Help with horses and learn about holistic rehabilitation in New Zealand


New Zealand

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    my partner Todd and I have 60 acres land and we run a holistic horses rehabilitation livery yard, based on barefoot, bitless, track systems methods. We live on the top of Okaihau hill in northland, just a short drive to forest pools, bush walks, cycle way and only 25 minutes from the bay of islands. We are wanting to offer an internship with horses, come and join us for a natural horsemanship experience. Learn to get along with horses and live with the land and farm animals. You will learn how to run a sustainable, biodynamic farm, how to grow and prepare your own vegetables and meat, the basics of horsemanship and animal care, the basics of trimming hooves, raising cows, sheep and chooks, and much more. Riding lessons are available once a week. As there is a lot of things to do and learn on the farm and therefore takes some time to get in we prefer people, that are interested in our way of living and would like to stay for a longer period of time like 4-6 months.
    Please message me for more on the internship details.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is lots to learn on the farm. We run a holistic horse rehabilitation livery yard, based on barefoot, bitless, track systems methods. Riding is available a few days per week if you have some basic skills already and a whiling to stay about at month to get enough time to spend with horses. I can offer a lesson per week.

  • Help


    We are looking for people that want to help on the farm, farm animal care, in the garden, cooking and with the horses if they have horse skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom and bathroom.
    We offer food and accommodation for 5 hours per day work, with 2 days off per week for your free time to go and sight see and visit the beautiful Bay of Islands

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are only 25 minutes from the Bay of Island, beaches and walks. Bay of island is the heart of Northland. 10 minutes from forest pools and bush walks. 90 miles beach, Shipwrecks, Matouri Bay, Taupo bay... to name just a few beaches around here that are excellent for surfers. You can find many sights and monuments of Maori culture here. Kaitaia and Whangarei, bigger citys of the north, are both around 1 hours drive away. Rugby is New Zealands national sport and part of it's culture - Okaihau has his own rugby team and you are invited to watch the games.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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