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Christchurch
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1
Category: Other
Host ID: 51500
Region: Christchurch

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Last Updated: November 6, 2016

Here is a little bit of background about me and the business:

I have been around horses from the age of about 6 so have 30 years worth of experience with them and have combined some of what I learnt in the early days (through the traditional English method) with all I have picked up from the Natural style which I have been learning for around the past 13 years.

About 6 years ago I set up my own business using Natural Horsemanship to train horses and teach people how to be with our equine friends. I have a base close to Christchurch and a small team of horses/ponies which are available for people to use who donít have access to their own. I am also available for those with their own horses to teach/train either at their own paddock or back at my base. I offer a variety of services from breaking in or starting horses through to basic pony rides, lessons, clinics, pony pals club and more. I have a passion for this style of being with these amazing creatures and love to share what I have learnt with anyone that wants to know about it!!!

I can offer you my experience with horses, tuition in Natural Horsemanship and accommodation in exchange for your work as well as flexible work hours. Please note that food is to be organised by you and will not be provided during your stay. You are welcome to use the fridge/freezer/cupboards/pantry to store anything you buy and anything in the kitchen as well as the washing machine/dryer. You will need to do a minimum of 7 hours per week to cover your accommodation and anything over that you are welcome to use for lessons/riding.

The main tasks will be daily horse care including feeding, picking up poo, cleaning water troughs, moving portable fences, general paddock maintenance, helping with group lessons as well as other things at the paddock as they come up. There is also the chance to help with the office work if you wanted too.

I rent the paddocks where the horses are kept and have a reasonably small country cottage about 5 mins drive away (from the paddocks) in the nearby township of Lincoln. It is a 2 bedroom cottage and I rent the second room out for extra income so I can not offer you your own private space/room however I do have a sofa bed which you are welcome to use during your stay.

You are welcome to start as soon as you want to and the length of stay is over to you, you can make it as short or as long as you like, however it is helpful for me if you can give an indication of when you plan to arrive and your length of stay i.e. one week, two weeks, one month, etc.

I am looking for people who want to learn, are hardworking, honest, reliable, enjoy being outside whatever the weather and don't mind doing physical work. You will be working on jobs on you own some of the time so an ability to be able to do this would be helpful as well as seeing a job through from start to finish. You do not necessarily need to have experience working with horses but a love of this amazing creature is essential.

I have a dog called Zoe who is a border collie, a cat called Maddie and 3 chickens who I haven't named yet so you will get to meet them too when staying with me. They are all very friendly, well mannered and enjoy having extra human company.

If you would like to find out more please feel free to visit my website or if you have any questions/queries donít hesitate to get in touch with me.

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