Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gunn's horse farm



You might ask Gunn White of Stavanger, Norway, how he got to Ocala and bought a horse farm. Gunn has a wonderful blog, which you can access here.

We had a problem getting a good shot of Gunn's farm, so the second photo shows another nearby horse farm. This was shot with a Nikon F4s, using Fuji Velvia 50 slide film.

32 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

They are beautiful animals and you're lucky to live in horse country.

Lee Spangler said...

It is nice to see people passionate in a positive way about animals, loving them, caring for them. It's huntin' season here. Must I say more?

Lee Spangler said...

OOPS, JACOB - COULD YOU COMPLETE DELETING MY DELETION? IT WAS LEE USING MY ACCOUNT BY ACCIDENT. NOW I'VE POSTED HIS COMMENT WITH HIS NAME. NOT TO BE CONFUSING ;)

Small City Scenes said...

Well we will never know the difference and we won't tell either. Nice pictures and the horses look grand. MB

julia said...

A regular horsey photo is pleasant and no wonder, when you are capable with the correct camera etc. the camera must be a good interest to take up, unlike myself who hasnt yet delved into all that -'auto' is my default! Also It is reassuring to hear of some degree of...cynicism about Halloween!

Vogon Poet said...

Nice catch, beautiful farm. Could you try to find if I own something there? I'll move in within a week...

Gunn White said...

Thanks for posting photos from "Gunn Farm". I was named Gunn after my grandmother who`s name was Gudrun. Thank God, it was written with double N ..... My husband is "made in England" and has got grandparents from Scotland where Gunn is quite a common surname and also a clan name.... "Gun Gunn" could have been even more strange.... ;-)
By the way, my dad`s first name was Jacob, that has become more popular again these days. In Denmark it is very common....
As for the farm, I can only WISH that it belonged to me, it looks very idyllic.
Have a nice day, and a nice weekend!

We love Luna said...

Hello dear friends Jacob and Lois Anne

First of all, I love horses and I think this farm is a sweet dream. It reminds mommy's hometown.In fact I visited there once in my life but I will never forget that adorable landscape.

Second, I would like to thank you for helping my mommy Léia to prepare the post in my blog today.You are very kind!

purrs and love

your friend
Luna

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a nice shot !! This is so beautiful and lovely !!

Paula said...

Horses always make pictures look so nice.

Bibi said...

Peaceful... I have lots of slides I need to digitalize...oh,when will I have time??

Wolynski said...

More stunning horses. I thought Kentucky was the horse capital of the world - never knew Florida had so many.

Kcalpesh said...

Love the vibrance of the colors in both the photos! Also the Gunn Farm Logo is very nicely designed! Creative stuff!

- Pixellicious Photos

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful horses regardless where they graze.

brattcat said...

We may have some nice houses up here but you've sure got some fabulous horses down there.

Frank said...

The horses grazing make for a beautiful scene, regardless of which farm they belong to.

So they come by your house by the bus load on Halloween, too? It's so much fun to see the advance planning and steely resolve in some trick or treaters and their "handlers." It's no longer a few neighbor kids dropping by but instead entire neighborhoods move in mass to ours for bigger and more generous hauls of treats. (We should charge for parking...$5 for cars, $10 for mini vans, etc. (Just so we can afford to keep running out to restock and replenish the stash. I hate to have those Reeses cups around.)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

You've aged a little bit on your cartoon profile photo! Miss the man with the lens! Those horses are simply majestic and muscular. Great photo. Horses aren't agreeable subjects!

Jacob said...

@ Frank - I've been telling Lois for some time we need to stock up on candy. But, nooooo. I guess she knows I'd eat it all up before Halloween ever arrived!

Daryl said...

My friend and blogger Kate of Picture A Day is married to a former horse farm manager and lived many years on horse farms here on the EastCoast would love these photos, she's a bit under the weather but I am going to send her the link so when she's up to sitting at the computer she can see these babies I know they will cheer her up!

Lois said...

Those are beautiful pictures. I'll have to check out his blog.

Jacob said...

@ Daryl - That's nice of you. We've posted a number of horse photos over the past several months...she just needs to scroll through the posts or may type in "horse" in the search box.

cieldequimper said...

Well done! The horses are beautiful, the scene has just about calmed me down after pretty bad traffic jams. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jarart said...

Horse farms make for such peacful scenes. There is just something about grazing horses that bring a feeling of calm. And as a photographer, who could resist a shot like that!

JM said...

How funny! I immediatly thought of Gunn White! :-) Beautiful horse shot!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

What a lush, green place! Horses must be very happy in Ocala.

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Traffic jams? I thought you were still laying down trying recuperate after viewing iguanas and snakes! ;-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Everything looks so green. It must be raining there every day. (OK, truth be known I'm trying to make mysef better because it's raining here right now.)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love horses, nice!

Don and Krise said...

There are a few in my family that are avid horse lovers. You really have such beautiful farms there though. Keep on photographing them and maybe you'll run across one with my name on it one of these days.

nopham said...

Beautiful. Perfect Ocala shot!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a stunningly gorgeous photo. I had no idea Gunn had a horse farm in Ocala. Cool

gunnfarmthoughbreds.com said...

The picture of the sign came from my farms' entrance (without permission) no harm done, however, it is a nice sign and a lovely photo. The horses in the second photo are definetly not thoroughbreds and that is what we raise and train on my farm. No body reading this blog woulod know the difference or care what breed the horses are so again no harm done. R. Gunn owner of Gunn Farm Thoroughbreds, Citra, Fl.

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