On Tuesday 5th February Millers Ark Farm came to Headway with a selection of farm animals for the clients to learn about and pet for a therapeutic experience.
Millers Ark Farm are home farm specialists in breeding Irish Moiled rare breed cattle, traditional Belted Galloways, rare breed sheep, Pygmy goats. Kune Kune pigs, standard and miniature donkeys, ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens.
The clients really enjoyed their morning greeting and interacting with the animals.
Please read below Dave’s experience of Millers Ark Farm visiting Headway Swindon:
All of the clients were so happy to have a very interactive experience, with many different types of farm animals. They ranged from small birds, to donkeys and pigs, plus many more. As you went through all the animals, the different coat types and feel was surprising. They ranged from very soft right through to prickly.
All the animals were kept in pens just outside the centre in the car park, so we could all see them at once. The animals were then selectively brought into the centre to either be held, touched or seen up close.
Even the pig and donkey were brought into the centre which was surprising but a great experience for all. Nature called for some of the animals which one of the clients Charlie seemed to be a target of on many occasions, which was really funny.
The whole experience was fantastic and it was pure joy to see every single persons face lit with such happiness.
Thank you so much Miller Ark Farm and Headway for organising such as fantastic experience for the clients.