Darcy’s Story – Jemima’s Book about Horses

Jemima lives on a farm.

In this story she tells about the farm where she lives and her life.

Jemima lived on a ginormous farm

filled with loads to do

and there was a barn

and it was big and red.


Jemima has big brown eyes

and long eye lashes.

She lived on the farm

with her mother and father

and her two brothers.


Her favourite thing to do on the farm

was to have races with her brothers

and to visit her friends that lived on the farm.

Her favourite friends were the dogs and the cats.


Jemima feels happy and at home on the farm.

Jemima loves to hear birds chirping

and to see loads of green grass and green trees.

She loves to feel the soft ground under her feet.

She loves the country smell

and she loves to eat apples and carrots.

She also loves …

grass and hay!

Grass …?

and hay?


YES, you have guessed it.

Jemima is not a girl,

Jemima is a horse.

Jemima would like to tell you some

facts about horses.

Did you know?

  • Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
  • Baby horses can run shortly after birth.
  • Horses have been kept by man for over 5000 years.
  • Horses kept by man have a lifespan of around 25 years.
  • Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).
  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land. Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they can see in a full circle.
  • Horses can walk, trot, canter, and gallop Horses gallop at around 44 kilometres per hour.The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kilometres per hour.
  • A male horse is called a stallion.
  • A female horse is called a mare.
  • A young male horse is called a colt.
  • A young female horse is called a filly.

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