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Force-free Equine Sanctuary Assistant

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  • Force-free horse training: Learn gentle but scientific techniques for horse communication, building trust, including positive reinforcement methods.
  • Ethical horse training: Discover responsible practices that prioritise the horse's well-being, emphasising humane and respectful approaches.
  • Horse needs first: Focus on understanding and meeting the horse's physical and emotional requirements for a happy, healthy partnership.
  • Non-riding interactions: Explore diverse bonding activities, from grooming to ground exercises, strengthening the horse-human connection.
  • Time and Space for growth: Transformative horse companionship fosters empathy, communication, and self-awareness, enabling meaningful personal development.

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Leeftijd 14+

Over het programma

Join our team! Care for horses, improve the sanctuary, and promote equine welfare, all while honing your force-free horsemanship skills. 🐴😊

Force-Free Equine Sanctuary Assistant programme: Experience the Magic of Compassionate Horsemanship

Are you passionate about horses and eager to make a positive impact on equine welfare? Join our incredible Force-Free Equine Sanctuary Programme, where you'll become part of a dedicated team caring for ...

Over het programma

Force-Free Equine Sanctuary Assistant programme: Experience the Magic of Compassionate Horsemanship

Are you passionate about horses and eager to make a positive impact on equine welfare? Join our incredible Force-Free Equine Sanctuary Programme, where you'll become part of a dedicated team caring for our beautiful herd of horses. Through positive reinforcement and force-free horsemanship skills, you'll help improve the lives of these magnificent animals and contribute to the success of our sanctuary.

Why Volunteer with Us?

Volunteering at Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary is an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of horses and witness the profound impact of our mission. You'll gain firsthand experience of our efforts to create a nurturing environment for these horses, allowing you to glimpse the significant difference we are making.

In our well-rounded programme, learning and hands-on work seamlessly blend together. Many of the most meaningful insights come from observing the horses during their feeding times and while tending to their fields.

Discover the Beauty of Horse Communication and Behaviour Change.

During this programme, each applicant will be warmly welcomed into our horse training sessions, where they will embark on a journey of discovery and learning. We believe in equipping our participants with the essential skills to handle and befriend these gentle creatures responsibly and compassionately. Starting with a foundation of handling skills, you'll progress through our carefully crafted curriculum to master the art of scientific behaviour change and effective communication with the horses. We aim to work collaboratively with the horse, ensuring they choose to join us rather than being coerced.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through various training exercises and techniques, encouraging you to observe and interpret the horses' responses. You'll learn to read their body language and understand their emotions, deepening your ability to connect with them on a profound level. Throughout the programme, you'll have ample opportunities to put theory into practice, fostering a hands-on approach to learning that ensures your growth as a skilled and empathetic horse trainer or friend.

Our horsemanship sessions are a profound learning experience that extends beyond conventional training methods. We offer guided training sessions designed to help horses recover from trauma and actively participate in their welfare needs. During these sessions, we engage in various activities, such as putting on fly solution, fly masks, or blankets, administering medication, or brushing manes, all while attentively considering the horse's emotional well-being.

One of our core principles is to lead the horses without the need for halters and ropes, promoting a deeper level of trust and connection. We work to change the horses' perspective of humans so that they not only tolerate but genuinely enjoy being touched and handled. Through patient and compassionate interaction, we help them overcome any fears they may have, ensuring they feel safe and secure in their environment.

Our unique approach also involves training a consent protocol, allowing the horses to play an active role in their interactions. This helps them desensitise to fears, enjoy the training process, and gain a sense of control over what does and doesn't happen to them. By respecting their boundaries and preferences, we foster a relationship built on mutual understanding and respect.

In addition to the guided training sessions, you'll also gain valuable insights through hands-on work during feeding times and field cleaning. As we prioritise the horse's feelings and responses, both scientific behaviour change and gentle understanding guide our approach. Our ultimate goal is to create a harmonious partnership with the horses, where they willingly choose to join us in their journey, rather than feeling coerced or forced.

Through our holistic approach to horse communication, you'll witness a transformation in how you interact with these majestic creatures, creating a bond that goes beyond conventional training techniques. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will deepen your connection with horses and expand your understanding of their emotional world.

