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.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Baby Ravi and mommy Hope

My good friend, Hope, has a fairly new horse on her Ravi! Ravi was born to a pregnant mare that ended up at Joe's place ( and Hope was kind enough to take in the mom. And, here's little Ravi! She is now about 3 months old and she is a cute little bugger! And, friendly, too! I got to touch her and talk to her and feel her little muzzle and mane. She is so soft! And, boy, does she have LONG legs!!! Hope is the lady who has a sister (or half-sister) to my mare Gigondas. Both Pippin and Lala (her two mares) were on the same feedlot at the same time as Gigo and my Beauty. We believe that Gigo and Pippin are related because they have the same body build, coloring, and temperment. Hope lives in northern California and since we get up there about once a year, we always try to stop and see her horses! I enjoy seeing them and Hope and I enjoy catching up on "horse gossip"! Here are some pics of our visit today. Thank you, Hope, for a WONDERFUL, hot meal tonight! We all had dinner at LoCoco's, in Santa Rosa, and the food there, as always, was delicious! We will return to northern California in mid-August and I'll get to see Hope's horses again! Maybe "Auntie Cheryl" will bring some carrots next time!


Katharine Swan said...

Three months!!! That's how tall Panama was at 10-11 months, except with a big wormy belly. He was so stunted, poor thing. When I look at the old pictures, it amazes me that he grew up to look so good! Proves that good nutrition and care can still make a difference, even if it's a bit late.

Ravi is adorable! You should post progress pictures as she grows. :o)

Cheryl Ann said...

Katherine, Ravi is in northern California and we only get up there about once a year! But, I'll try to keep taking photos of her when we are in the area and can meet Hope.