Residents at BlueWave horsing around

‘Just beautiful’ was the words of resident Olive Goldsmith as she greeted ‘Wellington’ the Horse at BlueWave Living on May 5.

It was the third time the horse from W & C Events had visited the residential aged care centre in a bid to boost the spirits of residents with some animal therapy.

Marketing officer, Kylie Scott, said all the residents enjoyed the visit from the Clydesdale horse.

“It was Wellington’s third visit – some of our residents have been here and seen him all three times,” Scott said.

“The residents adore him and the visit sparks conversations about their past lives and childhood, as many of our residents had horses growing up.

“One our residents, Olive, is blind but as soon as she reached out and felt Wellington, her face lit up and she just had this huge smile on her face.

“We did have a dog come along as well but the horse just seems to take things to a whole new level for our residents.”

A heartwarming video can be found of Wellington’s visit to Bluewave Living on their YouTube page.