Louisa

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    United States

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    Travel dates

    15/10/2017 - 15/04/2021

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    AT A GLANCE: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Horse Training, Animal Care, Outdoors/Hiking and Backcountry Backpacking, Hospitality/Hostel Work, Learning New Skills, Cooking, Being Friendly in English

    Some Experience: Building/Construction (Bamboo), Gardening/Farm Work, Painting, Being Friendly in Spanish

    Currently traveling in the US as the government does not have the resources to renew passports right now and mine JUST expired! I have traveled to almost 50 different countries with that passport, and look forward to international adventures in the future. For now, I have my focus set on beginning a 2021 PCT thru hike in April and readying my mind/body until then.

    Anyway, hi I'm Louisa! I grew up basically free-roaming in the mountains outside Seattle. I've always had love for nature and a curiosity for the world around me which has led me to live in 8 different states all over the US (mostly working with horses) since I graduated high school, and to travel abroad in between jobs. I have since retired from the horse world to travel the real world as much as I can. Apart from my Eventing career, I also trained/cared for dogs as I was putting my self through college and trained my own Retriever through the levels of Obedience, Rally, and Agility. I play instruments and love music, and more recently picked up a passion for plants/gardening. Since traveling I've become quite a good cook, my specialty dish is making something from nothing. I am also handy as ever with a knack with knots and "jerry rigging" which has proven infinitely useful. I truly believe there is a solution to every problem.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching
  • What skills do you have?

    • Hosting/Hospitality
    - I've had the pleasure of hosting (and staying with!) many travelers through CouchSurfing. You can read my references to hear about their experiences with me in the links provided below!
    - Since leaving the horse industry I've worked seasonally in upscale restaurants and resorts all over the West Coast of the US.
    - Worked at multiple Hostels and BnBs through Colombia and Ecuador.
    • Bamboo Construction
    - From previous Workaways I learned about building chairs, bunkbeds, green houses, and other structures, using both hand and power tools.
    • Cooking
    - What I don't yet know, I LOVE to learn! Please teach me your ways.
    • Cleaning/Organization
    • Music
    - Guitar, piano, singing, teach me something new?
    • Horses and Eventing Career
    - I've worked at upper level barns up and down the East Coast of the US, as a rider, manager, and trainer. I spent a year working at Overlook farm for 4*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ rider Sara Kozumplik Murphy and her husband Grand Prix Show Jumper Brian Murphy, which is where I met upper-level rider Madison Foote, whom I then went on to open a farm with in Michigan. After that I also worked for Olympian Jane Sleeper in Pennsylvania and managed her winter farm operations in South Carolina.
    - Experience breaking young horses and retraining OTTBs.
    - Adept in day-to-day farm operations and management
    - Experience starting a barn from the ground up.
    - I enjoy teaching both horses and riders!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Age

    26

  • What else ...

    Couchsurfing Profiles:
    www.couchsurfing.com/louisa-richards
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ThnmDhliqBUmv6U2Rj2Og

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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