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Record rainfall in North Central Florida has created special woes for hay and vegetable farmers. Lake City hay farmer Carl Allison said he will now have to struggle to find cattle customers, rather than horse customers, because the quality of hay he has been able to grow is more suited to cows, while Cody Galligan, who grows vegetables at his family farm in Gainesville, said the rain has caused losses for him.
American Pharoah, the horse that broke a 37-year dry spell to win the Triple Crown, has close roots. The horse was training at McKathan Brothers Training Center in Citra about a year ago.
Lauren Ault was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor seven years ago. Now, despite being wheelchair-bound, she has found independence with HOrses Helping PEople.
Doc Mishler rides around the country on horseback preaching his Christian beliefs. He travels about 20 miles per day and rode through Gainesville on Monday.
The 26th annual Day of Champions race was held Tuesday at an Ocala racetrack. The event was preceded by an auction of 60 thoroughbreds by the Ocala Breeders Sales company.
Because of flooding on 150 acres of Micanopy land, the Horse Protection Association of Florida is in need of dry land for its rescues. A suitable area was found for 23 of the horses, but HPAF’s Morgan Silver worries about organizing the funds to continue paying rent.
The Florida Department of Education released a manual for small-scale horse operation best management practices in order to help preserve the state’s water resources.
The heavy rainfall may lead to serious health problems for horses in a Marion County horse rescue organization. The Horse Protection Association of Florida has a drainage problem on their land that has lead to standing water that may harm the horses.
Riders from across the globe traveled to the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala for the 10-week competition of HITS, Horse Shows In The Sun
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will hold an auction on Saturday to find homes for two healthy horses that have overcome severe malnutrition. ACSO has spent more than $1,400 over the last six months rehabilitating them.