Help on a small horse farm in Quebec doing chores, maintenance and gardening. Canada

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    30/12/2020

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  2021 

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    With the Covid-19 virus, most of my horse activities have slowed and we have stopped doing pony parties. We have lots to do with gardening, repairing the fence, putting hay up and exercising the horses. We are looking for someone who is already in Quebec, has their own vehicle and has been doing social distancing. I am immune compromised and fit into the high risk category. We'd also like to find someone who can stay for a longer period.

    We are a small farm with 1 horse and 6 ponies, 3 dogs and 7 cats. We do relationship-based natural horsemanship with our horses and go in parades and other events. I teach groundwork, bitless riding and liberty. We like to think of our horses as partners rather than telling them what to do all the time. Workawayers do not help with paying clients, but are encouraged to join lessons and clinics as participants.

    Our organic farm is a 10 minute drive from Rigaud and offers a view of Rigaud Mountain, trees and fields, with a small river. Our log house was built in 1853 and, as such, is older than Canada itself. We have been doing extensive renovations to give it a new foundation and another bedroom and recreation room downstairs.

    The air conditioned/heated barn is divided in half. The older side (100+ years) houses a lounge where I make halters, ropes and leather goods for horses, a kitchen, bathroom and nice bedroom. The newer side (75+ years) houses the horses and ponies, with 8 stalls, feed room and laundry facilities. It opens into an outdoor arena.

    The horses live outside in pens with their buddies 24/7 during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter they stay outside as a herd during the day and come in at night or during bad weather. I am 67 and have had horses since I was 10. I met my husband while I was cooking for a bicycle tour company (he was one of the German guests). He liked my cooking. He moved to Canada so we could be together. He works for an IT company with an office in Montreal.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

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  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We offer room and board in exchange for daily chores. I speak English and my husband speaks German and English. We are close to Ottawa and Montreal and take our visitors to historical and cultural sites in the area. We grow most of our own vegetables and eat only organic meat grown by our friends. In addition to the ponies, we have cats and husky sled dogs, although they are aging and some are retired. Most of our visitors from overseas come on a visitor visa and are not allowed to be paid. We will exchange relationship-based natural horsemanship lessons, trail rides, and pay entry fees for cultural sites for extra work on the farm.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are a small hobby farm. I teach relationship-based natural horsemanship. We need help with the ponies (feeding, cleaning pens/stalls, hauling hay) and doing maintenance and upkeep on the farm, ie. replacing fences, organic gardening. There is also seasonal help, ie. help with snow removal, pasture clean up, garden planting, hay hauling, leaf raking.

  • Idiomas hablados

    German: Fluido
    English: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We have a nice bedroom with a double bed in the air conditioned/heated barn with bathroom, kitchen and lounge. We have several barn cats living in the lounge (not the bedroom). Food is mostly organic and cooked at home following an adapted Keto diet. We do not eat a standard North American diet.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There is a bus/train connection with Montreal which is easy to access during the week if you want to see the old port, theatres, galleries, etc. For time off, you can play with the horses, go on trail rides, etc. During the winter there is a small ski hill 3 kms from the farm or lots of fields for x-country skiing, snowshoeing, or dog walking. There is an adventure park nearby for climbing through treetops, etc. How about hiking our mountain or stopping at the sugar shack for a typical Quebecois meal? We are also on a bicycle route. It is fairly easy to access our capital city, Ottawa, by bus. You can tour the Parliament Buildings, Art Galleries, Royal Mint, RCMP Musical Ride Training Centre and much more. We often like to take our visitors to the Eco Museum Zoo to see animals native to the St. Laurence Valley or to Omega Park, a safari type drive through park housing wildlife indigenous to Canada such as wolves, bears, elk, moose, buffalo.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Five hours a day, 5 days a week in exchange for room and board. More hours in exchange for lessons.

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Precisión del perfil: (4.7)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (4.3)









Número de referencia de anfitrión: 745792173223