Volunteer with Horses on an American Ranch

Volunteer in Mississippi for a life-changing experience!

Discover the wonders of the American South!


Southern Mississippi is only 30 minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and an hour away from New Orleans, Louisiana! The Mississippi river marks the western border of the state.


The State of Mississippi focuses on preserving its natural and cultural heritage and on developing its arts and crafts.


Music is essential to the locals and plays a major part in their everyday lives. Whether you enjoy blues, rock & roll or country music, you could take the Mississippi Blues Trail or the Country Music Trail to follow in the footsteps of music pioneers such as Albert King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Faith Hill and Tammy Wynette.


Take the time to discover Mississippi’s national parks and to visit exceptional tourist spots such as the Freedom Trail, a tribute to the men and women of Mississippi who fought for equal civic rights for all in the 1950s and 60s.


Discover our photo album United States – horses!


GlobAlong is on youtube!

Who can take part in this volunteering programme in the USA?

 

Local time in Mississippi:

 

 

 

Everybody! We all can contribute in our own way. You only need to be over 18 years of age, to be in good physical condition and to have a good level of English

Bénévolat dans un ranch américain

Your international animal care programme in the USA!

Ranch life in the USA - GlobAlongWelcome to a typical American horse ranch in Mississippi!

This ranch is located on a 200 hectares estate and hosts over 80 horses
It has been run by the same family for 5 generations! It is recognised in the equestrian world as a reference in terms of horse training.

This ranch is specialised in the training of Paso Fino horses, a breed originally from Colombia and Puerto Rico. 

Horse training programme - GlobAlong

The name of this breed describes their specific gait, meaning “fine step”. This horse breed is very popular in the USA and is commonly used for Western horse riding and equestrian shows.

Volunteers taking part in a programme on this ranch are part of the team and help the staff in the daily running of the centre. The team must make sure that horses are well cared for, fit and that their stalls and the ranch is clean and well maintained. You may take part in renovation work.

You may take part in horse training sessions

Riding backwards - GlobAlong

Some of the horses may need training to overcome various issues and become good mounts, others need training to prepare for equestrian competitions so only qualified members of the team may ride them. Volunteers and visitors (including children with a handicap, within the framework of an equine therapy programme) may ride other horses. You may have the opportunity to ride these horses during their weekly circuit.

If you wish to take horse riding lessons (not included in the programme), feel free to ask!

 

Useful information for volunteers

Inside the volunteers' cabin - GlobAlongAccommodation and meals:

You will stay in a shared room (same-sex rooms) throughout your volunteering programme.

You will have full boardIn the morning, volunteers make their own breakfast. Lunch and dinner are prepared by volunteers and ranch staff in turn and are shared in a friendly atmosphere. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn how to cook traditional local dishes!

If you have any allergies or a specific diet, please let us know at info@globalong.com.

Life-changing volunteering experience - GlobAlong

During your free time, you could discover the city of New Orleans or go on a road trip and visit the neighbouring State of Louisiana!

Your local coordinator will help you organise any extra horse-related activities you may wish to take part in, such as:  

  • Equestrian trekking
  • Horse obstacle course
  • Horse football
  • Horseback riding lessons
  • Horse training
  • Etc.

Included in your programme:

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Pick-up/Drop-off at New Orleans airport
  • Transfer to your accommodation
  • Accommodation
  • Join our team of volunteers in the USA - GlobAlongFull board for the duration of your stay
  • Customisation of your programme
  • 7/7 support from your local coordinator
  • Support from the GlobAlong team throughout your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Induction days
  • Advice on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Certificate of attendance to a volunteering programme
  • Trail ride in Southern Mississippi - GlobAlongDonation to a project
  • Participation and management fees

Not included:

  • Return flights to the USA

  • Travel insurance (mandatory) and cancellation insurance (recommended)

  • Vaccinations 

  • Equine therapy volunteer work in the USA - GlobAlongPotential visa fees

  • Extra outings

  • Personal items

Bank Holidays in the USA (2018):

1st January 2018: New Year’s Day

15th January 2018: Martin Luther King Day

Volunteer with horses in North America - GlobAlong 15th February 2018: President's Day

28th May 2018: Memorial Day

04th July 2018: Independence Day

03rd September 2018: Labour Day

12th November 2018: Veterans Day

22th November 2018: Thanksgiving

25th December 2018: Christmas Day

Feel free to contact us at info@globalong.com for further information on this volunteering programme on an American ranch!

Climate in Mississipi :

Temperature Mississipi

Rainfalls in Mississipi

Programmes

  • International Volunteering in the USA with GlobAlong! Etats-Unis - chevauxDetails

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