She first appears in (Book 2) and helps Itchy and friends back to Badger Wood, how does she help?
About Shire Horses
Did you know that Shire Horses were first used by knights in Armour during Medieval times for Jousting competitions because they were the only horse strong enough to carry the heavy knights.
Find out more about the history of Shire Horses – (History)
More about Neighomi
Neighomi lives on a farm in the countryside with a very kind Upple who found her abandoned and alone in the corner of a field. Her coat was tangled and dirty, poor Neighomi was too thin for her size and looked a sorry state.
The kind farmer decided he couldn’t possibly leave her there, so after making some enquiries, it seemed no one owned Neighomi, the farmer decided to give her a home and collected her in a horsebox. After a lot of tender loving care, some special food and a warm stable, Neighomi recovered and grew into the big, strong and beautiful Shire horse she is today.
Neighomi is kept warm in the winter with a thick woollen horse blanket and has a stable for shelter against the cold weather. She loves nothing more than pieces of carrot and sugar lumps, which the farmer and his family keep in their pockets to treat her with. The farmers son regularly grooms her himself to keep her mane and tail in good condition with plaited with ribbon for Agricultural shows.
In the summer, Neighomi pulls a small cart for the farmer to deliver hay and help out with ploughing the fields of crops, or to just give the Upple children a ride. In (Book 2) “Return from Rainbow Ravine”, Neighomi helps the badgers to get the treasure back to Badger Wood, although nothing goes smoothly for the friends and one of them goes missing (Book 3) “The Missing Friend”.