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.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pack animals

The horses and mules that I posted pics of yesterday are all part of this stable's pack animals.  They have all day, half day, and one hour rides.  I've seen folks out on the trails around Silver Lake a couple of times (in between rain storms).  The horses and mules have the same brand as these in the corrals.  I think it would be fun to take a ride up here!

We actually had decent weather yesterday, so we drove over to Bodie.  Bodie is a state park, high up on a plateau, which is an abandoned mining town.  It burned a couple of times, the most recent fire being the one in 1932 which finally led to the town being abandoned.  It's an interesting study of life in the late 1800's and early 1900's and there's even a school house there.  This was the first time we'd been to Bodie when it had clouds.  Unfortunately, it was also 90 degrees, so we only stayed for one hour (it was midday and HOT!)...We drove back to our cabin and enjoyed the squirrel and blue jays outside on the porch.


Cheyenne said...

Loved those pictures today, and of yesterday!

Cindy Durham said...

Bodie sounds totally like my kind of place!!!!
Great pics!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Did you get any pictures of Bodie? I meant to stop there on my way out of town to do a photo shoot, but I was never passing through at a good time of day, and my trip was long enough without the detour. I was there so long ago that I really don't know if it's a good place to take a lot of pictures.