RESIDENTS at a care home received a special guest yesterday as a Shetland pony visited.

The Homestead in Carterton welcomed therapy pony Harry and owner Emma Hinds.

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The care home is spread over three floors and Harry visited residents on each floor, travelling in the lift.

Kay Hickinbottom, volunteer coordinator at the Homestead, said: "The residents absolutely love animals and it was wonderful to see the joy on everyone’s face."