If you're feeling a little down after all of the excitement of Christmas, take a look at H&H's most popular heart-warming stories of 2016 — they are sure to put a smile on your face...
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A touching video of a bin man helping a spooked horse in Wales went viral on the internet. Erin Connor was riding her five-year-old horse, Patch, on a country lane in Dyserth, Denbighshire, on 21 February.
2. Emotional Charlotte Dujardin takes individual gold in Rio dressage: ‘It’s on the cards to retire Valegro’
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The day Charlotte Dujardin successfully defended her Olympic individual title in Rio, clinching the gold with a massive 93.857% on Valegro.
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The day it was revealed that the long-running saga of the ownership of the London Olympic gold medal winning horse Uthopia was resolved. It was announced that the horse would remain with his long-time rider Carl Hester at his Gloucestershire base.
5. ‘One of the greatest creatures God ever created’: Watch Olympia’s emotional Valegro retirement video
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6. The placid stallion who yawns when it’s time to work: behind the scenes after Big Star’s homecoming
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Take a look at pictures and read accounts from the day Big Star arrived home triumphant from Rio.
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The moment Britain’s Nick Skelton and Big Star won gold in the individual showjumping competition at the Rio Olympics.
10. Tales from Rio: The incredible comeback from cancer, facial reconstructive surgery and a superbug
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Read the remarkable story of Olympic event rider Shane Rose.