As you progress, you'll witness the transformation of both the horses and yourself. The profound bond that forms between you and these magnificent animals will inspire and motivate you to pursue a path of compassionate horsemanship. Our aim is not only to teach you how to train horses but to instil in you a lifelong passion for their well-being and welfare.

Join us in this transformative journey, and together, we'll explore the beauty of horse communication while creating a positive impact on the lives of these incredible creatures. Whether you are a seasoned equestrian or new to the world of horses, our programme offers a life-enriching experience that will stay with you forever.

Rest assured, our approach does not involve horseback riding at the moment. Instead, we focus on nurturing strong bonds and understanding the science behind our techniques.

Horse Interaction

We ask all volunteers and visitors to refrain from touching the horses until they receive proper training. This is crucial for specific and essential reasons, which we'll be happy to explain during your time with us.

About Us and What to Expect

We are a small association committed to self-sufficiency and harmonious coexistence with nature and animals. Our sanctuary is home to two rescue dogs, various rescue cats, and a herd of six horses, with others off-site at various times. We rely on the support of nature lovers and compassionate individuals like you to help our project thrive.

Nestled in a friendly mountain village of just 150 people, our sanctuary embraces diversity and warmly welcomes everyone, regardless of language barriers.

You'll be part of an English-Spanish family, experiencing a delightful fusion of two cultures and languages. Our team is led by Clare and her partner Chico, each with a unique set of skills and experience. Chico, a native Spanish speaker, oversees the gardens and building projects, usually in a mix of English and Spanish. While Clare passionately guides the horse training sessions, in English, and with the invaluable support of other volunteers.

Throughout the year, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds come together to form a vibrant community. Whether you prefer a more social experience or a focused horsemanship journey, we have something special in store for you.

Working with Us: Rewarding and Challenging

Be prepared for a hands-on experience that requires physical effort. While we welcome volunteers from all walks of life, a hard-working attitude is a great fit for our programme. If you have specific needs or disabilities, please let us know in advance so we can discuss how to accommodate you.

As part of our big family, animals and children are an integral part of our daily lives. So, if you share a love for them, you'll feel right at home. Younger volunteers are also welcome, as long as they come with parents or guardians.

Embrace a Diverse Range of Activities

We always have room for helping hands, whether you're assisting with general care and maintenance, ensuring our horses' happiness, or helping with promotion. No matter your skills, there's a place for you to make a difference. 

Experience the joy of working in our Equine and Sustainable Sanctuary Programmes, offering the perfect work-life balance with up to 25 hours per week dedicated to fulfilling and enriching experiences.

If you find yourself drawn to the world of horses, explore our Force-free Equine Assistant programme, where you'll have the chance to work alongside these wonderful creatures, caring for them and collaborating with them.

Prefer a focus on gardening and construction without involvement in horse training? Our Sustainable Sanctuary Programme is the perfect fit. Embrace sustainable living and engage in the art of building and gardening within the tranquil setting of our sanctuary, enriching the environment for the horses and their volunteers.

Whichever path you choose, fulfilment and meaningful experiences await. Unleash your potential today! 

Embracing a Different Way of Life

Volunteering with us offers more than just the chance to learn through our dedicated programmes. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in a unique culture and experience a sustainable way of living. Our focus on ethical practices and sustainability extends to everything we do.

Accommodation and Practical Details

In the village, you'll find comfortable accommodation with amenities such as beds, bedding, towels, heating, a bathroom with modern facilities, and a well-equipped kitchen with a washing machine. While the electric supply might momentarily cut out if many appliances run simultaneously, the rustic charm of the place will make up for it.

Please note that smoking is not allowed inside the accommodation. The tap water is drinkable, and you can also bottle your water from a natural source in the village. As part of our sustainable practices, we don't provide bottled water.

Grocery Shopping & Budget

We ensure that all volunteers have access to essential items by providing an extensive, predetermined shopping list each week. As there's no village shop, we make a weekly trip to town, just a 30-minute drive away. On your days off, you can venture into town by bus or taxi for further exploration. While you're welcome to add personal items to the list, kindly note that you'll be responsible for covering the cost.

