Attention Equestrians! Visit Florida’s R.O. Ranch Equestrian Park

Located about halfway between Mayo and Steinhatchee in Natural North Florida, R.O. Ranch offers unique opportunities for horsemen and horsewomen looking to camp with their mounts.   Operated as a joint venture with the Suwannee River Water Management District, R.O Ranch is a spectacular 2500 acre equestrian park located in rural Lafayette County. The trails …

Goethe State Forest: Paradise for Horses, Birds

Equestrians know Goethe State Forest as a top-notch spot for trail riding, carriage riding and training at nearby Black Prong Equestrian Center, a 250-acre facility and lodge where world champion equestrians train. Even if you’re not a world-class horseman, you can experience Goethe on horseback or on foot. Hike amid the lupine looking for bobcat …

Meet Natural North Florida’s Own “Buck”

There’s been plenty of buzz lately about the documentary “Buck,” a biography of horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. But North Florida has its own Buck, Trey Young of Crawfordville’s 3Y Ranch. Like Buck, Trey is a master of Natural Horsemanship, where trainers use calm, gentle interactions to introduce a colt to riding or to remediate problem …