I don’t know anything about horses but one day would love to house sit and take care of them with good instructions
Hi @JuliePetParent and welcome. I love doing sits with horses and seek them out (I’m with a pair of donkeys now in northern England). I know many sits I’ve wanted apply to that had horses got snapped up, so I know I’m not the only one.
Good luck finding the perfect horse-loving sitter.
I would love to look after horses but I’m not experienced.
I’m very experienced with dogs.
I love horses and regularly go on holiday (paid) to Cornwall where I stay on a farm and livery.
I assume you are looking for very experienced horse sitters?
Thank you @Edith that’s reassuring and i may have foubd someone already!
Hi Marie, i think I’ve found someone already who loves horses!
Hi @JuliePetParent and a warm welcome to the Community Forum
There are many sitters on here who have experience with horses, myself included, who would love a sit with horses. My hubby and I previously completed a sit where we took care of 12 horses and thoroughly enjoyed it!
As @mars mentioned, it would be great if you could add your TrustedHousesitters profile on to your Forum profile by following the attached link, should you wish. This will then enable others to offer you helpful advice and feedback and will also give your listing extra exposure!
I see from your latest post that hopefully you have found someone, fingers crossed.
I have attached a thread below, it would be great if you could join in with this as we think you could offer great feedback and your input would be a great addition.
Out of interest, what kind of experience do you look for?
@MarieHuggins not necessarily riding, just being comfy with them for grooming and feeding really!
Hi @JuliePetParent I would be in heaven just as many other sitters … I “sat” for 8 months in Spain and volunteered with a horse rescue centre, anything to be around them …
This post created by one of our members with equine experience shares some insights for non equine experienced sitters …
Thinking of an Equine Housesit?
5 Top Tips Learnt from Experience
Thanks Julie, that’s good to know. I hadnt been viewing those sits as didn’t think I qualified, but i will certainly do so in the future.
Any advice to increase my chances?
I worked in dog rescue for years, so very used to ‘mucking’ out kennels!
@Angela_L that sounds a wonderful stay, ill certainly try and help on the Equine thread.
@MarieHuggins that sounds great if youre prepared to muck out, or even poop pick the field. It can be hard work, filling haynets, carrying buckets etc, and generally feel ok.with handling them. I don’t thinkpeople would advertise if they had difficult horses, they usually send them to livery. Brushing is the same as dogs, sometimes they will need their hooves picking out.
Definitely not a putoff - we have horses as well and would love to sit for someone else who has them.
I love sitting horses. I bred and showed Andalusian horses for 30 years. Don’t have any horses now so would love this kind of sit.
I love looking after horses and donkeys! Having said that, its obviously not for everyone and if was a horseowner I would definitely want someone with equine experience (for both the horses and their sake). They are large animals and can be quite dangerous if you are inexperienced and don’t understand their body language, etc.
I get the feeling that finding an experienced equine sitter is harder than finding a dog or cat sitter-- at least that’s based on what owners have told me, and how many unsolilcited invites I seem to get due to having this experience.
We love horses so would jump at the chance to sit for you
@DeretaMaria . Thank you, great to hear, i have simeone coming but will bear you in mind!
@MojaveForever , yes thats why i posted but lucky for me someone on the Forum saw it and wants to sit as she knows horses.
I am very interested in housesitting cats and horses, too. I just completed six full months at a Horse rescue and received a really nice reference letter from my team leader, so that it was posted on my profile. I love that I just saw this note from you, and I just received her recommendation, after I was the team leader this past week. Let me know if I can be of help. Although I live in the US, I can fly over free anytime. Thank you,