Spreading Christmas Cheer in Scarborough

by Katie Flaherty

Spreading Christmas cheer was the name of the game on Friday, December 12th in Scarborough, Maine as a group of harness horsemen and women, along with their horses, assembled at 2 local nursing homes to bring the Christmas spirit to residents.

This is the 2nd annual mounted caroling event, and a favorite of the residents of Scarborough Terrace and the Scarborough Veterans home. Eight horses took part in the event and among them were 3 retired racehorses, 2 horses still in their racing career, a painted, a Halflinger and a mini. The mini was even welcomed into homes of many residents to spread the joy to those who could not come outside. Some residents had never even touched a horse before and many memories were made as the residents enjoyed patting and feeding treats to all the horses.

Fun was had by all! By the end of the day, everyone was definitely in the Christmas spirit!

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