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, March 22, 2010


Phew! What a weekend! I'm going to have to go to school to rest today! Saturday morning I awoke at 3:30 a.m. I don't know what's WRONG with me! Anyway, I went for my morning walk and decided to walk up one of the trails that go into the canyon. This one goes down a retaining wall and into a wash and is one of the more heavily used trails. Beautiful cliffs line one side of it. There were some hikers behind me, so I felt safe walking alone. As soon as I upload those pics, I'll post them! Then, I met my friend and fellow blogger, Molly and we drove up to see the herd. She hadn't seen them for some time and was anxious to see her horsey friends! All the horses are shedding out, especially the mustangs and Quad. I walked Gigondas down to the arena and she was a perfect lady. She was very anxious to run, but she waited patiently for me to let her go. Then, I took Quad out to the round pen. He was a handful, which isn't like him. I think it was a combination of the wind and the fact that it has been a while since he's been out of his corral. With the weather like it was this winter, it's been raining the past few weekends and this was the first weekend in MONTHS that I've been able to work with any of the horses! We let him run and run in the round pen for a while, put Gigondas away, and put him away for the day. By 1:30, we were exhausted and tired! So, we drove down the mountain and had lunch at Native Foods (a vegetarian restaurant) and chatted some more! Then, yesterday I drove up to the ranch about 8:30 (no walking that morning) and stayed until 1:30. I was able to walk Gigondas down to the arena again, took Quad to the arena for a romp and exercise (I love to watch his flowing trot) , and even let Sunni have a turn! I cleaned water troughs, raked corrals, and gathered up some "horse apples" for my sweet peas out back. I was exhausted by 2:00, drove home, and fell asleep! What a weekend! It was a lot of work and I'm tired, but it is a good tired! Here are some pics of fuzzy Cali from Saturday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really like the header photo!