Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I am at war with my gelding - Part IV

Some of you mentioned you'd like to see Zim eating birdseed from the feeders. 
If you enlarge the photo, you can see tiny seeds dropping below his rubbery lips.

You can tell, he's really having to work at grinding those tiny seeds between his big horsey teeth.

Big moose...



Not the view I LIKE to see from my office window...
Checking out the bird bath.
er, baths...

Well, I'm happy to report, these photos were taken before I erected the highly-fashionable, orange plastic barricade fencing around the majority of the pond (in Part III). So I guess, technically, this is Part II 1/2 of this little saga.  He has managed to stay on HIS side of the pond since I erected the white-trash fence.  Score one for TexWisGirl - so far, at least...

119 comments:

Mom of M&Ms said...

I am so glad that the fence is holding.. but ya got a love this arrogant face that he has, as he munches on what he knows is not his..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Zim is a rounder, isn't he?! He is a real beauty, too! blessings ~ tanna

Catherine said...

Haha ~ this is so funny ~ I think the squirrels would think twice before challenging Zim to bird seed rights! Too cute!
xo Catherine

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That's a beautiful horse ...

georgettesullins said...

Beautiful color, beautiful markings. Looks like he really made the rounds.

Kathy said...

I never knew horses liked bird seed!

Arija said...

That sure is a big bird!!!

Dar said...

Oh, Zim, what a character he is.
I've loved the horses since I was little, just like my daughter. There is something about their gentle, but mischievous ways... Zim is showing his sneaky side...love this
Any rain yet on that dry ground?
BlessYourHeart

Gone Country said...

Hahaha! A little bird seed... a nice drink... attention from Mom's camera! Life is good!

Glad you're fence is working so far!

Deb said...

I've seen it all now...horse eating birdseed...made me laugh out loud...

Pam said...

Ha ha.. you are sooo creative and wise, TexWisGirl.
hugs,
Pam

Roan said...

Bad Zim! That bird bath looks a lot smaller with horse lips instead of bird beaks.

Ellie said...

Lol that made me smile. I'm sure he's giving you a sneaky look in one of those pictures.
Well done in winning the battle. Lol.

Larry Ostby said...

LOL...LOL...
I guess he sealed his roaming fate after this episode. Great incriminating photos T.

Jan n Jer said...

He is one large horse...the bird feeder n bath look like minitures! Glad the "white trash" fence is holding up...so far!!!

Tina Eudora said...

I would have trouble denying that gorgeous fellow anything, but how clever and mischievous is he!
Have a happy day there in Texas!
Tina xo

Crabby McSlacker said...

Sure wish white trash fences worked against squirrels. We thought we were buying a bird feeder but it was actually just a mislabeled squirrel feeder.

Naughty horse, but cute photos!

Dicky Bird said...

I'm with Tina Eudora - I too would have trouble denying him anything...Blessings from WI

The White Farmhouse said...

How could you stay made at that gorgeous face. Love seeing the lips in action going after those seeds. I wish I could do that! Do you know how useful that would be with candy bowls?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Glad to hear he's being respectful of boundaries lately ;-)

SweetMarie said...

He is a handsome horse! Glad your white trash fence is working, lol!!!

Samantha said...

Poor guy..denied the treats he worked so hard for.

Sorry, Zim, but my sympathy really lies on the side of the Fence Enforcer!

Sharon said...

He rally seems to love the tasty treats!

Judy said...

Too funny, I love the top shot it's like he's trying to be slay and not let you know what he's going to do.

Melodie said...

So funny! Washing down that bird seed with a little bird bath water!

Paula said...

*giggle* How funny!
My sheep are the same way about chicken feed... they can smell the corn a mile away. I've been knocked down more than once by them trying to get to my feed bucket.

Coloradocasters said...

Too funny, the horse may think it is part bird and wonders why it can't fly. "Hmmm...maybe a bit more bird seed."

Texan said...

A big old horsey eating out of a little birdy feeder and a itty bitty bird bath lol. Compared to him they look so small LOL.

Rose said...

That poor, starved to death horse!!!! hahahaha I laugh every time you write about him...the next thing you know he will be climbing over everything to get to those seeds!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Lol!Too funny!

Jill said...

I adore these photos! He is so beautiful but I had no idea a horse would eat birdseed.

The question I've wanted to ask for awhile now...Exactly how much birdseed to you go through in a week? ;)

Hilary said...

And to think, most folks just have to contend with squirrels. We never knew we had it so good. Gorgeous creature, he is.

bailey-road.com said...

What a bad boy!

polkadotpeticoat said...

You have had hot temps down there, 2 of my fellow Alaskans friends, one visited and almost melted and my other friend moved to Houston she loves it but she says it is hot.....we may get to 75 on a rare day our summer temp is usually mid 60's so what a change.....love your gelding saga.
we moved from Seattle to MN when I was in 5th grade to a dairy farm...the highlight for me was my 2 horses and I would love to get Mimi a horse but up here they grow Timothy and if you have to buy it they go for up to $12 a small bail... so nice to have found!

Posie is such a sweetheart ,indeed!

Giga said...

Wstydził by się, taki duży i podjada i podpija wodę ptaszkom :-).Pozdrawiam

Lynne said...

The "peek a boo" around the tree, in to the feeder is pretty sly. I can see is eye is looking to see if you are watching!

CAUGHT?

NOPE . . .
on to the bird bath for a slurp or two.

Telling a story . . .
you are just like
PERFECTO

Lois Evensen said...

