Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Petting farm at Westgate River Ranch, FL

baby goat

In my last entry I shared our stay at the Westgate River Ranch.  We had so much fun walking around the ranch and trying archery. In this entry I will share pictures of the petting farm and rodeo we attended Saturday night. Above is one of the new baby goats. They were so cute!


Mama goat is looking after the kids.


The horses were very calm and friendly. My sister, Andrea, was thrilled to spend time with the horses.

leading horse

My brother was able to lead some of the horses to the pasture.


The donkeys weren’t too anxious to leave the pin.


I wasn’t too eager to get near to the llamas for fear they would decide to spit!


Wow! That is a big turkey.


The Watusi Cattle are native to Africa. Their horns can reach up to 8 feet from tip to tip. This is not the kind of cattle you want to mess with.

IMG_5009  watusi



The last night of our stay was spent at the rodeo which is every  Saturday.


The bull competition was rough. The goal was to stay on for 8 seconds. During the second session one of the riders stayed on long enough to win. We were all cheering for the riders. It was difficult to capture the moment because the bulls were kicking so violently.

hold flag

The Rodeo started with a parade and the singing of The National Anthem.

riding two horses 

One of the neatest tricks was this gentlemen who rode two horses at one time while standing! It must have taken a lot of practice and courage to do this trick.

Elizabeth’s Traveling Tips: The Rodeo is on Saturday nights and costs $15 for adults and $6 for children. Afterwards there is a DJ who plays tunes such as “Electric Slide” for both kids and adults. The after show entertainment is right outside the River Ranch Saloon. You can find out more at the following link.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good time was had by all.....I was once married to a bull's a dangerous sport, but he loved it. No matter how many "grand entrys" I sat thru...The National Anthem always teared my eyes...especially when in Canada. I sure do love this country.