Assist in a Centre that rescues and rehabilitates mustangs that would have been put to death. The horses (who are often close to death when they reach the Centre), are nursed back to health and then trained with positive reinforcement and love to become adoptable.
These traumatised horses must spend time with lots of different people, to learn that not all people are bad! This is critical in order for them to be adopted into homes where they'll be well looked after for the rest of their lives.
Work at the Centre is all focused on helping the horses. Apart from the elements in the Example Weekly Itinerary below, you could also take part in Vet visits and new rescue missions, should they arise during your project.
The work schedule is structured in two work shifts. One morning and one afternoon. Each work shift is about 2 hours. Breaks can be taken any time. Other than work, here will be activities such as riding and socializing with the horses.
You'll work either 5 or 6 days a week, depending on what's required at the time you're there. You'll generally get one or two days off and you can use that time to explore.
Other activities that you can do will include Trail riding, socializing with the horses, BBQ's, kayaking, walking with sanctuary/wild horses, and more.
Minimum Program duration is 1 week and up to 24 weeks, minimum age is 17 unless accompanied by an adult. No qualifications necessary.
Program price ranges from $800 for 1 week and includes:
- Food (excluding lunch)
- Meeting you at Orlando Airport
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Full pre-departure support
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support.
The Centre currently houses about 30 horses and is near to Orlando, Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Legoland, Kennedy Space Center ...