Between 2012 and 2014 Peter Muckle designed and made an emergency saddle to carry women in labour in mountainous areas in northern Afghanistan, as part of a larger project to reduce maternal mortality.
SaddleAid was founded in 2014, initially as a social enterprise, in order to continue to develop and make the saddles, to introduce them to other parts of the world, and to teach people how to make them locally. Another purpose was to develop versions for equine therapy for children and adults.
SaddleAid also provides information and educational materials concerned with good harnessing for working animals in developing countries.
SaddleAid became a registered charity in January 2019, number 1181705.
SaddleAid is based on Ynys Môn (Anglesey), and works worldwide.
Our Charitable Objects
“To relieve the need and suffering of people, by the development, supply and promotion of specialist equine equipment to carry sick, injured, elderly, pregnant or disabled people worldwide, in emergency, medical, social and therapeutic situations.”
“To relieve the suffering of working animals in developing countries by the provision of educational materials for the sustainable manufacture of humane tack and equipment.”