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, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
One of the other boarders at the ranch is now 6 months behind on her board...you all know how the economy is right now. Anyway, the owner mentioned to me that she was going to put up posters for the two horses that this lady had and find new homes for them. I've grown quite attached to one of them, Lucille, who is half Tennessee Walker and half draft. She is a BIG GIRL, but she isn't wide. She's down by Quad and Sunni and I frequently give her pats and scratches. Poor thing...she hadn't been out of her corral since last November! So, I asked the owner if it would be okay for my trainer to take her out and evaluate her. She took her down to the wash rack, saddled her, and took her out for a walk. Lucille was very calm and collected. She's been out on trails before and she's 12 years old, so she's been around! Cathy and I brushed her mane and tail last time I was there. So, today I took her down to the wash rack, gave her a shampoo, and put cream rinse in her mane to get rid of all the knots. Then, I led her down to the arena. She was a perfect lady. No pulling at all. She calmly walked away when I let her off the lead rope and quietly began eating weeds! What a GOOD GIRL! So, Lucille may be getting a new owner, but not a new home! :-) Here are some pics of her. She was getting her bath in the top one, and the middle one was after she rolled in the arena. And that's a head shot of her.