Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, April 2014. The roses are blooming!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

We had RAIN yesterday! REAL RAIN!

It's been so long, but we actually had RAIN here in the desert yesterday!  It was wonderful!  I love the smell of the desert after a nice rain.  And, it even rained at our house yesterday afternoon.  I stopped and took these photos as I was driving back to Palm Desert from Indio.  I had to babysit the granddaughter (who took a couple of steps yesterday).  I can't wait to see what our mountains are like this morning and I may take a short drive up to them this morning.  It should be a great day for photos today!  Look how DARK the skies were.  Hubby told me he heard thunder and saw lightning, but I didn't hear or see any...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Garner Valley tree and fence~Good Fences~041814

There is a small community up in Garner Valley, apart from the 5 acre ranches.  It's right off the highway, and it is made up of small homes.  No big ranches are there.  It's a tight little community and I often drive through it.  Houses are well kept and I always enjoy seeing the yards, including this one with a flowering tree and fence.  Good Fences for Friday, April 18, 2014.   To visit Good Fences, please go to this link:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What's up, Quad?

What's up, Quad?

I need to get up there one of the next 3 days and give everybody a GOOD brushing...I'm thinking tomorrow will be a good school!   :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More cuteness!

He IS adorable.  And, he has one brown eye and one blue one...!!!   :-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ms. Nosy

Yes, here's Scout..."Ms. Nosy".  She's always interested in whatever is going on up at the ranch!  Curious little thing, isn't she?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ranch roses~Today's Flowers~041314

I was able to get up to the ranch yesterday and was surprised to see ALL the roses up there in bloom!  They were gorgeous.  After greeting the horses, I walked around and took these photos of the flowers.  I also spotted a roadrunner at the ranch.  The owner isn't sure if she's glad to see him, however, as he apparently killed a quail last week.    Today's Flowers for Sunday, April 13, 2014.  To visit Today's Flowers, please go to this link:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

More pics of the little guy!!!

Well, I made it up to the horses this morning, but I only lasted 1 hour.  I've had a cold virus since last week (I missed 2 days of school) and it just WIPED. ME. OUT.  I straggled to school this past week, but by Wednesday, I was completely exhausted and had a horrible headache.  Each afternoon, I'd drive home and take a nap.

I wanted to see how the little colt was doing.  He's in the corral next to Sunni, with his mother, and I wanted to see him before he got too big.  He's still ALL LEGS.  He almost came up to me, but then decided he'd go have another sip of breakfast instead!  Apparently Sunni is the "babysitter".  Mom allows him to put his head over the fence between them and watch the little guy!   :-)

I wish I'd had more energy.  I didn't really do much this morning, just gave everybody a couple of scoops of pellets and their psyllium.  The farrier will be up shortly to give them a trim, but I DO have a 3 day weekend next weekend!   :-)  YEAH!