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 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Yes! Here she is! Our very own "Ripley". She was about 7 weeks old here. Here's the story: Art and I went to the Anza swap meet one Saturday before Thanksgiving to look for Christmas presents. Instead, an old rancher and his wife had 4 puppies in a large box. Two were German-shepherd look alikes (remember, we already have 1 purebred German Shepherd), and were male, but they also had 2 pure black females (more like the mother, a lab). Of course, WE COULDN'T RESIST! So, Art bundled up the baby, stuck her in his jacket, and off we went to see the horses! She fell asleep in the warm sun underneath our car! We decided to name her "Mocha", but our son suggested "Ripley" (YES, from the "Alien" movies) because she is so dominant. She is NOT AFRAID of anything. Not our 2 BIG DOGS at home (Rommel and Atticus), or any of the cats, including Loki, who has "trained" every dog we've ever had (she just thinks he's a bundle of fun!). She is very headstrong and brave and we dearly love her! More photos to come of Ripley.

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