We endeavour to integrate serving personnel and veterans into the rural community inspiring a meaningful and rewarding future

HorseBack UK

There is something about the outside of a horse that it is good for the inside of a man

Winston Churchill

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying

Tony Robbins

Welcome to HorseBack UK

HorseBack UK is a charity which has been created to provide a safe and secure environment to aid those serving, or those who have served in the UK armed forces.

What We Do

Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment to aid the recovery of servicemen and women who have suffered either physical or mental injuries as a result of their commitment to their country.

How You Can Help

If you would like to arrange a fundraising event in aid of HorseBack UK we would be delighted to hear from you. Just complete the fundraising form and return it to us and we will get back to you!

Corporate Programme

HorseBack UK has developed a parallel corporate programme focused on bringing together the business and military communities. By using the principles of both military life and horsemanship to teach leadership and team-building.

If you would like to attend one of our courses please call us now on:

01339 880487

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  • Soldiers ride out trauma of war with Horseback UK

    Original article STV Aberdeen By Laura Smith on Wednesday 3 September 2014
 For the past five years, an Aberdeenshire charity has been helping ex-service personnel overcome psychological and emotional traumas of war through horsemanship. In 1999, former Royal Marine Jock Hutchison set up HorseBack UK to introduce injured servicemen and women to horse riding and [...]

  • ‘Polly’ the Cob

    Polly the Cob, our rescue from World Horse Welfare, would have been in work this week. As it is, with the rescheduling of the course, she is enjoying an unexpected holiday. She is clearly enjoying the good Scottish sun on her back. She is so relaxed and contented now, it is hard to believe that [...]

  • Photo Essay Part 1 – The HorseBack herd at play

    As this week’s course has been rescheduled and we have unexpected time off, we thought we’d take a moment to give you a feast of equine pictures. Although the horses are enjoying their lazy days in the sun, this most uncharacteristic heat has its drawbacks. Some of the herd are afflicted by flies and must wear [...]

  • Photo Essay Part 2 – it’s a pleasure!

    One of the pleasures of doing a photo-essay of the HorseBack horses, as we did in the previous post, is that we can show their charm in its full glory. They are very hard workers, and very good at their jobs. Perhaps more importantly, they are an absolute delight to be around. Some of them are [...]