We took a recent field trip to Forever Florida in St. Cloud, Florida.
As soon as we arrived, we felt as if we had left the state! It was exciting and well worth the drive.
Cattle Ranching began in FLORIDA, not Texas. Because of the terrain Florida had Cattle Hunters. In Texas, they became known as Cow Boys.
Early Florida Cattle Ranchers were known as Florida Crackers because when they drove the cattle through the town cracking their bull whips the locals would declare, “Here come those Crackers again!”
Cracker Horses move in a smooth motion—riders don’t get jostled around (bounced up and down) like they do on other breeds of horses.
We explored the 4700 acre eco- ranch and wildlife conservation area via their Coach Safari.
This special place boasts nine distinct Florida ecosystems, home to an endless array of natural flora and fauna including alligators, black bears, white-tail deer, nearly two hundred species of birds and the endangered Florida Panther.
On our tour we saw wild pigs, alligators (and their newly hatched young), cattle, birds, and acres of fauna. We had a fantastic time and cannot wait to go back again—-this time to ride the zip line and take a tour on horseback.