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  2. Saturday, the Ranch, Ocala

     
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  4. The Ranch, Ocala- Friday edition

     
  5. Red Bull, Black Heifer

    the Ranch, Ocala

     
  6. Travis Brown

    Deseret Ranch

    Osceola County, Florida

     
  7. “A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” 

    ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

    (Source: olper, via emeraldgirl88)

     
  8. Harrison Cattle Company

    Sarasota County, Florida

     
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  10. at Winding Oaks Farm

    Ocala

    The owner of the last remaining iconic thoroughbred horse farm along State Road 200 has called it quits.

    Eugene Melnyk announced his retirement after more than 20 years in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.

    The Canadian billionaire bought the 1,000-acre site of the former Mockingbird Farm on west SR 200 in 2001 and established Winding Oaks Farm.

    The corridor previously has seen iconic properties like Bonnie Heath, Dudley and Tartan farms be transformed into developments.

    The property has been put up be for sale and Melnyk’s remaining bloodstock was dispersed at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton sale in Kentucky.

    The 72 horses — including horses of racing age, racing prospects and his remaining mares — are all being sold.

    http://www.windingoaksfarm.com/

    story by Carlos E. Medina

     
  11. Horses groomed, fed and turned out for the night, - time to put my feet up for a moment and stare at this Ocala sky.  

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  12. The Weanlings

    the Ranch, Ocala

     
  13. the Proposition

     
  14. Utah

    “Late in August the lure of the mountains becomes irresistible. Seared by the everlasting sunfire, I want to see running water again, embrace a pine tree, cut my initials in the bark of an aspen, get bit by a mosquito, see a mountain bluebird, find a big blue columbine, get lost in the firs, hike above timberline, sunbathe on snow and eat some ice, climb the rocks and stand in the wind at the top of the world on the peak of Tukuhnikivats.” 

    ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

     

  15.  Canvas bedroll covers or tarps offer protection against dirt and the elements while the bed is on the ground or being transported. They are sold by supply houses and mail order stores like the J.M. Capriola Company of Elko, Nevada, the leading regional supplier of cowboy gear. In Capriola’s 1982 catalog, the “Cowboy `Bed Roll’ Tarp” is described as a seventeen-by seven-foot piece of 15-ounce, untreated canvas. The tarp is priced at $77.50, with straps costing an extra $19. The catalog description uses the term “old time,” and Les says he thinks of them as a mark of the “old-time buckaroo.” Bedroll contents and folding techniques vary. Some buckaroos use a thin mattress and blankets; others, including Les, use the tarp to enclose a sleeping bag. Clay’s bedding is unusual in including a cowhide. When Les saw this footage, he pointed out that he folds his tarp so that the long flat section remains at the head of the bed, where he can pull it over his head if it rains. Clay’s tarp could not be folded in this manner unless the snaps were moved.