Brampton care home residents enjoy visit from Shetland pony

Hardwick Dene residential home in Buckden, have a visit from Cambridge Shetland Ponies Parties, (l-r

Hardwick Dene residential home in Buckden, have a visit from Cambridge Shetland Ponies Parties, (l-r) Pigwigs, owner Anna Jermaine, and resident Mary Clarke, - Credit: Archant

Residents at Hardwick Dene residential home were treated to a visit from a four legged friend.

A Shetland pony was bought into the home in Brampton to meet all the residents and give them a chance to stroke the small animal.

Activities coordinator Naomi Taylor: “They all loved it coming in; it was a really good afternoon.

“It was really nice and happy the residents, we are hopping to do it again.”

The pony bought back memories for a lot of the residents as many had either owned ponies or had worked with them when they were younger.


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The afternoon was the second animal visitors that the care home has had.

“We recently held a zoo lab afternoon where a man bought in exotic animals for all the residents to look at,” added Naomi.

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