RESIDENTS at a Stourport care home were horsing around when a four-legged friend trotted along for a visit.

Following a previous visit to Areley House Care Home, in Areley Lane, Rupert the horse was back by popular demand.

Rupert, who has been specially trained by his owner Elaine Whalley of Be-Equine to visit care homes, was a huge hit with the residents.

Lisa Cooper, activities co-ordinator at Areley House, said: “Rupert really is a fantastic horse.

“Dementia is such a terrible illness and anything that can bring a smile to someone suffering from it is worth every penny.

“The visit went so well – it was so lovely to see all of our lovely residents’ faces light up when Rupert walked into the dining room.

“Every single one of them enjoyed seeing him and their reaction to him was lovely to see.”