Horses

Root out ragwort!

11 August 2018 9:00 am

A sea of bright yellow flowers in a sun- drenched meadow… what could be more idyllic? Sadly, all that glisters…

Why are men so obsessed with dieting?

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In this gloriously sunny week, the cavalry horses are off on their summer break to Bodney, Norfolk. They can be…

Rebuilding phase: shipping-container shopping in Christchurch

Aftershocks and polo ponies in Christchurch, New Zealand

12 March 2016 9:00 am

On my first night in Christchurch, I woke at 3.32 a.m. to what felt like an explosion. My bed was…

Dreaming of bringing your favourite pet back to life? Soon it could be reality

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The super-rich are already bringing beloved dogs and horses back to life. Soon the rest of us will be able to do it too

Paula Radcliffe is a victim of our hypocrisy and confusion about drugs and sport

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Do you want to see Paula Radcliffe’s blood? If so, you’re not alone. Radcliffe, three-time winner of the London Marathon…

Still from the documentary ‘Palio’: a medieval rite at once nonsensical and puerile, and yet profoundly alive and meaningful

Palio exposes the bribery and violence that lies at the heart of Siena’s lawless ritual

19 September 2015 8:00 am

If you don’t want to spend hundreds of euros on a good seat, the best place to watch the Palio…

No, even my daughter’s great hospital care doesn’t change my mind about the NHS

12 September 2015 9:00 am

When Girl came off the horse it didn’t look like a bad fall. More like an involuntary and rather hurried…

Am I moving to the Cotswolds? Don't measure the curtains yet

29 August 2015 9:00 am

On the basis that I might need a new boiler soon, I thought I had better sell the London flat…

It really must be a mid-life crisis. I’ve fallen in love with a pony

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Because I’m reckless, stupid and irresponsible, I normally get landed with the biggest, most obstreperous hunters. But the other weekend…

The beautiful Balkans on horseback

3 January 2015 9:00 am

My husband and I decide we are up for a horse-riding adventure. We’ve done a few and have realised it’s…

Dear Mary: Dealing with your old friends now you’re a big success

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Q. Success has come to me in later life with an unfortunate side effect. Since my career has taken off,…

My new affair is thrilling, expensive — and might just break my neck

25 October 2014 9:00 am

I have fallen in love with an unsuitable male. My wife isn’t totally happy about this relationship because she recognises…

Herbal remedies for horses? I'm half tempted to try them myself...

10 May 2014 9:00 am

You know you’ve been irreversibly sucked into the ninth circle of horse-owning hell when you find yourself perusing an equine…

The Dickin Medal is a morally dubious piece of nonsense

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Apparently, mice think that women are useless. I don’t mean that they think women mice are useless — they’re keen…

Melissa Kite: No more boyfriends for me

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Just the three resolutions for me. I am keeping it simple. Number one: no more boyfriends. The definition of insanity…

Melissa Kite: Warning. I gallop

31 August 2013 9:00 am

What is the point of living in a free country if you cannot do dangerous things every now and again?…