Connecting with Horses at Breeding Stud

Joseph's Dream Appaloosas
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Coordinator | Annika
Coordinator | Annika
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Puntos Salientes

Learn & sharpen your Horsemanship skills with our private trainers and the native Namibian San families.
Experience the joy of truly living, training and raising horses in trust & liberty and completely force free.
Get experience by gaining insides into foaling, feeding, veterinary basics, management of Namibia's best known Appaloosa Horse stud.
Create purpose by getting involved with our children program creating opportunities of healing with horses for disadvantaged children from the Community.
Grow and get to know yourself by experiencing a different world of meaning and healing surrounded by an incredibly beautiful nature setup.
Surround yourself with the healing spirit of Joseph's Dream Appaloosas! Learn with Liberty, Horsemanship, Trust Techniques, Bodywork and co to truly connect force free! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
50+

Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas in the silence of the African bush! Learn and sharpen your natural horsemanship skills, help raise foals, and assist with training and backing horses. Learn to truly live and train horses force free and with respect and experience the joy and freedom of this! Share this joy with the children of the community and create moments of healing and awareness. 

You will be involved in the daily care of 40+ stud horses and their foals, our miniature horses, Alpacas and crias, and the rehabilitation of neglected equine rescues. Of course, you’ll have time to recharge, relax, get creative and just absorb the beauty of Namibia's stunning nature, free roaming wildlife and our gorgeous horse family. 

During your stay with us, develop new skills, make new friends and work with a great team of people. The consistent core of our program comprises our friendly and talented horse workers from the ancient Namibian San tribe. Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce had a dream that all nations could live in peace with each other. Allow yourself to open up and learn the language to be spoken to make Joseph's Dream a reality in this world—between people, people and animals, people and this planet.

Typical day

Mondays-Fridays

7:00 Wake up to the amazing birdlife of the African bush :)

8:00 Breakfast with the team followed by the daily activity meeting 

8:30 Feeding & Walking horses

9:30 - 13:00  Training Sessions & Morning Activities (Training Lessons / Stable or Training Duty: Cleaning, grooming, training Horses and Alpacas / Vet assistance / Group training)

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Afternoon Activities (Training Lessons,Trail Rides, Practicing, Foal Training, Photoshoots, working with the community, the children and the ponies)

17:00 Free Time 

18:30 Dinner to a stunning Afrian sunset (every night! :)) 

(Please note above are our Wintertimes, Summertimes timetable changes by and hour) 

Free-time activities

Our peaceful and modern shaped green village provides accomodation for you during your stay in one of our brand-new chalets with private bathroom and mini pool. Our limited number of Volunteers ensures that the desired family character of the program stays alive and provides the opportunity for personal shaped day programs according to your unique interests, talents and desires. There is plenty of free time for you to enjoy the surrounding nature fully (we have free roaming game like kudu, waterbuck, ostriches etc on the property); all the animals, your private little pool or get involved with our community project. You will have time to read and relax amongst the Alpacas, practice your newly achieved horsemanship skills, or practice your art or photo skills in the amazing Namibian light. There is a weekly shuttle provided by us to visit the Capitol Windhoek for a day or weekend (partner accommodation in town available for a special rate). Safari with elephants, lions, rhinos and co can be arranged with nearby conservancy for the weekend days on your own costs. Any further traveling around the country can be easily arranged from our location. 
Hiking
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Requi­sitos

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
If joining our children program; CV regarding your previous work with young children.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Helpful skills : Experience with horses (not a must though!) / people skills / experience with children / team spirit / kind spirit & a good heart ❤
If you are green with horses and come to learn yourself then what you need to be to apply is: An animal lover!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 17:00

Servicios incluidos

Services by Joseph's Dream Appaloosas

What's included:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee 

  • Accommodation in one of our brand new Chalets, with private bathroom & sitting pool (room cleaning service included)

  • Guidance & Training by our experienced Horse Trainer on side (Horsemanship Courses Included) 

  • Free Wifi (only at hotspots) 

  • Airport shuttle (only once a week every FRIDAY included / if you need a private different day shuttle it can be arranged on your account) 

  • Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
     

What's not included:

  • Drinks

  • Flights

  • Visa   

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Vaccinations 

Airport Pickup at Hosea Kutako International Airport

We provide and arrange our own airport pickup every FRIDAY for you between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM / Please ensure you are landing during these times or early morning before to avoid waiting periods at the airport. If you arrive or depart on other days you have to book an extra private shuttle service with us for a fee of 35 Euro.

Accommodation

Stunning brand new Guest Chalets with private toilet, bathroom and mini pool.

Veranda & mini fritch per unit.
Depending on bookings 2 Volunteers share a chalet but with private bedroom (each with private bathroom). 

Food & Beverages

What's included : 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee 

What's not included: 

Drinks & Snacks

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek. We assist you to find cheap flights to Namibia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Namibia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Namibia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Namibia.

Fechas y Costos

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Airport Shuttle will be provided by us for free on FRIDAYS and can be arranged for 35 Euro on any other day. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1.495
4 weeks
$2.990
6 weeks
$4.485
8 weeks
$5.980
12 weeks (max. stay)
$8.495
Average fees
$728 /week

Tenga en cuenta que los honorarios arriba indicados son estimados. Joseph's Dream Appaloosas le hará saber el precio final durante el proceso de solicitud.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Joseph's Dream Appaloosas during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Connecting with Horses at Breeding Stud

Surround yourself with the healing spirit of Joseph's Dream Appaloosas! Learn with Liberty, Horsemanship, Trust Techniques, Bodywork and co to truly connect force free!

$728/week

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