Helping on a horse ranch in California, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are located 1 hour from San Diego, CA....and 2 1/2hours from Los Angeles.
    Our Ranch is a horse ranch in a country setting and our main emphasis is partnering with our horses for riding in the open and eventing. We hope to share the "partnering" and “compassion for horses" that we have learned over the years.
    We are looking for an energetic person to help with the horses and our kids OR someone to help with the ranch repairs. ...My daughter was involved in international exchanges that opened windows in her life that we could not ever image. She was treated so well by all of her hosts. We hope to pass on the same type experiences to others and to share the sites of our area. In order to do this, we suggest a minimum stay of at least one month and many stay up to three months.

    ***. Things have changed a bit since we lost our house due to fire.....BUT. The property atmosphere remains uplifting and we are making adjustments...So, now as Covid restrictions lift, we will be functioning without the coziness of the house and more in nature,,,,,We can use help more than ever..but if it is not a good fit for you. We understand....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Our mission it to share with all, the unbelievable heart and willingness of "the horse"... We do not overpower our horses, but instead learn what they think and finesse them into being our partners...That way they use their brawn to our advantage and they love their jobs. Our workawayers get to know each other, members of our community and others around the world that have that "care for others attitude" and form lasting friendships...

  • Help


    Help with retraining and rehomeing rescued horses. Lots of horse care, ride time and an option of continued lessons...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    tiny log cabin w/ showerhouse/bath nearby. Or tent?

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers must be able to pass a background check, be good role models and have no visible tattoos or piercings for camps and have a clean neat appearance!

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5+ hours / day. And added horse activities. We care for living animals who count on us for everything...but we try to group our hours to also fit in taking in the sites of our area.

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Host ref number: 987819944574