Saddle Up! Ranch is a charity started by volunteers in 2014
Scottish Registered Charity SC045640
Saddle Up ! Ranch encourages and promotes Western horsemanship, and works within the local councils and community projects opening up opportunites for adults and children to experience hands-on work with these amazing and patient animals.
The team became involved with rescue and rehabilitating horses eight years ago. There is a joy in helping a horse find out who he is again and even better when he can teach a human horse sense and good leadership skills.
Horses are known the world over for their therapeutic effects, alleviating stress; just being with them in the open air takes you far away from everyday worries.
Saddle Up Ranch ! provides opportunities for people from all walks of life.
Studies prove that being around animals, interacting with and brushing them has a physiological effect on the human body, reducing heart rate and stimulating the immune system!
Horses as therapy is up and coming as an intellectual way to help people recover from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, mental health issues, addiction and autism and also for young people to learn about leadership, responsibility and confidence through body awareness and mindfulness.
We offer ground based One to One and group workshops
As we are a charity all donations and proceeds go towards the upkeep of the horses. Regular hoof trims, teeth rasping, physio, feed and veterinary costs mean horses can be expensive. We offer private workshops for a suggested donation of £20 for an individual. We do not wish to exclude any member of the public however, so group workshops are available with external funding. Please get in touch to find out where you can sign up or contact your local council authority.
All our volunteers are non-paid and so visits to Saddle Up ! Ranch are by appointment only.