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Pets

Keeping a snake, lizard or frog may not be everyone’s first choice when searching for the ideal pet, but these creatures can offer a wealth of interest for those seeking a more unusual animal companion

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Each year, the British Horse Society holds Challenge Rides across the globe to raise money for its equine welfare work in the UK. Here, BHS regional manager Andrea Jackman discusses her ‘journey of a lifetime’ ride in Mongolia

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Calling all dachshund lovers! Holidays can sometimes be a bit of a worry when you have a dog, but the Sausage Dog Hotel in Hertfordshire is offering a special place for your dachshund to stay while you’re away

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Kent’s long golden sands provide freedom for horses to stretch out at speed an riders an exhilarating experience

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Finding the perfect pub that happens to be dog friendly is no easy feat. So with that in mind we’ve found 13 places you can enjoy lagers with your lab, Pims with the pug or beers with your Bichon Frise…

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The British Horse Society’s Paths for Communities fund, supported by a Ride Out UK project this month, is helping to maintain rights of way and increase access to the county’s countryside and beyond

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Hearing the distress of dogs in a nearby pound, a mother and daughter first opened up their Bishop’s Stortford home and then a dedicated centre to rehabilitate and rehome unwanted animals

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Gaddesden Estate can be considered the epicentre of all things equestrian in the county. Keri Jordan explores the site’s horse-related history up to the present day

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A flock of hens in the back garden can provide fresh eggs for breakfast as well as entertainment by the bucket-load, making them surprisingly wonderful pets according to one Kent resident

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Rachelle Bookatz, owner of Essex Pet Care, talks about her perfect pooches

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Two sisters from Kent are on a mission to help young people cope with physical and mental disabilities via the healing power of their equine pets

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Me & my pets: Mel & Patsy

Monday, March 20, 2017

Melanie Devers, event manager at Packfords Hotel, talks about her rescue dog from Spain

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With Crufts this month, Heather Harris investigates the biggest dog show in the world and discovers that any dog can have its day, including a dedicated pack in Herts

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Horse welfare concerns this winter

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Helping a horse or pony in need could save its life. The British Horse Society gives its advice for spotting genuine welfare concerns this winter

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My Pets and I: Deborah Hall

Monday, February 6, 2017

This month Deborah Hall of The Chigwell Riding Trust, the first riding centre in the world for people with special needs, talks Labradors and horses

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