Be my all-around-ranch-hand in the geographical center of beautiful British Columbia, Canada

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Canada

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    08/10/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    I`m raising and training horses in the geographical center of British Columbia. I own at the moment 50 quarter horses\paints and besides a small hobby farm. It includes cows, chicken, cats and dogs.
    As an allaround horsetrainer i host sortings, pennings and cuttings weekly. There are lots of different events all over the year like clinics, buckle series or the open house.
    I also breed horses, so there are foals born every spring, which is the most exciting time of the year.
    I`m hosting people for over 10 years now and made great experiences with the workaway programme. I enjoy getting to know people and learn about their countries. A lot of my workawayers came back to my place and we became really good friends.

    Horse skills would be great, it,s not a must-have though as long as you are willing to learn. There are general ranch chores to do every day: feeding the animals, fixing fence, clean horse pens, catch and release horses, groom and saddle horses and riding for those who want. Please do not expect to spend a relaxing holiday at my place, there's time for that of course, but there are also a lot of things that have to be done. I would like people to stay longer than a month, because it takes time to train the workawayers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn how to handle horses. Build confidence around horses and life.
    You will get the chance to learn all about western riding and the cowboy lifestyle. Be part of my events. There are always many people and it`s much fun.
    You`re going to be treated like family and i`m not just saying. Meet my friends and family.
    It`s always very entertaining.
    In my time off i will show you the sites. (The better you help the more time off ;) )

  • Help

    Help

    I need help with
    feeding the animals
    cleaning and grooming
    fencing
    training horses (warm up, cool down, saddle,...)
    ...
    There is always much to do all around a farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can decide whether you want to stay in the basement or the cabin next to my house. Have a three floor house with three bathrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Go swimming in hogsback lake
    Hiking
    Riding
    Skiing
    etc. etc. etc.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25hours a week max



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