Lukzet Equestrian Stables
LukZet Equestrian Stables in Henties Bay, Namibia is offering an exceptional opportunity with horses. To live as part of our small equestrian family, to be fully involved in all aspects of the horses’ daily exercise and training. We offer outrides, limited instruction and livery for for both local and tourism. In addition, for those volunteers visiting for a longer time, there are opportunities to travel further north and south throughout Namibia. This is an exclusive opportunity offering places to two volunteers at any given time and will best suit those who have previous experience of equine stable management and training.
Accomodation is provided in a fully equipped, self-contained and secure cottage situated close to the main house. Close to other friendly (horsey!) residences, you can be as private or social as you wish to be.
Daily routines of horse care and management.
Exercising to keep the horses fit for the outrides.
Schooling and training of horses in the arena and on the outrides.
Care and management of riding and outride equipment.
For those needing practical work experience in the equine industry, then this project is particularly suitable. An assessment and written report can be given at the end of your stay.
Experience and Riding Ability Required
It would be an advantage to have at least a few years continuous riding experience plus being riding fit. Our days are long but rewarding. You need to be generally fit and there is an 80kg weight limit for students. To be a back up rider on outrides is an extremely responsible position and we reserve the right to assess your ability once you are here as to whether it is possible for you to ride in this position. A detailed resume of your previous equine experience and ability is a requirement along with photographs of yourself astride a horse. A current First Aid certificate and full driving license are also necessary.
Full Board and Lodging
Daily horse riding and all horse related activities
Use of tack and safety equipment for the horses
Flights and visas
Excursions with other tour operators
Personal costs (i.e. telephone, toiletries etc.)
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