Anyplace else, General Jackson probably would’ve been euthanized. Several veterinarians have recommended it. Ever since he was a foal, the Tennessee walking horse has suffered health problems, including laminitis, a painful hoof condition that requires constant attention. But “The General,” as he’s fondly known, had the luck to be born where respect for animals is unconditional, come as they may.
Holly Point Farm, the country home of real estate developer Ramon W. Breeden Jr. and his wife Lucy Breeden, is a pastoral 400-acre animal paradise that has evolved over 44 years from a retreat to a sanctuary.