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"Flying horse?! Horses can't fly!"
— Percy

Harold and the Flying Horse is the twentieth episode of the seventh season.


The Vicar is holding a fête and Harold is disappointed when he has to continue with safety patrol. However, he gets his chance to be useful when Pegasus, the carthorse, gets stuck in a ditch and has to be saved. Harold is then hailed as a hero at the fete afterwards.




  • Going by production order, this is the ninth episode of the seventh season.
  • Stock footage from Trucks!, Thomas and the Rumours, Oliver's Find, Make Someone Happy, James and the Red Balloon and Edward's Brass Band is used.
  • The Fat Controller references the Greek legend "Hercules."
  • Pegasus' cart is really Trevor's hay cart from Twin Trouble.
  • The Thomas and the Jet Engine US DVD uses the original music instead of the new music.
  • Michael Brandon's narration with new music has only been broadcast on television. It was later released for digital download on Amazon.
  • A production made miniature model of Pegasus was sold to The Coffey Man Preservation from The Prop Gallery.
  • This is one of several episodes from the seventh season to have its title card read on Nick Jr. and PBS airings.
  • This episode aired on Halloween 2003 in the UK.


  • When Thomas leaves the station, a white blotch (presumably a film glitch) is visible in the centre-right.
  • In the US narration, the event is referred to as a garden party, but the sign still says fete.
  • When Percy arrives at Maithwaite, Toby and Henrietta pass by, but in the next scene, they are no where to be seen.
  • A brakevan should have been added to Donald's train.
  • In a deleted scene, Henry is on Thomas' Branch Line.