Equine Rehabilitation and Rehoming

Equine Rehabilitation and Rehoming Owner and After Rescue Manager - Kay Paterson THIS IS AN OFFICIAL E.R.R. PAGE

Reggie is a standard bred whose owner asked for our help last year.  A lovely lady offered to foster him and subsequentl...
18/05/2023

Reggie is a standard bred whose owner asked for our help last year. A lovely lady offered to foster him and subsequently rehomed him. Reggie was a bit under condition previously and his rehomer has really done fantastically well with him 💕

23/02/2023

I highly recommend Halia, she is based in Stirling but will travel for groups.

Riding lessons on your own horse, horse training, holiday cover, Reiki.

Morag Higgins is an author as well as a great horse trainer, this is her new book perfect as a stocking filler for young...
23/12/2022

Morag Higgins is an author as well as a great horse trainer, this is her new book perfect as a stocking filler for young children 😃

Poppy Pinto Plays Peek-a-Boo

23/10/2022

It can be lonely.

When you forgo the long-standing traditions and norms within the equestrian community for a more compassionate and educated approach to all facets of equine care, you may find yourself walking that path alone. The coaches and trainers you once looked upto and followed now trigger feelings of disgust and even anger. The other equine professionals you've trusted with the care of your horse, who refuse to budge from antiquated ways and methods, putting ego before the well-being of your horse have all been cut out of your life. Even the riding you used to do has come to a screeching halt, along with the casual rides and shows you'd attended with other equestrian friends are now a thing of the past.

It can be lonely when you make the conscious decision to do better for your horse, regardless of the discomfort you might cause yourself in the beginning, but I will tell you now that the discomfort is short lived. When you shift your mindset away from "how it's always been done" and towards why things are done and how can they be done better, you will begin to connect with others who share that mindset. It may be lonely now, but it will pass. Your journey to bettering yourself as a horseperson and helping your horse will guide you to people, groups and places that foster the same.

Not to mention the incredible bond you will develop with your horse, and the joy you will get seeing them blossom into a healthy, balanced, comfortable equine partner and friend.

This is the long road for those who have decided to put their horses, really and truly, before themselves and have abandoned ego, knowing it has no place in true .

A fitting tribute organised by Emma Cheape, Forresterseat, Glenfarg, one of our permanent rehomers and supporters, well ...
11/09/2022

A fitting tribute organised by Emma Cheape, Forresterseat, Glenfarg, one of our permanent rehomers and supporters, well done to all concerned, great memories created.

04/05/2022

Ross Dhu Equestrian livery yard stables in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, quality livery stables. The home of Equido Scotland.

09/03/2022
Fantastic development with the establishment of a professional body making it easy for you to find a qualified consultan...
25/06/2021

Fantastic development with the establishment of a professional body making it easy for you to find a qualified consultant in your area. Correct bit and bridle fit is essential to your horse's comfort and way of going, a simple change can make the world of difference!

Hello 👋

Welcome to…

The Association of Professional Bit & Bridle Fitters (APBBF)

The APBBF is a not-for-profit membership organisation for professional bit and bridle fitters.

You can find out more about the APBBF at www.apbbf.org

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We don't need science to tell us this 😇
29/10/2020

We don't need science to tell us this 😇

Obviously.

16/10/2020

ERR Belle and her equine and human her family offer equine assisted therapy and are based in Lockerbie. Gemsol Reiki &Crafts. Follow link on OP for contact info 🥰

08/09/2020

Online survey BOS

27/06/2020
Please support Megan's entry with ERR Cassie 😍N.B. you need to click on the link for your like to count, thank you
21/06/2020

Please support Megan's entry with ERR Cassie 😍
N.B. you need to click on the link for your like to count, thank you

Best horse or pony:
Megan Simpson with Cassie

05/06/2020
Megan has been volunteering with the fosters in Aberfoyle for 7 years now, helping with working the horses, managing and...
25/05/2020

Megan has been volunteering with the fosters in Aberfoyle for 7 years now, helping with working the horses, managing and assessing visitors and then with new rehomers as required once the horse is in their new home. She has a great depth of knowledge and understanding about all sorts of issues horses and riders face and how to overcome them and progress to build a positive relationship, helping to get the joy back into riding.
Megan's now taking bookings from next week in line with Scottish Government guidance. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed about getting back into your riding routine after such a long break, or have lost your riding fitness and need help schooling your horse, then you need an empathetic and supportive coach who takes the time to listen and care. Megan covers the Central belt of Scotland so if you're looking for a bit of help to get going again then please give her a call or drop her a message.

