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.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
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 ;) )
I need help with
feeding the animals
cleaning and grooming
training horses (warm up, cool down, saddle,...)
There is always much to do all around a farm.
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.
Go swimming in hogsback lake
etc. etc. etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25hours a week max