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Ocala equestrian community raises funds and supplies for Southwest Florida community

Louisa Barton had no idea that one Facebook message would change the trajectory of her next few weeks. Immediately after Hurricane Ian hit Southwest Florida, Barton opened her phone up to a direct message from Kelly Moore, a member of the Ocala Equestrian Community. Moore reached out to get support …

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Preparing livestock amid Hurricane Ian

Livestock owners preparing for Hurricane Ian have three major concerns: identification, sheltering and power. Livestock can be identified by using ear tags or by spraying numbers onto the cattle using a can of nontoxic spray. Because most barns are not built to withstand hurricane winds, many area farms will leave their cows to weather the storm in open fields. Another concern is keeping power on so well water can be pumped for the livestock to drink.

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A farrier’s life

Billy Bishop is a fifth-generation horseman and farrier. Bishop values communicating with these horses to ensure the proper fit and comfort of their shoes. Inspiring and hardworking, he provides an important service to the equine community.

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