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, January 6, 2012

Just horses and a crummy day today

You know, I'm a people observer.  Animals, too, but mostly people  I'm not outgoing and I'm pretty quiet.  So, I love just walking around the horse lesson ranch and observing things...horses, people, the sky, the moon, the stacks of hay.  Anyway, after my lesson yesterday I wandered around with my camera for a while.  Unfortunately, while cleaning the house, I was taking stuff out to the front yard to where our trash cans are and I slammed our metal steel protection door right on my right heel.  MAN, that hurt!  And it bled a lot and I hobbled around not knowing if I'd be able to put shoes on.  I was able to get a pair of boots on that didn't hurt, so off I went to my lesson.  I wasn't able to do much, but I did learn more compulsary things to do with my horses.  Unfortunately, as I was heading out the driveway this morning, to my horror, I saw that somebody smashed my husband's rear window on the XTerra!  There was broken glass everywhere.  I ran into the house to tell him.  It turns out, the only item they took was out picnic bag, which maybe they leaned in and grabbed, thinking it held valuable computers or camera equipment?  Imagine their disappointment to discover it only held plastic plates, knives, 2 stainless steel wine goblets, and 3 wine bottle openers, including the brand new one hubby bought at Dean & DeLuca up in Napa last week.  He's really bummed about that.  The idiot will probably sell whatever he can down at the Indio swap meet and get $20 for all of it...sigh...Not a very good day, I'm afraid, since I had to stay home all day and wait for the glass repair guy to show up at 5:00 p.m.!!!   The lesson ranch is on the road which Desert Adventures uses to take people on a tour of the San Andreas fault and they maintain a Cahuilla Indian village.  Hubby went on one of their tours and really enjoyed it.  That's one of their jeeps going by.  The lady on the Arabian is one of the boarders and she has 3 horses, all rescues.  She's really nice and was telling me that she's had this gelding for 7 months now.  He was very skinny when she got him. The bottom photo is another horse at the ranch who ambled over to see what I was doing.  I've signed up to have a lesson now every Friday afternoon after school.  I REALLY need a lot of lessons!  I also need to build up my own confidence.


shadowlake2005 said...

Wow, Cheryl Ann, what a day. I sure hope your heel will heal up quickly, it sounds a bad place for an owee. Sorry about the Xterra, too. Glad youre keeping on with the lessons, though. Take care of you!

Russ Krecklow said...

So sorry to hear of all your troubles, Cheryl Ann. Any time I see the word "blood" in your posts, I get worried for you. Hope your heel heals soon! Horses are sure curious, aren't they? All you have to do is stand around with a camera and wait, and they'll come right up to you. Good luck with your lessons. I'm sure you will do just fine.