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!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Horse time~finally

I had a good morning today, brushing and then lunging both Scout and Cali.  They are both much more responsive, thanks to all the hard work of my trainer, Maia.  And, Scout now comes to me on command...Cali, er...well, she needs to practice some more!  I was able to get some SWAT fly repellent on Cali.  It was 90 degrees or so up there today (105 in the desert), so it was pretty hot.  They all got their lesson last week and will have another one this Tuesday.  I wanted to brush and groom Quad, but after taking two hikes before I got to the ranch, I was pretty much wiped out and didn't have the energy to brush him out, so I'll ask Maia to do that on Tuesday.  He likes to roll in his manure pile (...sigh...).  I noticed that Cali immediately rolled, too, right after I groomed her.  I emptied out the mustangs' water trough, scrubbed it, and then realized I had a couple of errands to do down in the desert.  So, there I was with my shirt covered with MUD and filth from the water trough...oh, well...I'm going to have to keep on top of Cali and make sure she gets her fly mask put on because I believe the flies will be absolutely horrid this year due to the early heat, although temps are supposed to dip 10 degrees tomorrow and another 10 more degrees by Thursday.  We should be back into "normal" temps for this time of year instead of the record-breaking ones we've had lately.  Oh, I added a new header photo today, of Scout.  She was very calm and pensive while I was there this morning and I think it captured her emotions pretty well. I brushed and brushed the girls today and the more I brushed, the more there was TO BRUSH, so I gave up.  I also trimmed both of their tails as they are getting very long.  At least Cali hasn't eaten Scout's tail this winter (although Quad DID eat Sunni's!)

1 comment:

Kate said...

Glad you're getting in some horse time, and some horse work, despite the heat!