Horse Sanctuary Group Experience

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Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary
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Koordinator | Clare
Koordinator | Clare

High­lights

Have fun being productive and learning new skills.
Experience the Spanish way of life and enjoy summer time afternoon siestas, every day.
Challenge and push yourself through new comfort zones.
Look at the needs of nature, the land, and the horses and learn to problem solve to create sustainability.
Make memories you'll never forget during your trip with your fellow participants.
An opportunity for your group to be in the countryside and gain real experience with horses whilst helping with day-to-day sanctuary work such as building and maintanance This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 14+
Gruppen

About Us


We are an English-Spanish family, and you are invited to join us and take part in a fusion of at least two languages and cultures. At our sanctuary we are creating a space which can be stimulating and sustainable for both flora and fauna. Clare and partner Chico have a wide variety of experience and skills between them. Chico the native Spanish speaker runs the gardens and building projects and has dedicated his life's work do developing skills in nature. He also enjoys the horses and is relatively recently self- and horse-taught. Clare runs the horsemanship classes and has been around horses for over 30 years.

We live in a village of 150 people in the mountains. It is friendly and intimate. Even if you don't speak any Spanish, you will be welcomed as if you do.

Work is often physically hard and although we welcome people from all experiences a hard-working attitude fits best here. Please let us know before booking if you have specific needs or disabilities so we can discuss the possibilities. You will be joining a family with animals and children. It is essential that you like these as they all join in every area of our lives!


The Sanctuary
The sanctuary is in its infancy having moved to new premises in February 2016. There is a lot of work to do and your help is important to get this exciting project off the ground. Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary became a registered association in August 2018. We have installed the 'bones' for the horses, and as well as caring for the horses on a day-to-day basis with feeding, grooming, and handling, we now also need to develop the centre in an agricultural aspect. This will involve building, clearing, planting and harvesting. We have vegetable gardens for our own use, and we are currently working in interesting and stimulating ways to complement human needs with those of the horses. We are working on protecting the land against erosion and creating sustainability in all areas.


Our Aim
  • Inspire horse lovers and owners through open days, project partnership programs and workshops
  • Train the sanctuary's horses sympathetically, naturally, barefoot and bitless
  • Raise awareness of the requirements for a happy, healthy, emotionally and physically well-balanced horse.
  • Develop the land to encourage life
  • Learn to work with nature to fulfill human and horse needs
  • Use innovative designs to meld together beauty, practicality, and sustainability
  • Create a space for successful shared use of land
  • Promote good and sustainable horse care by creating an enriched environment for our own herd

Group Experience Program 
Volunteering your time is a great way to be in the countryside, experience our horses and get a sense of what we’re trying to achieve within the sanctuary. We are always looking for helping hands whether with general maintenance and building within our Sustainable Sanctuary Program or horse care - there shall be something you can bring your skills to. You could choose to focus on one specific area or try your hand at different things. 

Your group will receive day-to-day guidance through the tasks and each member will learn how to handle and be with the horses throughout their time with us. Natural Horsemanship and sustainable land management is what we are about and during your stay, as well as the day-to-day helping hands, your group can take part in one horsemanship workshop and one group lead-walk out per week to ten days. We look a lot more at the horse and human psychology and body language to help us learn to communicate and understand each other by responding appropriately rather than using force. This inevitably builds confidence in both horse and human and leads to more beautiful results.

Tagesablauf

First thing in the morning we either drive or take a pretty 15 minute walk from the village to the finca. You can breakfast early before we leave, or take a break during work for a picnic breakfast (you prepare this yourself). We are flexible! Usually when walking, on our approach we will hear the horses calling for their breakfast as they hear us arriving.

First we feed the horses and do the usual day-to-day chores such as waters and poo-picking. Then we will then start training and working with the horses and other jobs we may have on the agenda. There is grooming, hoof care, gardening and farm maintenance/building... 

In summer we go home for lunch and a siesta, or stay and have a picnic and maybe a dip in the 'alberca'. We have a recent edition of an on-site outdoor kitchen so options are flexible! There is a pool in the village in summer. In winter we may stay all day, but start a little later and finish earlier. 

We have a similar routine on the afternoon. In the evening at home we can rest, use the internet, read, socialise, go to the bar, listen to music, cook.... . 

Spring and autumn are generally the most pleasant months to work in, but if you are visiting during the summer months be aware that temperatures can reach 45 degrees, and work needs to be started very early at day-break (or before) and continued in the evening, finishing and eating late. We fit into the Spanish way of life by taking siestas in the afternoon, which is necessary with the hours and temperatures. 

It can be very wet in the winter, but also sunny at midday! Temperatures can drop quite dramatically and as in most countries spring and autumn can be variable. You must be prepared with warm layers and waterproofs. There will be a packing list sent to you after booking.

