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 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, April 2014. The roses are blooming!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cali saddled 072611






Cali was saddled for the first time yesterday and she didn't even buck!  Not once.  She was a very good girl...calm, relaxed, not afraid.  Maia lunged her both directions and she was absolutely fine with the saddle!  GOOD GIRL, Cali!  And, I can report that her eyes and looking much better.  She kept a fly mask on all weekend (I had put a halter over it so that Scout and her neighbors couldn't take it  rip it ! I did clean it out a bit, but it looks like it's healing nicely.  The vet had to scoop out the ...FLY LARVAE...which were in both eyes (he had to tranquilize her twice!) and he sprayed it when he was done with some kind of sealant so that they couldn't get back in the open sore.Unfortunately, due to a family crisis, I'm not going to get back there for a few days to work with either Sunni or Gigondas...

6 comments:

Kate said...

She looks great! And glad her eyes are a bit better.

Linda said...

Good for Cali! She looks great with a saddle--gorgeous horse!

Megan said...

Congrats on a peaceful first saddling! And it's great that her eyes seem to be healing well!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Cali looks like she belongs in a saddle. You could try out all kinds of pad and saddle color combinations with her and I'm sure she'd look gorgeous in all of them.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Cali is gorgeous! How horrible that she has maggots in her eyes. gah!

~Lisa

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Very good girl Cali