Sabine's Smiling Horses in Costa Rica
Volunteering at our horseback riding stable
our volunteering requirements
These are some pictures from when volunteering at
Sabine's Smiling Horses started.
We painted some horses using clay and any thing natural we could find.
We held a volunteer program in March 2002. We were building a horse feeding roof in the field and made some action painting with my horses (we used clay and occre). Marie-Jacques was with me for 3 weeks and her ideas inspired us to do some nice Photos in the field. See also her feedback. Thank you very much for staying with me and helping improve things in my farm.
Andrea stayed with us at the farm, when we moved in it in April 2003. read her feed back
|Scott and Serena were volunteering in 2004 on and off since they were our neighbors in exchange for some horseback riding adventures with us.||
Kate and Jen were volunteering
for a few weeks in early 2005.
Laura had planned to stay with us for 5
weeks in 2004, then extended it to 8 weeks. She came back after only 7
months in the Spring of 2005 and again in the Summer of 2006.
She stopped by for a quick visit in July 2008 and is planning on making another return trip to Monteverde to visit the farm. See more
She helped train some of the horses and worked as a horseback riding guide.
|Kirstin volunteered in February 2006 in Monteverde. In the short time she was here she helped to develop our children's horseback riding lessons and vaulting program.|
Kassandra stayed with us for 3 months in
2005 and helped us work with teaching children to ride.
Not only the horses, but also children are the best feedback for the welcoming and warm place Sabine's Smiling Horses offers to volunteers.
We work hard and we have a lot of fun too.
She has 2 children now in Canada.
|Dan stayed with Sabine's Smiling horses in Monteverde Costa Rica in March and stayed through May 2006.|
Pierre from France. They have 40 horses at
home and he fit perfectly into the Costa Rican horse world. Not only he
did benefit from experiencing horsemanship at Sabine's Smiling horses, but
also we started our 3 year old horse Salvaje, that I got as a yearling
completely wild and did not buck once since we mount her.
Thank you Pierre for sharing your knowledge with us and helping us.
|Nina was here for several times during her travels through Central America in 2007. She was a great addition for her knowledge of horses. See her weblog http://www.nina-utopia.ch/details.php?id=10|
|At the end of 2007 Claudia was here with us and she is one we want to keep forever at our place. She was a great person to share our time with and her riding skills were admirable. Always happy on the horse no matter how many hours in the saddle. Read her story of her experience in Monteverde.|
To Volunteer at Sabine's Smiling Horses, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best choice in Lonely Planet Costa Rica 2012: Sabine's Smiling Horses (Cell: 8385-2424, www...), ...This outfitter has been recommended by readers year after year.
Recommended by Rough Guide 2004 to Costa Rica : ...In Santa Elena ..., who has several healthy, well-cared for horses and who knows the stunning countryside around Santa Elena well - you can stop at several look-out points with panoramic views out to the Pacific and the Nicoya Peninsula....
at Cell: 506-8385-2424
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