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, January 10, 2009

Beauty and I (or Beauty and THE BEAST!)

I went through my photos last night and found these of Beauty that hubby took when she was at my cousin's ranch last summer. I thought I'd post it since some of us are "outing" ourselves! HA! She looks gorgeous! I look....FAT! Since then, I've changed my eating habits and have lost 16 pounds!~ I am still eating healthy, raw food (NO sugar, no soda, no white flour, less processed foods, NO RED MEAT, lots of stir fry and fresh vegetables and sprouts)...(you can read about my food journey at: I'm losing 1 pound a week, which is a healthy weight loss. My energy level is now back to normal, after all my leg problems! I SHOULD be able to ride Beauty again by June, when Valerie moves her own horses back up to the mountains and she'll then be 10 minutes away from me! We've talked and I'll be sending Gigondas over to her ranch this summer for her final "tune up" and trail training! Right now Valerie is working on the desert trails. She clears boulders (YES!) and trims back trees and shrubs so that the horses can get through them. Some even have been blocked off, so she works with landowners and gets them to agree to allow horses through their land! She's INCREDIBLE! Anyway...I thought I'd share this with 'ya all! Have a great weekend! I'm going up to work with Sunni and Cali on their manners and standing still so that the ferrier can come back to do Cali's feet next week. Sunni was a "drama queen" and snorted and ran off and acted like a teenager, so I need to do some work with him. I also need to treat him for thrush. He's "thrushy"! Gigondas and Beauty, my two feedlot rescue horses, were absolute ladies and stood still! Go figure!~


Cactus Jack Splash said...

Nice photos, you two look good together

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Naughty Sunni. See Mares can be good, too. Sometimes even better than geldings. hehe

Wow. You're so close to riding again. Everthing is falling into place for you. I hope it continues to go well and you gain strength and confidance.

Those photos of you two are just Beauty-ful!

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