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    Small farm 35 minutes north of Boston is looking for an experienced groom/rider for 3 horses in work and one retired horse. Must be capable to feed, clean stalls and barn, water and clean buckets, turnout, blanket appropriately, wrap, medicate, and perform any other necessary functions for the smooth flow of the barn. Riding is an added bonus if you have hunter ring experience.

We run a rehab centre and beach horse trails, but we also have a Cape Cart which we have done two weddings with and would like to continue doing to generate finances for the centre. We had a Fresian and a Percheron that pulled the cart, but lost the Percheron to cancer last year. We need help with the training a pair and the up keep of the cart it was built in 1892 and is a gem. We also have two other carts from West Bromich one built in 1907 and 1917.

The Job

Job No
111671
Status
Looking
Title
Horse Drawn Vehicle Renovation And Driving
Type
Farm Maintenance; Harness/Driving; Instructor; Nanny/Housekeeping; Other; Rider-English; Groom-Trekking; Volunteer;
Work type
Permanent;
Work time
Full-time;
Salary
You pay to stay.
Live-In
Bring own horse
Training available
Posted
12/2/2013
Expires
6 months ago
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188

Requirements

Training and driving tandam, maybe carpentry and knowledge of horse drawn vehicles are the main requirements. Experience in riding and basic knowledge of horse care managment and a passion of course. Help us sort out the Cape Cart and use it for weddings it could generate another income for our rehab centre.

Required Key Skills

Riding; Driving license; Handling Youngstock; Schooling; Exercising; Starting/Breaking;

Required Expertise

Driving; Trekking; Working with children;

Accommodation

There is live in accomodation or a self contained two bedroomed cottage attached to the main homestead. Also we have a rodavel close by which is for sleeping only, but gives you your space. Or a tent under the stars, theres no mosquitoes in our area.

Job Benefits

We as a rehab centre are looking for a volunteer willing to pay their way and help an overworked family who rehabilitate horses loads of work, but lots of fun to. Ride on the beach next to the Indian ocean on horse back and help with "Horses Working for Horses. Mature volunteers most welcome, we value other peoples experiences. By booking directly through us you save on placement fees and agents commission.

The Facility

'Take A Ride On The Wild Side'. We desperately need volunteers for 2014. You want to eat, sleep and breathe horses watch dolphins and whales in the Indian Ocean this is the place to be. We've been running trails for 15 years and the rehab centre for 12, trails on the beach next to the Indian Ocean is an income for the rescue centre. "Horses Working for Horses", most of our trail horses are previously rescued, abused theywork for the other guys. All our trail horses are turned out in their social groups, we have 17 working horses the other 27 at the centre in rehab, or traiining. Your financial contribution as a volunteer covers food and accom, helps rescue horses, vets bills for the injured and help for the retired, medication, farrier and dentist. Often we pay owners be able to rescue some horses. Bypass the agents, spend time riding the beach or working with youngsters and oldies, we need you guys plus the extra hands to keep us going.

Tags

driving license; exercising; handling youngstock; riding; schooling; trekking; working with children; starting/breaking; instructor; rider-english; job; volunteer; farm maintenance; other; driving; harness/driving; groom-trekking; south africa; nanny/housekeeping; eastern cape; 111671;

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