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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Would you like to volunteer then please complete the form BHS form and return to email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org.