Ocala, Florida, is the horse capital of the world. It says so on the Ocala/Marion County website. It’s what the place is famous for. If you like horses, low-rolling hills, wide open spaces, and fields of green grass, Ocala is the place for you.
General aviation pilots rolling up to the FBO in Ocala know this to be true whether they’ve ever been there or not. Because leading from the ramp to the FBO door is a line of horse hitches designed to look like jockeys. They stand like a welcoming committee frozen in place, trumpeting the dominance of Ocala bred horseflesh, and the pride of a community that has dedicated itself to the care and feeding of that noble animal. [Read more…]