Equine Therapy Volunteer Projects Abroad

Company : Projects Abroad
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

An Equine Therapy placement with Projects Abroad is perfect for those with an interest in horses and an enthusiasm to work with vulnerable people and those with disabilities.


We offer Equine Therapy placements in Argentina, Bolivia and South Africa. These programmes strive to help those who have a disability or who have suffered from trauma by helping them to learn to ride horses. The aim of the equine therapy centres is to offer a better quality of life to patients and also to offer horse riding as a recreational activity.

A trained horse can aid the recovery of children with disabilities, as it enables the child to focus on movement, spatial orientation, posture, language and muscle control. Children who have come from the streets or who have suffered from drug addictions form close emotional bonds with the horses allowing them slowly to take on a new focus and more responsibilities before re-entering into society.

Your role as a volunteer will involve the day-to-day care of the horses as well as helping the children learn to ride. For many of the new children joining the centre it will be the first time they come in contact with a horse and time is often spent familiarising the children with each of the horses before therapy begins. You may also attend classes to learn the theory behind equine therapy in order to apply it when working with the patients.

The effect of the therapy varies with each patient; however, by displaying enthusiasm and a passion for horses you can play a part in their enjoyment and help to create a positive experience for every student. 

How to apply?

Feel free to call or email us - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!

When you're ready to apply please complete an application on the Projects Abroad website.

A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.


Start Dates


Costs / Benefits

Prices start from £1,295 for two weeks. Please visit the Projects Abroad website for full details on pricing.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff


Volunteers in Argentina will need to speak at least intermediate-level Spanish.

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Projects Abroad Equine Therapy Volunteer Projects Abroad Reviews

Unforgettable experience!

I had an amazing time and learned a lot about Argentina and the culture. To participate was a wonderful experience which I recommend to everyone. It gives you a different view of your own life and it really is beautiful to be able to help!

By: Nicole Imfeld
Nationality: Switzerland
Age: 25

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