Help with ponies and horses and live in my happy family in Salbris, France

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  • Last activity: 17 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We live on a farm where we have mostly Welsh ponies ( between 1m24 and 1m50 so it’s good not to be to tall if you want to ride). We also have retired horses to take care. My mother lives close to the stables and does some bed and breakfast. I live there with my three kids and my friend Katelyn, an Irish musician and English teacher and we really like to meet new people and exchange experiences . We have dogs, cats and parrots also this year we have a foal who was born the Easter morning.We love nature and animals, and I think we live in a very magical place for that . There is a big forest all around the farm with a lake we can swim in summer, we built a little cabin in the forest in May 2020 to go sleeping there sometimes with the kids. I am a painter who specialises in humoristic paintings of animals. We really like music ( we listen vinyls all the time) and we play the guitar, the piano and sing a lot.
    During holidays we organize little summer camps ( 6-10 kids) where we teach them riding, playing music, drawing and English
    We live 2 hours south Paris between Orleans, Blois and Bourges which is very close to "Chateaux de la Loire".

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live with us as a member of our family (but you will have your our own house for privacy). You will learn the French language and about our culture. We can Play music together if you play an instrument ( we have a piano, three guitars , a ukulele and a saxophone).Also, we will help you learn more about the horses.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    we need somebody who is familiar with ponies, loves them and can help us with them. And if you want you can ride them around in the forest. Also, you will play and spend time with my kids and do stuff around the farm/ garden and inside the house.
    We also need some help to cut the wood and bring it home for the winter time.
    The most important thing for us is having someone very motivated and willing to participate in all aspects of life here.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will live in a little house on the farm with your own bathroom and bedroom,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is in Salbris 41300. There is lots of things to do there. We will give you a bike to use during your stay here and you can cycle into the town or through the forest in your spare time. You can also take the train to neighbouring towns such as Bourges or Orleans.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 761978365814

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