Join the team!
Roll up your sleeves and feel your heart sing as you muck in
and join the Horse & Heart Community.
There is always a lot to do at Horse & Heart, and varied tasks for all kinds of tastes and skills, too. Here are some of the fields in which you can lend a hand –just take your pick:
Horse Care Team
Help on the land – maintenance, fencing, gardening etc.
Social Media advertising
Photography & Video
Events Organisation & preparing meals
Fundraising & networking for partnerships
Eco building / Natural land designs
If you are local or able to pop over regularly, the best way to join the Horse &Heart team and get the most out of the experience is to sign up for a fixed, regular volunteering slot. This way you get to know the herd and fit in with the flow of the team. It also allows you to be autonomous in your tasks, to see the progress of your work and to bring your own creative ideas, too!
Whether you'd like to come every Wednesday for a day out, or every day from 9 to 12 – or whatever your regular time is – there is always a job that will work for you!
Committed volunteers who work autonomously and efficiently on a regular basis are punctually offered free attendance to Horse & Heart workshops.
At the moment we are particularly looking for volunteers to take on some days of the week for:
- Horse care (daily slots 10 -12 am and 2 -5pm – Feeding, mucking out, harvesting plants, grooming, tack care etc)
- Land care jobs (weeding, fencing etc – any day for any amount of time)
Pop in Volunteers
Spontaneous help is also very welcome, so please be in touch if you've suddenly got the "outdoors & pony itch" and would like to muck in of a few hours, a day, or a week or two!
Volunteer Shout Outs
We occasionally shout out for help to man or help organise specific events. Sign up below to be on our "Volunteers Shout Out" list.
Working Students – Residential Apprenticeship
(2 months +)
Welcome to the Horse & Heart family!
The Working Student programme is a long-term residential Apprenticeship programme that enables you to get tuition in exchange for volunteer work.
You will be looking after and working with the Horse & Heart herd, get your hands dirty with mucking out and farm work – and enjoy music and storytelling around the fire in down time.
This programme is open to anyone who is 18+ and is for a duration of a minimum of 2 months (after a trial period of 10 days).
- Muck in – daily tasks in horse & land care, 6 hours / day (with 1 day off / week). This is an estimate as it can sometimes be less, or more, depending on where the needs are.
- Tuition in Holistic Horsemanship & Equine / land Husbandry
- Your own education / training project to work on with a horse.
- Veg box & staple food every week.
- Camping in your own camper with access to toilet & shower onsite. (We can sometimes provide a living space, do concact us for more info).
- Minimum 2 months stay (after 10-day trial period).
(Recommended stay – depending on your learning goals – 6 months to 3 years)
The Working Student profile:
A responsible “in charge” and "can do" attitude is what we're looking for – and a resilience to the demands of farm jobs.
The clue is in the name: Working Students are sometimes working, sometimes students. We take our side of the deal very seriously and offer the best possible tuition, an in-depth training in land & horse care, and a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow from. ⭐️
We expect the same in return: a high quality, responsible working attitude when it's time to work. 👍
Working students must be financially independent and have sufficient money to cater for their own needs (for example travelling, clothing & other equipment, basic shopping, extra food etc).
Working students bring their own living quarters – a self-contained campervan is ideal!
(We can sometimes provide a living space, please concact us for more info).
Right now, our new farm is in its early stages of setup and the help we need is precisely – in setting up 😊 We need people who are independent, with a flexible and enthusiastic mindset, who come with a desire to support and who are not afraid of sweat and toil. People who can take initiative, who understand the chaos and uncertainties of beginnings and who are prepared to take part in creating what they would like to experience!
We need as many hands and hearts on deck as possible to help us build structure(s)– both literally and figuratively, and minds who bring ideas to the creative process.
So if you're a "Pioneer", join us now in creating something amazing! The place will grow from what every soul brings to it. 💜
- The best plan is probably to come with a friend or 2, so that you are your own little team for motivation and social time.
The ideal pair:
- 1 person for horse care and husbandry
- 1 person specialising in land tasks (strimming, fence repairs, diy etc)
– or sharing a bit of both!
Everyone who shares the space and the work becomes a part of the family and we listen to each other's journeys and needs. Working students have a voice to create a space that works for them too, and they are not only welcome but expected to help us make their experience the best possible one. Every day we learn from each other and our differences bring more richness to what we are building together– Horse & Heart is constantly growing from everyone who puts their heart in it. 🌻
You will get tailored tuition to suit your goals in Holistic Horsemanship, equine & land management and care, and Animal Communication. The longer you stay, the more you learn. 😊
A minimum 2 month-stay will give you a good introduction and a great life experience that will be valuable in all aspects of your life.
If you are looking to achieve some qualifications or practical competence, 6 months will teach you the basics. For high level horsemanship and / or to get started on a professional path, you are looking at 3 years' training. Or anything that works for you in between!
(Students staying longer term may be eligible for some paid work depending on their level of competence in specific tasks.)
So come and begin the journey that will change your life ⭐️
Please note: there is no Wifi on the farm and mobile signal is sporadic.
The Horse & Heart lifestyle is one of reconnection to essentials and to natural ways.
The farm is a strictly no-smoking and alcohol / drug free site.
Do you think that's for you?
If your area of expertise is one that we are looking for, we'd be happy to swap it for ours!
We'd love your help if you are skilled in one of those fields:
- Admin Assistant / PA
- Social Media advertising
- Teaching partner or assistant for adults and children's courses
- Garden & trees care / Wood splitting / chainsawing.
- Eco building of outbuildings (sheds) and house.
- Creating a "Living Machine" water treatment plant.
- Landscaping / Natural land designs (Permaculture etc)
- Marketing / Social Media / Fundraising
- Legal Advice
There is room in the Horse & Heart venture for the following self-employed partnership positions:
- Admin assistant / PA
- Teaching partner or assistant for adults and children's courses
- Land care with specialist tools
- Fundraising & Marketing
We are looking for competent, reliable and responsible people with a positive outlook and a keen interest for the project and a strong sense of commitment.
Hours are flexible and partnership to be co-created together.