Terminally ill woman granted wish to see horse for the final time

Image retrieved from, and property of Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Terminally ill woman granted wish to see horse for the final time

A terminally ill woman was granted a special visit when she was allowed to see her horse and two dogs from her hospice bed in Cheshire.

Spending four weeks at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Jan Holman desperately missed her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Monty and Rowley, as well as piebald cob, Bob.

Staff at the hospice decided to surprise her with the reunion by putting her furry friends on the guest list.

Image retrieved from, and property of Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Although Holman could not leave her bed, she was overjoyed to see her cob and dogs. Hospice staff took Holman’s bed to the window, where the team from Thornleigh Park Farm Stables brought Bob to meet her. Meanwhile, Monty and Rowley were welcomed onto the bed with Holman where she was able to spend some quality time with her much loved pets.

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Bob put his head through the doors and nuzzled Jan’s neck and lap and thoroughly enjoyed his treats of carrots, bananas and apples. Jan’s face lit up as soon as she saw Bob.

On the special visit, Holman gushed;

I just can’t believe what the staff here at the hospice have done for me.”

“Until a few weeks ago I was still riding Bob every day and he is such an important part of my life, and I have missed him so much. I just didn’t expect that they would ever be able to give me the chance to see Bob one more time.”

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