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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Horse visit yesterday

I FINALLY got up to the horse ranch yesterday.  They are all woolly and shedding.  Oh, joy!  I put Gigondas in the large corral next to old Dufus, the gelding who is next to her, because he just gets too excited if she's out of his sight.  She has plenty of room there to run around.  In fact, I may ask the ranch owner if I can just move here there.  Or, maybe Scout.  It's a nice, big, oversized corral and somebody should be in it!  It's the one next to where Scout and Cali used to be together.  That corral now has a hot walker in it.

I took Sunni down to the arena and he self-exercised.  I took Quad up to the round pen and he eagerly ate every morsel of grass he could find.  I mean, he isn't starving!

However, the night before, my birthday, I forgot to take my blood pressure pill that night and so yesterday morning I was loopy and shaky.  By the time I got those three out, I was DONE.  I knew I wouldn't be able to handle Scout...NO WAY!  I could have handled Lucille, but I was so shaky by that time, I just decided to NOT tempt fate!  I'll let Scout and Lucille out first next weekend.  And, I forgot to get my camera out and take pics!  Can you believe it?  That's how out-of-it I was yesterday!  I DID find a backbone of some kind of snake and I did hear something moving in a pile of rocks down by the hay stack, but that was it.

While it's nice having a 4 day work week, we all noticed that the days really drag and it feels like a regular week!  DARN!

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