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.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shots! and a rainy, snowy day

So, the vet came yesterday and gave all the mares their shots (not Sunni...he's not due until mid-summer). And, did they behave? Beauty didn't like her first shot and moved off, but otherwise was fine. Gigondas didn't even bat an eyelash (ho hum)...Cali didn't move a foot~ GOOD GIRL! And Scout? Well, after the first one, she decided she didn't like shots, but got her second one. Our vet LOVES to play with her and he spent a few minutes moving her around! Cali wanted to hop into his pocket and ride home with him (No, Cali, you can't go home with the nice, old vet!) I'm always glad when shots are over! Now I have to get wormers for them all! It was an absolutely freezing day yesterday, windy, cloudy. In fact, during the hour we were at the ranch, Mt. Santa Rosa got a fresh dusting of snow, as well as Idyllwild! In APRIL, for crying out loud! In the 34 years I've lived here in the desert, I don't remember a spring break so cold! It's always warm and sunny in April, but not this year. Look how much lighter Scout is! And, Cali? She decided to roll in the manure so that she would be nice and SMELLY for Doc! Wasn't that sweet of her?


Anonymous said...

We've been having unusually cold (and windy) weather, too - but there's hope - today's supposed to be in the low 60s with bright sun!

Linda said...

Good for them. It sounds like they did GREAT! I need to do shots soon,too.

I am surprised at your weather. As you may know, we received the most snow EVER in Spokane--broke all the records. Maybe it's just a cold year all around for everyone?!?

Katharine Swan said...

Panama is due for his shots soon too. Thanks for the reminder. :o)

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Snow! Still?

It's always a relief to get shots taken care of and even better when they behave well for the vet! Mine just had spring shots too with no reactions thankfully.