Central Florida Thoroughbreds: A History of Horses in the by Charlene R. Johnson

By Charlene R. Johnson

again within the Forties, whilst Florida was once the Wild West of the East, a couple of hearty souls dared to imagine they may compete with the best, blue-blooded racehorses and their breeders with their very own inventory raised between palm timber, sand and alligators. Florida was once the cracker cowboy nation, and cowponies have been anticipated. however the scoffers did not observe what the wealth of limestone, the facility of hot sunshine yr around and the chilly, crystalline freshwater springs which are the gem stones of valuable Florida could suggest to the elevating of fit, aggressive animals. whilst the 1st Thoroughbreds produced in Florida, admittedly small and scrappy, started to "outrun their pedigrees," the state of Thoroughbred breeders needed to take observe. subscribe to writer Charlene R. Johnson as she info the attention-grabbing equine heritage of critical Florida.

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