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.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Good visit with the horses today!

Home at last! Phew! We awoke to the desert awash with clouds and humidity this morning. We noticed that Los Angeles was covered with fog and clouds yesterday and that it seemed unusually cool. Turns out, yesterday was the lowest "high" in Los Angeles since 1928, a new record! And, as I drove up the hill to the horses, it was sprinkling in some places and there were downpours in others. By the time I finished up with my "horse chores", it was raining up in the mountains! I emptied and scrubbed the mustangs' water trough, swept off all the rubber mats for the horses, gave them their sweet feed, and let Sunni stretch his legs in the arena. First, I worked with him and went all over his body with the lead rope. He didn't even move an inch! GOOD BOY! And, I was able to put fly spray all over him. He is learning that not everything is going to eat him, especially with Mom around! Of course, he just wandered around the arena while I had my camera, so I put it back in the car, and then he took off and I was just too tired to walk back and get it! He is such a goofball! When he heard the klunk of Quad's feed dumping into his feeder, Sunni was ready to go back into his corral! There were downpours all over our mountains on the way back to the desert and it was nice to have some rain! It wasn't too hot here today as the clouds kept the hot sunlight at bay, so it was a pretty decent day! This is our typical July/August monsoon weather. Storms come up from Mexico into our valley and dump their moisture. Sometimes we even get a tropical storm and if that happens, we are all watchfull because the desert can only soak up so much water and then it floods.


Cactus Jack Splash said...

Glad you had a good visit with the horses

Gail said...

What a beauty!