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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oh, the weather outside...

ISN'T DELIGHTFUL!!! No, way! Last weekend was downright COLD and WET! I drove up both Saturday and Sunday to give the horses an extra meal. And, as soon as I'd fed them all on Saturday, the heavens opened up and it started to POUR! Rain, with the wind blowing, was coming down sideways! And, it was a cold rain! I jumped in my car and drove back down the mountain to the desert. Along the way, I took some of the most interesting cloud photos I've ever taken! I'll be posting them on Friday. Hubby was off work Sunday and drove back up the mountain with me. The higher elevations got another dusting of snow, but the horses just got more rain overnight. The horses eagerly awaited their extra meal, except for Quad, who was banging his feeder, DEMANDING another meal! What a character! Here are the mustangs. LOOK how dark Scout is! Wow! I'm always amazed to feel her winter coat. It's so thick and coarse! And, windproof and waterproof! Quad and Sunni, however, seem to have longer and looser hair. Do different breeds of horses have different winter coats? Quad is a thoroughbred and Sunni is a quarter horse and I notice how different their coats are from the mustangs.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful horse.

Anonymous said...

My horses have very different coats - Maisie, who is a TB/warmblood cross, gets a heavy winter coat, and Lily, who is QH/warmblood cross, gets a massive coat complete with feather on her legs. Noble, who is a QH but who has lots of TB in his pedigree, gets a fairly light coat, but he's also about to start medicine for low thyroid so that may have contributed. Dawn, who is a TB, gets a thin coat too and is prone to get cold more easily than my others - I think it's a TB thing.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! Scout really has darkened for winter. Beautiful!

I'd rather have snow than freezing rain. brrrr!

Keep warm!