SaddleAid was founded in 2014 with the aim of alleviating equine and human suffering through development of safe and welfare-friendly saddlery and equine equipment and harness-related education.
Between 2012 and 2014 we 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 to continue the work globally.
SaddleAid also provides information and educational materials concerned with good harnessing for working animals in developing countries.
Our Trustees, advisors and consultants are drawn from a broad range of professions, many with more than 40 years experience, including saddlers, harness-makers, cart-makers, animal handlers, inventors, animal behaviour and welfare scientists, agricultural engineers, veterinary surgeons, educators, care specialists, business owners, project managers, engineers, software developers and international development specialists.
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.”