Sustainability & Diet

Our commitment to sustainability extends to our food choices. We prioritise buying seasonal fruits and vegetables and avoid products containing palm oil, meat, or fish. However, if you have specific dietary preferences, you can enjoy these items at local bars at your own expense. We respect various dietary choices, which is why we don't include meat on the shared kitchen's menu. Instead, you'll find a recipe folder to inspire you with delicious meals from our usual items.

Accommodation & Connectivity

The main volunteer accommodation offers limited WiFi connectivity. In case it's fully booked, we arrange alternative lodgings in a family-friendly bar and hostel, where WiFi might not reach the rooms consistently. If internet access is essential for you, consider checking with your service provider before your arrival or purchasing a Spanish SIM card during your day off.

On the Project Site

Hydration is vital during work, so remember to bring a water bottle to refill from our natural water source on-site. While the main work area is a bit further down the land, please be prepared to walk uphill to refill your bottle, especially during the summer. Smoking is not allowed on the project site due to fire risks.

Nature Bathrooms

On the project site, you'll find a bathroom in a natural setting. For peeing, there are designated hidden spots. Solid waste is managed through a compost toilet system, where everything is collected in a wooden box and covered with compostable material. Rest assured, you won't be responsible for emptying the compost; we take care of that for you!

Dive into Other Areas of Interest

Throughout your stay, you can delve into various activities, such as cooking, language exchange, learning about hoof care, and gardening. It's a chance to grow and explore diverse skills and interests.

Join Our Force-Free Equine Sanctuary Programme

If you have a deep love for horses and a passion for promoting their welfare, this volunteer programme is the perfect fit for you. Become part of our caring and enthusiastic team, and experience the magic of force-free horsemanship while contributing to a remarkable cause. Together, we'll make a difference in the lives of these magnificent creatures and foster a harmonious environment for both humans and animals alike.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to learn, grow, and experience a different way of life. Apply now and join us on this rewarding journey at our Force-Free Equine Sanctuary Programme.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Welcome to our exciting and dynamic volunteer programme! Get ready to experience a day filled with rewarding activities and unforgettable moments, all while making a positive impact on the lives of these majestic creatures.

As the sun rises over the picturesque village, our volunteers embark on a ...

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Welcome to our exciting and dynamic volunteer programme! Get ready to experience a day filled with rewarding activities and unforgettable moments, all while making a positive impact on the lives of these majestic creatures.

As the sun rises over the picturesque village, our volunteers embark on a delightful 15-minute stroll to the horses' haven. Need an early breakfast to fuel your enthusiasm? No worries, you can enjoy it before setting off, or opt for a scenic picnic breakfast during your break (which you'll prepare yourself). Flexibility is our middle name!

As you approach the horses' sanctuary, their friendly calls for breakfast will greet you with warmth. First order of business: feeding our beloved equine companions and completing day-to-day chores like watering and poo-picking. This usually takes a couple of hours, but trust us, it's worth every moment spent in the company of these gentle giants.

Once the morning tasks are complete, it's time to delve into the heart of our programme - training and working closely with the horses. We provide training for a wide range of activities, from meeting the horses' daily needs to mastering basic movements and even consent training for trauma recovery. But that's not all! There's an array of fulfilling activities awaiting you, including cooking, gardening, and farm maintenance/building, all of which contribute to enriching the lives of our beloved horses and their volunteers. Every day brings a new adventure!

We believe in making a positive impact beyond our premises. We take pride in actively contributing to the local community by engaging in activities like training other horses or providing care for sick and mistreated animals. We would like to have the funding to do more of this in the following years which is a tangible goal we're excited to pursue together for a brighter future!

We break for lunch, or a siesta when it is hot, then our afternoons follow a similar routine, ensuring you get the most out of each day. However for those of you who would just prefer to join us in the mornings, this is also possible. Between shifts or when evening falls, you'll have plenty of time to unwind and enjoy your personal time. Whether you prefer to rest, catch up online, socialise, hit the local bar, or immerse yourself in music, language, and cooking, the choice is entirely yours!

