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.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Beauty and Gigondas REUNITED! Two Cali reds!

Beauty and Gigondas haven't been together for....let me think...a year and a half! These two were boarded together during their quarantine up in WA, were together for 8 months after that, but then when we moved them to the mountain ranch, Gigondas had her own pen and Beauty was in with the two mustangs. Then Beauty went to my cousins's for the winter last year and again over the summer for her final saddle and trail training. They could see each other, but they weren't ever put in the arena together for a year and a half. NOW I see why people talk about mares so much! So this weekend, we reunited them. Hmmmmpppppfffff! NOT a good idea! They sniffed, Beauty went running off, Gigondas turned and chased her with ears back and nipped her a couple of times. Young wippersnapper! GO AWAY! My dad! I managed to get a few photos, but they were moving so fast it was difficult. GOOD THING Gigondas did respond to her verbal commands and we got her out of there to calm her down. She's an alpha mare and boy, did we see alpha mare action! After that, we put Sunni in with Beauty and they were fine. They munched on weeds very calmly. It's nice having an extra day with the horses and beautiful, clear, warm Southern California weather.


Cactus Jack Splash said...

Yep those redheaded mares are TNT on four legs at times. That is why I am giving up on mares

Ed said...

Cool story, sounds like the last time I was with my sisters...:-)