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Horse Care and Management




Work Type


Disability Access

Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Bologna (BLQ)

14 - 17

03/07/2024 - 10/07/2024


Animals, Manual Work




Nearest Bus/Train Station

Ferrara Station

Project work

The activities will take place at the riding stables run by the Ali del vento Association in Cona (Ferrara) and will consist of collaboration in cleaning the stables and horses present at the stables, collaboration in horse care and general maintenance of the stables.

Accommodation & food

At Casa IBO in via Boschetto 1 - Ferrara about 8 km away. There are 2 dormitories with bunk beds, shared bathrooms, kitchen for independent meal preparation. Transportation from the accommodation to the riding stables guaranteed.

Location & leisure

Possibility of arranging visits to the cities of Ferrara, Bologna, Venice. An additional fee will be charged during the camp for all activities that involve it.

Project host

This proposal results from the collaboration with the Ali del Vento association, which operates in the field of horseback riding both with lessons inside and with rides. The activity carried out also takes on strong social value in the exercise of Animal Assisted Interventions (IAA) in favour of the disabled and on the vision of an ethical human-horse perspective and ethological approach, not based on the exploitation of the animal but on its respect and well-being as fundamental elements. In fact, all of the school s horses have special histories and left bad experiences behind. The recovered well-being of these horses constitutes a wonderful combination with the happiness of children, disabled and non-disabled, who can enjoy the relationship with these beautiful animals. Among the goals is also the development of affordable horseback riding for everyone (including adults): horseback riding can be a sport within everyone s reach and not a luxury.

Directions to meeting point

At the Ferrara train station at 16:00. Or at the field office at Casa IBO in Via Boschetto, 1 Ferrara at 17:00.To organise your departure trip on the last day of the camp, we recommend to book a train or leave the camp until 12:00.


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