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 15, 2010

The HEAT is here~NOW!

Well, yesterday it was 113 degrees here in the desert (actually, when I peeked at my thermometer on my porch, it was 116). I'm meeting a fellow blogger for coffee this morning, then I'll head up the mountain and work with Scout and Cali again. BRIEFLY, as a heat advisory is in effect for the desert. It is supposed to be 115 today and it is already 90 degrees. I ventured out into our garage a few minutes ago to look for a book that our son wanted and I nearly passed out!!!! This is the reason I don't board my horses down here in the desert. I decided it was easier for them to deal with the mountains' cold temps than the desert's heat. Some people actually have misters at their boarding places, but not everyone does. I know some people who have the big sprinklers and they move them and turn them on their horses in the afternoons. So, we "desert dwellers" run our errands early in the mornings and then hibernate all day! My dogs don't even want to go outside and the birds disappear mid-afternoon from my front yard! Apparently some tropical moisture is moving up from Arizona and Mexico this afternoon, so the mountains may get a thunderstorm or two. Here are some pics of Cali doing "stay". She is so good! It's hard for her to "stay" when Ms. Prissy is on the move, as you can see, but she did!


One Red Horse said...

Seems like it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was begging for the mud to dry. Now, even in Humboldt, it is warm (that is sure relative compared to 116 degrees). Stay cool.

Gail said...

Cali is doing very well.

Stay cool...stay in.