Mr Bloom helps young people with their green spaces. Emma invites Mr Bloom to visit a horse and pony rescue centre where local children can 'adopt' ponies.
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# Hello, my name is Mr Bloom
# And I'd like to come to see you soon
# I'm out on the road, you see
# Here and there, so that we
# Can get together and have some fun
# I'll help you out if there's work to be done
# So, where is it you like to go?
# Call me up and let me know
# What is it you like to do?
# I'll pop along and do it, too
# Cities, towns, the countryside
# I can travel far and wide
# I'm all about and everywhere
# I'm here and there
# Here and there
# I'm here and there. #
Hello, tiddlers! How are you tiddling?
Ha! Ha! Mr Bloom here. I like going about.
I like going here and there, doing lots of fun things
and finding out about new places.
I've been wondering, what do you like to do where you live?
Hmm? Perhaps you might like to ride your bike in the park
or go for walks in the woods with your family?
Ooh, brilliant. Someone's got in touch.
Shall we see who it is? Yeah.
I'm Emma and I love going for walks with my mum and dad.
You have to close gates in the countryside,
so the animals can't get out.
When we get to the top of that hill
we'll be ready for something to eat, won't we?
I think I'll have a cheese sandwich
and a bottle of water, to help me climb Pendle Hill.
Oh, good boy, Rollo.
That's my favourite bit about walking, seeing the animals,
especially the ponies.
I'm lucky, too, because I get to come here to have riding lessons.
Please come for a visit.
Sounds good to me.
I'm on my way.
# Whereabouts will I end up next?
# Let's put my route finder to the test
# It could be a beach a village or a city
# Museum or a school a garden so pretty
# A church or a station a river or a town
# I just can't wait until you show me around
# Tiddlers, I'm on my way
# So, where am I today? #
This looks like the right place. I wonder where I'll find Emma?
Now, I recognise that sound.
Maybe she's this way.
Erm, excuse me, mate. Have you seen Emma?
Hello, Mr Bloom. This is Rollo and that's Georgia.
It's nice to meet you, Emma. Nice to meet Rollo and Georgia, too.
What are you up to?
I'm doing my horse's saddle, so he can go out for a ride.
It looks like Rollo's got lots of things to wear
before you can ride him.
There's a saddle for you to sit on,
a bridle around his head and some reins for you to hold on to.
-Are you ready to go riding?
OK. Well, lead on.
Horses are quite nosy.
They love to watch what's going on.
Right. Have fun, Emma.
One, two, three, up.
I think I'll go and watch from up there.
It's not just Rollo who gets all the special equipment.
No. Look what Emma's got.
She's got horse-riding boots. They fit in the stirrups.
She's also wearing a pair of jodhpurs.
That's a fancy name for horse-riding trousers.
Then, she's wearing a horse-riding vest and a horse-riding hat.
What they do is they keep you safe.
If you fall off, you don't hurt yourself.
For holding on to the reins, she's got gloves. Yeah.
Eh, lovely jumping, Emma!
I've got to say, I'm very impressed.
Well done, Rollo. Well done, Emma.
-Was that good fun?
I'll tell you what.
It must be a lot of hard work looking after a horse like Rollo.
And I've got another pony.
-I see. What's this pony called?
Do you think we've got time to visit Fifi?
All right, then.
As you said to Rollo, trot on.
Emma has brought me to a special home for horses, ponies and donkeys.
It's a place where animals come if their owners
couldn't take care of them.
This is where Emma and other tiddlers come to visit Fifi.
There's a lot of horses here, aren't there?
Yes, Mr Bloom. We might find Fifi and my friends down here.
Oh. I think, here they are.
-Hello, Mr Bloom. My name is Jonah.
-Hello, Mr Bloom. My name is Harriet.
It's nice to see you, Harriet and Jonah.
What brings you here today, Jonah?
We are here to learn how to look after ponies.
Really? Is there one pony that you look after in particular?
-Fifi. She's there.
Is this Fifi? And you look after Fifi, as well?
My goodness me!
Is there anyone else here you might like to introduce me to?
Shall we go and meet Red? Come on, then. Let's go.
Red is a Shetland pony who lives at the stables, too.
Hey, now, tiddlers. Very small, isn't he?
I think he might be smaller than Fifi.
But look over there! Look at that big horse!
That horse is bigger than Fifi and Red put together!
I wonder, tiddlers. Do you know how you measure horses and ponies?
Do you know, Harriet?
That's right. Very good. You measure them in hands.
Look at this! This is a special horse and pony ruler.
You put it up against a horse
and if you're taller than this line here,
that means you're a horse.
But if you're smaller than that line, it means you're a...
ALL: A pony.
You're a pony. That's right. Shall we find out how tall Red is?
-OK. Bring this round here.
Will I point that to his withers? What would you say?
I'd say Red is about eight hands high. Let's count again.
One, two, three,
four, five, six,
So what does that mean? A horse or a pony?
ALL: A pony.
He's a pony, that's right. But that big fella's definitely a horse.
Look, he's well over 14 hands high.
But you have to be careful around horses
and even little ponies, like Red.
What sort of things do you have to do?
Erm, don't go round the back or the front,
because it might hurt you.
Oh, hey...hey, but look here...
The route finder wants to show us some more things
about horses and ponies.
There are horses and ponies all over the world.
In the wild, they like to live in families, just like us,
but big families, though.
These horses help guard the Queen's palace.
And before tractors were invented,
Shire horses helped the farmer plough his fields.
And these horses can even dance!
But really, ponies are happiest when they're just horsing around.
So while those tiddlers take Red back to his stable, I thought
I'd come and meet some other chaps, find out what they're up to.
-Hello, you lot!
-ALL: Hello, Mr Bloom.
-So, what is going on here?
-We're cleaning out Fifi's stable.
You're mucking out the stables, but, what other things do you do here?
On this block, you could adopt a horse or pony
-and you can come up and groom him and things like that.
So, you muck them out, you groom them.
-Adopting a pony is about taking care of them, is that right?
I see. Hey, that's a top job, you lot. Is it ready for Fifi now?
Yeah, I can go and get her from the field.
The older children who have adopted horses and ponies here
also learn how to bring them in from the field safely.
They go with a grown-up, like Laura,
and take care to close the gate, so that the other animals don't escape.
Put the collar on.
Here we go, Reuben.
There you go, Fifi. Come on.
Well, everybody, I can certainly see why you enjoy being here.
I've had a fantastic time learning about horses and ponies.
A big thank you to you, Emma, for inviting me.
But you know, it's high time I hit the road, so join me soon
when I'll be.
ALL: Here and there.
-You're right. Bye-bye.
# Where is it you like to go? Call me up and let me know
# What is it you like to do? I'll pop along and do it, too
# Cities, towns, the countryside I can travel far and wide
# I'm all about and everywhere I'm here and there. #
Green-fingered gardener Mr Bloom helps young people around the country with their gardens and green spaces.
Emma invites Mr Bloom to visit a horse and pony rescue centre where local children can 'adopt' ponies and find out how to look after them.