11/01/2020 - 26/07/2020
My name is Louisa but my friends call me Lou.
I am from Hamburg, Germany, where I have finished my A-Levels in June 2019.
Before studying I would like to travel the world. Thinking about a gap year I realised there is one thing I woulndn't wanna miss on my journey; horseback riding. That's why I am looking for a ranch to stay at.
I am an open-minded and loyal person, willing to adapt to what is required of me. I think it would be best if I stayed for about 6-8 weaks at one place.
So what is most important for me during my stay? I want to improve my riding skills. And I certainly know that I won't get that for free, but I can help out with whatever is needed . My work experience include building fences, stables, feeding horses and mucking out their stables regularly. I am aware of the fact that work on a farm is physically exhausting, but that doesn't intimidate me.
When I was younger I completed a riding course, in which I learned some basic techniques, and afterwards I only did horseback riding occasionally. About three years ago, though, I started riding regularly at an organization that rescues mistreated horses. In those days I rode English style, but at the organization I discovered and learned western riding. I like it a lot more than English style and I am happy to say that today my horse responds pretty well to Western commands. However, I must admit that I probably don't know half of what Western riding consists of, but am eager to learn new skills everyday.
Special dietary requirements
Despite having diabetes type 1 I can eat everything, although I don't eat any meat or fish, because I'm a vegetarian. Concerning all other food I'm not picky at all.