With the changing seasons, our schedule adapts accordingly, ensuring you have diverse experiences throughout the year. In the summer, you have the option to head home for lunch and a refreshing siesta. Alternatively, why not savour a picnic by the 'alberca' (water basin) and even take a dip? Our newly added on-site outdoor kitchen allows for even more flexibility in your dining preferences. Plus, the village pool is an enticing option during tJuly and August.

During the pleasant spring and autumn months, you'll find the climate ideal for work and enjoyment. However, if you join us in the summer, be prepared for higher temperatures, reaching up to 45 degrees Celsius. Don't worry; we've got a solution! We start early at day-break (or even before) to avoid the heat, and the afternoon siestas are essential to beat the scorching hours.

As winter arrives, you might encounter some wet days, but fear not, sunny midday skies will lift your spirits. The temperatures can fluctuate significantly, so remember to pack warm layers and waterproofs. We'll send you a comprehensive packing list after booking, so you'll be all set for any weather surprises!

So, if you're seeking an immersive and fulfilling volunteer experience that lets you bond with horses, contribute to the community, and explore the beauty of Spanish life, join us! Together, we'll create lasting memories and make a real difference in the lives of these incredible animals.


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


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 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 in the afternoon. 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.



Minimum leeftijd: 14 jaar

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 14 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.


Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau) ou Spaans (basis niveau)


Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.

Andere vaardigheden

You are not required to have previous experience with horses or farm work, but you will need a hard working attitude. We are flexible and do like to make this opportunity available for everyone as we enjoy seeing people learn and develop. If you are an experienced horse person, then you will already know that you can never finish learning and that the horse is the best teacher of which we have plenty. If you are under 16 then we can accept you with permission from a legal guardian.


Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, zaterdag en zondag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary

Your fee is a donation as we are a registered association, and it will be declared and used as such. Sometimes the word fee is used to keep the wording consistent with the Volunteer World site.

Start and finish days are flexible and you do not need to book for full weeks, and other time-frames are available.

Our organisation will cover:

  • your basic accommodation costs
  • groceries for three vegetarian meals per day

Your donation is used for:

  • feeding of the animals
  • veterinary and health care
  • maintenance and improvements of the animals' living conditions
  • insurance and program support etc.
  • complete our mission aims and objectives

Included in the programme:
  • Our organisation will provide accommodation and food for volunteers (groceries for three vegetarian meals per day). 
  • We will provide volunteer support and orientation in the form of written information in a welcome pack and documents which we will send after booking; verbal, phone, email, or WhatsApp support.
  • You shall receive training plus a huge learning potential in taking part in this programme, including practical opportunities and possibilities to gain many more experiences living and working in this beautiful place.
  • We have a small library of resources at your disposal in the volunteer accommodation, which include specialist books, and printed handouts and information around our project focus.
  • You can be provided with educational material to take home.
  • We can send a certificate of internship after completion of your placement.
  • Towels and linen (apart from beach/pool towel.)
  • There is limited internet access available.
Not included in the programme:

Flights, transport, days out, eating and drinking in bars are your own financial responsibility and not included in the programme. We recommend you provide your own personal accident insurance suitable for the type of activities you will be taking part in.

Arrival to the project is not covered by the association, but we can help you plan your trip, and airport transfer can be arranged for a fee to be paid locally, or public transport can be used.

Please bring a pool or beach towel if you are planning on going.



Volunteers either sleep in a shared village house or the hostel which we rent and you may share with other volunteers. Your programme hosts, Clare and Chico live on the project site which is a 15 minute walk away from the accommodation.

The accommodation may be more basic than you are used to, but you should have all you need. 

There are beds, bedding, towels, a bathroom with a modern toilet, shower and/or bath, and running hot and cold water. 

In some of the accommodations there is a living room with either an open fire or electric heating in the winter months, and a kitchen with a stove top and fridge. 

These sleep one or two people per room. Towels and linen are provided, but please bring a pool towel if you plan on using it. 

No smoking in the accommodation.

If you specifically require your own room, we would ask for a supplementary donation. Please request this by email after booking.

