Hanchi Horseback Conservation Experience
Explore the African bush on horseback and get closer to wildlife than you can on foot.
Set in a private wildlife reserve the Hanchi project is giving retired racehorses a new lease of life – as the perfect all-terrain vehicles for patrolling South Africa’s rugged bush environment, whilst helping to protect wildlife from poaching.
As a volunteer on this experience, you’ll set off on daily horseback rides where you’ll come face to face with giraffe, zebra, warthog and other wildlife. Exploring the bush from the saddle gives you the chance to discover out-of-the-way places that tourists wouldn’t normally see. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, you’ll get involved with the care and stabling duties of Hanchi’s thoroughbred herd, winners of 37 races between them!
Please bear in mind, as a volunteer on this project, you’ll need to be comfortable controlling a spirited horse both from the ground and in the saddle – even if it becomes spooked by other animals during a patrol.