Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mustangs~Camera Critters for October 17, 2009






















Did you know that only 3 hours away, in Ridgecrest, CA, is one of the largest BLM holding corrals for mustangs? Yes! We stopped by the corrals last weekend, just after the BLM completed its fall roundup. We love to bring carrots to the mustangs and look them over! The mares and pregnant mares were very friendly on this trip, but the geldings and stallions were not. NONE of them came up to the fences for carrots. Instead they eyed us warily from their feeding stations. And, of course, the mares with babies refused our carrots also. But, we did have a fun time with those who chose to come up to us! There are some beautiful mustangs up there, including some gray ones. I noticed a couple of palominos also. And, look at those mustang feet! SUPER! Camera Critters for Saturday, October 17, 2009

11 comments:

i beati said...

cool info .. They love visitors sandy

Joy said...

Gorgeous horses. Although I don't think there's one that's not gorgeous!

storyteller said...

Interesting ... I didn't know this and I enjoyed seeing your photos of these Mustangs. I've shared Birds from my Rainy Day walk this week.
Hugs and blessings,

b13 said...

Very cool. Those are some powerful horses.

eileeninmd said...

It would be cool to see the mustangs, great series of photos and thanks for sharing.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Good thing I do not live near by, this would be way to tempting!!!

sixstars said...

Interesting looks like quite a round up

Dhemz said...

wow! great shots!

btw, this is my first time to join this meme....here's mine:

http://www.gregdemcydias.com/2009/10/camera-critters-squirrel.html

Oskar said...

Awesome!

desertsandbeyond said...

Yes, it is very hard to go there and not come home with another horse, but I already have 5, and two of them are mustangs. Did you know you can adopt a mustang for ony $125? Our two girls have GREAT feet, they are small and compact, they are SMART, and they are quick learners! We dearly love them. We stop by Ridgecrest whenever we drive up Highway 395.

Calico Crazy said...

Wow, they are just stunning. ~Calico Contemplations