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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter woolies~That's My World 122909






















Our horses are in full winter coats right now. Nights are down into the 20's in our local mountains, where I board them. Of all our horses, Scout makes the most colorful transition during winter. Her light summer coat is completely covered by brown hair in winter. Look how dark she is! It is always interesting, every winter, to see the horses' winter hair come out. They are frequently exposed to not only snow in our local mountains, but also wind. I see that the mustangs just turn their backs to the wind and huddle together. Since these two were born in Wyoming and spent their first year there, they don't seem to mind our "mild" California mountain winters! Here are some pics of our two mustangs, Scout and Cali. That's My World for Tuesday, December 29, 2009.

7 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Nice woolie horses

Breathe said...

Nothing like a winter coat. They look great!

Linda said...

I bet they do love your winters!! Lucky horses.

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for bringing back my horse memories. I remember brushing all those winter coats, even down in the LA area. I invite you to come see my winter up the lake. - Margy

storyteller said...

I didn't know that horses grew winter coats, but it certainly makes sense given the cold temperatures where you live. I shared warmer views from MY world today at Sacred Ruminations
Hugs and blessings,

lisa said...

I love it when my horses get their winter coats! I could just cuddle up to them all the time! Scout and Cali are cuties!

Gail said...

They will need the woolies!