Our projects are seasonally, financially and volunteer dependant. There are seasons to plant and seasons to harvest. Building and maintenance is all year round. Here is an approximate calender of work with vegetation :


In the Gardens:

Winter -

December, January, and February we harvest olives and process them to make ecological olive oil. We also prune the trees and clear the land in preparation of new growth and fire protection. It is now the time to plant garlic, beans and various seeds.

Spring -

March, April, and May we prepare the ground in the gardens and other areas before planting vegetables. Weeding also needs to be done now around the crops which were planted the previous season.

Summer - 

June, July , and August is the season to harvest the gardens of tomatoes, peppers, garlic onions etc, and various fruit trees. We can eat them fresh, cook with them and process and store them for use later in the year.

Autumn - 

September, October and November we will still be watering the plants and planning and creating other projects around the finca.


Freizeitaktivitäten

Your stay here will provide you with memories and skills you will never forget! As well as those featuring the horses, there are festivals and parties that take place in all the villages. The big water fight in Atajate is in August; there is a German beer festival in Jimera de Libar in October and mushroom festivals in November. In summer there are music and horse festivals, foam parties and more! The beautiful local ‘white villages' vary from 2000 inhabitants down to a population of less than 200 and are well worth a visit.

As well as the villages, there are towns to visit. Ronda is around 18 km away and is on a main coast to city train route. It boasts a spectacular viaduct as well as many other historic sites and a variety of shops. After exploring these, the huge variety of cafes and bars will offer welcome refreshment.

If, however you prefer a break from civilisation then you will be in your element. The surrounding mountains, forests and river are beautiful, peaceful and watched over by soaring eagles. Close by there are natural sites to visit such as the Canyon of the Vultures. There are guided walks to vast caves with ancient cave paintings. A Palo-Christiano church is tucked away off the beaten track and an Arab tower is hidden in the countryside with not a tourist in sight.

The beach is approximately 1½ hours’ drive away, trips can be arranged at an extra cost on your days off, including beach and activity trips; visiting cities including Malaga and Sevilla; or special out of hours horse rides or camping trips. 

Transport: You can hire a car from Malaga, or there is a bus leaving every week day morning from Atajate to Ronda, and returning at midday. From Ronda there are regular buses to all major cities and many smaller villages. It may also be possible to hire a driver locally as a taxi service.

Water Sports
Swimming
Konzerte/
Musik
Sightseeing
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Oper
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du mindestens 14 Jahre alt sein.
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse) oder Spanisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
You are not required to have previous experience with horses or farm work, but you will need a hard working attitude.

If you are under 16 then we can accept you with permission from a legal guardian.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Sonntag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary

Fees are per person and cover a donation to the project in which we use to feed the horses, maintain and improve their living conditions, pay insurance, offer support and run programs etc. We include for free: Support and training plus one natural horsemanship workshop and a group walk-lead out. Your fees and deposit are calculated in American Dollars to book your place. As we work in euros in Spain, your remaining fees (after deposit) are due upon arrival and are set at 140€ per week per person to allow for fluctuation in exchange rates.   

Flights, transport, food, accommodation, days out, eating and drinking in bars are your own financial responsibility and not included in the fees. We can help you find accommodation locally which at the moment is between 8€ and 17.50€ per person, per night. We recommend you provide your own personal accident insurance suitable for the type of activities you will be taking part in.

Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Bitte kümmere dich um deine eigene Unterkunft. Essen, Snacks und Getränke sind gegen Aufpreis erhältlich.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Malaga Airport (AGP) in Malaga. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Spanien zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Spanien bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Spanien antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Spanien überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

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Informationen zur Anreise

The program is available all year round any start date, and any number of days, but please be prepared for weather! We can advise on suitable clothing closer to the time.

You would arrange your own transport to Atajate and there are reliable buses and trains which can bring you from the airport in Malaga. We are happy to help you plan this and we will send more information after booking. 

If you are looking at flights now, please note if you are planning on using public transport, it is better to book your arrival flight for the morning or early afternoon, as public transport options are limited or non existent later in the day, and your return flight should not be earlier than 12pm to allow for time to arrive in the airport. Other options would be to stay in Malaga a night, hire a car, or to arrange a taxi service if your flights are out of public transport times. I can send timetables after booking, and it is actually very easy.

From Malaga, buses are under 20€ per person, a taxi company charges 130€ per car, and we have people locally who would collect for 90€ per car. Some groups hire vehicles and others drive here from their home country. This way it is also easier to get the shopping regularly.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
1 - 50 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 175
2 Wochen
$ 350
3 Wochen
$ 525
4 Wochen
$ 700
8 Wochen
$ 1.400
16 Wochen
$ 2.800
50 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 8.750
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 175 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
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Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Horse Sanctuary Group Experience

An opportunity for your group to be in the countryside and gain real experience with horses whilst helping with day-to-day sanctuary work such as building and maintanance

$175/week

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