Help looking after our 11 horses in the unspoilt Western Algarve ,Portugal



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    The only changes to the profile description below is that we have a couple of young foals. Probably cant offer any riding at the moment as the riding horses I had to offer are now all mothers! But lots of time to go the beach and get a great tan, or go surfing!

    Located in the unspoilt Western Algarve, close to the town of Lagos and walking distance to the sociable and quirky village of Barao de Sao Joao, and just a 10 minute drive to beautiful local beaches.

    You would have your own small apartment located on our small farm (which is part of the stable block). It's small but newly done so it's presented really nicely inside. It has Airconditioning and heating so is warm and cosy.

    We started with Work-away just over a year ago. The whole experience has been great, and we have met some truly amazing people, that will now always be part of our lives.

    Our family is made up of me (Anna 48), and my 6 year old son (Tomás). We also have 5 dogs.

    I run a business from home (just next to the stables) managing and renting large villas for private owners, which can be pretty hectic at times, so need someone or would also suit a couple who are reliable and hardworking, and also someone that is pretty independant.

    A typical day would start at 8.30am, and begin with feeding and turning out the horses. 3 of the horses are currently in stables, and the others live outside.

    I have 2 broodmares, with foals due February 2018, and a 2 year old stallion who would need an experienced handler (but he is due to go to Germany in the next month or so anyway).

    I would give you a lot of responsibility with the horses, so really do need someone experienced handling horses.

    I also have Laura, (27) who works with me in the office who also has 2 horses here, so there are other people to ride with if you want to?

    I am very happy to be completely honest, and answer any questions you may have? Would prefer someone to come for at least a month if possible.

    As we are pretty busy, would probably pay a food allowance rather than provide food. The apartment has a 2 ring elec hob, and a small convector oven.

    Also close to the most amazing surfing beaches for someone wanting to surf in their spare time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in a real Portuguese environment but also not too remote. Local village life. Great if you love horses, you will learn so much about them and Increase your skills on taking care of horses.

  • Help


    A typical day could include:-

    Getting up approx 8.30 am. Feeding and turning out horses. Mucking out stables and paddocks (we use a quad bike with a trailer).
    Bringing in, Feeding pm.
    Riding in spare time a possibility

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese,

  • Accommodation


    Small but really nice one bedroom apartment. WIFI, Air conditioning etc

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walking distance to local village very sociable. 10 mins to larger town of Lagos. Bus stop round the corner.
    10 minute drive to local beaches. Occasional use of car.

  • A little more information

    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?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum

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