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Where rocking horses of Puerto Rico prance freely 

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Zenobio Rodriguez Jr. grew up around horses in Puerto Rico. His father owned horses. His uncle owned horses. Now, at 63 years old, "Junior" carries on the family tradition from Rochester, packing the yard of his North Street home with more than 120 horses — most of them knee-high, plastic rocking horses.
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PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Zenobio Rodriguez Jr. has transformed his yard on North Street into an homage to his passion for horses and his native Puerto Rico. He says people tell him, "You have creation, you have talent in your hands."
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Most of the more than 120 horses in the Rodriguezes' yard at the corner of North and St. Jacob streets have been dismantled from their spring-based rockers and placed between flowers and trees.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Zenobio and Carmen Rodriguez's granddaughter, Milani, rides one of the few horses still attached to springs in their yard.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Most of the more than 120 horses in the Rodriguezes' yard at the corner of North and St. Jacob streets have been dismantled from their spring-based rockers and placed between flowers and trees.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Zenobio Rodriguez Jr. talks with his mail carrier while trimming back plants from a horse in his yard.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Most of the more than 120 horses in the Rodriguezes' yard at the corner of North and St. Jacob streets have been dismantled from their spring-based rockers and placed between flowers and trees.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Carmen Rodriguez and Zenobio Rodriguez Jr. with their granddaughter, Milani, at their home at the corner of North and St. Jacob streets, where they have decorated their yard with more than 120 toy horses.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Most of the more than 120 horses in the Rodriguezes' yard at the corner of North and St. Jacob streets have been dismantled from their spring-based rockers and placed between flowers and trees.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Zenobio Rodriguez Jr. takes a break from working in his gardens to dance to Puerto Rican music on his phone.
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Carmen Rodriguez and Zenobio Rodriguez Jr. with their granddaughter, Milani, at their home at the corner of North and St. Jacob streets, where they have decorated their yard with more than 120 toy horses.
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PHOTO BY MAX SCHULTE
Zenobio Rodriguez Jr. has transformed his yard on North Street into an homage to his passion for horses and his native Puerto Rico. He says people tell him, "You have creation, you have talent in your hands."

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