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, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cougar Pass ~Friday's Fences~040513

Okay, I admit it.  This sign made me a little nervous.  I was up driving around Garner Valley last weekend when I passed it.  I don't know how many other times I've gone by it and never noticed it, but there it was.  And, I read it and wondered, "Cougar Pass, like mountain lion pass?"  Yes, there ARE mountain lions up in those mountains, which are on the other side of the hill from the horse ranch where I board my horses.  I remember when our son was in high school and hubby and I took our German Shepherd with us to a friend's house up there.  That family was gone for the weekend and asked us to house sit their dogs.  They had a dog door, and they told me to keep our dog in at night.  Seems a mountain lion actually attacked some of their goats a couple years prior.  We spent a calm weekend up there, and our shepherd was intrigued by all the rabbits, but that was the extent of his excitement.  I HAVE seen bobcats on two separate occasions up in Garner Valley, however, but never a mountain lion...maybe someday?  Friday's Fences for April 5, 2013.  There are a lot of horse ranches up there and two large cattle ranches...To visit Friday's Fences, please go to:   http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

Marie said...

Yep, that sign would make me nervous too! :-) We have mountain lions and bobcats here as well, and I know people who live further out who have had visits, but we don't even see coyotes where I live!

Pamela Gordon said...

Interesting sign and a very short fence. :) Pamela