Experienced horse carers and riders needed to help in New South Wales, Australia



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  • Description


    Help needed for: horse training in hand and under saddle, horse and general animal care, gardening, housework and general farm help.

    Helpers need to be able-bodied, experienced and comfortable with all kinds of horses, including young/nervous ones. Natural Horsemanship skills preferred. Due to a recent accident and not quite healed back injury, I need someone confident and knowledgeable in riding young, freshly started horses!

    Come and be part of life at the peaceful nature and horse sanctuary 20km east of Tenterfield in beautiful New England and a scenic 2 1/2 hour drive from the New South Wales North Coast. The property borders a spectacular National Park with extensive trails for horse riding, bush walking, swimming... Rivers, waterfalls, kangaroos, birds, wide open skies await you... and if you're lucky a koala!

    We are at present one human, one dog, one cat and six horses (four of them Brumbies) and plenty of wildlife.

    We live on 100% solar energy, grow our own a fruit and vegetables, inspired by the Permaculture way. We are also learning about and planting many native shrubs and trees to encourage birds, koalas, bees, etc.

    Own car is handy but not essential!

    Workawayers must carry their own insurance and show proof of this! Your insurance must include cover for any work you do and for all equestrian activities, including horse riding!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - a special and transformational experience with the horses beyond conventional horsemanship and riding
    - experience with Brumbies
    - simple, off-the-grid lifestyle aiming at self-sufficiency
    - glorious natural attractions
    - growth towards self-acceptance through introspection, arts activities and adventure

  • Help


    What I offer:
    - full board (all meals)
    - 2 days a week free
    - fun, open-minded host who will welcome you and help make you feel at home, sharing her extensive knowledge and experience in horsemanship, alternative health, personal growth and spiritual practice
    - animal communication
    - proximity and access to some of Australia's most beautiful National Parks and natural attractions

    What I am asking for:
    - 5 hours help a day, 5 days a week
    - physical, outdoor help
    - help with horse care, training and riding
    - housework
    - gardening
    - healthy work ethic
    - honesty, willingness to try new things and learn
    - love for and kindness to all animals
    - sense of adventure

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, some French

  • Accommodation


    Caravan or room in house (depending on availability) with access to guest bathroom.
    Shared kitchen and living area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workawayers must carry their own insurance and show proof of this! Your insurance must include cover for any work you do and all equestrian activities, including horse riding!

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 648965378253