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Retirement Home for Horses, aka Mill Creek Farm, in Alachua

This is my favorite horse at Mill Creek Farm, a gentle Belgium draft horse. He, and about 150 other horses, are available to eat carrots from your hands each Saturday 11-3. For more info on this non-profit farm where all the horses are old or disabled & many were service horses (law enforcement, carriage horses, etc), visit their site: While this particular photo of him screams to me to paint it I just don't know if I want to spend days rendering his old, wise eyes and I don't know if a looser painting of him would do him justice. But I'm over painting boats for now, back to the landscapes with birds or other animals.