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 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, April 2014. The roses are blooming!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Palomino Valley BLM corrals





























Yesterday hubby and I drove out to the BLM corrals at Palomino Valley. Did you know that PV is the largest BLM holding facility in the country and will hold up to 2,000 horses? There weren't 2,000 there yesterday. We found out that the BLM roundup starts in July and runs through February to avoid the foaling season. The brands on the horses we saw yesteday looked fairly new and the horses didn't know what carrots were! They were wary of people, but curious. A LOT of bays there...no palominos at all. A few duns and grays, but mostly bays. One little filly nearly made contact with my hand, but not quite! She was very curious, however. It was a gorgeous day out there...thunderheads on the horizon and later that day, when we went up over I-80 at Truckee, we got some rain.

5 comments:

Mikey said...

You're just all over the place lately! Very cool, I've seen pictures of PV before, never been there but I want to go!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Some nice looking horses in that group

Carol said...

You sure do good work.

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DesertHen said...

Our town just held an BLM adoption in May. All of the horses came from PV which is only a few hours from us. I hope you enjoyed your trip to NV....=)

Bobby-Lee said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time at PVC. I am a volunteer there and just happened to find your blog. We have started to get bring in more horses. Tons of color. Still some bays but lots of other color as well. We do have 2 palominos now too. They are both still nursing but will be weaned in the next few months. One is a filly and the other is a stud colt.