‘It’s hard work but there’s always time for cuddles!’: Moray horse rescue charity seeks volunteers

Gayle spends a morning volunteering at Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses near Keith and meets a variety of equines in need.


out with horses is definitely one of my favourite things.

So when I turn

up at Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses near Keith, I’m 100% in equine heaven.

Boasting 40 acres of paddocks with views across the rolling Moray hills and glens, the charity rehabilitates horses and ponies and offers a life-long sanctuary for them if suitable homes can’t be found.

Residents include retired police horse Lauder, ex-racehorse Dave, injured showjumper Cyd, and 36-year-old thoroughbred Lydia.

The centre runs equestrian therapy experiences for people living with a range of disadvantages, including PTSD sufferers, victims of domestic abuse, addicts, ex-offenders and those with cognitive or mobility problems.

While two members of staff work here – yard manager Mel Foley and groom Yola Brunier

– Touchdown relies on volunteers to help with duties ranging from mucking out to grooming and keeping horses fit.

Being a horse owner, I’m well used to such chores so I don’t mind lending a hand

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