While you are with us you will learn about working with horses as well as spend time in the bush acquiring the knowledge of the South African bush. There are no set dates so one can join us at any time. Depending on your riding ability you will be trained to ride in the bush, conduct horse trails, and work the horses at the centre as well as be involved in conservation on a Big 5 reserve.
African Dream Horse Safaris is a totally unique project with opportunities and features that differ greatly from other horse safari volunteer work, experience projects and internship venues that you’ll find in South Africa, with an emphasis on having fun.
The programme is designed for groups of up to nine students interested in learning more about an equestrian centre and the management thereof, including all aspects such as understanding the correct way to ride, handling of horses, general horse care, basic yard and equipment, safety, instruction, schooling, basic veterinary, riding skills both in the wildlife and in an arena, horse behavior, natural horsemanship and horse trails in combination with a unique nature experience, with an emphasis on conservation, including nature guiding in the natural environment, basic knowledge of ecosystems, identification, tracks and signs, animal behavior and so much more.
The programme exposes one to all the aspects of managing an equestrian centre, and includes both practical and theory. Students however will not be expected to maintain the centre, so if mucking out a stable is not your thing, then don’t despair. Rather, emphasis is placed on learning in a relaxed and fun filled environment, and is available to both experienced riders and novices alike. If you have never ridden a horse before but would like to learn, African Dream Horse Safaris is the place to visit.