Hästar på ranch i USA

HÄSTAR PÅ RANCH I USA

Volontärarbeta med hästar i USA. Upplev livet fullt ut som volontär på en riktig hästranch i amerikanska Rocky Mountain West!

Översikt

Rid en häst genom de otroliga landskapen och vidöppna dalarna, längs bäckar och i bergen. Du kommer att vara en del av en riktig ranch, lära dig kasta lasso, lassa hö, laga staket, och samla in kor från hästryggen. Du kommer att kunna campa ute under stjärnhimlen och uppleva det fantastiska djurlivet med hjort och antilop och höra prärievargarna yla i natten.

Ta en kvällsritt efter middagen medan månen stiger och solen är på väg ner, du kommer verkligen att rida in i solnedgången! Ta en utflykt från ranchen på din lediga tid och upptäck Yellowstones landskap där buffelhjordar driver fram bland raviner, gejsrar och vattenfall!

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Under detta unika volontärprojekt kommer du att få en häst som är anpassad till din erfarenhet och förmåga, och få rida genom det otroliga landskapet och vidderna. Du kommer också att lära dig riktigt rancharbete tillsammans med andra volontärer – laga staket, lassa hö, samla in kor, ta hand om hästar och vara en del av livet på en riktig ranch där varje dag är ett äventyr. Det kommer att finnas gott om tid att koppla av runt lägerelden, njuta av hemlagad mat i en rymlig Western matsal, se vilda djur och utforska det vackra landskapet i Yellowstone.

Detta är det ultimata volontärprojektet för alla hästälskare! Du är volontär på på en hästranch i den vackra delstaten Wyoming, också känd som the Cowboy State.

DU KOMMER ATT:

Ta hand om hästar och njuta av fantastiska ridturer
Ta del av äkta ranchliv
Lära dig kasta lasso, fösa kor, lassa hö och alla andra sysslor på en ranch
Njuta av god mat och samtal vid lägerelden
Uppleva det fantastiska landskap och se hjort, antiloper & buffelhjordar
Utforska Wyoming & Yellowstone Country under din lediga tid

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Detaljerad information

The USA is a melting pot of cultures all thrown together 200 odd years ago by the mass immigration to the ‘New World’ by pretty much everyone – Europeans, Asians, South Americans and so on.

Wyoming, known as the “Cowboy State”, is famous for its northwestern corner, which is home to two of the USA’s most magnificent national parks: geyser-packed Yellowstone and the majestic Grand Tetons. Towns, such as Jackson and Lander, are ideal bases for hiking, camping, climbing and skiing adventures in the region. There is so much to do in this beautiful state, especially volunteering on an authentic American ranch.

LOCATION: WYOMING

You will be based on the working ranch for the duration of your trip. You will be involved in hands-on activities including participation in chores, trail riding, horse wrangling, cattle gathering, branding and cattle drives. You will be carefully matched with a horse based on your riding experience and your goals for your 3-week project. The project will be tailored to your riding ability and interests as often as possible.

VOLUNTEER TASKS AND ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:

Learning how a working ranch is run by getting involved in daily ranch chores
Looking after the horses and equipment – feeding, watering and cleaning
Cattle work such as checking the health of the herd, moving cattle when needed (on horseback), and fixing fences
Short trail rides
Long trail rides with lunch and overnight camping for 2/3 day rides
Wrangling between 40 and 80 head of horses
Barrel racing
Team-penning (cattle work)
Basic roping lessons (on the ground)
The ranch occasionally has one day sessions for groups of children (under 12) to teach them about horses. Volunteers are welcome to get involved in these sessions when they occur as the kids love to meet the people with the funny accents!

You will have the amazing opportunity to ride and bond with your horse each day on the ranch. In your free time you may be able to visit local attractions including Yellowstone National Park, hot springs, historical centres, and rodeos. During your 3-week placement you will truly get to experience the Western lifestyle and country from the back of a horse.

