Retirement Home for Horses (Post #100)

On January 18th my photography club went to the Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm located in Alachua, Florida. This is a nonprofit equine sanctuary that provides lifelong care for horses that have been neglected or abused or that are unwanted. They are open to the public every Saturday from 11am-3pm and the admission is two carrots. We stopped at the grocery store and got two big bags of carrots – payment for letting us take their picture!

In my photography group, we get an assignment for at least one of our photos. This time it was “body parts.” We submit a total of 10 photos for our reveal meeting, which was earlier today. Here are my 10 from the farm:

1.  The horses are all watching the visitors walk to the next paddock.317

2. Then these two turned and looked at me!

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3.  This is my “body part” entry – if you look closely you can see my reflection in his eye.

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4. This is an Appaloosa resident of the farm.

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5. This pony was plotting to get to the carrots anyway he could.

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6. My portrait of a beautiful senior citizen.

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7. Lineup of the bridles.

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8. Another resident of the farm enjoying the day.323

9. What an expressive face!

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10. One of their newest residents.

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It was an amazing morning and we only saw about a third of the farm. I will definitely return for another visit.

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