Ten Reasons Why Pets Are Powerful

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

It's incredible how those animals formed an integral part of my childhood theatre, and that they were not only very much a part of the action, but they were also key protagonists.

Horse Refuses To Jump Over Boat In The Most Spectacular Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy

In which members of an Irish hunt club in County Longford tackle a canalside stretch - and one of them (Terry Whyte) comes something of a cropper. ...

Axel the Magic Horse

Catherine Davies | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

As a significant birthday approached I felt I needed to go for it or give up my dream forever. Did I dare? I knew it would probably cost a lot, would take up a lot of time and take me away from OH and the boys. And the reality was that I was really too busy to chase frivolous dreams.

See The World Like A Horse With This Insane Gadget

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

A group of Irish artists have created a series of helmets which allow the wearer to see through the eyes of different animals. The curiously shaped...

The Friendship Between This Horse And Dog Is Pretty Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK Comedy, the only thing we like more than an animal friendship is an unlikely animal friendship. So hurrah for Durk and Georgie! ...

This Woman Introduced Her Horse To Water For The First Time... And Its Reaction Was Priceless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Anna Paterek's horse, Magic, is afraid of water. So when she tried to ride him into a river, he wasn't having any of it. To calm him and show h...

Fireworks Night - Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Pets and Wildlife Safe

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

Remember the good old days when Fireworks Night lasted for just two or three nights? Nowadays it seems to last from mid-October until way past New Year's Eve, with fireworks of all shapes and sizes, colours and noises, readily available on most street corners.

Horses: The Ultimate Career Changers

Frontier | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Horses have been a part of human history from the very beginning. They have witnessed wars between countries and bled for kings and queens to whom they meant little. Horses allowed us to get from one place to another in a time when cars and trains were no more than science fiction.

Stop Everything And Watch This Girl Having A Dance-Off With Her Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Comedy

They call her: Dances With Horses. Possibly. Either way, this video of a lass throwing some shapes with her horse is completely brilliant - alth...

The Five National Hunt Horses You Must Follow This Season

Simon Panting | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Sport
Simon Panting

This year we saw several stars emerge who will be looking to build on that success, whilst we can also lick our lips at some of the top class horses returning from injury. We could be in for one hell of a season, and here's five horses we can expect to be challenging for top honors.

Surreal Photos Capture Moment Horses Left Stranded On Tiny Shrinking Island

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

A local photographer has captured the surreal moment four horses were stranded on a shrinking island after a river burst its banks in Scotland. The...

WATCH: Adorable Baby Goats Play On A Very Patient Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Seriously, animal kingdom. You've got to stop it with your Young Animals Annoying Patient Older Ones thing. First, we had this kitten vs a patient ...

Very Verity

Verity Smith | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Verity Smith

At the age of three, after my complete lack of talent at ballet became unignorably apparent to both my Mum and Teacher, due to my inability to avoid slaying my fellow taffita toting tots with my far from graceful but enthusiastic whirling, I was stripped of my tutu, hammered into a riding hard hat the size of a nut and driven to the local stables, where I was to spend every Saturday morning from then on. This is where my love affair with horses began...

Jessica Elgot

Protest Planned Ahead Of Windsor Horse Show Visit By Bahrain Royals | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

Families of Bahrain's political prisoners have claimed Britain is ignoring the brutal oppression in that country and actively opposing democracy effor...

All Systems Go! It's Longines FEI World Cup Finals Time!

Michael Whitaker | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Whitaker

I've been competing since 1976 and have been lucky enough to travel the world with my sport, but there's always a real buzz around the World Cup Finals. It really is the best of the best with riders from all over the world flying in to go head to head in front of a passionate crowd. There are 40 riders from 20 countries taking part so it's tough.

Horse Yoga, Anyone?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Yoga fans! Had enough of Downward-Facing Dog? Why not try Downward-Facing Horse? Yes, it's the new craze from Argentina. The Doma India School in S...

Grand National Disgrace

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ingrid Newkirk

The Grand National is - by design, no less - an accident waiting to happen. Forty horses compete for space on the 4.5mile course fraught with obstacles, jumps and dangerous terrain. Last year, only 17 horses - fewer than half - managed to reach the finishing post. And while the race organisers were quick to highlight an unusual absence of fatalities, they failed to mention that two horses were killed in the run-up to the event earlier that week. More than three dozen horses who might otherwise have been grazing and running in the fields have been killed at Aintree in the last 50 years.

20 Reasons Why We Love Our Pets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It's National Pet Month! And being a lover of all things animal-related at HuffPost UK Comedy, we thought it only right that we were part of the celeb...

Cantering in the Dark With Stars Out

Stella Vine | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

When I have finished a painting, I find it hard to summon up the confidence to start on another, I can fall into a bit of a pit, so if there are already roughed in works, it's like I'm not really stopping. I'll probably do a different kind of work soon, I'll probably be in a different place. Though these works, feel like my main work, I keep coming back to them.

14 Favourite Fictional Horses To Celebrate The Year Of The Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Comedy

It's Chinese New Year on 31 January - and 2014 is the Year Of The Horse. So to celebrate, here are 14 favourite fictional, four-hooved friends along w...

Woman In Court After Dog Bites Horse

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A woman is to appear in court after her dog attacked a police horse, Scotland Yard said. Police horse Quixote sustained "puncture wounds" after bei...

Why Eating Horsemeat Won't Lead to Improved Horse Welfare

Mark Jones | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

If Princess Anne wanted to ignite a debate on the desirability of eating horsemeat, she has succeeded. It is a shame that the media discussion following her comments is largely based on unsubstantiated premises and not on fact.

A Response to Princess Anne - You Can't Help Horses by Eating Them

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The Princess Royal's argument, which she put forward in a speech to the charity World Horse Welfare, is that people would look after their horses more carefully if they were planning to turn them into steaks and burgers later on. However, in our experience, any animal used for food is much more likely to be treated with disrespect than with respect. Given the regular exposés of mistreated pigs and chickens raised for food, it's absurd to think people would take better care of horses if there were a market for their meat.

Cats and Dogs at the Click of the Mouse - the Public Has a Role to Play in Regulating Online Pet Sales

Rachel Cunningham | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Cunningham

If you spend a few minutes browsing the pets for sale section of any classified website, the chances are it won't be too long until you come across inappropriate or even shocking pet advertisements.

Tribal Festivals

Joanna Eede | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

As global monoculture erodes cultural diversity, the diversity of tribal festivals and rituals is a reminder that humans have different insights, different priorities, and choose other - successful - ways of living. For many tribes, life is lived through ritual.