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Horse Ranch

“He knows when you’re happy. He knows when you’re comfortable. He knows when you’re confident. And he always knows when you have carrots.”

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Project Profile

  • Field: Animal Care
  • Type: Volunteering
  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday, from 8:30am until 3pm
  • Spanish: Basic
  • Donation: $50

Project description

If a day at the barn sounds like a good time to you, the Horse Care volunteer program is a great option for you. As a volunteer, you will spend each morning looking after the horses, feeding them, mucking their stalls and preparing saddles. The family owned horse ranch has been running for over 30 years and gives tourists and locals a chance to explore the Sacred Valley on horseback. If you are lucky, maybe the owners will let you do a bit of riding too. Though that isn’t a part of the volunteer program.


In this program, you will stay with a host family in Urubamba. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will have the opportunity to discover a small Peruvian town and the beautiful mountains that surround it. You will get an authentic Peruvian experience with 3 Peruvian meals a day and a friendly family to practice Spanish with and exchange your cultures.

Horse Ranch Project


  • Feeding the horses
  • Cleaning the stable
  • Assisting with plowing the fields
  • Prepare the saddles, reins and ropes
  • Give tours with the horses (depending on the experience and level of the volunteer)