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.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

warm Saturday (finally!)

Well, today was a warm Saturday (almost)! YEAH! I'm so sick and tired of the rain! It was 83 degrees in the desert yesterday. I overdressed and was sweating! Drove up to see the horses this morning. Their pens were all dried out, even Gigo's! I raked her entire pen. She ignored me. I tried to pet her. She retreated. I tried join-up with her. She wasn't interested. MARES!!! The other 3 were much more curious. Sunni, of course, followed me all over the corral. Scout came up to me and let me pet her nose. She then went back to eating. Cali was off in her hay feeder, away from the other two, and let me brush her. Scout even let me brush her. They are ALL starting to lose some of their hair in the warm weather! I cleaned out the tack room and found 2 little eyes and a pink nose staring up at me from the floor (a little mouse)! After I screamed and he/she/it ran away, I pulled stuff out and found little "presents" all over (and could smell their leftover urine). Ugh! I HATE MICE! So, I pulled everything out and swept the tack room. Tomorrow I'll bring up some steel wool and TRY to plug up the hole where they are entering it. YEAH, RIGHT! They'll just find a new one. Anyway, the photos show the near-tailless Sunni and Scout, thanks to Cali, and a FILTHY Cali! Apparently she likes to roll in the mud!

1 comment:

Strawberry Lane said...

I'm with you! So great to have sun, finally. This mud has been really annoying.

By the way, the geese would love to visit your horses. They'd have them slick as a whistle before you knew it.

Really strange ... they love pulling off bits of dried mud. Thank goodness Royal doesn't give them a swift kick. So far, so good.