A visit from two beautiful, and well-dressed, horses – Rosco and Knight – was a real hit with the Arcare Point Lonsdale Community.
Interestingly enough, despite some clients being fearful of horses in the past; every person wanted to hand over a carrot – and some wanted to hand over a few! This was gladly received by the horses.
Their striking costumes were made from leftover fabrics from op shops and donations from locals. Rosco, whose breed originates in Scotland, was fittingly wearing tartan. Knight, while being Dutch, is also known as a Baroque horse so he had a Spanish/Portuguese look about him.
7-year-old Rosco is a Highland Pony. Highland Ponies were predominantly used for carrying deer. They are strong, well-natured and make excellent all-rounder family ponies.
6-year-old Knight is a Fresian. They are all black and very hairy. Fresians were the original war horse and carried knights in armour. In Holland they are often family pets; used for everything including carrying the kids to school and trips to the market. They are also used by royalty around the world and are often seen in movies.
It was wonderful to see clients light up around the horses.
It was Elizabeth’s, from the Point Lonsdale Community, daughter who owns Knight. Elizabeth was very proud to see that her ‘grandhorse’ was behaving so well.
Before moving to Arcare Point Lonsdale, Elizabeth lived on a farm and would often ride in the carriage with Knight chauffeuring her around. What a luxurious way to travel!