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, April 18, 2009

What I didn't get done spring break

This is the weirdest spring break I've ever had! First of all, hubby and I were planning to drive to Arizona, but the weather was so bad, he decided to cancel the trip. YEAH! (hehehehehe!) I thought...I'll get to spend more time with the horses....NOT!!! Monday I flaked out totally exhausted. Tuesday? Nah. Nothing. Nada. Another wasted day. Wednesday? Doc came and gave the horses their shots in nearly sub-zero weather! Even HE complained how cold it was! Thursday? We drove to Ramona, a 2 hour drive. I DID find a nice feed store and I bought wormers and psyllium for the gang. Yesterday? Nope. Had to take one of our cats to the vet because he has a respiratory infection and that shot most of the day. Have you ever driven your car with a yowling cat in the back seat? NOT FUN and a REAL HEADACHE!!! Then, on the way home, to my horror, I glanced in the mirror and saw him LOOSE in the car! Apparently he figured out how to open the latches on his crate! Either that, or when I stopped at the feed store to buy sweet feed and shredded beet pulp, the guy knocked them loose when he tossed them in the back seat? So, he rode home snuggled next to me on the armrest. Oh, joy! I wasn't about to stop the car, open the door, and have him dart out into the forest, to be lost forever! No horse time yesterday. Today? Who knows? I'm supposed to meet my aunt and uncle for breakfast, and I'll be without my cat, so maybe I'll actually have time (and nice weather) to actually work with Cali and Scout and let Beauty and Sunni out into the arena to run? Here's Scout's take on the whole thing!


Life at Star's Rest said...

I'm aching to work with horses too and will be glad if spring *ever* gets here and stays! Nice shot of a pretty roan rump. Carmon

One Red Horse said...

I love the title of this entry - This year I've had a nice long list of things to do on my breaks - like this spring break, and little gets done. Too cold and windy to do much yard work. But I did read lots. Enjoy your last two days of vacation.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! What a wild and wacky Spring Break you've had! hehe

I have one cat that loves to travel in the car and one that doesn't. I so know about the yowling thing. lol!

It snowed here yesterday. Spring? What's that? lol!


Anonymous said...

Hope you get some horse time - there's always so much going on, it's hard.