Do you forage for your horses?  We're cutting and drying nettles just now and hanging them out for the horses to eat at ...
25/05/2020

Do you forage for your horses? We're cutting and drying nettles just now and hanging them out for the horses to eat at free will. The goose grass is only just coming to cutting size around here so it's next. We also allow the horses to browse on hedgerow as we hack out, no stopping, they have to be quick so only get the tasty new shoots! 🌿🌼🥗

Hedgerows and verges in the UK are currently growing well and in abundance . Did you know these are great treats for your horses and have amazing effects on their health too?

Hawthorn hedges are growing well and they are actually anti inflammatory and are vasodilators so they have a response on the peripheral blood vessels. This improves the circulation by opening the vessels up allowing more blood flow, and decreases the blood pressure. This is great for all our horses but especially those with concerns of laminitis and EMS. The new green shoots are generally what our horses will choose.

Clivers (also know as cleavers, sticky bud, sticky w***y, goose grass) are usually nestling among the hedges and brambles or nettles. These are amazing lymphatic cleansers and are ideal for any horse but especially if you have one with windgalls or filled legs where old cellulitis or lymphangitis has lingered. Also for the older horses, it's a gentle diuretic and is good for hoof growth and has astringent properties.

Another favourite is dandelion, the flowers and leaves are known to be diuretics, detoxifiers and a liver tonic. They provide vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E and K as well as potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium. However, due to the fructan content these need to be rationed and are not suitable for laminitics /ems or cushings. Also take care, as dandelions encourage the production of stomach acid and moving undigested material through the system which can be positive, however in excessive quantities it would negatively effect those suffering ulcers.

Not shown in the photograph, but another great plant is the common nettle or stinging nettle. Once dried and without the sting they have levels of iron, chlorophyll, vitamin C and histamine which makes them ideal for allergy suffers and anaemia. They are good for the digestive system, are astringent and are beneficial for haemorrhage within the body. They can aid pain relief and are good for inflammation or to lower blood sugar, they also improve the circulation. Just make sure you do not pick with bare hands when you harvest them and dry them sufficiently to remove the sting.
As with all feeds, you must research into the benefits, pros and cons and make sure they suit your horses health needs. Just a little handful is all that is needed as 20 to 30 grams would be a daily guideline on these supplements. If they do not suit your horse or they react negatively in any way do not continue.
However, these amazing plants can be amazing natural healers if used correctly and in moderation. Make sure you are happy with identifying the plants before use, enjoy!

In relation to the Harry Evans video of extreme cruelty.  Please email the council as directed by the police animalwelfa...
22/05/2020

In relation to the Harry Evans video of extreme cruelty. Please email the council as directed by the police [email protected]. The more emails they receive the more likely they are to take action and be in no doubt that we are all watching.
You can help close business's like Harry Evans and other bin end dealers by not buying cheap cobs and horses from them. They ONLY exist because people continue to pay peanuts and not a viable amount. You are not saving a rescue horse or getting a bargain, you are supporting the cycle of cruelty, neglect and poor breeding,

We have been responding to many of you via private message in relation to alleged animal welfare matters within our district.

We wanted to provide some clarification as to how these incidents are investigated. Three separate bodies are responsible for enforcement of the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011 depending on the type of Animals involved and in some cases the nature of the Welfare issue.

District Councils are responsible for enforcement of the Welfare of Animals (NI) Act 2011, as it applies to Non-Farmed Animals. This would therefore include horses.

We would like to reassure you that these incidents are being investigated by the Animal Welfare officers who cover Mid Ulster. As this is a live investigation we cannot provide any further commentary. If you do become aware of an animal welfare issue in Mid Ulster it can be reported at [email protected]

18/05/2020

Please Help To Protect Victorian Brumbies with Legislation

Megan's post says it all, we're aware of the increased risks for our lami horses with this weeks forecasted rainfall.   ...
26/04/2020

Megan's post says it all, we're aware of the increased risks for our lami horses with this weeks forecasted rainfall. Thank you Megan for exercising the rehab horses here in Aberfoyle 😘


❗️ Just a reminder to be aware of the risk of laminitis at this time of year - especially with the recent weather we’ve been having! ❗️

We’re likely to have a large increase of grass growth rates with the next rainfall (on top of already high rates https://www.facebook.com/233421046862124/posts/1334106876793530/?d=n) increasing the risks of laminitis, weight gain, and colic.