Phone & internet

There is Wi-Fi available in the main volunteer shared house. There is free Wi-Fi available in the bar/café just a minute's walk away from the accommodation, which is also where the overflow accommodation is situated. There is also a free internet building in the village, but the opening times are a bit unpredictable. If you want to use your own phone/internet service, then I suggest checking with your provider before you leave so it can be set for use here. If you arrange unlimited data and set to roaming then you should be able to pick up a good signal. You can then use your phone as a hotspot if you bring a laptop. Vodafone has a good signal but we cannot vouch for the availability of service/coverage/signal of other companies in the village. Some visitors have been unable to get a signal in the accommodation but others have, so if it is vital to you, prepare before you come.

Eten & Drank

Volunteers are usually back in the village for the evening meal, but this is also flexible in warmer months. We often invite each other to eat together to get a taste of international cuisines! There are also bars where you can eat at your own expense.

Healthy vegetarian/vegan groceries for three meals per day is provided for volunteers to prepare their own meals. Cooking can be done in the apartment or in the on-site outdoor kitchen, where we often eat lunch together when the weather is nice.

There is no shop in the village so we do a weekly supermarket shop from an extensive, but predetermined list which is given to the volunteers each week to complete, depending on what you need. If you would like items that aren’t listed, we can get them for you but at your own expense as we operate on a limited budget. Bear in mind that items you eat often at home might be unavailable or more expensive here. 

We try to be as sustainable and as ethical as possible so the list includes seasonally available fruit and vegetables. It does not include items containing palm oil, meat or fish, and we avoid processed food. Meals including these things are available in the local bars so you can buy them there if you wish. We won’t buy meat, even at your own expense, because some volunteers wouldn’t appreciate it being cooked in the shared kitchen and we have to respect this.  

We keep a recipe folder which contains some of our favourite meals which can be made from the listed items if you are in need of inspiration. We provide coffee and teas, but soft drinks and juices are extra (although we are happy to buy oranges for juicing yourself).

Drinking Water

The tap water in the accommodation is drinkable, and there is also the option to bottle your own water from a natural source in the village. We do not provide bottled water but you can buy this yourself in the weekly grocery shop.

On the project site you must take your own water bottle which can be refilled from the natural source we have there. The main area of work is a little further down the land, so you may have to walk back up to the source to refill (especially in summer). Bear in mind this is not far, but it is a steep hill. You can also refill plastic bottles which we can provide to take down to refill, but someone will need to be responsible to change this each day.

Internet toegang

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Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

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Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.

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Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The programme is available all year round any start date, and any number of days. Because of this flexibility you can choose cheaper flights or honour other commitments you may have at home. It also means you will be joining us during a planned week which could fall on a day off or when we are out shopping or working in the community etc.

Please be prepared for weather! We can advise on suitable clothing closer to the time.

Where we are and how to get here

Our closest Airport is Málaga.

Public transport:
If you wish to use public transport, first you must take the small bus or train from the airport to the city of Málaga – Maria Zambrano Station, which is a short journey and runs regularly. 

Then you take a bus or train to Ronda where we can collect you, or if you arrive in Ronda on time there is a bus that leaves around 4:30pm to Atajate on weekdays.

You will be able to get from Málaga to Atajate for under 20€ by public transport.

We recommend that your arrival flight is in the morning or early afternoon if you want to get a bus, and that your departure flight is not before midday. If your flight times do not fit into the public transport times you can either choose another form of arrival, or stay in Málaga for a night.

Arrival by car
If you are arriving with your own car or hiring a car from Málaga airport you will come to the village of Atajate 29494. You can get in touch with us beforehand for the accommodation address.

Collection from the airport
You can either pr-book a taxi or take one from the airport without booking which will cost somewhere in the region of 160€.

Alternatively and more economically we can arrange a collection by car which is very popular and will take you door to door. This can be arranged by email after booking and will be someone connected to the association or a trusted local person. We ask that you pay them directly in cash upon arrival, and not include it in your donation to the association. We can offer this at 120€ for one direction, or for 100€ per journey when booking for both arrival and departure.

Journey time
It takes approximately two hours to get to Atajate from Málaga airport, and it is usually possible to stop in Ronda on your way should you need an ATM or anything from a shop – just ask.

