Rainbow Dreaming

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 Equine-assisted therapy has been shown to improve communication and interaction in people who are otherwise withdrawn.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.

Act Details

Name: Rainbow Dreaming
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Therapy
Equipment required: None
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.

Contact Details
Dr Kathryn Barriball, Skegness.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home / Care home with nursing Seacroft Court Skegness PE25 3BE