Mustang Care North USA
Looking for an experience of a lifetime? Then take this amazing opportunity and venture to the beautiful seacoast area of Maine about 2 hours away from Boston by bus or train, where the Wild Horse Center is located. Here they provide in abundance; care, rehabilitation and nurturing for previously adopted horses and rescued wild Mustang, and transitions them to new homes and useful lives, or offers life-time care to unadoptable horses! Apart from that the area holds some of the greatest toursit attractions and there are lots Hostels for overnight accommodations. There is so much to see and do in this historical city!
The Center is considered to be home and refuge for a numerous amount of horses that were at one point unwanted, neglected and abused. These magnificent creatures are in deep need of your help! Volunteer for a duration of 4 weeks at this great project in Maine and care for the horses, clean their stables, feed them and socialize with them! The work with the wild horses is by no means an’ easy holiday option’ and you will be involved in animal care, food preparation, cleaning, maintenance and educating the public.
Due to the Center’s convenient location, it is considered to be a tourist area and thus opens up a wide range of recreational activities and boundless attractions to see and get involved in. During your leisure time take a few hours off to check out the movie theaters, restaurants, library, shopping plaza, coffee shops, The Acadia National Park, etc. or go on bike rides, walking/hiking trails and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Maine has to offer!
This Is Why
- Help at Mustang Care North USA Training and Education Center, and get involved with these amazing and beautiful creatures!!
- Learn and assist with the care and rehabilitation of wild Mustangs!
- Raise awareness and educate the public.
- Assist with training Wild horses to help them prepare for a second chance in life!
- Key Start Dates
All Year Round
- Volunteer duration
- Package Price
4 week 1995 US$
- Average Work hours
6 days a week 7-8 hours per day.
- Number of Volunteers
- Volunteer accommodation
- Housing Type
Accommodation in shared rooms in a guest house on the project site.
- Internet Access
- Who Are They Looking For?
Love of the outdoors and a passion for animals is a priority. You should not be fussy, picky or hypersensitive about cleaning as this is one of the main chores. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules is essential. Horse riding experience preferred but not necessary, also applicants should not have any history of back problems and must be able to lift 50 lbs (bale of hay, bag of grain).
Fast Facts: USA
Where? Maine, USA
Country Size: 9,826,675 km2
3,794,101 sq mi
Population density? 33.7/km2
Country Famous for? Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone National Park, Old West, Rocky Mountains, Hamburgers & Hotdogs, Everglades, Alligators, Hawaii, Vulcano's, New York, Statue of Liberty, Las Vegas, Hollywood
When to visit: All year round, many activities all year round with great mixture culture and nature!
- What's Included
Mustang Care North USA
- Airport Pickup
Personnel from the project will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation on the project site.
Shared rooms on the project site.
Three meals a day provided throughout the entire stay.
- Horse Riding
No trail rides offered at this project.
- Ongoing service
If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in the USA after you have finished your volunteer project.
- 24/7 Emergency contact
If there are any problems during you stay in Idaho you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.
What's not included: Flights, Insurance and Trail/Horse Riding
04 Weeks: $1995.00 US
The purpose and goals of the project are to protect and preserve the health and well-being of the American Mustang after adoption. They provide sanctuary for Wild Mustang horses that have been abused, abandoned, neglected, confiscated or previously owned by people unwilling or unable to provide for these magnificent beings. Additionally, the project also strives to create greater awareness and understanding of the wild Mustang. They offer mentoring classes for Mustang owners; hold workshops on care and gentling of Mustangs; give educational seminars on Mustangs in American History, and bring Mustangs to wildlife festivals and other community events. They also find suitable homes that would adopt the Mustangs that were cared for at the Center! Your main tasks will mainly consist out of the following but are not limited to:
- Food preparation
- Feeding & Cleaning
- Health Care for the Horses
- Assisting in construction and maintenance of the enclosures
- Repairing and building fences
- Grooming of the horses
- Educating the public
- The Cause
When we rescue horses from abusive and neglectful environments, they are often at the brink of death. The goal is to nurse them back to health, tame and train them so they have a chance at being adopted in to a loving home. The majority of them can indeed be tamed, trained and adopted – others cannot. The horses that cannot be tamed are known to be “wild at heart” and the project “will never force them to work and be tame if they don’t want to”. These wild horses live out their days at the center because their chances of being adopted are minimal..
- Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
- 18 years of age or older
- Volunteers must commit for 4 weeks
- NO SMOKING is allowed on the property.
- Intermediate language level required or higher.
- No smoking and No animal allergies
- Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable.
- Volunteer Benefits
- The opportunity to volunteer with and learn about many Wild Mustang Horses.
- The opportunity to volunteer with a great team of staff and other volunteers.
- The opportunity to experience and enjoy all that Maine has to offer!
- Fast Facts
- Project location
- Area Famous For
Lobsters (Sea Food), Haunted Inns and Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Offshore Islands, Beaches, snorkeling, swimming.
- When to visit
Great weather all year round however winters can be quite mild!
- Wildlife viewing
Good opportunities to see a wide variety of Wildlife such as deer, Black Bears, Snakes, many kinds of birds, Coyotes, etc. (This can be done at the Acadia National Park).
- Project location
- Itinerary & Details
Day 1 - Arrive in Maine, USA;
You will arrive in Portland, Maine where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation at the project.
For 4 weeks – Care for Wild Mustang Horses, help run the center and educate the public!
For the coming weeks you will have a great time working with wild Mustang Horses, educating the public and helping with other day to day activities.
Your last day - Your last day - you will transfer back to the airport to take a flight back home. Of course it is possible to extend your stay in and travel around; we can help you with trips and/or accommodation you would like to arrange.
Volunteers will be living in a shared bedroom/guest house. There is also a kitchen and common living area. Laundry services will be provided. There will be internet access, all meals, transportation, and use of bicycles for recreational sightseeing during free time are provided as well. Things like plates, glasses, pots and pans, bedding, bath towels, etc. will be present at the guest house so you will not need to bring anything of that nature.
Things to bring from home
- Clothes for mild temperatures as well as for summer for warm temperatures. Make sure that these clothes are allowed to get dirty. Jeans and long sleeves are most suitable for working and a comfortable working shoes/boot.
- Comfortable walking shoes are essential, and you should also pack a raincoat and some sun block.
- Linen and towels will be provided.
Three meals a day included during your entire stay!
The project is located in a seacoast tourist area with incredible sand beaches, Offshore Islands and much more! There are boundless attractions during season (May-Oct). There is also year round movie theaters, bowling, restaurants and other recreational opportunities. Boston is only 1 1/2 hrs away and reachable by train or bus. Of course there is a library, shopping area, coffee shops, etc, bike and walking trails, beautiful scenic areas all seasons and all kinds of sport events and not to forget, Horse rides and wildlife viewing!
I had a great month and experienced a lot of cool stuff. We visited Boston, a firework at the beach and did so much fun and exciting activites! I had a nice time but as a person and I enjoyed my stay with Mona and she tried very hard to make the stay comfortable. Your agency was always very carrying and concerned. Thank you for your support!
Pauline from Germany