Therapy ponies paid a visit to residents at a care home in Melbourn.

The residents of Southwell Court were thrilled when Shetland ponies Charlie and Romeo from Pixie and Pickles Adventures dropped in.

Royston Crow: Southwell Court care home residents meeting the therapy poniesSouthwell Court care home residents meeting the therapy ponies (Image: Black Swan Care Group)

The visit brought back fond memories for Betty Kidd, who has lived at Southwell Court since December 2021.

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She said: "We always have lots of interesting and exciting activities and entertainment here, but this visit was a real surprise and something very different.

Royston Crow: Southwell Court care home residents meeting the therapy poniesSouthwell Court care home residents meeting the therapy ponies (Image: Black Swan Care Group)

"The ponies were very well behaved, they even went into the lift to see the residents upstairs.

"It brought back some lovely memories for me too as I used to ride horses in my younger days."

The visit was part of Southwell Court’s activities and wellbeing schedule.

Royston Crow: Betty Kidd has lived at Southwell Court since 2021Betty Kidd has lived at Southwell Court since 2021 (Image: Black Swan Care Group)

Royston Crow: Southwell Court care home residents enjoyed meeting the therapy poniesSouthwell Court care home residents enjoyed meeting the therapy ponies (Image: Black Swan Care Group)