Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Horse Capital of the World “Mosaic Monday”

I live in the Horse Capital of the World

and we see horses whenever we are out and about!

These live on the other side of the fence from the Park!

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I made little kissy sounds to get them to come to the fence...

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They make walking at the Park a JOY!

And since I’ve been in the mood to read a Western,

I picked up this book from the library!

“The Hearts of Horses”

by Molly Gloss

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It is about a young woman who is a broncbuster

working on a ranch nearly 100 years ago!

It’s about horses...and a strong character

named Martha Lessen! OUTSTANDING!

I would HIGHLY recommend it as an enjoyable book

and a very easy read!

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I’m linking with Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

I hope your Monday is joyful!  heart

38 comments:

Pamela said...

Great photos!!
I live around alot of horse farms as well. It is so pleasurable to drive down the road and see horses in the field!!
Pamela :)

Donnie said...

That's a pretty area to walk. Lovely photos.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Have a wonderful week. That looks like a beautiful place to walk and the book sounds good too!!~ XO

EFT Therapy said...

I so love your ranch and your adorable horses!

eileeninmd said...

I love the beautiful horses, wonderful photos. Happy Valentine's Day!

Donna said...

I never tire of watching horses! they are such incredibly beautiful. You might want to check out my my friend Misha's blog. She used to work down at some pretty fancy stables in Florida!
http://frommyfrontporchinthemountains.blogspot.com/

sueskitchen said...

Beautiful pictures of the horses! Happy Valentines Day

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have always loved horses. Always wanted on for my birthday growing up, but it never happened. Great shots.

Mary said...

Oh how lucky you are to be able to walk near such beautiful animals! :)

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful place to have a walk. They are such graceful animals. Have great week.

Dianne said...

Such gorgeous animals... It's probably a good thing you didn't come to the wine fest... it was freezing!

Jeri ~ said...

Beautiful animals - what peaceful and relaxing walks you must enjoy!

GrandmaK said...

Just beautiful horses! You are so fortunate to live there! Have a grand week! Cathy

Carol said...

What beautiful horses! You go to the best places for walks!

Karen said...

Well, you know I love horses.. my little QH is one of my best buds. These horses are beautiful- and lucky to live in a warm climate.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love horses, too, and these are beautiful ones, Diane.
♥ Happy Valentine's Day!♥

Pondside said...

I was horse crazy when I was a girl, and spent every penny of my baby-sitting money on riding lessons. I never owned a horse, and it's probably a good thing, as there are enough animals around here!
You live in a beautiful part of the world!

Lavender Cottage said...

Lucky you to have horses near by. I'd be stalking them with my camera every day as I did a lot of riding as a teenager and appreciate their beauty.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What wonderful pictures. How great is that to get to see horses everywhere? I would have my camera out all of the time!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a great treat to see...love your photos!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!

Life Images by Jill said...

Horses are such wonderful creatures, and I have always envied those who can ride. Thank you for sharing, I might have to find this book in my library! Have a lovely day.

Boo-Bah said...

Beautiful horses. You must have very pleasant walks with so much beauty around you.
Happy Valentine Day and have a wonderful week.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Diane!
Stopping by tonight to read back and back at all the post I've missed. It's Valentines Eve and I just want to say that I've sent Cupid your way. He was hanging out on my front porch eating chocolate covered raisens and I told him to scoot to your house, clear across the nation and do some good! Spread some love your way.
Thinking of you tonight.
~Jacqueline~

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful photos. We are horse lovers. My sons have several. And my granddaughters ride at an early age. I am going to try and find that book. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Maggie said...

Beautiful images, how lovely to have horses nearby.
Here in Normandy we have cows, cows & more cows.

Shellbelle said...

I have to admit that I never knew the Horse Capital of the World was here in Florida, how cool is that?

When I travel from Tampa to Jacksonville, I always exit off the 75 to take the 301, I see so many horse farms. I love taking the back roads, rather than the interstates, so much more to see and enjoy.

Happy Valentine's Day

LDH said...

Beautiful mosaic! What a joy to see the horses as you take a relaxing walk. Sounds like a good book too :)

Lallee said...

Pretty horses! Equally strong and beautiful looking.

podso said...

Such nice photos. I think a horse is about the most graceful and beautiful animal there is. But I've only ridden one once. :-(

Southerncook said...

Loved your mosaics of the horses and I can't think of any better place to enjoy a walk. BTW, have you seen the movie Secretariet. I think you would enjoy it and if you have on demand TV you can get it. I watched it just last night and have several times. I have a love of horses too and remember this one well.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
CONGRATS, you are the grand prize winner of my Valentine giveaway!
Please email your address and I will be sending it to you shortly!
My drawing post is up and you can come see your name pull out of the Pink Cowgirl Hat!

Love your mosaic post of pics and the horses are gorgeous. We enjoy seeing lots of horses all around us here in Texas too.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Joy said...

Sounds like a good book, I will have to check it out. Have you seen Secretariat yet? Horses never liked me much...lol So I was always afraid of them. I guess they can sense it. Happy Valentines Day!

Love of the Sea said...

I love horses. You must live in Central Florida...near Ocala? I know there are so many beautiful horse farms around there.

Cindy Adkins said...

What beautiful horses! I was thinking that you are near Ocala too! But, then when I scrolled down your page, I saw that you are in Gainesville...I'm not sure where that is...When we go to Florida, it's usually to Panama City to the beach there--so beautiful.

I hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!!!

My daughter is here visiting and I'm so excited--this is so awesome. She lives in Atlanta, which is 10 hours from here, so this is such a treat.

Sending (((hugs)) your way,
Cindy

LindyLouMac said...

Hi, this post reminds me of when we lived in the UK and one of our daughters had a horse, happy days.
By the way did you get email about the book you were possibly interested in?

Ruth Welter said...

Hello LD, ow what lovely photos, horses are such gorgeous animals.

Ruth

Vicki said...

I just love Ocala. You have some great antique stores there too. I've seen so many on I75 and have never stopped. You'll have to share a few favorites with me. Loving this gorgeous weather.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Holy crap, you live in Ocala? I'm from there! Well, Salt Springs/Orange Springs/Ft. McCoy! I live in Lakeland now, but was born in Ocala & lived in the area until I was 17! I miss it!