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.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Quad lunging

Quad is getting much softer in his lunging and is going both directions much easier. I can tell that going right isn't his favorite thing to do, but he was much more cooperative with Maia on Tuesday. He has a beautiful, fluid trot and canter. He is sound! She actually put her left foot in the stirrup and did an up-and-down and he stood calmly. He is such a sweetheart! I need to buy a bit for him and that means a "horse shopping day" soon. Won't that be fun? Lisa, we've had afternoon thunderstorms here all week and the desert actually got sprinkles on Tuedsday! Every afternoon, however, our mountains are getting thunderstorms and RAIN. It looks like we are drying out, however, and by Monday, we'll have 78 degrees here in the mornings and DRY heat. We've been having a lot of humidity and believe me, when it is 86 degrees at 7 a.m. and humid, the LAST thing you want to do is go outside! Even Daisy, my little orange and white tabby ("psycho killer") cat is coming in and sacking out on our coffee table! And, the dogs don't even want to go outside to do their business! It's been absolutely HORRIBLE here lately...this is all from hurricane Arlene, which brought in moisture from Mexico. Joshua Tree and the high desert had flooding a couple of times from all the rain they received.

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