Monday, September 6, 2010

Horse farms & thoroughbreds - Ocala, the Horse Capitol of the World





24 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

These photos make me want to come to Ocala, just to see the horses for myself. Nice images.

Olivier said...

les chevaux sont magnifiques, et ils ont l'air tranquille et heureux

magiceye said...

beautiful soothing images

Virginia said...

Each time you show us these wonderful horse photos, I think I must get out of town and find a horse farm to shoot. I admit I'm very afraid of riding horses but I think they are so beautiful and would love to photograph them.
V

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shots, Jacob.
The lush green grass and big meadows, the trees for shade---just a nice place for a horse to be. MB

VP said...

A great series of 'portraits', it must be nice to take pictures of horses in this wonderful setting.

EG Wow said...

Great shots of the horses. I can hardly wait to hear what MaryBeth has to say about your title. :)

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmm, lovely. I think I'm going to chicken out riding for the first time in my life in the PNW mid-September. Yes, you are right, I'm off to Seattle next week.

Kate said...

Absolutely beautiful horses that my granddaughter would love to ride! The stables that she uses are a far cry from the ones you show here, which are magnificent!

brattcat said...

A veritable filly fest.

B SQUARED said...

I remember being in school in G-Ville and hearing stories of people buying all this land in Ocala, of all places. Voila! Horse Capital of the World in the making!

Sharon Creech said...

What beauties these are.

Cezar and Léia said...

the first and the last one is my favorite, but all pictures are wonderful!
I love horses!
Léia

Daryl said...

Such glorious creatures

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Beautiful horses! I love horses! Very peaceful and pastoral! Nice captures! :-D

Tricia said...

Mom told me the other day that some guy they used to ride trails w/ actually let the floor of his horse trailer rot through & he didn't know it... he set out to take his horse somewhere & the horse fell through the floor WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD & to make matters worse, he actually let the horse lay there suffering ALL NIGHT LONG cuz he says he couldn't shoot it, so someone else came in the next morning & shot it & put the poor thing out of it's misery!!! That idiot needs to be shot!!! Some people are just too stupid to have animals!!!

I'm sorry... it upsets me when stupid things happen to helpless animals

Your pics are beautiful - horses are beautiful!

JM said...

Beautiful horses, each one its colour! Also like the fabulous tree in the bottom shot.

Francisca said...

I intuited that I would see horses on your site today, which is why I did not post an H is for Horse for ABC Wednesday. How could I compete with this! ;-) Gorgeous, Jacob.

Chuck Pefley said...

Gorgeous land and animals!

Jarart said...

This is a stunning series of photographs. A feast for the eyes!

Those horses have it made there with all that lush green grass.

Randy said...

What beautiful horses. The first photo is my favorite.

Hilda said...

I would love to see a horse farm one of these days. They must be magnificent in person.

I envy them all that space to run around in.

bfarr said...

These horses are really beautiful. Makes me want to go for a ride.

Re my rock climbing escapades, I don't always think about the consequences. Impulsive should have been my middle name, but we have at least one drowning each year below the dam.

The lucky ones get to meet the fire/rescue team and go for a ride in their boat.

Paula said...

These are beautiful horses, J. Do you own any of them?

"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