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We are a young family, 2 kids and live on a cattle ranch in Alberta where we do as much as possible horseback. However, if you are not a horseperson, there are still many other jobs to do which doesn’t involve riding. We also have a horse facility: training, boarding and lessons/clinics. We enjoy meeting new people and we have had many workers over the last 10 years; from Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark and Mexico. We can get you in touch with some of our previous helpers if you would like to hear about their experience at our place.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
Learn English and learn about life on a real working cattle ranch. Also lots of opportunity to learn how to rope and join riding lessons and watch or participate in clinics.
We are looking for someone who can help with a little bit of everything: feeding horses, cleaning a few paddocks, checking water systems for cattle, help around the house, fencing, taking care of our other animals (cats, dogs, chickens). There will also be plenty of opportunity to ride horses and help move cows, check herds etc.
You do have to be able to work on your own. We are a family farm, so it's just us working here.
English, Dutch, little bit German
private bedroom in house, RV or cabin.
We live close to a small town, we have had workers who liked going to church on Sunday. We are more than happy to connect you with people there. Elk Island national park is about 20 min drive from here, and Blackfoot Provincial park is about 10 min from here. We live about 45min from Edmonton, you are usually able to catch a ride with someone. During the summer there are lots of rodeos and ranch rodeos in the area.
Since we raise beef, we eat a lot of meat. We have no problems with vegetarian, but we don't prepare special meals :) .
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week