BRIDGWATER NEWS: What a Star is for residents at Friarn House
RESIDENTS at the Friarn House Residential Home in Bridgwater earlier this month had a visit from the team at Lofty Therapy Horses.
The Lofty Therapy Horses group look after a number of miniature horses who visit different care homes because it has been proven to be beneficial to patients and staff.
Friarn House Residential Home in Friarn Street, Bridgwater, was delighted to welcome a Shetland Pony called Star who has been specially trained to allow interaction between residents and the animal.
Alan Farkas, manager at Friarn House, said: “The day was a great success “It had a calming effect on the residents living at Friarn House and Star the pony was very well behaved.
“It was amazing to see the people’s faces light up when the pony arrived, and this was followed by a Valentine’s themed buffet lunch.”
And Alan said: “We plan to have further visits from Lofty Therapy Horses in the future as part of our activity and therapy sessions.”
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Brian Bateman.