A TYPICAL DAY:
As you can imagine there is lots to do on a working horse
safari in Mozambique. All days here are different, as we
have to rise to meet each new challenge as they come, but
this is an itinerary of the kind of day you can expect to
enjoy with us at Mozambique Horse Safari. Please be aware
that, because we are a real project dealing with the day to
day running of a herd of horses, we have to maintain
flexibility. This can depend on the number of volunteers at
the time, the needs of the horses, number of outriders or
lessons booked. You have two days off a week to pursue other
activities such as diving, fishing or dhow trips to the
7.00 am: Wake up get dressed and enjoy an early
morning breakfast. This is likely to be tea, coffee, toast,
jam, scrambled or fried eggs, cheese, bacon and juice. Mandy and Pat
will discuss the days schedule with you. After breakfast get
dressed for your task and prepare whatever you need for the
9.00 am: Volunteers will then carry out their
allotted tasks. This may include the following.
* Riding and entertaining clients on day rides and
* Hoof trimming and grooming at the stables
* Riding lessons with kids on the beach and at the stables
* Helping saddle the horses
* Entertaining and looking
after clients on trips to Benguerra Island
* Going to town with Mandy to stock up with provisions
* Volunteering at the orphanage or IMAP School
* Exploratory rides
* Soap Making
* Tack repairs and maintenance
* Halter making
Lunch will be served at the house. This may be spaghetti bolognaise, stir fry, chicken casserole etc. All served with bread and butter, juice and salad.
After lunch you can have a swim, relax by the pool or have a
Volunteers will now prepare and start teaching riding lessons or taking beach rides. Those with limited riding experience may be requested to join the riding lessons. Other volunteers may work with horses who needing extra exercise or training.
For others there is soap and halter making.
Return to the house, unload and put away all tack and equipment.
Dinner is served at the house. At times you might eat with clients in the evening. After that you can relax on
your veranda, listen to the crickets and tree frogs, chat about the days events, enjoy a cold beer
at the bar and, for the most enthusiastic prepare for the following day.