Saddle Up! Ranch is a charity started by volunteers in 2014
Scottish Registered Charity SC045640
We rescue & rehabilitate horses, encourage and promote western horsemanship, and work within the local councils and community projects opening up opportunites for adults and children to experience hands-on work with these wonderful animals.
We started rescuing 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 and 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, autism and also for young people to learn about leadership, responsibility, 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 however we do not wish to exclude any member of the public and 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 have other jobs, so visits to the site are by appointment only.