N/a’an ku sê Equine Experience
Specifically designed for equine enthusiasts and experienced horse-riders, the N/a’an ku sê Equine Experience will enable participants to experience their love of horses in the surroundings of our beautiful sanctuary ground.
The N/a’an ku sê Equine Experience takes place throughout the year in parallel to our Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Project. On this two-week minimum programme for experienced riders, volunteers will stay on the N/a’an ku sê Sanctuary and spend their time here with our on-site horses.
N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary2 Weeks, starting any Monday or Thursday throughout the year
Experienced horse riders and horse lovers
Fit and confident riders at a maximum of 80 kg
Mornings will be spent helping with cleaning and feeding, training young and new horses, as well as taming and raising foals. Training will involve the use of Natural Horsemanship and Parelli tactics. These training strategies involve playful work from the ground as well as longer training rides in the bush with the more experienced horses. From time to time we also have foals, which will need halter training and introduction to human contact.
Afternoons will be spent feeding the horses and riding, trotting and galloping in the veldt on the sanctuary’s reserve. Other activities may include herding and helping with fixing and building structures around the horse’s camps. Equine Experience volunteers should be prepared to ride and work independently at times.
Equine Experience participants have the option of combining their stay with one or more weeks on the Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Project before or after their Equine Experience Project in order to participate in the full magic of our wildlife sanctuary and spend time interacting with and caring for our variety of sanctuary animals.
We have two options of accommodation at the Wildlife Sanctuary; volunteer rooms with up to two people (same gender) sharing each room, or large tents with a living and bedroom area to be shared by up to two people (same gender or a couple). The rooms are basic but our single beds are comfortable with bedding provided (duvets and pillows). Showers and toilet facilities are communal and hot water is supplied by solar energy and therefore sometimes restricted. Power sockets for electrical items are available in communal areas.
Three balanced meals a day will be included in the project fees and any dietary restrictions should be communicated upon booking so that we can accommodate as best as possible.