Month: December 2020

Cactus Jack’s | Ocala, Florida

By Barbara Godwin | December 14, 2020

The Landbridge Trailhead is also home to Cactus Jacks, a trail riding rental stable where people can reserve a horse in advance for an hour and up to two hours ride time. Well known in the area, I decided to give Cactus Jacks a try and reserved an hour and a half ride.

The Ranch Kitchen: Holiday Favorites

By Guest Author | December 10, 2020

HRL is delighted to share a few of Alise’s favorite things in the kitchen this season…but check out the whole round up at The Ranch Kitchen! She’s got you covered from breakfast to dinner, with snacks and drinks too!

This 1965 Mercury M100 Truck with 650 HP Stylebox is a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift!

By Barbara Godwin | December 10, 2020

What’s on your Christmas wish list? If it’s a dream come true, one-of-a-kind ride, FSD Hot Rod Ranch in Eustis, Florida has just what you are looking for: a 1965 Mercury M100 with 650 HP Stylebox designed by Ken Currie. It is also distinguished for being one of the top ten picks by Hot Rod Magazine in 2015, and is one of only 1000 ever made.

Horse Country Trading Company

By Barbara Godwin | December 1, 2020

If you are tired of shopping online or at big box stores, take a pleasant drive through the scenic fields of Ocala, Florida horse farm country and visit Horse Country Trading Company, a retail shop for equestrians nestled into the 56 acres known as Kimberden.

Horse Lady Gifts

By Barbara Godwin | December 1, 2020

The jewelry designs are her own, and so is the craftsmanship. Each item is hand produced by Cindy in her shop, designed in clay, cast in pewter – no China out-sourcing here! She has designed jewelry for many Fortune 500 companies, and her market stretches from coast to coast. It is easy to see why; If you love jewelry and love horses, she creates just for you.

Eat AND Shop Merrily At Cracker Barrel Restaurant!

By Barbara Godwin | December 1, 2020

Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store is not only fun, it’s convenient. Where else can you shop for horse-themed home goods and indulge your taste buds with homestyle cooking at the same time?

Tractor Supply Company

By Barbara Godwin | December 1, 2020

Left to right: Sam Tabares, Manager, Mickey Govine, Receiver and Sarah Eyes, Team Lead 1. Thanks to the Leesburg, Florida store for letting HRL visit! Local feed stores cater to the horse owner community in a way that most big box stores cannot. Whether it’s a familiar face wearing a smile that welcomes you or…

HRL Holiday Gift Guide

By Barbara Godwin | December 1, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and welcome to the HRL Holiday Gifting Page! We’re celebrating the horse life with unique gift items with an equine flair from Tractor Supply, Cracker Barrel, talented local artisans, and more!