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Pony trots in to nursing home to celebrate Chinese year of the horse
7:50am Wednesday 5th February 2014 in News
CHINESE New Year was celebrated all across Oxford, but the residents of the Iffley Residential and Nursing Home had a special guest for their party.
To celebrate the year of the horse, miniature Shetland pony Sweetie visited residents in Anne Greenwood Close on Friday.
Sweetie, who stands a tiny two and a half feet tall, is a regular visitor to care homes and schools. Resident Winifred Cooke, 87, said: “How lovely to see the pony.
“It was such a nice change to see a pony close up.
“I love animals and I hope she will come and visit us again.”
The care home’s manager Pam Harper said: “Our residents were all so excited to be celebrating Chinese New Year with the arrival of such a special visitor. Sweetie was a huge hit.”
The four-year-old chestnut-coloured pony belongs to mobile farm Farms2ewe.
Farm manager Hollie Ireland said: “Sweetie, like her name, is very sweet – and occasionally cheeky in nature.
“Her favourite foods are carrots and sugar cubes.”
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