Help on a small family farm for retired and abused horses and ponies in the White Carpathian mountains in Moravské Lieskové, Slovakia

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Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

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  • Description

    Description

    After 2 years break in hosting, we are ready to welcome you volunteers in our farm again !

    Our horse clinic is situated in White Carpathians mountains, in a small village on the hill. We create a retirement home for old sport horses, for horses that need special care after injury or disease, for horses in recovery or reconvalescence . In our clinic we use alternative treatments methods like homeopathy, Bach flower essences.. Horses live in open stabling. We have 3 horses, 3 ponies to look after, 4 goats, two dogs, cats and only 25 chickens.
    We are a non profit organisation.

    Last minute volunteers: we need help in march.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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 can visit beautiful places in nature all around us, old castle ruins and more.
    And of course you can learn lot of things about horses, training horses with positive reinforcement or you can just BE with horses and animals. You can learn lot of interesting things about chickens, gardening .....

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in many ways throughout the year. General maintenance work, building fences, building new stable for hay, gardening, stable work, cleaning paddocks, painting chickens houses, making hay, work around house and animals. And preparing wood for winter.

    Volunteer shoud be used to be responsible, standalone and like to help with animals specially with horses, goats and chickens. You do not need to be extra strong but fit and you need to enjoy working outside in all weathers. We prefer volunteers older than 20years old.

    Volunteer do not need experiences with horses, you only need to be not afraid of horses and want to learn more about them. Also we are not riding school.

    In our farm you can learn how to milk a goat, how to make a goat cheese, some build work with wood, and how to ride quad bike ATV, to learn more about R+ (positive and negative reinforcement, calming signals, stress level ....)

    In march we need help with animals, feeding, cleaning stables...... (because iam pregnant and iam like a snail. :-)) )

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent
    Slovak: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In main house , one double bedroom, own bathroom and shared kitchen. House and volunteers room is clean, comfortable and heated in winter and full furnitured.
    You make your own breakfast (we provide bread, marmalade, ham, eggs, milk, yogurt, tea, etc. etc.) :) We share lunch and dinner and we all cook in turns or a volunteer cooks as part as their 'job'. Time of lunch/dinner is on the agreement. We do the shopping for the meals. Personal expenses are on your own account. During the week, we can always give you a ride to the nearest village.
    If volunteers wants, they can use their own tent and sleep in the garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The region offer various activity: not far from us there are two good ski resorts,bike park, beautiful walking routes, cycling, swimming, close to us are beautiful castles and ruins: Beckov, Tematin, Čachtice
    You can find here the highest peak Velka Javorina of the White Carpathians mountains. It is also nature reserve. And neverending green grass fields.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours, 6 days a week

chickens paddocks
Tigrik, cat in favourite hay bed.
winter visitor
open stable
McGyver 30 years old.

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