Series showing children what it really means to have a pet. Ferne visits Emily and they get her pet pony, Charlie, ready to perform in a show.
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-Hello, welcome to My Pet And Me. I'm Ferne.
We're about to give Gertie her dinner.
We have to feed all the hungry animals every day.
-Plenty of water too, don't forget.
Lots of animals make brilliant pets and we love meeting you and yours.
-We do, it's fantastic.
-What are you up to today?
I'm about to meet some new friends and you can come too!
-See you later.
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# Some keep very still Some are always in a hurry
# Some have four paws
# Some have sharp claws
-# Some quack
-# Some purr
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Today, I'm in Bangor in Northern Ireland
to meet Emily and her pet pony, Charlie.
I wonder where they could be? Let's go and find them.
Hi, you must be Emily.
-Yes, I am.
-Lovely to meet you.
-And you must be Mum. Hello.
-Emily, who is this?
-And is he your pony?
-Do you help to take care of him?
-What age is Charlie?
-He's six, so that's still quite young, isn't it?
-And how old are you?
So you're the same age!
Does that mean you're best friends?
-How long have you had Charlie?
-Since I was three.
Wow, so you've known him a very long time, haven't you?
-And what type of pony is Charlie?
A Welsh Mountain Pony.
Welsh Mountain Ponies are called this
as they come from Wales and are really good
at walking up hills and mountains.
This colour, he looks a bit ginger. What do you call his colour?
-He's gorgeous. And what is your favourite thing about Charlie?
Riding him and galloping up the in the hills, in carts.
-That sounds very fast. Is he quick?
And what is Charlie's favourite thing?
Carrots and apples and green bits and grass.
I heard that you grow carrots in your garden to feed him.
-Is that right?
He's very lucky, do you think we can give him one now?
-Here you go.
Oh, yum. Yum, yum, yum, yum.
He likes that very much.
He loves that, doesn't he?
Rory, can you tell us more facts about Charlie
and his beautiful pony friends while he has a treat?
Of course, Ferne.
Ponies are herbivores,
which means they eat plants like hay and grass.
Ponies have much bigger eyes than ours
and some of the biggest of any animal.
Baby ponies are called foals
and they can run around just two hours after being born.
All pets need lots of love, care and attention
and ponies can be pretty hard work and take a lot of time,
-can't they, Emily?
And what do you need to do?
I need to muck out the stable.
You got to feed him fresh water every day.
That sounds like a long list.
-Can I help you?
OK, see you soon, Charlie.
Which one's Charlie's stable?
-With all these beautiful signs.
They're amazing. What do we need to do first?
Get the clean shavings in.
That sounds good. I'll get the door.
That is a lot of shavings, Emily.
-Does Charlie like a big, comfy bed?
-Spread the shavings everywhere like this.
-Mix it over.
Mix it all in, OK. Why do we do this, Emily?
It makes it very fluffy and deep.
Charlie's very, very lucky. This is looking great and fluffy.
What else do we need to do to look after him?
We need to give him his food.
That sounds great.
-Last few pats and shall we go and get his hay nets?
-So where do we hang these, Emily?
-Up on the bars.
-Do the knot tighter.
-How is that looking?
We have to make sure Charlie doesn't pull it off.
-So these are his hay nets?
-Is it one of his favourite foods?
-One of them.
And we have his water over there and we also have a few pony nuts.
Charlie's stable's looking ready. What else do we need to do?
-We need to exercise him.
-Shall we go?
Emily, I'm so excited I get to ride today.
-Is this my pony?
-Who is this?
-Hi, Morgan, lovely to meet you.
It's important that horses and ponies have plenty of exercise.
Charlie has a lovely big field to run around in
and Emily rides him every day.
-Walk on, ponies!
-Come on, Morgan.
-Walk on, Charlie.
Walk on, boy.
And you get to do this every single day?
Yeah, I go round the field sometimes.
Does Charlie love it?
-What is on the ponies' heads?
-OK, and what do we use to control them?
-And what are we sitting on?
-It's very comfy, isn't it?
Emily, you are so lucky you get to do this every day, it's so much fun.
It's my favourite thing to do with Charlie.
I am not surprised, it's amazing.
-How do we make Charlie go faster?
-Shall we give them a trot?
-Trot on, come on, go.
You're so speedy!
That was great. Emily, you are such a fantastic rider.
