Residents at a Bournemouth care home have some new four-legged friends.
Copper and Zulu Warrior, two miniature therapy and wellbeing horses visited RMBI Care Co Home Zetland Court recently where they were petted and stroked.
Amy Tite, co-owner of Crazy Creatures, led the two miniature horses all around the home’s grounds and introduced them to the residents.
Taking part in this activity, 91-year-old resident Joyce Burrell said: “This is fantastic. It reminds me of when I was young and used to ride into school.”
Sophie Smith, one of Zetland Court’s activities coordinators, said: “It was really lovely to see the residents’ faces light up when the little horses came around and into the garden. They brought joy and calmness to our residents, which is wonderful for their mental health and wellbeing. Also, they were able to get very close and feel the horses’ breath, their manes and forelocks, and this was a particularly joyful experience for residents with visual problems.”
The home’s activities coordinators said they are looking forward to Crazy Creatures’ next visit to Zetland Court, as the organisation owns a wide range of animals including dogs, tortoises, geckos and owls, among others.
RMBI Home Zetland Court is run by RMBI Care Co part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.
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