We have three distinct volunteer positions as listed below.
This is a great opportunity to work hands-on with all ten of our horses on a daily basis while learning Natural Horsemanship. More than a work-trade arrangement, our horse internship program focuses on teaching you to handle the horses using body language, love, and leadership and allows you to put those skills into action. Because each of our horses has a very different personality, or “horseanality ,” you will gain experience in putting your new found skills to work in a variety of contexts. Our work and learn program is also very good for our horses because of the close personal attention you will be providing them.
We are the only horse internship in Costa Rica that offers lessons in dressage/finesse riding and also lessons in jumping with natural horsemanship theory.
The chance to develop personal relationships with each of the horses using natural horsemanship makes this more than either a work-trade or a vacation, it is a valuable experience of a lifetime. There is a one month minimum for this program. The price is $36 a day that comes out to about around $1000 for the month. I have also added a two week minimum of this position for $40 a day.
3 meals per day which can be catered to special diets (vegan, gluten-free)
Sessions in natural horsemanship games, riding lessons, jumping, and dressage depending on your interests
All day access to our horses as they live on the farm
Access to a large Parelli natural horsemanship video library
experienced horse person trail guide-assistant riding instructor. You will need a decent understanding of natural horsemanship seven games to help teach natural horsemanship games to my beginners. You will be helping to guide my interns through their program and learning experience. This is a three-month minimum commitment.
Please send experience bio and photos of you with horses.