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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Visit to the horse ranch

Well, I FINALLY got to have a visit with the horses yesterday.  Unfortunately I also drove by a fatal accident up on Highway 74 involving a Toyota Rav and a motorcycle.  The motorcyclist didn't make it.  I saw him lying face down on the highway.  I stopped and asked the people if they were able to call out (there are zones up there with NO cell coverage), and they said yes.  Minutes later, I saw a fire truck coming up from Palm Desert and another one coming down from Pinyon.  Alas, another life lost on that damn highway because PEOPLE WON'T SLOW DOWN!  I was pretty shaken by this accident, since it happened right before I drove by and a life was lost.

By the time I got to the ranch, the horses were neighing in their greeting!  :-)  I let Scout out into the arena and put SWAT on Sunni.  He actually cooperated!  In fact, he was the most joyous in his greeting!  He nuzzled me, he nuzzled my hair, he wouldn't leave me alone!  I would have let him out next, but by the time I cleaned out water troughs, 2 hours had gone by and it was noon and it was HOT!  I headed back to the desert for lunch and a siesta!

Scout, of course, was her usual adorable self.  She didn't pull on the lead rope at all and was a GOOD GIRL!

I'm glad I got to see the horses.  School starts on Thursday this week, so maybe one afternoon before then I can return and see them again before the weekend.


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

It's hard to forget traumatic images. I simply had a nightmare about my son getting into a horrible horse accident and can't get those images out of my mind. School started for us two weeks ago. I'm not sure why they start so early here. I think it's because they have so many teacher prep days throughout the year. Those days are good for teachers and students, but suck for working parents.

Grandma C said...

Sounds like your horse may have been trying to comfort you, after all you had just seen a bad accident.