My wife and I are living in the beautiful mountainous landscape of Merrijig where "The Man from snowy river" film, an iconic australian horse movie, was made. We have 55 horses and we do trail rides in the mountains. At this time in the year we do short rides between two hours and one day rides locally here at Merrijig. In the summer season we also do overnight and multiple day rides. Plus sometimes we give school kids basic riding lessons. We also have budget accomodation for skiers in the winter and other active people at the rest of the time. We are looking for an experienced rider as you are going to ride different kinds of horses and horses with needing someone who has good control. You will get the great opportunity to join all the rides to accompany the customers and help the staff.
Help around the house
Living in the family home will give you the opportunity to participate in the every day routines of our family and friends. You can also learn a lot about handling a large herd of horses (we have 63 horses at the moment) and experience in the natural horsemanship practices we use with our horses.
You will be helping with all the work around the horses and on the rides. We also have young horses in various stages of starting and you will assist with the training of these horses.
Your accommodation is in our family home where you will have your own room and bathroom. There maybe times when you share your room with another work away but we do try to let you have a room to yourself.
You will see a lot of the beautiful Victorian high country on the rides. We are located near Mansfield which is our main town and if you are an experienced car driver you have the opportunity to use one of our vehicles to go into town.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week