Learn about natural horsemanship in a ranch in Spain
My name is Grazina I arrived on Jose Luise farm while walking 800 km through Spain with my horse. I am planning on staying here, as I like it here a lot! Beautiful and simple people and nature, horses running around and a lot to learn from Jose.
Jose has 24 hectares land where all his horses are running around free. Now there are around 25 horses, the farm is surrounded by mountains to hike up and lakes to swim in.
[read Grazina interview here]
What type of host are you?
What are you looking for help with?
- Animal keeping
First projects are:
- building a shower, a toilet, an outside kitchen
- fix/clean up some beautiful old stone houses so volunteers can use them
Of course, on your free time you will be welcome to join us for some rides and learn about horses!
What do we need volunteers for?
First of all, we need volunteers to help to fixand build accommodation for volunteers so they can live in it! As now I have been sleeping on hay in a saddle room, I have to say I do like it! But it’s nice to fix the houses too… as there is no kitchen shower or toilet… in the saddle room hehe.
For showering you could go to Jose house or just take a swim in a lake, hehe, till we fix the first house… and you could live with me in a saddle room (it’s a big space) or in a tent… or there is already one house that is good to live in just need to clean a bit…
As you probs understood by now you have to LOVE the countryside, be able to live in wild conditions and love horses to come here!
It would be great if you have knowledge of building… fix some stone walls roof and if you know how to do electricity or water even better. And it’s important that you could work independently maybe with other volunteers.
In exchange, you will get to learn a lot about horses and do beautiful rides maybe even swimming with a horse if you like… And if you don’t like horses it’s still a nice place and people to be around 🙂
Also we want to build an organic garden!
If you feel like it’s your place to come and a project you would like to experience, please fill the form below (in the contact details section) and answers to all the questions in the form.
How many volunteers could you host?
When would you need volunteers?
All year, now
How many hours of help per day?
How many days of help per week?
5 days per week
Are accommodation and food included?
Yes, food and accommodation are included
What type of accommodation can you provide?
- an old stone house that needs to be cleaned a bit
All diets are welcome. just keep in mind we don’t have a kitchen at the moment to cook at but it will be one of the first project to build an outside kitchen. For the records, I am vegetarian.
We cannot help with Visa.
Requests for Visa/invitation letters might be ignored.
You will have an amazing opportunity to learn about horses from Jose Luise who does natural horsemanship for more than 20 years now and is well known for his skills, also me.
Horse rides outside! And the beauty to know Spanish life and culture from inside, also Jose and his friends only speak Spanish so a great opportunity to practice your Spanish and if you don’t speak any it’s fine I speak English.
What to do in the free time
Horse riding, natural horsemanship lessons, walking to the town which is 3 km away it’s a beautiful traditional Spanish town, Jaraíz de la Vera, there are some bars and restaurants even a night club on a weekend, hike around.., swimming fishing.
Spanish, English and Lithuanian
How to get to your site
I think the easiest way to get here would be taking a train or fly to Madrid and then take a bus to Navalmoral de la Mata and from there we can pick you up.
Farm is 3 km from Jaraíz de la Vera, Extremadura, Spain
Is there internet access?
No, we don’t have WIFI
If you feel like it’s your place to come and a project you would like to participate, please send me your WhatsApp number or email. If you would like to know anything else about the project or the farm please ask here.
hostname: Jose Luise and Grazina