28 Mar Our Unicorns – What Makes Them Special
Everyone wants to meet a unicorn. And why wouldn’t you? They’re beautiful, and graceful, wonderful, and magical. But let’s take a closer look at unicorns, where they came from, and why they’re special.
What Is A Unicorn?
Quite simply, a unicorn is magic. It’s a bit like a pony, but it has a horn in the middle of its head. Unicorns have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years, but not very many people have seen them. Unicorns will only show themselves to very, very special people, and someone who is able to ride a unicorn is very, very special indeed.
Where Do Unicorns Live?
Unicorns like to live in forests and woods all over the world. They like the trees, flowers, plants, animals and fairies that live there. They love to play, run, and prance through the forest.
Some unicorns like to live with people. These unicorns live in paddocks during the summer, and in a special unicorn stable during the winter. Although, even in winter, they like to get outside to play, especially in the snow!
Wild unicorns live in family groups. They look after each other, and each member of the family looks after the baby unicorns. Families will stay together for their entire lives. They’re always looking after each other, and taking care of each other. Unicorn mums are called mares. Male unicorns are called stallions. A baby unicorn is called a sparkle.
Our unicorns live in family groups as well, but they have human family members too. They like spending time with each other, but they love hanging out with us, and they can’t wait to meet you.
What Do Unicorns Eat?
Unicorns eat grass, hay, and they like to have a few treats, too. Unicorns have their own likes and dislikes so some unicorns will like to have an apple as a treat, others will like carrots, others will like mint sweets. Unicorns will also need access to fresh water to drink.
Can Unicorns Fly?
No, a pure-bred unicorns can’t fly.
There’s another magical creature called a Pegasus, and sometimes, people can get a little confused between the two. Pegasus have wings, and they can fly. Unicorns have a horn, and they can’t. Pegasus are beautiful, but they can’t live around people, so nobody has seen one in thousands of years. It’s possible they have become extinct.
Sometimes, a Pegasus and a unicorn have a baby, or babies. The babies may be able to fly if they have wings. If the baby does have wings, it’s known as an alicorn (which is also the proper name for a unicorn horn), but these babies are rare. None have been seen for thousands of years.
While unicorns can’t fly like a bird or a Pegasus can, riding a unicorn can feel like flying. It’s one of the most amazing experiences in the world.
What Colours Are Unicorns?
Unicorns are every colour. There’s black unicorns, brown unicorns, and white unicorns. White unicorns are very special. Anyone who touches a white unicorn is blessed with joy and happiness.
When white unicorns are young, their manes and tails are different colours, like blue, pink and purple. The manes and tails turn to white as they get older.
How Do You Catch A Unicorn?
Quite simply, you don’t. People used to try to catch, trap or capture unicorns for years, but it didn’t really work out. They very rarely managed to catch one. Unicorns don’t like to be captured. It’s not a nice experience for them.
We’ve found a better way to work with unicorns. Some unicorns like to live with people. They like seeing children smile, laugh, and they love to make their unicorn dreams come true. The unicorn mums know which baby unicorns should live with the family group, and which should live with people and help children. We ask the unicorns if they would like to work with us. If they do, then they move into our unicorn stables, and we take care of them. If they want to stay with the family group, then that’s what they do.
What Is National Unicorn Day?
National Unicorn Day is on April 9th, and it’s a celebration of unicorns.
An amazing way to celebrate National Unicorn Day is to do some baking. We love to make pink and purple pancakes with rainbow sprinkles, or edible glitter on National Unicorn Day. You need to get a grown-up to help you.
You could also paint a glitter picture of a unicorn, or make some special unicorn poo slime. You can share your art on our social media pages for our unicorns to see!
What Makes Our Unicorns Special?
All unicorns are special, but we think ours are just super special. They’re very individual, with their own personalities, likes and dislikes, but they have some similarities too. They all love kids, meeting people, and making your dreams come true.
We think they’re all great, but we can’t wait to hear which one is your favourite!
Where Can You Ride A Unicorn?
You can ride a unicorn at one of our events. Our packages include meeting, grooming, and riding a unicorn. We match one of our unicorns to you, so we’re sure you’ll be spending the day with the unicorn that will be the best for you