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.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Some horse time Saturday

So, the grandson, who is 4, wanted to come up and see the horses yesterday.  His dad was off work and his mom got out of class early, so we all piled in my Honda CRV and up to the mountains we went!  It was a beautiful, warm afternoon (yes, here in California we have had warm days!).  The ranch owners weren't home, so I didn't want to take the horses out, so I fed them some beet pulp and psyllium.  The grandson got to help and asked why alfalfa was stacked outside their corrals.  I explained to him that when they go on an overnight camping/horse ride, another lady comes to feed the horses, and to make it easier for her, they leave each horse's ration right outside their corral.  He thought about that and seemed to understand it.  He got to meet and greet each horse, but announced that Quad is now "my horse"!  We stayed for about an hour, then headed back to the desert because he wanted a peanut butter sandwich!  Now, he had just eaten a hamburger BEFORE we headed up there...hungry, growing boy!  Here are a couple of my cell phone photos from yesterday (still no computer for me...sigh...)  That's Quad, our son Hal, and grandson, Ben and then Sunni and me.  Apparently Sunni slobbered all over the back of my shirt!


Ranch Girl Diaries said...

I bet it made his day! Cute that he was curious and asking questions m Oh how I am drooling over that dry ground and sunshine!!

Cheryl Ann said...

He also asked about "horse poop"...