Tag Archives: horses

Heavy Rains Pose Health Risks for Rescued Horses

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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.

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GALLERY: Ocala’s Horse Shows In The Sun

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

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

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Alachua County Deputies Hope To Find Home For Recovering Horses

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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.

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Combat Boots To Cowboy Boots: Florida Veterans Learn Horse Care

By on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Sugar Plum Ranch in Ocala provides a training program for military veterans to learn the basics of caring for horses. The program helps veterans acquire jobs on farms after they have returned home from military service.

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Foreign parasite discovered in Ocala, could harm horse business

By on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

The parasite, which is not normally found in the United States, is a concern for those in the horse business.

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Caring for Florida’s neglected, unwanted horses

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Mill Creek Farm is a retirement home for horses.  Located in Alachua, Florida, the farm has been a safe haven for retired, abused, neglected and unwanted horses since 1984.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports on the owner’s experiences of [...]

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