This is a program you need to pay for. (If you are not able to, please look further down at other options you have to contribute)
50% of your payment will go towards your food and accommodation here, while the other half will go towards our social upliftment program, mostly to sustain it through winter. Besides that we will train you to do trail rides, you will be part of our dream and vision and help financially to make a little part of the world a better place.
We tried to interest people for 10 years in horse rescue and animal owner education and have learned that our fellow humans need help first. But without funding we can’t sustain the dream to be the change we want to see. At the moment we have 9 kids once a week that come to the farm and learn about horses (rescue horse rescues child), how to treat them, care for them and eventually ride. On top of that once a week we visit them at their school for our sports program. Each program is designed to last, as we can not teach the kids that there are other choices and their voices will be heard, and then just “dump” them again. We want to be able to always be there.
- HIV awareness through sport programs
- future jobs in horse or animal related jobs (even if part time)
- excelled in the program a child can become an overseer of the next group.
However, all of this costs money. By volunteering by us, you would be part of maintaining the program going, without any personal gain for ourselves.
People that are not interested in volunteering, but donating, we actually don’t want cash. We could easily give you, for example, our T-shirt printers or vet account number, you can make a payment and you will be getting photo and social media updates. We have received some sports equipment as donations. Travellers coming our way, why not bring a suitcase full of clothing that you don’t need anymore, drop it here by us, we will distribute it, while you take home your souvenirs and in SA bought clothing?!
Black Horse Trails is a family run business. We are passionate about our horses and the love for animals is deeply rooted in our blood. Half the amount of the horses being used for trail rides are rescue horses.
We are situated in the Garden Route, edging onto Indigenous Forests and at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. The working environment is pleasant, but always busy and (as long as you make it) fun filled. You will be working max 5 hours for 5 days a week (that does not include your private riding time, nor if you offer to cook a meal)
This region offers our volunteers to travel short distances and experience adventures, both extreme and relaxed.
Black Horse Trails will ensure the following:
Food and exciting living environment
An experience of a touch of Africa
Transport for the program (transport available for excursions)
You need to be 18 years or older.
Horse-riding experience a definite.
Healthy and physically fit.
Prepared to work hard.
Must have love for animals!
Minimum stay 6 weeks.
Some of the daily routines include:
Feeding and caring of the horses
Riding and/or helping out on the trails
AND MUCH MORE
Local Adventures in the area:
The following can be experienced during your off times (at your own cost)
Bungee jumping, Sky diving,Paragliding, Elephant parks, Canoeing, Whale watching, Swimming with seal, and many more
To apply, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org