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  1. #1
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    Mar. 19, 2006

    Default Afternoon to kill in Ocala.. any suggestions on what to do?

    I'm heading to Orlando Thursday for some meetings for work. I have an afternoon to kill and was thinking about heading to Ocala to poke around. The last time I was there was for HITS, but that doesn't start until next week or the week after, I think. Any suggestions on things to do, places to go, etc?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 12, 2009


    You could hit the Tack Shack and the consignment tack/horse stuff store right near by.

  3. #3
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    May. 24, 2005
    Winter Park, Florida


    Definitely the Tack Shack and the Paddock Room downtown Ocala.
    If you can't get out of Orlando, there is Stockman's Harness Shop on Lee Road, just north of Orlando and west of Winter Park (and of course, you could stroll down Park Avenue in Winter Park...not horsey but lots of fun!) and there is The Saddler in Sanford, north of Orlando.

  4. #4
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    Apr. 4, 2007
    Jasper, GA


    Tour the carriage museum and if you had the money, take a driving lesson at their stable.
    Luistano Stallion standing for 2013: Wolverine UVF

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct. 30, 2009


    There's actually about 5 or six tack shops in the Ocala area. From J & J, Quarter Pole, and my favorite The Winning Edge, among others. There's also (at least there used to be) a tour of farms.

  6. #6
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    Aug. 12, 2009


    There are still farm tours, I have not done them but see the billboards advertising them.

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