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All Year: No
Area (ha): 32
Persons: 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 49663
Region: BC, Northern

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Last Updated: January 2, 2019

We have a small guest ranch in the Robson Valley. We have 4 guest cabins, a small store and coffee shop, outdoor arena, roundpen and many horse pens with shelters. We have a total of 33 horses at the moment, a fun collection of horses, everything from a miniature to a draft, some experienced mountain horses, some rescues. Besides horses we have dogs and cats, so it's busy but fun!

We have guest staying in our cabins and we offer trail rides and give horsemanship and riding lessons, and offer courses and horse holidays, we also take on training horses although we're mostly busy training our own horses. We also offer "ranch nights", a cowboy/ranch experience for tourist, where we serve dinner and entertain guest with our ranch games, horse shows, line dancing etc.

Our ranch is a family business, but we are a young team running the day to day operations.

Unfortunately we can't take in any volunteers under 19.

Working on a ranch like ours means helping wherever you can and being flexible.
We expect everyone to help with the daily chores on the ranch (cleaning out the pens etc.) and we would like it if everyone could help with the ranch nights, which is usually quite fun to do as well.
Besides that, we can always use an extra hand with the housekeeping. Our 4 cabins are usually fully booked the entire summer, so the cabins need daily cleaning.
And of course we can use a hand pretty much anywhere on the ranch. Fixing fencing, assisting with small building jobs, chopping and splitting firewood, helping with saddling of the horses, maintenance of the tack, mowing pastures and lawns, cleaning up the bar and store, serving and helping guest in the bar, store or around the horses etc. It really can be anything.

Horse experience isn't needed but you should feel comfortable around horses :) We are a guest ranch, so guests are usually around so we do expect anyone helping us to be okay with that and to be costumer friendly. Working with horses and guest really means no set schedule, we work long days but do also really enjoy our breaks and having fun together.

We really enjoy working as a team and helping each other out but there will be times where you are expected to work independently.

Although there’s always the opportunity to learn if you want to as we love sharing our knowledge of horse care, horsemanship and riding etc. and of course there’s the option to go on trail rides, our volunteer position isn’t a “horse position”. We do need help sometimes around the horses, but you’ll not be helping with the training etc.

We have set up a camp for our volunteers, working students and staff. We have 3 different travel trailers. You will have a private bedroom (either a small camper for yourself or part of a bigger camper) a shared small bathroom, living area/kitchen and outhouse. It's not a luxurious accommodation but comfortable.

You’ll be expected to make your own breakfast in the kitchen in one of the campers (we provide the groceries), lunch will be made for you and dinner we all have together.

We do have a laundry machine and dryer available which you can use one day a week.

You're living in a camp on a ranch in a rural area of Canada, so expect just that! (our internet isn't perfect, not a shower every day etc.)

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