I’ve been helping keep the horses and ponies at Equine Rehabilitation and Rehoming happy and healthy, especially lami risks like Cassie here. If anyone’s concerned about their horses exercise regime at this time or if their horse is at risk, feel free to pop me a message! It can be very important for horses like Cassie to maintain regular exercise, especially if other methods of management cannot be implemented.
Even small amounts of exercise can help support a healthy metabolism so ground/in hand work can also make a difference if you’re not riding at the moment!


10/04/2020

ERR Merlin says that a wrap!!!!!
Thank you so much for all your fabulous photos 🐈🐴🐶 🦙 it has generated a vast amount of funds to keep Merlin and his many ERR buddies in hay, feed & vets visits through this really tough time.
The judges are off to peruse their pics whilst chomping on chocolate Easter 🐣 & the winners will be announced on Monday, along with their fantastic prize.
Thank you, Merlin 🧙‍♂️ 🦄 🥕 ######x

Last day to enter.  We have some great prizes so get those pics in! 😊
10/04/2020

Last day to enter. We have some great prizes so get those pics in! 😊

ERR Merlin would like you all to know the horse & dog fun photo fundraiser is now open & he’d like you to enter so he has plenty hay & carrots 🥕 to eat!
🐾It’s just £2 to enter a pic🦄
To Enter:-
An Entry fee of £2/photo entry should be paid
PAYPAL – [email protected]
BANK TRANSFER – Account name:- Kay A Paterson, Sort code: 83 28 20
Account number: 00199750

*Closing date 10/04/20*
Please send your photo to Lisa Cleeton by PM or email [email protected]

(Along with the class you want to enter & proof of entry fee)
There are 16 classes which have been kindly sponsored:-

1. Handsomest Gelding (& Stallion)
Sponsored by Susan Crawford

2. Make The Judges Laugh (Horses &/or Dogs) Sponsored by Andy Dunsmuir In Memory of Brodie

3. Best Equine Action Shot
Sponsored by Baillie Photography (Stephanie Baillie)

4. Best Ridden Horse/Pony Sponsored by Eryl Williams Thompson for Kira

5. Best Agility/Action Shot (Dog)
Sponsored by Country Hounds Grooming & Natural Dog Treats In Memory of Apu

6. Best Selfie (Horse &/or Dog)
Sponsored by Eryl Williams Thompson for ERR Pandora

7. Cutest Pet (open to all animals)
Sponsored by Pam D***s In Memory of all the wonderful horses & ponies that taught us to ride’

8. Prettiest Mare
Sponsored by Barbara Kelly In Memory of The Huggy Monster (pony in a million)

9. Best Fancy Dress (including Christmas Dress) Sponsored By SWS EQUESTRIAN LAUNDRY ( Anna Cathcart)

10. Best Friends (Horses & Dogs)
Sponsored By PATCHWORK PATERSON (Anna Cathcart)

11. Rescue Horse/Pony
Sponsored By Claire Fiore for ERR Jim

12. Muddy Monsters (Horses &/or Dogs) Sponsored By Laraine Wells In Memory or George Wells” by ( Smee S'La Raine)

13. Funny Faces (Horses &/or Dogs).
Sponsored by Brian’s Equine Taxi (Pauline Mcdowell)

14. Best Kids Horse/Pony.
Sponsored By Jessica Crighton Original Art (Jessica Jessica Crighton)

15. Head Shot (Horse or Dog)
Sponsored By Liz Jones In Memory of Freyni

16. “Over the Rainbow Bridge (Horse or Dog) Sponsored By Jane Cumberlidge Horse Bit Fit Consultant

Class 17
Best Veteran (Horse or Dog)
Sponsored your Alistair Cleeton In memory of the Bankton Boys and Girls.

Class 18
Condition and Turnout (horse or dog)
Sponsored by Linda Prescott-Clements In Memory of Jazz

Please share!!!

Something to enjoy with your horse especially at the moment, he'll feel the benefit especially if you're not working him...
09/04/2020

Something to enjoy with your horse especially at the moment, he'll feel the benefit especially if you're not working him just now.

Last day tomorrow, some super prizes both equine and canine so please get your entries in.  Much needed fundraising and ...
09/04/2020

Last day tomorrow, some super prizes both equine and canine so please get your entries in. Much needed fundraising and great fun!

Psst it’s the last day of the photo competition tomorrow (Friday 10th April)- get your pics in!
PS we have some great prizes 🎉🎈🏆

05/04/2020

Just 6 more days to enter your photos, don't miss out on some super prizes!!

A fun photo competition to raise funds for Equine Rehabilitation & Rehoming (ERR) during the Coronavirus outbreak.

