Horses: volunteering in Ghana
Horses are a love affair for many! Volunteering with horses in Ghana is a way you can share your skills and passion for horses and riding with others who are largely self-taught and do not share the same standards as say the UK.
This volunteer work placement consists of helping with horse care in:
- mucking out techniques and standards
- tacking up and care that tack is well fitting and safe
- turning out
- hoof care and farriery
- teaching riding (if you have had some experience)
- riding (if you have had some experience)
With some 60+ horses to care for, you will be working with local workers and need to get on with them and help them improve their skills in a sensitive manner.
These horses are used by the Ghana Armed Forces for official occasions and also for riding lessons to the locals.
Where you will stay
Accommodation is at the Volunteer House which is modern, clean and airy. Bedrooms are shared single sex dorms with en suite shower/w.c. bathrooms and ceiling fans. Whilst there, you will receive three home cooked meals daily.
Transport to your work placement can be by local bus or taxi.
When you are not working at the Stables, there is plenty to see. The NGO you are staying with can arrange trips to Milly’s Beach, Cape Coast, Mole National Park, the Volta Delta Region and if anything is going on locally, they will know about it.
|Number of weeks||Price||What's included|
|2 weeks||£850||Pre-departure support and advice|
|3 weeks||£1,050||Airport pick up on arrival|
|4 weeks||£1,250||Accommodation at Volunteer House|
|5 weeks||£1,450||3 cooked meals daily|
|6 weeks||£1,650||orientation on arrival|
|7 weeks||£1,850||volunteer placements|
|8 weeks||£2,050||24 hours support|
|9 weeks||£2,150||free drinking water sachets|