Shetland ponies Lollipop & Tinkerbelle bring smiles to all
Residents were delighted to welcome two gorgeous four-legged visitors to the home recently; Shetland ponies Lollipop and Tinkerbelle travelled up the M6 to pay a special to visit to Keate House residents, and say a big “Hello” to everyone.
The ponies visited residents in the day rooms and were greeted with lots of attention, affection and smiles from everyone.
Tinkerbelle and Lollipop encouraged a great deal of interaction amongst the residents many of who shared stories of their childhood memories of when they had their own ponies.
Known to offer therapeutic benefits to the vulnerable, elderly and very young, ponies are very intuitive and respond to the emotions of the people around them offering excellent therapy and emotional well-being to all who come into contact with them.
Lollipop Ponies of Birmingham specialise in doing Care home visits as well as running children’s Pony
Parties – everyone at Keate House was delighted to meet the ponies and their handlers.