Saturday morning here in the desert was GORGEOUS! While the sky had some high clouds, it wasn't very cold and I went for my walk wearing only a denim shirt over my t-shirt. It was too warm for my heavy jacket. I found some new trails, thanks to a fellow early-morning walker, who pointed them out to me. While I won't be able to do them during the week, before school, I now have some new places to explore on weekends. Unfortunately, as I drove further and further up the mountain, I noticed the wind blowing. And, I mean BLOWING! I got out at one point to take a photo and was nearly pushed over by the wind. Hmmm....not a good day to take horses out, maybe? Yup. That was confirmed when I arrived at the ranch. Winds of 60 mph were forecast. ALL the horses were edgy. I did manage to brush Scout and Cali and halter them both and work each of them in their corral. Scout was most UNcooperative. Even Cali, who normally is the easiest to halter, ran the other way. I finally got her haltered and worked with her and lifted all her feet. I finally decided to walk her down to the arena and give her some time away from Scout. She did okay walking there and I left her there for about 20 minutes. Of course, she got ALL the other horses riled up! When I was walking her back, she spooked three times and one time I fell onto my car! It was a good thing she decided to stop and investigate the car as I was getting my balance. She spoooked at the corral posts, which were in a pile, and a big gust of wind came up and we headed back to her corral. I decided not to even mess with Sunni, since he is the most spookable and by that time, weeds and dust were swirling all around. So, the best laid plans...The mountains are forecast to be in the 70's this coming week, and, with the time change, maybe I'll have an afternoon to go work the horses. Jennifer's bridal shower is today and I'm not sure how much time I'll actually have to work horses after I take my morning walk. And...sigh...today doesn't look any better. It's already windy down here in the desert. I'm just doing my walk, coming home, showering, and then going to Jennifer's bridal shower.