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.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Hey, Quad...whatcha doin'?

Last Saturday, when my friend Molly, came up to help me with the horses, it was a fairly windy day (again) up at the ranch. It can be perfectly calm down in the desert, but when I get up to the ranch, where I board my horses, the wind can be blowing. And, you all know what it's like to work with horses when the wind is rusting tree branches, blowing sand and dust, and getting them all hyped up! Well, Quad was no exception. This normally calm and collected horse just went NUTS when I took him out of his corral. Of course, also having Gigondas down in the arena stirring everybody up didn't help! So, I took him up to the round pen for a while, to let him "unwind" for a while. He wasn't too happy being up there all by himself and he ran around for some time, but he didn't call out. So, after putting Gigondas back in her pen, we led Quad down to the arena. By this time, he was calm and lead nicely, like he normally does. Must be spring fever? He took off for a romp in the arena and I caught one pic of him kicking up his heels. He was quiet and didn't call out there either. In fact, he only calls out to me when he knows I'm coming down the aisle or I have the feed pail! He's pretty quiet. He does nicker, however, when food is coming! (hehehee!) Look how he has filled out! And, look how DIRTY he is! As soon as it is a nice, warm weekend, he'll get a BATH!!!!

1 comment:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Some how I just can't picture Quad going nuts, he is so laid back. Probably good for him to get silly once in a while.