A Gulf War veteran living with traumatic memories of the front line is rebuilding his life with the help of forces charities – and an unexpected bond with horses.
Horseback UK was set up by a former Marine to help wounded veterans by using horses to improve their rehabilitation, mobility and confidence.
An Aboyne-based charity’s video has hit the headlines after a volunteer entertained a field of horses with bagpipes.
The work of a north-east charity has been hailed as “extraordinary” in Holyrood as MSPs called for greater support for military veterans.
A Deeside charity which uses horsemanship to help injured veterans recover from the horrors of war has welcomed a royal arrival.
A north-east charity, which helps injured veterans regain confidence, has received a substantial grant to continue delivering vital services.
A charity that uses horsemanship to rehabilitate wounded service personnel was given the royal seal of approval yesterday.
As he peeked through the wooden fence and whispered “is she coming now?”, Stuart Edwards’s nerves were obvious.
At first glance, you might miss the green beret clutched in his hands.
A charity that supports wounded servicemen and women has teamed up with oil and gas companies for a three-day event in Aberdeen.
Some of them have been injured physically, losing limbs or breaking bones.
Since Horseback UK was established in 2009, more than 500 active and former servicemen and women have visited the farm at Dinnet, near Aboyne.
As he walks around the arena, gently following the man in the ring with no lead rope, there is no sign of the flighty spirit traditionally associated with racehorses.
If his children ask him what happened to his face, Corporal Jay Hare tells them he had an accident with fireworks.
A real war horse who has recently recovered from severe injuries is helping injured Scottish troops get back on their feet.