• raised £100.00
  • Goal £3,000.00
  • Day left 3862 day(s) to end

Campaign description

Goal: £3,000.00

If you would like to sponsor Uist, see our sponsor packages below.

Name: Uist, Born: 1998, Arrived at MRT: 2015, Gender: Gelding, Height: 14.2hh, Breed: HIghland, Colour: Oatmeal Grey

Hello, I’m Uist. I’m named after an island in the Outer Hebrides, off the West Coast of Scotland, and I’m a big, Highland gelding.  My colouring is known as ‘Oatmeal’, you know how much us Scots like our porridge!

I came to Muirfield Riding Therapy on loan from some very special friends to see how I liked it here.  I love it and, thanks to funding from several very generous East Lothian Rotary Groups, I’m now officially part of the Therapy Pony team.  A great big Thank You!  I’d also like to say a big thank to the family and friends of Fred Lowrie who have been supporting me too.

I’m sturdy and reliable, and everyone thinks I’m a star – aw shucks!

Our physiotherapists say:
Uist is used for adults and children. He has a big rolling gait which has lots of uses but his unique job in MRT is for Backriding, where the physiotherapist sits on his back and the child sits in front of him. This is used when the rider has poor trunk control and can’t sit independently. For this activity, we need a very reliable, steady pony.

Our riders and volunteers say:
“Uist is a very good horse for me. He’s patient and he listens and responds to me. I really enjoy riding outside on Uist.”
“I’m lucky enough to be a Sharer of Uist who means the world to me. He is your typical Highland pony, very stoic and brave when he needs to be but he can be a cheeky boy and strong when he wants to be!”
“Uist is very entertaining. He loves splashing in puddles and getting me wet!”
“Sometimes he tries to eat grass when he shouldn’t. It is without a doubt one of his favourite things to do. He always has his eye on every blade of grass!”
“He is amazing at dressage and is always teaching me something new which is one of the reasons why I love him. To me, he is the best MRT pony but I suppose I’m a bit biased.”

Have you ridden Uist? Tell us what you think – we’ll add your comment to his page! [email protected]

Sponsor packages

All sponsor packages are for 12 months, and all our wonderful sponsors receive:

A thank you card from their chosen pony, a sponsorship certificate, an A5 photo of their chosen pony.

Pony Pal – Make a single donation of £30.  Pony Pals also receive a Pony Magnet of their chosen pony (Pony Pal sign up, click our ‘Donate’ button on this page)

Pony Pal Monthly – Make a regular monthly donation of £5 per month (£60pa).  Pony Pal Monthly donors also receive a pony magnet of their chosen pony, and a soft toy pony keyring. (Pony Pal Monthly sign up, click our ‘Monthly Giving’ button on this page)

Family Friends – Make a single donation of £100. Family Friends also receive a goody bag – blue cotton bag, pony magnet, soft toy pony keyring, pen. (Family Friends sign up, click our ‘Donate’ button on this page).

Any questions?   Please get in touch to talk with us about how you or your organisation can help – [email protected]