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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Around the ranch

Another storm front was moving in Sunday when I drove up to the horse ranch for a horse visit.  I had to go to the feed store to buy bags of pellets, so I unloaded them.  It had rained that morning and snowed a couple days' prior, so everything was wet.  (see Gigondas' corral)...I gave the horses an extra scoop of feed just to keep them warm.  I also got a HUGE container of psyllium from a friend (Thank you, Hope!) and I ordered a smaller one to keep on hand.  I've been doing some reading and it seems that shredded beet pulp also helps to clear out sand.  Has anybody else read that?  I have a whole can of shredded beet pulp, but I hadn't been giving it to the horses, believing that psyllium alone would do the trick...apparently not.  I only have 4 1/2 more days of school, then I'm OFF for vacation for 3 weeks.  My district decided to extend the winter break because so many families go to Mexico for the holidays.  I've already had one boy check out and a girl is leaving tomorrow.  The mountains were pretty and the clouds moving in from Temecula were coming quickly.  It was misting as I was leaving and that's when I saw the rainbow over Sunni and Quad's corrals.  My riding instructor invited hubby and I to a little get together at her house on Saturday night and I believe we will go.  It will help the healing process.  She's a great gal (Thank you, Annette) and she helped me get back on a horse this past summer.


Cindy D. said...

I do not know about the shredded beat pulp. I use a product called "Sand clear". A couple of years ago Danny had some loose stools and the vet listened and said he had sand in him, so I used that and it took care of the problem. Now I treat my horses with it every six months or so. It says to do it every month, but I don't. Probably because it is so expensive, and every six months seems to work for me. Also I feed hay cubes which are in tubs, so they do get quite a bit less sand since I started with that.

AmberRose- Girl With a Dream said...

love the pictures, bet you can't wait for the three weeks off! i know that I can't xx