Caring for horses can be a great way to get some equine work experience on your gap year but it can also be loads of fun! If you have an interest in equine practise or just a love for horses in general then you might really learn a lot from participating in one of these programs. Programs differ from company to company, however, most focus their projects around equine therapy, equine rescue and even horse safaris!
A horse conservation volunteer might be delegated as main caretaker of a stable of horses, ensuring their day-to-day needs are taken care of and that the horses are generally happy. Other tasks that might be required include tracking horses, monitoring horse behaviour and populations, grounds-keeping on the reserve, fencing and bush clearing as well as many others.
Volunteer with horses and you can be placed in one of many places around the world such as The United States of America to Africa to South America! If you’d like to volunteer with horses on your gap year check out our product listings.
Volunteer at a centre that rescues and rehabilitates abused wild American mustangs. You’ll get to work on a ranch and help them adjust to their new life.
Work hands-on with over 40 horses in rehabilitation, no previous experience required. Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean coast whilst watching whales and dolphins!
Join a mounted anti-poaching patrol and help in the preservation of predators and rhinos
The most fun that you can have on a horse! Combine horse riding safaris with hands-on rhino and elephant conservation, anti-poaching patrols and game park management.
If you have a passion for working with animals, our voluntary Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care projects are a great way to gain work experience as well as help animals in developing areas.
Horse safari over a private game reserve whist helping with wildlife & environment conservation, teaching & community projects.