Skyros Island Horse Trust Friends of the Skyrian Horse

Hi Potential volunteers and welcome. Our non profit /charity will allow you to truly contribute and make a difference to a genuine non profit organization and help a critically endangered breed the skyrian pony who are fabulous characters, while offering you a safe haven to explore the island and get to know a little about real rural Greek island life. Skyros is an amazing island, beautiful and unspoilt by tourists.

Our project was set up by Stathis a skyrian artist/ potter and Amanda a community artist and movement therapist. Amanda is experienced with ethical and natural horsemanship and has many skills to offer in this area. We have been running the project since 2006 and have hosted over 300 volunteers, from diffetent organisations and tje horse world, many who come back year after year and have become like a family. We usually have 2 to 3 volunteers at the farm , without volunteer support it is challenging to care for our herd of 34 endangered breed skyrian ponies. We expect volunteers to muck in , be mature and self motivated, be happy to work hard physically for 4 to 5 hours a day, and in exchange we offer a safe haven for both animals and people to grow and develop and have space to reconnect to nature and find the time to 're find what inspires and drives them, whilst also learning about the commitment it takes to care for animals well. Please do note we do ask for a volunteering commitment of at least 6 weeks and preferably to have experience of ponies or horses or farm work.


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I had a great time at the farm! I can definitely recommend it, if you're looking for some time off loud city noises and stress. The farm is very rural and simple, with no wifi, just other farmers around you and you're gonna share a room with the other volunteers.
Stahtis and Amanda (the hosts) are very nice people, they don't have that much time for you since they have a lot to do, but that doesn't matter because there are always other volunteers to talk to.
If you have any questions about the daily routines or anything else, just write me:)

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amanda respondido

Laura was wonderful always eager to help reliable and with a lovely happy character it was lovely to host her. Even though she had limited experience of horses she tried hard and helped in so many ways and did a great job. She is mature hardworking and very Safire to be around. It was unfortunate that when she was here Stathis and I were really busy and so had limited time to socialize. Thank you Laura for everything and we wish you well.

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