Using animals in therapy is becoming increasingly popular, and whilst there is limited scientific evidence to demonstrate the positive impact that animals can have in various therapeutic settings, there is a vast amount of anecdotal evidence to suggest that interacting with animals can be very beneficial.
Effects can include lowered blood pressure and heart rate (and therefore decreased anxiety), improved mood, increased sense of self-worth, and a general improvement in mental, physical and social well-being. Equine-assisted therapy has been shown to improve communication and interaction in people who are otherwise withdrawn.
Our miniature Shetland ponies are particularly good at sharing the love, and they thoroughly enjoy visiting residents of Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Hospices, Special schools, and anywhere else where they can help brighten someone's day. They are small, friendly, and really love attention, and because they're confident enough to travel in a lift, they can even visit individuals who are bed bound.
|Type of act:||Solo acts|
|Performance length:||One to one and a half hours|
|Fee charged:||£65 - £80 for a one off visit. Discounts for regular visits (£51 - £75)|
|Locations:||Local service serving within 25km of PE253JG.|
|Booking notice:||Normally one to two weeks|
|Days of week:||Monday to Saturday inclusive|
None provided to EAC.
Where we’ve played for older people recently
|Facility / Service Type||Name||Town||Postcode|
|Care home with nursing||Seacroft Court||Skegness||PE25 3BE|