Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Sanctuary


The Sanctuary, located just east of Ocala on Highway 27, is a rehab center for horses, providing a plethora (I love that word) of treatments for ailing equines. The center also provides therapy for hurting canines.

It is a rather incredible operation and you can read all about it here.

32 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Very cool!

Leif Hagen said...

Is that a Misery Synod sanctuary?!

Don and Krise said...

What a wonderful place, and man, is it well groomed.

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - Well, not really, but I suppose horses who have been hurt by Misery Synod riders could get rehabbed here...

That is the chicken said...

I like that sky! Looks like a happy place for horses...and I agree, plethora is a great word!

Jarart said...

What a wonderful place! I'm so glad to see this. Thanks for showing it Jacob.

Lee Spangler said...

There is pet insurance for vet visits. What we do for our animals!

magiceye said...

what a wonderful place!

Bibi said...

I think if I were ill, I would get well here, too. I used 'plethora' the other day, too, right here!

Small City Scenes said...

And you have been using that word in excess (which is what that word means).

Neat place and nice to have someone caring for our injured and mistreated animals. MB

Vogon Poet said...

I was mislead by the word rehab... A gorgeous place to feel better!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Nice shot !! Beautiful Grass Field !!

Paula said...

A rehab for horses. That's nice.

Kcalpesh said...

Nice looking sanctuary! Actually very well maintained.

brattcat said...

There should be a plethora of praise for such establishments. And for the photographers who make us aware of them.

Jilly said...

It's so good to know that such places exist. For horses and for donkeys, dogs, cats too.

Memphis MOJO said...

If I were a horse, I'd love to go there. And, yes, plethora is a cool word.

B SQUARED said...

These places really do a lot of good work.

James said...

That looks and sounds like a wonderful place.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting Jacob!
And your picture is perfect!
Léia

Jacob said...

@ VP - Sorry, I should have written out the whole word, "rehabilitation." This is quite an operation and you are looking at just a portion of it: But very useful and important as the raising of race horses (and other types of horses) is central to Ocala's economy and identity.

Halcyon said...

That's nice. Glad to see our friends are being well-taken care of!

Jacob said...

@ Bibi - I remember your "plethora," and that's one reason I used it again. Pretty soon we'll have a plethora of plethoras!

jusdealem said...

Beautiful place. I'm sure they do wonderful things here.

Daryl said...

Wonderful place

Frank said...

Now THIS is what I was talking about when I pointed to Ocala as the place for equines. Luxury living for the odd-toed ungulates.

You're just a vast plethora of knowledge.

Lois said...

I went to their website and it is impressive!

Dan J. said...

What a fantastic place. I love hearing about places that take care of animals like this. Great Picture.... Great place.....

Thanks for sharing it.

Tricia said...

Looks like a great place for them & I love that word, too! hehehe

Asta said...

Hi James,

That word - plethora - I have no idea how to pronounce it - but it sounds very important-:)
Very luxury rehab I must say. I think I'll show this picture to my step-mother. She has a horse that really needs to rehab-:)

Best regards
Asta

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, wish we had such nice rehab places for humans. It's gorgeous!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I suppose this would be the right place for the horse with asthma that I met the other day, remember? It could need a rehab.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson