Therapy horse visits Westminster retirement home

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- It's not every day that you see a horse come walking through the doors of a senior living facility.

But that's exactly what happened Monday at the Arbors of San Marino Retirement Community in Westminster.

Trigger, the palomino quarter horse arrived for a therapy visit.

It was a big surprise for the residents who liver there. And it was clearly a very happy surprise.

There were lots of wide eyes and smiles when Trigger walked in.

"We do fun things seven days a week, but this one is a little extra special because it's really an adventure. It's not a normal thing to do. Dogs and cats yes. Horses not so much," said retirement community director Margi Carli.

One of the highlights of the visit was getting to pet and feed Trigger fresh carrots.

Trigger's owner, Angela Lenhardt, says her gentle horse is 37 years old.

 

 

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