Four legged friend visits Coxhill

Coxhill Manor care home in Woking had a very special four legged visitor this week. Caroline from Pony Pals brought in Mr Kelloggs, a British miniature horse for us all to see.

Very small in stature, Mr Kelloggs easily fitted in to the lift at Coxhill and happily went in to the residents rooms for a pat, chat and cuddle!

Caroline even brought a brush with her so we could have a go at grooming him and tidying his mane. The residents gave him a very warm welcome and were delighted to see him. For many he brought back memories of pony rides as children or life on a farm with livestock.

Apparently Mr Kelloggs got his name because he came from a farm in Wales, which is very close to the cereal factory. He was beautifully behaved, so calm and loved all the attention. He wore special rubber shoes on his feet to prevent him slipping on the hard floor, and, in case you were wondering, he wore a discreet little bag under his tail in case of mishaps, although luckily it wasn’t needed!

There was so much chatter and laughter that afternoon, we all felt a little hoarse after he left (sorry, couldn’t resist!) but we are looking forward to seeing his donkey friend, Mr Kipling, paying us a visit next month and kicking off Christmas for us at Coxhill Manor as ‘The Christmas Donkey’!

At Coxhill Manor care home in Woking we provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 58 residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at Coxhill Manor, our events and activities, meet our team or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 0808 223 5420 or email

Coxhill Manor

Home Manager

Alan Horler


Station Road,
GU24 8AU

0808 223 5420
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely