Freddie Windsor

Hello, my name is Freddie Windsor. I am a 22 year old black Shire Horse and I worked as a police horse in London for the Metropolitan Police from 1995 - 2010, when I retired.

I am 17.1 hands high - that's about 1.7 meters - from my hooves to the top of my neck (or withers). I have three white legs and one black one (a sign of luck!) and a long white blaze (wide stripe) down my nose.

I have worked in many places across London, including Richmond Park, Greenwich, Wembley and Camberwell.

I have done lots of different jobs during my career. I have worked at sporting events, concerts, school visits, numerous demonstrations and I have even been part of the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace!

I had the same Police Officer, Emma Toomey, assigned to me for over five years. She was responsible for looking after me; she always made sure I looked my best, didn't work too hard and always behaved myself.

I have had the most incredible career and have written some books (with Emma's help!) for children about my life and all the fun I have had.

Unfortunately I am too busy enjoying retirement (and a bit big too!) to visit schools and libraries but Emma loves talking to children and grown-ups all about our work together. You can find out more about her talks on the School and Library Visits page of this website.

I hope you enjoy looking at my website and finding out more about my life and work.

Lots of love,

Freddie xx