Work/Study Program

If you want an interesting and varied farm stay, here is your opportunity! At Finca Las Alturas our Work/Study Program is designed to give you plenty of hands-on learning in natural horsemanship and riding, as well as the opportunity to experience all that the farm has to offer. Space is limited, so contact us for availability!

  • Groundwork lessons to learn great communication skills with your horse
  • Theory lessons to enhance your knowledge of horses and natural horsemanship
  • Riding, in the ring and on a variety of trails
  • Access to the round pen and “playground” for as much “extracurricular” practice as you want
  • Opportunities for self-study with our library of videos and books
  • Opportunity to book riding instruction with our instructor

You’ll be matched with a “project” horse for the duration of your stay, so you can develop a relationship and see the progress you – and your horse! — have made. And, in addition to the horses, you can also experience all the other activities that keep Finca Las Alturas hopping.

Your commitment to the Work Study Program includes:

  • Minimum 1 week stay
  • $250 per week, includes full orientation to natural horsemanship, room and board (Personal items, alcohol, etc. are not included)
  • Full payment is due upon arrival, for stays less than 1 month. Longer stays pay monthly, due at the beginning of each month
  • 5 hours of work, 5 days a week. Tasks may include horse care, picking, gardening and similar farm life chores
  • Contributions to daily cooking and cleaning

Accommodations are shared and include kitchen, common space and washing machine. Oh, and don’t forget the swimming pool, perfect after a hot day out with the horses!

Holiday Study Program

Want all the perks, but not the chores? Then join us for our Holiday Study Program, which allows you to work less, pay more, and play more. In addition to all of the benefits of the Work Study Program, you’ll receive two additional private lessons with our on-site trainer each week.

Your commitment to the Work Study Program includes:

  • Minimum 1 week stay
  • $500 for the first week, includes full orientation to natural horsemanship, room and board (Personal items, alcohol, etc. are not included)
  • $50 per day after the first week
  • Full payment is due upon arrival, for stays less than 1 month. Longer stays pay monthly, due at the beginning of each month
  • Contributions to daily cooking and cleaning

Space is limited, so contact us for availability!

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