African Dream Horse Safari is completely unique; with opportunities and experiences that other horse safari projects, volunteer work and internship placements in South Africa do not offer, and with an emphasis on having fun!
During your stay with us you will spend time on a Big 5 Reserve acquiring the knowledge of the South African bush, and working with our horses on trail or at the stables. 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.
The programme is designed for groups of up to twelve 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.