Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Note Card Party “Florida’s Horse Country”

We enjoy seeing the beautiful horses here in Florida and I thought they would make nice note cards.

“Ocala, Florida is considered the Horse Capital of the World. Learn more HERE. We are one of only four major Thoroughbred breeding and training centers in the world. They are Newmarket (England), Chantilly (France), Lexington (Kentucky), and Ocala. Also, Florida follows only Texas and California when it comes to the total number of horses (all breeds).”

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These were taken through the windshield of my car on the way back from the mall.

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And these are the wild horses in Payne’s Prairie.

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Read more about them HERE 

and see more photos online, HERE !

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I’m joining Vee at a Haven for Vee

for the Note Card party!

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And for my regular readers, would you please click HERE to see the post I did this morning. I don’t usually do 2 posts in one day and don’t want you to miss this one! Thanks!

43 comments:

Shelia said...

Lovely post and those snaps of the horses are just so pretty. I'll pop over and see your other post. Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Hi....I just wanted to stop by to let you know of a GIVEAWAY being hosted by Koralee from Bluebird Notes blog to help celebrate the opening of my new Etsy shop: Daisy Pink Wish.......if you have the time please stop by.....we would love to see you enter!
Daisy~

podso said...

What I've learned! We drive through Ocala at least twice and year and I knew there were lots of horse farms but not this fact! Your photos are great, even through the window and made a nice set of cards.

cucki said...

Sweet horses..I love them so much..
Sending you lots of love and prayers x

Pamela Gordon said...

I had no idea that Florida is known for horse breeding! These photos are beautiful especially the last one. Have a good day! Hugs, Pam

Penny@The Comforts of Home & From Harvest To Table said...

What beautiful photos Dianne!

Happyone said...

Beautiful photos and they would make wonderful note cards.

Vee said...

Right. I learned some things here. I also had no idea that Florida is third in horse population and that Florida is such a center for horse breeding. Very interesting indeed. I'm always searching for note cards to send to a man and these would perfectly fit that need. They're wonderful!

Donna said...

Wonderful! You know I love horses! And Yes, I knew that Ocala is considered a horse capital. A blogging friend of mine used to work at one of the posh stables there!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

such pretty horses. nice shots. ( :

Olive said...

I do not know that about Florida and horses. There quite a bit of horse training done in Aiken, South Carolina where I am from too.

Danice said...

what great photos. horses are so pretty.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your horse photos are wonderful- they are amazing creatures, indeed.

Lovely card choices this month!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I had no idea there were so many horses in florida. They look like beautiful horses too.

Ames said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing our lovely state!~Ames

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! That third pic really lets you know you're in Florida:@)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love the photo of the pony!!

TexWisGirl said...

a fabulous area!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
Well, I learned something new; didn't realize there was such a horse community in Florida. Something to check out next year.
Love the last photo.
Judith

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Beautiful pictures! I came over to follow you but Google Friends Connect is no longer allowing me to follow any blogs. Do you have an email I can follow by. Thank you for coming over to visit my blog! Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

bj said...

These are just great...I would love to get a note on any one of them.:)

Irene said...

Lovely note cards.

Dawna Motz said...

Stopping by from Vee's party! Great photos of the countryside and the horses ! Thanks for sharing them.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I never would have thought of Florida as one of the top states for horses! Your photos are so pretty. This is a beautiful area! Love that last pic of the mare and her colt.

Life images by Jill said...

beautiful views. I love seeing horses, although I must say I am a little wary of them - silly eally.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Terri said...

There is just something so majestic about a herd of horses- they are are just beautiful! I love the second shot with the cool fence.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I posted photos my daughter took of her horse! We are thinking alike.

Love photos!

Deanna

Carol said...

Great pictures of the beautiful horses. Thanks for sharing with us.

Smiles,
Carol

Linda H said...

I too did not know Ocala is known for horse breeding. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos- and I LOVE your new header photos too. Such a peaceful scene.

Peggy Jones said...

Beautiful. Looks like Ky. for sure. They make great note cards.
QMM

Melissa Gill said...

I love driving through Ocala and seeing the horses!
We live in Central Florida too! :) Nice to "meet" a FL neighbor!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Wild ponies always intrigue me. Probably has something to do with reading Misty of Chincoteague as a young girl. Great notecards. :-)

Laurie Ritchey said...

Those would make beautiful note cards, Diane. I don't usually think of horses when I think of Florida, so I learned a lot from your pretty post. I've never seen wild horses in person. What a sight that must be. laurie

ImSoVintage said...

These are all beautiful, Diane. Of course, being a Lexingtonian, I would have to argue about the horse capital of the world :)
Hugs,
Laura

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, those are such beautiful horses. It looks so pretty there and thanks for sharing.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Well you know I love those wild horses...

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my giveaway post.

Lovely to come and visit you... lovely photos to enjoy and there's a sense of peacefulness here.

Here's wishing you the best for the draw on Friday... here's hoping!

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places....

Brenda

Lorrie said...

Horses are such graceful and elegant creatures. I love watching them. Great note card photos.

Cheryl said...

So interesting to read that the Horse Capital of the World is in Florida! I had no idea.

Your photos are lovely...beautiful animals, beautiful captures. What?! Through the windshield?! Amazing!

(And yes, a great big blog meet would be oodles of fun!) :)

Ginger Zuck said...

Wow Diane, how beautiful. Great photos, I'm ready to move, although I'm in big horse country, I'd rather be in Florida!! LOL. What great note cards these will make. Hugs

Diane Writes said...

Lucky you, perfect shot of the horses and the scenery.

Hope you are having a great week namemate! Thank for this wonderful place.

Samantha Lynne said...

I always make my pillow covers too now. Saves so much room and is cheaper ;)
xo
Samantha

Sharon Calvert said...

Hi, Diane: thanks for this interesting post. I haven't shared with you that my husband and I moved here to Alabama ten months ago after living 9 years in Lexington, KY. There is a huge mural on a water tank at the intersection of I75/I64, proclaiming 'Horse Capital of the World!' The Bluegrass horse farms are beautiful, but we noticed during our time there that more and more pasturelands were disappearing in favor of 'development.' Keeneland features Thoroughbred horse racing while The Red Mile features harness racing; and of course, just up the highway is Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held. I surely miss seeing those magnificent creatures.

Hugs from Alabama,
Sharon