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, February 14, 2009


Snow isn't something we get a lot here in Southern California, and even up in our local mountains, a snow storm is a big deal. So, yesterday hubby and I bundled up and got in the car to go visit the herd. The weather man on our local news station said another storm front was moving in by afternoon. I checked with the CHP and the mountain roads were clear, so we headed up the hill to see the herd and buy some sweet feed to get them through the next week, since more storms are schedule to descend upon us. WOW! What a lot of snow! Even longtime mountain residents said it was a big storm that hit a few days ago! There was still plenty of snow around, but the roads were clear. That is, until we pulled off to take some pictures. Then, we ran into M-U-D!!! Now, my car isn't four-wheel drive, although I have a Honda CRV, which is fairly high off the ground. We pulled off into a campground along the way to stop and take photos of the snow, but the mud was horrible and I turned around instead of sloshing through it. So, we bought two bags of feed and proceeded to the ranch. One of our glue traps caught two more mice (YEAH!) It was a beautiful morning at the ranch and as the clouds moved in, the sun would appear and then disappear behind more clouds. I walked around the ranch and I'll post some pics the next couple of days. They were all happy to see us...or rather the extra food that we brought them!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It's my birthday and I have NO IDEA what we're doing today!


Cactus Jack Splash said...

Happy Valentine's Day

Allison said...

Happy Valentines Day AND Happy Birthday.
I would love it if you went to my Pinetowns blog, I did the award thing, and I left you one for you for your palm desert daily blog.
Id love to know if I did it right.
Again Thank you sooo much.
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Cheryl
Happy Birthday to you!!!
And many more!!!

P.S. By the way great pic. That's me getting sidetracked again!!!

Caprice said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a great one! Love your pics of the horses in the snow. I just started following your blog so I'm not up to date. Are the horses boarded somewhere far from you? Up in the mtns above where you live in the desert? I know- too many ??? Your horses are very pretty. My mare gives me the cold shoulder too until I give her a apple or carrot. She's a pill!
Let us know what fun you had on your birthday/ Valentines Day!