Horses in the Sun (HITS) conducts an annual competition here in Ocala that runs from January through March.
We drove out there yesterday to find that not much was going on, that the horses and riders were tired, that the final competitions are coming up, and that they'll be leaving town in a couple of weeks.
There were a few people out and about but no serious jumping. One of the riders explained to us that this was a day for the "babies" to get in some training.
The only substantial jump we saw during our stay is shown in Photo #1. The young woman in Photo #2 was very nice and took some time to explain what was going on.
The young horse ridden by the young woman in Photo #3 was quite frisky but she handled it well! She did a few minor jumps in that particular arena.
And the last photo pictures one of the many pieces of equipment used to maintain the 450 acre farm where HITS takes place.