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, June 27, 2011

Sunni's lesson

Sunni also had a lesson last Tuesday and Maia worked a lot with desensitizing him. He's fearful. He is not agressive, but his fearfulness is cause for concern. I've worked with him, throwing a rope over his back, but if somebody new does it, it's back to square one. He was good with the fly spray and with picking up all 4 of his feet. While he trusts me, he doesn't trust others and especially not men. He was from a PMU ranch up in Michigan and was rescued by United Pegasus when he was a yearling, so I don't know his background. We are hoping that with continued desensitizing, he will calm down, but he wouldn't be a good horse for me to ride with my back problems...I still love him anyway and enjoy working with him as best I can, but he does need somebody else to work him, and Maia is very patient and relaxed with him.


Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Sunni is such a beautiful horse! I hope he is able to make progress, it sounds like he is in good hands! I saw a PMU mare this past weekend who was big and beautiful, but had some issues. It takes a lot of patience to work these horses through their pasts.
Do you know where the Smoke Tree Stables is, in Palm Springs? I have ridden there several times while on vacation in P.S.

Cheryl Ann said...

Oh, yes! I rode there many, many times as a kid! It's really neat riding through the wash.