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.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Not a good horse visit (Sunday)

Well, it wasn't a good day, I guess, for a horse visit. First, hubby jumped all over me and bit my head off when I asked him to go brush Gigondas, who was covered with mud. MEOW!!!!! Good grief, I thought. So, I went over and brushed Cali and Scout. After snow last week, this week we've had 80 degree days and all the horses are shedding! Great big globs came off of both Scout and Cali. Gigondas, who REALLY needed a good brushing, decided she was MAD at me and wouldn't let me near her. Nope. I either got the BUTT or she wandered off. I was able to send her around her corral a few times, but she really wasn't interested in joining up. Nope. She didn't want ANYTHING to do with me! Finally, hubby wandered back up to the mustangs and was out of breath. Now, the horses are at 4,000 feet, but he was REALLY out of breath. Turns out, Scout turned and cornered him in their corral and he got a good bruise on his ribs. She didn't mean to, but she turned so fast (he was in there straightening out her hay feeder) that he got pinned against the metal railings and couldn't get her to move. I didn't even know what happened. Apparently this happened when I was down trying to get Gigondas to join up. Quad was too busy eating his snack to even look up, but Sunni let me give him a big hug. I'll spend most of the day next Saturday up with the horses and even put Gigondas in the round pen and work with her. Honestly, it has been a good MONTH since I've worked with any of them due to it either raining or snowing up there. Hopefully our good weather will hold up through the weekend, with no more rain in the forecast!


Breathe said...

That's terrible! (I imagine he'll opt for grooming next time).

Kate said...

That's too bad. My worst days with Bella seem to happen when she senses a storm is coming.

Carol said...

I think those big globs of mud help pull the shedding hair out. Our horses were always rolling in the mud and when it dried out the weight helped remove the hair...Natures way of helping out.