Meet Hamish, the newest member of the Forelock Family. Hamish (pronounced Hay-mish) is a Clydesdale and stands at 18hh!!!
Apart from his height one of the most striking things you will notice about Hamish, is the size of his feet!! He takes the biggest size shoe carried by his farrier, a whopping size EIGHT!
We recently ran a competition to win one of Hamish’s shoes by guessing his weight. We had loads of guesses, ranging from 700kgs to 980kgs. His actual weight was 856kg, which is very heavy. An average sack of feed weighs about 20kg, so Hamish weighs almost as much as 43 bags of feed. If you think how hard it is to lift ONE bag of feed, imagine lifting 43!
The Forelock Books designer has already created a caricature of Hamish McForelock and he will be joining the Forelock Family range of bookmarks.
Hamish is ridden out most days and often goes to shows during the summer, so we will give everyone regular updates on what he’s up to and which shows he’s going to, if you would like to meet him.
Next week Hamish will be getting a visit from the vet.
After last week’s adventures this week seems a bit boring, I’ve had loads of homework from school, each subject is meant to take about 25 minutes, but I just can’t help taking longer to get it done. Mum says it’s really important to do well at school so I can get a good job and […]
Life in our house is certainly never dull. It’s always quite exciting in the build up to opening meet. Our ponies and ‘Bob the Cob’ are clipped again, tails and manes pulled, they look really clean and smart. But (there’s always a but)… On Friday morning I was woken by my mum screeching some words […]
Half term was pretty busy, I’ve gone back to school for a rest. Friends, family, falls and fun The week started with my mum getting the lorry stuck in a field not once but twice! The second time it was when we went hunting, she (as usual) was the first lorry to arrive and did wonder […]
Sparkly wellies, homework and a lost voice. Last Christmas my godfather gave me the most beautiful pair of golden wellies, they were my absolute favourite present and I have worn them every single day, they were super sparkly, super cool, but last week sadly became super leaky as I had worn them out. Mummy said […]
This week has been quite busy, Mummy decided the ponies all needed clipping, she doesn’t like clipping she says it gives her hairy eyeballs but it’s too expensive to get someone in once a month to do the job. Mummy says she’s rubbish at clipping and hasn’t got an artistic bone in her body, but […]
Meet Martha, Forelock’s Young Equestrian Blogger. Martha isn’t a rider looking to become the next internet sensation, she isn’t looking for a huge following that will get her sponsorship with big brands. Martha is an ordinary girl; intelligent, funny, caring, chatty, cheeky, witty and clever. She’s also very lucky to have two ponies of her […]
Meet Hamish, the newest member of the Forelock Family. Hamish (pronounced Hay-mish) is a Clydesdale and stands at 18hh!!! Apart from his height one of the most striking things you will notice about Hamish, is the size of his feet!! He takes the biggest size shoe carried by his farrier, a whopping size EIGHT! Hamish […]
PONY RACING AT PARHAM P2P Yesterday I learnt there were two classes of Pony Racing; Hairy and non-Hairy, or rather, one for thoroughbred types (under 14.2hh) and non-racing pony types (under 14.2hh). I wish I’d known about this when I was young enough and light enough to be a PONY RACER! The ‘Hairy’ Pony Racing […]
Forelock Books’ publisher Michelle Charman and TV actress Susan Jameson visited the team and a group of children from the wonderful charity Ride High, based in Milton Keynes. The day was hosted by Ride High sponsor Sysmex in Milton Keynes and consisted of a reading by Sue Jameson, from her book ‘Pony Tails‘ followed by […]
Chocolate, what can be better than chocolate? Easy… so many things, but here are just a few: Sunshine Friends Freddie Family Overcoming a challenge Laughter Sisters Pony smells Pony cuddles A clean pony Pony rides Freddie Ponies, ponies and more ponies Pony stories Pony books Freddie Pony games Pony chats Pony-time Freddie It’s the Easter […]