My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I drove up to check on the horses this morning and to be there for their weekly lesson with my trainer. Unfortunately, she hasn't been able to work with any of them for over two weeks because of all the rain, rain, rain! Hmmmm......It rains, then clears for several days, then rains again and the arena is VERY slippery. But, since I'm home this week, I was hoping she would come today and she did. She worked 3 of my 5 horses (not the two mustangs) and I can see how they have progressed since August. They all have much softer eyes and that's a big thing for a PMU gelding who was terrified of every sound and leaf moving and a hyper thoroughbred! I'll post pics from the lesson later this week. I stopped at the oak forest, which is on Cahuilla Indian land, to gather some acorns for our scrub jay, who inhabits our neighborhood. I thought I saw snow on one of the hillsides there, but it turned out to be a heavy frost. I grabbed my camera and did my best to capture the frost on the weeds and log.