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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"R" is for run~~ABC Wednesday 111809

I often watch each of our horses run in the arena and I've noticed some differences. First, Cali doesn't run very much...usually ONLY when she is being chased by Scout! And, Sunni can run, too, and he's pretty fast (being a quarter horse). But, our two thoroughbreds, Gigondas, and now Quad, RUN!~ And, between the two of them, Gigondas is the ultimate runner! HA! And, she's never been in a starting gate (she has no lip tattoo). While Quad just RAN last weekend, for the first time, it was short-lived and in no way compares to Gigondas, who flat-out RUNS and RUNS and RUNS! She LOVES to run! Both Gigondas and Quad have long strides. But, Scout doesn't. She digs into the ground and moves like a tank. Don't get me wrong! She can RUN! She'd be a great barrel racing horse because that little gal can MOVE! But, her style is different from the two thoroughbreds. She just gets her little legs movin'!!!! ABC Wednesday for November 18, 2009.


Anonymous said...

Those TBs love to roll! Great pictures!

Sherrie said...

They are beautiful animals! They look like they are having a wonderful time running. Have a great day!!

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Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! And they do love to run! Your marvelous photos brought back lots of fun memories of my horses from years ago in Montana! Fun shots for the day!

Enjoy your day!


Dragonstar said...

What lovely pictures! Your horses are really enjoying themselves.

On behalf of the Team, thanks for your post.

jay said...

Just like us, I expect. Some of us are elegant movers and some are not. Guess which category I fit into? LOL!

Beautiful pictures of the horses, as always!

Gail said...

Wonderful how they will feel under saddle?

Tumblewords: said...

They are really stirrin' it up! Beautiful!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Love the running photos

Roger Owen Green said...

rugged, regal runners