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1 week (min. verblijf) 643€
2 weken 1.254€
3 weken 1.826€
4 weken 2.362€
5 weken 2.842€
6 weken 3.279€
7 weken 3.673€
8 weken 4.022€
9 weken 4.306€
10 weken 4.540€
11 weken 4.727€
12 weken 5.113€
13 weken 5.222€
14 weken 5.283€
15 weken 5.295€
18 weken 5.368€
50 weken (max. verblijf) 12.781€
Gemiddelde kosten 449€/week


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Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary

Briljant 4.7 rating (28 beoordelingen)


Geverifieerd door Volunteer World

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Gesproken talen: Engels, Spaans

Over de organisatie

Our aim is to host nature lovers and enlighten and educate horse owners and enthusiasts in natural horse care, helping horses in the local community and further afield.

Ontmoet je organisatie

Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary is in its infancy. After the need for a sudden move due to the horses losing their long-term home we are now working on improving the new pasture and facilities for both horse and human and rely on help from kind nature and animal-lovers.

Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary, established in 2016, is a horse sanctuary in Spain working to train horses without force and educating people how to improve the way animals are cared for. The project is situated in the mountains and your help is essential to continue it's progress. Whether you would like to construct and be a part of our paddock enrichment plans or would like hands on with the horses, this is an opportunity to be involved in something special from the start.

Time and Space offers volunteering and adventure opportunities to participants interested and inclined in helping horses, or to connect with nature. 

We are an educational sanctuary that aims to enlighten horse owners and enthusiast in caring for horses naturally and sympathetically, and sharing force free training techniques and the science that supports them. Based in Spain we see a lot of terrible cases of horses hobbled, left in stables 24/7 and ridden in the harsh serration bridle which often draws blood and leaves horses permanently scarred. We have spent over six years working with and observing a free roaming herd in the mountains, which filled us with inspiration as to how we can recreate certain aspects in a more realistic and achievable setting for many people. 

At the sanctuary our own six horses (some young, old, rescues etc) are a demonstration of key principles. They have a permanent and safe home here. When space and funding allows we would be happy to offer the same to other equines. At Time and Space Equine Education Sanctuary we take elements from the roaming herd into the paddock with the understanding of the horses' nature, whilst striving for self improvement to better our practices, providing a good example and preventing local horses from becoming rescue cases.

28 beoordelingen · rating4.7

Hugh Vincent rating4.8

2023 at Force-free Equine Sanctuary Assistant

Couldn't have wished for a better experience, Clare & Chico are wonderfully knowledgeable people who will leave a great lasting impression on you. Their program is excellent as Clare is well versed in what she's telling and showing you. A brilliant 2 weeks ...
اولا اكون سعيد جدا عنما اتعامل معها والخيول هيا اكثر الحيوانات التي تشبه وتحب الإنسان ويجب على كل دول العالم الوقوف بجوار هذا الحيوان الأصيل لانه اكثر حيوان وقف ...
Léa GOUYAUD rating5

2022 at Force-free Equine Sanctuary Assistant

Hello, I have been in the equine education sanctuary for 1 week in October, After a 15 minutes walk you arrive at the camp (Volunteers have an accommodation in the village to eat, sleep and relax). The daily tasks were supervised by Chico who was very friendly. After the break its time for the ...
Madga and Alyssa rating5

2022 at Force-free Equine Sanctuary Assistant

Our time at the sanctuary provided us with many great experiences where we were given the opportunity to learn about a completely different side to horse behavior and communication. This new knowledge was highly interesting and shifted our viewpoints towards horses and how we treat them. Clare ...
Lotus Cohen rating4.6

2022 at Force-free Equine Sanctuary Assistant

My experience at time and space equine sanctuary was incredible. I have been riding for nine years and have used methods of training from all over on my horses but this way of communicating had never occurred to me before. The incredibly sweet and curious horses the lovely people and of course the ...
Lilly Loonen rating4.8

2022 at Force-free Equine Sanctuary Assistant

Hello, I liked the work with the horses very much.The working hours were very pleasant and also the work was very nice and not too exhausting.Everyone was always friendly, helpful to me. I found the delivery of the food was always in a good time and the fruit was very tasty and fresh. The way to ...


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