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, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"K" is for kiss and kindness~~ABC Wednesday 093009




It's very strange, but the horse that was the LEAST likely to trust humans, Scout, has now turned into the most trusting and loving! She came to us "halter broke" (NOT!) from the Salt Wells Creek BLM area in Wyoming and was halter broke at the Riverton prison facility. However, from the beginning, she was very wary toward us. It even took our trainer 1 1/2 hours to get Scout haltered the first time! Uh, uh! NO WAY! And, she always had a wary look in her eye. Of course, we had no idea what sort of life Scout had. Cali, on the other hand, was always very trusting and loving. It has taken Scout, however, over two years to finally trust us. Now, she is very curious and demands attention! And, she gets it! My friend Molly loves to come up to the ranch for some "horse time". She and Scout always get along so well! Here is Scout giving Molly a KISS and you can see the KINDNESS between the two of them! ABC Wednesday for September 30, 2009. It looks like our desert heat is finally disappearing. Temps will be down in the 90's for the next week!

9 comments:

Kate said...

She looks like a real sweetie - glad she came around!

Gail said...

Wonderful! It is sad to imagine what has happened to make Scout so people wary.

Mara said...

What a lovely story and the photos are great.

Molly said...

She's the best kisser!

Roger Owen Green said...

Kindness - highly underrated.
Kiss - probably underrated too.

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, animal kisses - great! Your photos are super!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Scout looks like she really cares about Molly...
Isn't it interesting how horses pick out humans they will love?

Powell River Books said...

Boy do I miss those horsey kisses. I invite you to come see my post about The King. -- Margy

Jay said...

Such a wonderful story of patiences and kindness rewarded by trust from a wary soul. I love reading about your horses!