RehomedMolly - 5 yr old donkey
01/04/2020

Rehomed
Molly - 5 yr old donkey

Please share and enter!  We know its tough times for everyone right now but my income that supports the fosters has comp...
31/03/2020

Please share and enter! We know its tough times for everyone right now but my income that supports the fosters has completely stopped right now and I'm asking for help to keep going 😘
Info on how to enter is below.

ERR Merlin would like you all to know the horse & dog fun photo fundraiser is now open & he’d like you to enter so he has plenty hay & carrots 🥕 to eat!
🐾It’s just £2 to enter a pic🦄
To Enter:-
An Entry fee of £2/photo entry should be paid
PAYPAL – [email protected]
BANK TRANSFER – Account name:- Kay A Paterson, Sort code: 83 28 20
Account number: 00199750

*Closing date 10/04/20*
Please send your photo to Lisa Cleeton by PM or email [email protected]

(Along with the class you want to enter & proof of entry fee)
There are 16 classes which have been kindly sponsored:-

1. Handsomest Gelding (& Stallion)
Sponsored by Susan Crawford

2. Make The Judges Laugh (Horses &/or Dogs) Sponsored by Andy Dunsmuir In Memory of Brodie

3. Best Equine Action Shot
Sponsored by Baillie Photography (Stephanie Baillie)

4. Best Ridden Horse/Pony Sponsored by Eryl Williams Thompson for Kira

5. Best Agility/Action Shot (Dog)
Sponsored by Country Hounds Grooming & Natural Dog Treats In Memory of Apu

6. Best Selfie (Horse &/or Dog)
Sponsored by Eryl Williams Thompson for ERR Pandora

7. Cutest Pet (open to all animals)
Sponsored by Pam D***s In Memory of all the wonderful horses & ponies that taught us to ride’

8. Prettiest Mare
Sponsored by Barbara Kelly In Memory of The Huggy Monster (pony in a million)

9. Best Fancy Dress (including Christmas Dress) Sponsored By SWS EQUESTRIAN LAUNDRY ( Anna Cathcart)

10. Best Friends (Horses & Dogs)
Sponsored By PATCHWORK PATERSON (Anna Cathcart)

11. Rescue Horse/Pony
Sponsored By Claire Fiore for ERR Jim

12. Muddy Monsters (Horses &/or Dogs) Sponsored By Laraine Wells In Memory or George Wells” by ( Smee S'La Raine)

13. Funny Faces (Horses &/or Dogs).
Sponsored by Brian’s Equine Taxi (Pauline Mcdowell)

14. Best Kids Horse/Pony.
Sponsored By Jessica Crighton Original Art (Jessica Jessica Crighton)

15. Head Shot (Horse or Dog)
Sponsored By Liz Jones In Memory of Freyni

16. “Over the Rainbow Bridge (Horse or Dog) Sponsored By Jane Cumberlidge Horse Bit Fit Consultant

Class 17
Best Veteran (Horse or Dog)
Sponsored your Alistair Cleeton In memory of the Bankton Boys and Girls.

Class 18
Condition and Turnout (horse or dog)
Sponsored by Linda Prescott-Clements In Memory of Jazz

Please share!!!

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26/03/2020

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Horse rider comedy!

All the horses in this album have been rehomed.
26/03/2020

All the horses in this album have been rehomed.

All the horses in this album have been rehomed.
26/03/2020

All the horses in this album have been rehomed.

Do you have a contingency plan should you not be able to get out to look after your horse?  A chat now with friends/busi...
17/03/2020

Do you have a contingency plan should you not be able to get out to look after your horse? A chat now with friends/businesses/support organisations now could alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety you may be feeling at present.
Being prepared, working together and being a community where we all care about the other person will be the one good thing we all remember when we come out the other side of this ❤️

Difficult times. We will get through.x

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We are a small UK based equine rehabilitation and rehoming centre, we are based in Stirlingshire, Scotland. We take in horses and ponies from owners who want a secure future for them when they can no longer keep them, our intention is to find loving and knowledgeable new homes where they are rehomed under a permanent loan agreement which safeguards their future. Many of the equines we bring into our organisation require rehabilitation and training before they are ready for their homes, we may have an equine for many months or years before they are ready. We adopt intuitive and empathetic training methods, often having to unravel negative patterns of behaviour and training before we can move forwards. We are passionate about helping equines find new homes and passionate about working with the people who rehome our horses. Although we are not a sanctuary, we do have some permanent residents who are considered unsuitable for rehoming due to behavioural or health issues. We are entirely reliant on donations and fundraising to keep going. If you would like more information or would like to help in any way, or would like to donate, please email/paypal to [email protected]

Thank you, Kay Paterson


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