Famous American miniature horse visits Connaught Court residents

11 January 2018

Residents at Connaught Court in York were in for a treat this week, as Monet, an American miniature horse visited the Home with his owner, Katy.

Katy, who works for KL Pony therapy, who provide pony visits to care homes, events and parties, went around the different areas of the Home for residents to meet Monet. The miniature horse took a look into the hairdressers, as well as a resident's room, joining in to a family visit.

Activities Coordinator Stephanie said: "Monet certainly put a smile on the face of many residents today as he went round the Home. Katy was happy to answer all types of questions that residents asked, from 'How old is he?' to 'Will he grow any bigger?'. Meeting animals is a great way for our residents to grow more confidence and to experience something a little bit different."

Monet became famous in the ITV show 'This Morning' with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, where he made a bit of a mess on the studio floor.