Celebrating Old Fartdom

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I'm proud to say I'm a fairly impressive Old Fart myself, at 60. Are you? Here are my top ten attributes of a Genuinely Magnificent Old Fart.

Never a Fair Fight

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

This week the death of matador Victor Barrio in Spain has cast a spotlight on the so called 'sport' of bullfighting. Mr Barrio's death has provoked reaction and opinion across both media headlines and social media alike, raising the ultimate question - Does bullfighting even belong in a civilised 21st century or should it be consigned to the history books once and for all?

When Disaster Strikes, What Do You Think About?

Petra Ingram | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Petra Ingram

The day has started as normal, household chores, children to school and then something odd happens... you notice the door opens, the windows rattle and suddenly, the ground shakes - your worst fear is confirmed, an earthquake is under way.

From Glory and Celebration to Anguish and Headlines - The Less Than 'Grand' National

Dene Stansall | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Dene Stansall

At 5.15pm on Saturday, 40 horses will face the starting tape in the 2016 Grand National. They're there because of punters' money that will make the bookies, promoters and the horses' connections potentially rich. The horses get nothing out of it - only fear and a serious risk of imminent death.

The Care Grand National Racehorses Receive Is First Rate - Many Clouds Is My Best Friend

Nathan Horrocks | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Sport
Nathan Horrocks

I am lucky enough to ride out the reigning champion, Many Clouds, each morning at his trainer Oliver Sherwood's yard in Lambourn. so I know first-hand the incredible care he (as well as every other horse in the yard) receives each day. For me, Many Clouds is my best mate and I care for him like you would expect a best friend to.

Who Are the Invisible Workers Behind the Simple Water Tap?

Petra Ingram | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Petra Ingram

When you next turn on your tap to make a cup of tea, have a shower or water your plants, don't forget about the hard working donkey, the tap who is working hard to connect people with water and provide them with a better life, all over the world.

Horses Race to Their Deaths on Day One of the Cheltenham 'Festival'

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Sport
Mimi Bekhechi

People who want to pay tribute to all the horses who have suffered and died in racing should stay away from tracks and betting shops. Forget the finish line - this deadly industry is all about the bottom line, and the horses are little more than disposable commodities to be dispatched behind the tarpaulin.

Attacked for Protecting Horses at Million Mask March - How a Tweet Made Me Viral

Daisy Greenaway | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Greenaway

As a final year journalism student I'm well aware of the implications of social media and how to use it responsibly. It wasn't until a tweet of mine went viral that it actually hit home however. I'd never imagined that a misspelt tweet would end up with my photo on every news site, a video of me broadcast on ITV, and people across the country sending me messages. What was this tweet? Simply declaring that rioters were trying to hurt police horses and when I intervened one of them turned on me...

It's a Hard Life Being an Invisible Equine Working in Tourism - How Can You Help?

Petra Ingram | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Petra Ingram

I knew about the horses and donkeys working in Jordan, but I never expected to see them in such a terrible condition. When I talked to the owners, it seemed the Brooke had been providing a free treatment service for many years so that was no incentive for owners to take responsibility and care better for their animals. If one got sick, well "the Brooke would fix it".

These Adorable Tiny Horses Are Being Used For Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A team of miniature horses are helping sick people feel better - and it's the loveliest thing ever. The tiny horse-shaped heroes work with over 40,...

Horse Stabbed And 'Sexually Violated' In Horrific Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK

Police are hunting for a depraved attacker after a horse had to be put down after being stabbed twice and “sexually violated”. The 18-year-old ...

Wasn't I Born to be Loved?

Sharon Bull | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Sharon Bull

Surely, the time has to come when animals being used in laboratories is written off into the history books and looked down upon as the antiquated and callous practise that it is.

This Horse Knows Exactly How To Handle Being Sung 'Happy Birthday'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We're all partial to a little cake on our birthdays - and this horse is no exception. JD, from Ithilien Stables near New York, was clearly thrilled...

Nothing To See Here. Just A Horse Line Dancing To 'Achy Breaky Heart'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Comedy

This brilliant video actually hails from 2013 - but it's suddenly going viral thanks to the one and only Billy Ray Cyrus sharing it on his Facebook pa...

QUIZ: Real Name Of A Grand National Winner Or Thing We Just Made Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Comedy

The Grand National is upon us - and with it, the usual collection of bizarre names for thoroughbreds. But can you spot a real Grand National winner...

Ten Reasons Why Pets Are Powerful

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 18.05.2015 | 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 10.04.2015 | 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.