This was my second visit to the Rancho Polo Equestrian Center in Thermal, CA and I must say, I feel much more horse-savvy than the first time! It was a cool morning, considering it's the start of summer in the Palm Springs area, and the small stable community was buzzing - as were the flies.
I was introduced to all of the horses of Stable F by Ali, an Alaskan-raised rider and the proud mother of Jose, a 17-hand "grey" Thoroughbred. Although he's technically referred to as grey, his beautiful coat lightens to an almost-white over time. See how much I've learned?! Aly & Jose put on quite the show as they cantered around the polo field and I was lucky to be a part of the fun. Maybe on my next visit they'll let me take a ride. Fingers crossed!