting together a project for the woodland area to be more accessible to members of the local community and for education. In this area we would like to improve the habitat to encourage local wildlfe. There is a broken wooden bridge crossing a stream that we need help rebuilding.

    * Current urgent help will be needed to feed milk to orphan foals in the evening and overnight June through to September.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A bedroom within the farmhouse, with Wi-fi, a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom with bath and shower. Food would be supplied but would need to be cooked by yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no public transport available directly from the farm but it could be arranged with members of staff to give a lift into the village of Llangadog where there is a train station. The farm is located in an area of natural outstanding beauty, there are plenty of beautiful places to walk nearby to the farm, the red kite feeding station is less than 3 miles away, with Llyn y fan and Usk Resorvoir less than 6 miles away. There are local taxi services, but these can be expensive. Those with their own transport could visit Pen y Fan, Carreg Cennen Castle, and some of the beautiful coastlines of Gower, Pembrokeshire and Cardigan.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Happy for workawayers to work online in their spare time.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.


Host ref number: 465626193187