Sue Carr has been involved with horses for more than forty years, working with damaged horses, the Riding for the Disabled Association and on a commercial yard. In this time Sue has been supported by her husband Tim, a civil engineer with interest in animal welfare and ecology.

They bought the land off Hall Lane, Mawdesley in 2001, then developed the site and cared for horses that would be otherwise put to sleep.

Meanwhile, many volunteers, some with a mixture of physical and mental disabilities, came to support the charity. We developed individual training programmes for different people to enable them to support the horses. From these beginnings, Mawdesley Equine and People Trust, a registered charity, with the working title Jigsaw was created – making the picture whole.

Jigsaw offers a relaxed and calm atmosphere where people can learn about horses in a safe, friendly and fun environment.

Working with horses can empower individuals as they build trust and relationships with the horses. It expands their life experiences, teaches them new skills, improves their self-confidence and increases their self-esteem. This has led to many positive physical and emotional outcomes.


Backhouse Stables        

off Hall Lane                         



L40 2QY

Telephone 01704 822821

Email admin@equinextra.com