So yesterday we had our vets come down from Mexicali to file teeth and administer vaccinations. Vets Francisco and Saul and vet students Alejandro and Victor took very good care of lil Lucky and Hallie. Lucky, our little Mexican rescue horse had his teeth done for the very first time and is doing so much Read more about Vet Visit to the Equestrian Center![…]
Soft rains came down in San Felipe over the past few days, accompanied by amazing lightning shows over the mountains. Of course, the highlight for the horses was that they got to roll in the wet sand and get all mucky. One thing to keep in mind, a salt lick is definitely a necessity in Read more about After the Rains[…]
While the vast majority of the time the skies are sunny and bright, and the weather relaxed, Baja does get rainstorms and leftover storms from weather patterns that travel up the Sea of Cortez. Sometimes the weather can change very suddenly, so it’s good to make sure that you and all of your four-legged family Read more about Preparing Horses for Rain and Wind in Baja[…]
The hot humid weather of San Felipe Julys and Augusts sometimes will bring conditions for a little summer downpour. The desert gets a good watering, little leaves pop out on ocotillos and scrub bushes and the colors of the mountains and surroundings seem more vivid for a while. The horsies seem to enjoy the little Read more about Summer Rains in Baja[…]
Slowly but surely, the barn is coming into being. The framework is pretty much done, the siding and roofing has arrived, and now the scaffolding is up and things are moving right along! We’re looking forward to everything being Done soon!
Taking a moment during feeding time to appreciate the small moments of horse-keeping. The content munching of grain: The “happy ears” (because of the grain): And the dusty boots: Another beautiful day out with the horses!
With the warmer days of a Baja July here, the best time to plan a ride is early – extra early – or right at dusk. The other day we headed out for a trail ride around 6:30 AM. It was a beautiful day, with clouds and possibly a small storm far out in the Read more about Dawn and Dusk Rides[…]
We had a visit from Moses, our excellent farrier the other day to take care of some trimming and check a little chip in Hallie’s hoof. Both the horses were on their best behavior for their pedicures, and had happy feet by the end of the session. It bears repeating that the Baja desert sand Read more about Farrier Visit![…]
Heading out on a dusk visit to the horses, Bailey Dog was already feeling sleepy… Once we got out there, it was simply beautiful. Soft light, horsies munching and just peaceful, horsey bliss. With the days heating up in Baja for summertime, it’s definitely a good idea to get out very early in the morning Read more about Heading out to See the Horses at Dusk[…]
Ah the ins and outs of horse-keeping… Here is the in: And here is the out: One of the great things about horse-keeping in the desert is the sand. Great for hooves, it also makes mucking a breeze! If you’re curious about what we feed, check out our Feeding page. Feed varies a bit every Read more about The Ins and Outs of Horse-Keeping[…]