Your shortlist

Are you happy to accept "Functional" cookies?

We use a cookie for this feature.  This is so that the feature continues to work as you navigate the website and to save it so it's still available when you return.

Save your shortlisted homes here.

As you search for a care home, add your shortlisted homes here by clicking the heart icon. You'll find all your choices here for ease of reference.

Find homes

Larkland House care home saddles-up for visit from miniature ponies

Home news

Residents at Larkland House care home on London Road in Ascot had a special visit from some miniature ponies when KL Pony Therapy visited the care home.

The friendly ponies created a stir when they trotted into the care home. Everyone had the opportunity to stroke and pet the animals in the session which coincided with the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The residents enjoyed an informative talk about the ponies, including how to look after them, where they compete and when they are shown. 

The ponies were also taken on a tour of the care home, visiting residents’ rooms to ensure everyone had the opportunity to meet and interact with the animals. 

Danielle Plant, customer relations manager at Larkland House, said: “It was wonderful to see the smiles on everyone’s faces when the miniature ponies arrived at Larkland House. They created rather a lot of excitement among the residents and Care UK team. 

“One of our newest residents, Malcolm Henderson, was particularly thrilled to meet the ponies. He has always been passionate about horses and he owns paddocks in the local area.

“Petting animals and being in their company has proven therapeutic benefits, particularly for those living with dementia, and you could see from the residents’ reactions just how engaged they were when given the opportunity to get so close to such lovely, affectionate animals.”

Situated on London Road, Larkland House has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as short term respite and day care. 

Open to new residents

London Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7EG

Larkland House

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

Share this article

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or email press.office@careuk.com.