The ponies have had plenty of exercise
and we'll get them water, but are we finished looking after Charlie?
-What do we need to do?
-Give him a bath.
Give him a bath?! Is there a bath big enough for a pony?
-What will we use instead?
-That sounds great.
Come on, walk on.
Sometimes you have to wash ponies with special shampoo,
but this should only be done every so often.
-Oh, that looks good.
-And you do his wee hoofs.
OK, Emily, so what do we need to do next?
-He's all hosed down.
-Soap him up.
That sounds great, I'll turn off the hose.
-On his back?
OK. You ready, Charlie?
-Do you want to rub?
-I'll do here.
-Yeah, and what about down here?
-It feels very nice for him.
It feels really soft.
-Do you think this is a bit like a pony massage?
-We need to give him a good scrub before we let him dry.
And hose down, boy.
A hose, a hose, a hose.
Oh, my goodness, he looks so much cleaner already.
-So what's next?
-We need to scrape him down.
Ready, Charlie? Wee!
That looks great.
We have to make sure that he's nice and dry, don't we?
-How's this looking, Emily?
This is a great rug, Emily.
It keeps Charlie all cosy and warm.
You do such a good job of taking care of him.
He's really nice and clean now.
-What do we do after we take care of our pets?
-Wash our hands.
Looking after ponies is hard work, isn't it?
-We definitely deserve this picnic.
-They're having a picnic too, aren't they?
Emily, if your pet pony, Charlie,
could do absolutely anything in the world, what would he do?
If my pet could do anything, he would drive a steam train.
He would wear a driver's hat
and he would blow the whistle very loudly.
He would go on a journey round the jungle and drive very fast.
Then loop the loop like a roller-coaster.
Emily, I hear that you and Charlie
do something really special together.
-What is it?
-We do carriage driving.
We hitch a cart onto a pony.
You hitch a cart onto a pony and drive it around?
-I would love to see that and you know what?
-I heard there's a show on today. Can we go?
-And we'll bring Charlie?
Come on, come on, Charlie. You've got some driving to do.
A horse carriage show is where lots of different horses and ponies
pull carriages around obstacle courses,
and it looks like great fun.
And Charlie is getting ready for Emily and her mum
to take him on to the course.
Wow, Emily, this looks great!
Shall I help you up? Ready? One, two.
This is fantastic. You sit in the very front?
-Why do you sit there?
-Cos I drive Charlie.
You drive Charlie, and your mum helps too, doesn't she?
-And where do I sit?
-In the back.
Walk on, Charlie, come on.
Walk on, Charlie.
'This is the dressage course.'
Carriage dressage is when you sit in a carriage
and steer your horse or pony round the field.
Emily will be judged on how well she drives Charlie
and she needs to steer him in lots of different directions.
-Emily, does Charlie like this?
-Yeah. Look at his mane,
that means he is happy when he's wagging his tail and his mane.
You are doing such a fantastic job, Emily.
'I steer the pony with the reins.'
Look at him go.
Charlie, and whoa.
So how do we say thank you to Charlie, Emily?
Next, is the cone course.
You have to steer the carriage through the cones
and try not to knock the balls off.
-Where are we going to?
-Five. Five, over here.
Emily and Charlie have to get round the course as fast as they can.
-Say canter, Charlie.
-Canter. Go on.
-Go on, Charlie.
-Whoa, good boy.
That was fantastic.
I can't believe it. Emily, you are an amazing carriage driver.
I'm so impressed.
And I think Charlie did a great job too.
You guys have been so good I even have this special rosette for you
-because you are number one carriage drivers.
-Thank you, Ferne.
Thank you for letting me visit.
I've loved it. And thank you, Charlie.
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-How was your day?
-Oh, it was fantastic.
I had a great time with my friends, it was really fun.
Great. I've been catching up on some cuddle time with Hector.
I can see that. He's loving it.
Pets are great, but you shouldn't touch an animal
unless the owner says it's OK first.
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What a fantastic time we've had. We just love meeting you and your pets.
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# We see how much you care for them
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# Time for us to Just remind you
-# After you've played with your pet
-Wash your hands
# Don't forget
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Ferne visits Emily and her pet pony called Charlie. Emily shows Ferne how to clean out the stable and together they give Charlie a wash to get him ready for a show. At the show, Emily shows Ferne how she rides Charlie and his carriage.