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Acres of green rolling hills lead to pastures of horses grazing near or under large sprawling oak trees enclosed by long stretches of white wooden fences.
Beyond the fences, horse barns appear adjacent to spacious country estates.
Ocala is horse country, Florida horse country. A drive through the acclaimed “horse capital of the world” will quickly help you understand what drives this region. More than 700 horse farms dot the Marion County landscape ranging from a small two-acre farm to the largest spread of 4,500 acres. Some say it’s the nutrient-rich Florida limestone soil that creates healthier grass for stronger horses while others believe its Ocala’s dedicated equestrian history and close-knit tradition that has created a legacy of winners.
Read the Authentic Florida article here.