Paddy is a 14 year old horse, who is a traditional Gypsy Cob. He was found on the side of the A127 aged 4 and was rescued by Mrs Buckley. He has lived in Roxwell opposite the school since he was rescued. He was a little challenging as a young pony but has since been very well trained by his owner. 

He is now very calm, loves children and is happy to hear readers and allow children to comb his mane. He is very good at teaching children to ride and is calm when young children have their first lesson. He adores people and loves treats of carrots and apples. 

He was officially adopted by Roxwell school in October 2020 but had visited the school on many occasions before then. He wears a saddle cloth in the school colours with the school crest. On his walks he stops outside school hoping to get a treat! 

He supported the children during lock down and visited the key worker children regularly. He has taken part in many celebrations including Valentine’s Day when he delivered flowers and chocolate to the Roxwell community. 

Paddy has had some health issues and is blind in one eye so we communicate with him on the right hand side. 

Tuesday 1st February 2022 – Our Paddy has been in lockdown for a while now due to an injury. But today he enjoyed receiving a ‘Get Well Soon’ card. Paddy would like to thank all the Roxwell children and he hopes to be back listening to you all read very soon!

Tuesday 29th June 2021 – Thanks Paddy for coming to school today for a visit! We love having you as you make us happy. Sorry about the shower of rain! Just as Paddy started to hear readers it started to rain so we brought him into the hall!!! He prefers being outside! He will hear readers next week.

Monday 28th June 2021 – Morning Paddy. Having a chat with Paddy. Paddy will be hearing Year 3 and 4 readers this week to check for progress. I think you will be very impressed Paddy!

So good to see our pupils enjoying riding lessons with Paddy, our school pet, after school. Great confident riding today. Well done! Paddy is so proud of you!

Thursday 6th May 2021 – Paddy loves a good book. He really enjoys hearing children read and sometimes likes to read for himself too.

Thursday 6th May 2021 – Paddy’s friend Boris (wearing the coat) was really jealous and wanted to come to school too. Boris was pleased to see his friend back in the field!

Wednesday 28th April 2021 – Paddy got new shoes. We went to visit Paddy and Boris.

Sunday 28th March 2021 – To celebrate Palm Sunday we walked to Roxwell Church and heard the Easter story from our wonderful Worship Group. It was rather wet and windy. We couldn’t find a donkey to act the part in our Palm Sunday walk but Paddy stepped in and came to Roxwell Church with us for an outdoor story telling of the Easter Story.

Friday 13th March 2021 – Paddy celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a dressage event with his friend Ben (a Connemara pony, born in Ireland). He enjoyed looking smart in his new blanket.

Friday 12th February 2021 – Paddy is missing the students not being at school, but today he did some home visits with the children while delivering Valentines gifts to our village.

Thursday 11th February 2021 – Thank you Florence (Year 1) for drawing a picture for our school horse Paddy. He loved it!

Monday 8th February 2021 – Paddy rolled around in the snow.

Thursday 28th January 2021 – Paddy visited Margaretting Primary School, another LIFE school

We love Paddy!