So you think you know Florida, right? You see it as the sunshine state that’s filled with endless miles of gorgeous beaches, world-class theme parks and some of the best and biggest cities in the country/world. Well, just when you thought Florida couldn’t get any better – it does with the revealing of a hidden gem. This hidden gem is nestled smack dab in the middle of the state, far away from any ocean. It’s filled with cowboys and horses, exotic animals and acres of beautiful land. The best part? You can be a part of it; it’s Forever Florida located in Kissimmee, Florida!
Forever Florida is a 4700-acre eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area located just under an hour from Florida’s most famous attractions. The property is home to 9 Florida ecosystems consisting of a wide variety of wildlife including; bears, alligators, over two hundred species of birds and if you’re at the right place at the right time, you may even catch a glimpse of the Florida panther.
One of the main attractions at this property is the Cowboy for a Day experience. This is a real chance for guests to saddle up a horse and live like a real life cowboy for a day. You’ll begin the day with a horseback riding lesson before making your way out to work on the ranch rotating the herds from one grazing cell to another on the property’s beautiful Crescent J Ranch.
You’ll get to channel your inner cowboy by checking fences, rounding up strays, return a lost calf, place an ear tag on a newborn, or even learn how to take care of an injured animal. Whatever you run into, you’ll handle it like a real cowboy would. Lastly. you can’t brand yourself a cowboy without the proper attire, right? You’ll need a real cowboy hat – so one will be given to you.
After a long day of working, you’ll likely get hungry. Lunch will be served, and it’s a good one! You’ll sink your teeth into a burger made from their grade fed, pasture-raised beef, some of the very breeds of cattle you’ve been working with during your experience.
Have you ever been to Forever Florida’s property? Were you a cowboy for a day? We’d love to hear about your experience. Shoot us a comment below and tell us about it. Reservations are required so give us a call at 407-957-9794. See you out on the ranch!