Assist at our non-profit wild horse training facility in New Mexico, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 30 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    What we do:
    Find effective methods to train all ages of horses;
    Facilitate successful placement of horses in adoptive homes;
    Educate individuals in the process of training and placement;
    Conduct scientific research into issues pertaining to horse taming and adoption.

    You can help us with our ranch chores and projects and learn something about horses along the way. This is not a riding camp

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to experience positive relationships with horses and learn something about training animals by observing animal training. The trainers may invite people to help them.

    You will be in an incredible landscape along the old Spanish Trail original route.

  • Help


    You must be vaccinated and boosted. There will be a 5 day quarantine period when you arrive.

    Our volunteer program has always been an important element in our operation. As a volunteer, you can be part of the support team to help get the wild horses trained and adopted. The support team maintains the corrals and helps move hay and horses. The support team might clean and cook, fix things, or work on developing projects. Lots of free time to engage with the local landscape or work on your own projects. Street shoes are not going to work out here. You must speak English well enough to follow directions, be safe, and fit into the community (if you can understand our profile in English, you will probably be okay).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We hope to offer room in the bunkhouse with all meals provided. Smoking is not allowed. It's dusty and rustic, but your efforts will make it less so. It's a non-profit animal training center not a resort. You will not be riding horses here.

    IT SNOWS HERE. It gets down to -20C at times which is about the same as -20F. This is not a hot desert. We prefer volunteers from cold areas in the winter since we hate to hear people complain about cold or the wind. Hint: don't complain about stuff that can't be changed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our facility is in the middle of nowhere. We have dark skies and no neighbors. It is an hour's drive to the nearest town.

    We make a living training horses and training people, not entertaining volunteers. We expedite departures of anyone creating stress in the training environment.

    The nearest public transport is Navajo City, NM.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    No sewage hookups but lots of space.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs that don't chase goats, donkeys, or horses are okay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours/day for 5 days a week

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