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I live by myself at a farm in beautiful Blekinge, Sweden. The farm is located 30 kms north of Karlskrona, 180 kms north of Malmö/Copenhagen. I have five horses, one dog and three cats. The main house is newly renovated and has a large garden. I have a year off in 2019, which means I spend all my time at the farm, mostly training my horses. I use only positive reinforcement training with my horses - they are three American Paint Horses (2, 6 and 11 yo) and one small "gotlandsruss" pony, 1 yo. Lots of possibilities to train and ride the horses, using positive reinforcement. The surroundings are beautiful with lots of hiking, biking and kayaking possibilities (you can use my bike, kayak or canoe). I used to be a couch surfing host when I lived in the city, now I miss the international exchange :)
Travellers can learn how to use positive reinforcement training with horses. Also experience the beautiful country side of Sweden.
Training horses, using positive reinforcement (clicker training). Perfect if you want to learn this. Traditional riding/handling is not allowed, however the horses can go for trail rides without a lot of knowledge from the rider. I ride western style mostly. I prefer travellers with horse experience, so we can go riding together! I also need help with all the tasks around; fencing, gardening, painting, harvesting hay, walking/training/playing with the dog :) If you know something about gardening, that's wonderful, since I don't :)
I have four guest bed rooms in my house with separate bathroom/shower. We share cooking, or you cook for yourself, with the food I provide. I am a vegetarian and I don't drink alcohol, but I have no problem if you have a different view on this. (I don't like drunk people though.) Alcohol and meat will not be provided. Drugs are absolutely forbidden. Smoking discouraged.
Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing, visit The Kingdom of Crystal, the island of Öland, The World Heritage city of Karlskrona etc. There is a local train station 3 kms away in Holmsjö, where you also find a grocery store and a gas station. No public transport closer than this, but I can pick you up at the train station. Closest airport is Kallinge, Ronneby airport. Closest international airport is Copenhagen. While you are here, you can use my car (for local travels) and bike.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 25 hours / week
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