Natural Horsemanship, Art & Healing at Appaloosa Stud

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Volunteer at Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas

Natural Horsemanship –Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas in the silence of the African bush! Learn the basics of natural horsemanship, help raise foals, and assist with training and backing horses. Get involved with our children’s program, which creates opportunities of healing for disadvantaged children through horses and art. This is carried out in cooperation with the Kayamoja ArtConnects Trust.

You will be involved in the daily care of 35 stud horses and their foals, our miniature horses, Alpacas and crias, and the rehabilitation of neglected equine rescues. Of course, you’ll have time to recharge, relax, get creative and just absorb the beauty of Namibia’s stunning nature and our gorgeous horse family.

During your stay with us, develop new skills, make new friends and work with a great team of people. The consistent core of our program comprises our friendly and talented horse workers from the ancient Namibian San tribe. Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce had a dream that all nations could live in peace with each other. Allow yourself to open up and learn the language to be spoken to make Joseph’s Dream a reality in this world—between people, people and animals, people and this planet.


What type of host are you?
  • Community/Eco-village
What are you looking for help with?
  • Animal keeping
  • Teaching/Language Exchange
  • Farming/Gardening
What’s the mission of your community?
  1. horse ranch, horses, animal farm, Namibia, volunteer program, voluntouringCreate purpose by getting involved with our children program creating opportunities of healing with horses for disadvantaged children in cooperation with the Kayamoja ArtConnects Trust.
  2. Get experience by gaining insides into foaling, feeding, veterinary basics, management of Namibia’s best known Appaloosa Horse stud.
  3. Make a difference by getting involved in our community work of educating the people and rehabilitation of neglected equine rescues.
  4. Grow and get to know yourself by experiencing a different world of meaning and healing surrounded by an incredibly beautiful nature setup.
How many volunteers could you host?
  • Up to 10 volunteers
When would you need volunteers?
  • All year long
How many hours of help per day?
  • 6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week?
  • 6 days per week – 1 day off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations

You do not need to have any experience; all that is required from you is to be an animal lover and a team player!

Are accommodation and food included?

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide?
  • Private Room
Diet – nutrition information

We cook on our farm; mostly from our own fresh products.

Fees transparency

Cost per person: 450 Euro per week for stays total length of stay under 4 weeks;

400 Euro per week for stays from 1-3 months.

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters?

Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters

Volunteers’ benefits:
  • ​Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee
  • Accommodation in one of our brand new Chalets, with private bathroom
  • Guidance by our experienced Horse Trainer on side
  • Learning about natural horsemanship
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Wifi

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Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

What to do in the free time

There are plenty of animals to spend your time with or you can relax at your private mini pool; horse riding; hiking; bird watching; stargazing; organic farming; and more




Namibia; it’s a harsh desert climate during winter (June – September) but with the most hours of sun in the world! 🙂 Our summer (October-May) offers a wonderful rainy season with plenty of sun during the days and hopefully rainfalls towards the late afternoon 😉

How to get to your site

We offer a shuttle from and to the international airport. We are about 70 km from the airport and 90 km from Windhoek.

Is there internet access?


“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists?

Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests


Hostname: Joseph’s Dream Appaloosa Stud
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It looks promising! 🥳 Latest news reveal that our borders will open next months for international travelers again! 🙌 So don't miss out and book your meaningful life journey with us for 2021! 💕 You can learn the basics of Natural Horsemanship, help training & backing horses and get involved with our children program creating opportunities of healing with horses for disadvantaged children in cooperation with the Kayamoja ArtConnects Trust. You will also be involved in the daily care taking of our 30 stud horses and their foals, our miniature horses, alpacas & crias and rehabilitation of neglected equine rescues. Or join our organic farming community project! 🐴🦙🐈🌱🌾 Brandnew guests chalets (1 person per room) with private bathroom awaiting you as your accommodation! 🙌 We are looking forward hearing from you! 💫 Minimum length of stay 2 weeks / max 3 months / cost 450 Euro per week (including airport shuttle) / more info at the link in our profile 👉 #josephsdream #appaloosa #volunteering #volunteer #volunteers #equinevolunteer #africanadventure #volunteerafrica #travelnamibia #globalvolunteer #traveltheworld #travelabroad #meaningfultravel #horses #horsevolunteer #workingwithhorses #horsevolunteerafrica #pferde #pferdeliebe #traveltime #namibia #destination2021 #volunteerwork #volunteersrock #volunteerism #volunteersneeded #volunteerafrica

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