A TYPICAL DAY AT THE RANCH:

6.30am Wranglers bring in the horses
7am Morning feeding
7.30am Breakfast
8am Horse assignment, grooming and tacking
8.30-9am Morning riding commences (arena/trail ride/all day ride/specialist activity)
12.30-1pm Lunch begins
1-30pm to 2.30pm One hour rest time if schedule allows
2.30- 3pm Afternoon activity – i.e. re-tacking horses for riding
6.30-7pm Supper begins
8pm Evening walk/games/down-time until bed time

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Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum 18 years, maximum decided on potential participants’ health. Please note that the age range of volunteers at the ranch may differ, so please be prepared to work alongside other volunteers of different age ranges.

Please note: you may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

Your accommodation will be a 12 x 12′ fully-carpeted log cabin, with full electricity, nightstand and lamp, in Western style, with old-fashioned curtains in each of the four windows. Each cabin is fully heated and has an electric thermostat and a ceiling fan attached to the overhead light. All of the cabins have shaded front porches with chairs, old-style horse-shoe hooks mounted on exterior walls for hanging and drying outdoor gear and clothing, and charming old-time cowboy porch lights. There are no bathrooms or running water in the cabins, these are located in a separate building.

Close to the guest cabins is the Hub, which has a full professional kitchen, spacious dining room with heavy log tables and benches for family-style dining with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. There is a specially-designated area just for interns and guests with two big comfy couches for reading and relaxing, a CD player/radio, and a telephone. There are lots of board games, cards, books, a piano keyboard, guitar and banjo. There is no television on the ranch, but occasionally, movies may be watched on one of the ranch laptops.

Meals
There is an open kitchen, plenty of snacks and three full meals a day.

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?

You may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. However, you will still have the full support of your in-country team and those at the project. If you are looking for a group volunteering experience we have plenty of options for you to consider.

ADVICE & SAFETY

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our staff at any time should you need to.

FAQ

1. Is previous horse riding experience essential to join the programme?

No previous experience is necessary as the Ranch offers instruction. Rides are tailored to all levels of horsemanship experience and disciplines of riders. Riders are matched to appropriate horses for their abilities, so the beginners are comfortable and the advanced not held back. A unique feature of our programme is that riders also have the option to stay with one horse or learn from the experience of riding several horses during their stay.

2. Are riding helmets provided?

Please bring your own riding helmet to the Ranch. We strongly recommend that you wear a riding helmet at all times whilst riding.

Detta ingår

Airport Transfer
Orientation on arrival
All Accommodation
All Meals
Instruction by ranch staff
Tack
Use of the horses
Support and assistance from the coordinator
Buddy list
Emergency 24 hour support number

Detta ingår inte:

Flights
Travel Insurance – must cover horseback riding
Email or phone charges
Any excursions not in itinerary

Priser & Datum

Pris från:

19 dagar: 23 420 SEK

I PRISET INGÅR:

Deltagande i projektet.
Boende i egen lodge under hela vistelsen
Frukost, lunch och middag under hela vistelsen
Utrustning till hästen. Obs. ej ridhjälm, vänligen ta med dig egen ridhjälm.
Tillgång till din egen häst för ridturer under hela vistelsen
Utbildning av ranchteamet
Transfer
Kontakt med andra som reser samma datum
Orientering vid ankomst
Full support från personal på plats
24 timmars kontaktnummer

STARTDATUM 2015:

22 mars, 26 april, 31 maj, 5 juli, 9 augusti, 30 augusti, 4 oktober

Obs detta projekt är mycket populärt och måste bokas i tid för att du skall vara säker på en plats.

Förkunskaper & Anmälan

Förkunskaper

Du skall vara minst 18 år.
Ridvana är inte nödvändigt, du kommer att bli upplärd och instruerad på ranchen.

ANMÄLAN

Anmälningsprocessen, några enkla steg.

1. Du klickar på boka och fyller i anmälningsformuläret.

2. När vi mottagit din anmälan kontaktar vi dig och stämmer av bokningen.

3. Du bekräftar sedan bokningen genom att betala en handpenning om 2000 SEK (+ eventuellt avbeställningsskydd 5%).
 Handpenningen är en delbetalning och reducerar totalbeloppet med motsvarande belopp.
 Betalningen kommer du kunna göra via Swish, bankgiro eller med bankkort.

4. Hela programmet betalas 45 dagar före kursstart.

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