Looks like he thinks the appetizers at your party are too small!

Mama-Bug said...

Oh, he's a rascal isn't he!

ladyfi said...

Such adorable photos of him stealing snacks!

Woody said...

Mom, got any dental floss? I have these little seeds stuck between my teeth and they are driving me CRAZY (read between the lines, this means I'm going so share the wealth and drive YOU crazy too!)

Baaadddd horsey. In so many ways.

Bob Bushell said...

He's got a healthy diet and a thirst, lovely horse. I happen to have a real love for him, he's so happy.

Farm Girl said...

Gosh you make me laugh this morning with your white trash fence. You were doing just what needed to be done right? At least he stays on his side for the time being.
He is such a pretty horse.

Hilda R.B said...

Hi.hi this war the horse will win I think!!! Have a nice week to you.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

too funny!
wow, gotta love zim.
he is such a naughty boy but so adorable!

xx

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

OMG! This made me laugh out loud!!!
I adore Zim and his spunkalicious
personality :)
xo, misha

p.s. i fear if he and our Annie were together they would hitch-hike to California! You know, something to try!

Paula said...

The birds should have gathered on his back for a free ride just for pay back.

Montanagirl said...

Too funny. He sure is beautiful though!

Martha Z said...

Where are his wings?

Sandra said...

sorry to tell you but I am rolling on the floor laughing and can't get up, this is absolutely adorable and hilarious. the 3rd one he might look just a tad embarrassed. the photos came our really sharp and clear and i do see the seeds and i love the shadow play on his neck, and that photo of the view from your office gives new meaning to the term "horses ass" I LOVVVVVVVVEEEE this post.

Ginger said...

What a handsome guy! Wish I could see him from my office window!

Furry Bottoms said...

Those shadows are excellent on his back!

I think if Horses could, they would eat everything in sight, just because they seem to enjoy the act of eating. It seems they never ever get full!

he is a beauty, that one is.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am impressed with how gingerly he is able to eat the seed without knocking down the entire apparatus. Also, the birdseed diet appears to do him good. He is ripped. Think I should switch to bird food?.

Manzanita said...

A great photo study. Tells a truly wonderful story with artful pictures. Love the horses patutti. Reminds me of some men I know.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Maelgi said...

Hola

hermoso ejemplar, buenas tomas de todo su tiempo frente a ti, para las fotos, si ampliamos vemos sus arterias y toda su musculatura. amo a los caballo. veras en mi blogs de fotos son mis amigos. abrazos.

Madge said...

He's probably missing his bird seed nibbles and sips from the bath!! Love this!

wayside wanderer said...

Love it. Can't imagine why he likes that though. Maybe we are missing out on something good and don't know it. =D

Evelyn S. said...

I feel so terrible about the drought in Texas, and about your disappearing water "fence" for Zim! Yesterday, we drove through a more arid part of Oregon not far from here....basically sagebrush....and I could see springs providing good water for the cattle "out on the range."

Julie G. said...

Zim sure is a handsome fellow! I've seen squirrels, turkeys, deer, raccoons, and chipmunks attempting to dine on bird seed from our feeders before ... but never a horse. I guess he has a very refined palette. Fun post!

barbara l. hale said...

Congratulations for winning this part of the battle! I have to admit, I never thought I would see anyone battling a horse instead of squirrels at their birdfeeder. He is a very handsome dude though.

Annette said...

Zim looked like he was thinking "Why can't she get a regular sized grain feeder?" Great pictures of the imposter.

Pricilla said...

He is one beautiful horse

KAT said...

too cute ! aren't animals fun ? and silly

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Looks as though you have a fat boy gelding, as I do. They can get into everything!

Joop Zand said...

Great pictures..... i like them all.

greetings from Holland, Joop

Nova said...

Funny pictures, specially the one you was writing: "big moose"

I hope your fence will stay very long.

greetings

Sylvia K said...

Hey, nothing like a white-trash fence!! He is beautiful, I'd have trouble saying no to him, I'm afraid! Enjoy your day! Both of you!

Sylvia

Fjällripan said...

Soo cute that he eats from the birdfeeder :) He is so beautiful!

Louise said...

He's just too smart by half!

Grant said...

lol, he just thought you left him some snackage!

Cher' Shots said...

Poor Zim has no idea he's not a bird! He probably thinks he's just a bit over-growed! Maybe he's related to Pegasus. Just thank God he doesn't do his 'doody' in the birdbath.
'love & hugs from afar'

lime said...

what a rascally critter! too funny. thanks for stopping by my place earlier too. :)

Flora said...

What a bird!

Liesl said...

No fair! How can you deny him anything...? Such a handsome lad.

Buttons said...

I love this he is a sneaky one. Love your office view:) Your fence building skills must really work LOL kinda like mine scary. B

Robin said...

T, LOL, that's a hoot. At least he seems to be gentle about it and didn't wreck everything.
What a lovely sneaky treat that must have been!

Amish Stories said...

When your hungry what are you going to do!. Richard

Candy C. said...

Naughty horse!!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, I know it's been so aggravating.. but DANG these are cute shots!! -Tammy

mountain mama said...

he's an orenry one all right! :D

AJ said...

So funny a horse eating bird seed...great capture!

Andrew said...

He has a big fan club now after your wonderful posts...I think he has been watching you photographing all the birds, squirrels and even the dogs by the feeders/bird baths... he just wanted to join them...
A lovely post T and beautiful images of Zim..

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gah, I'm so loving those photos of your gorgeous gelding! I love the shadow of the trees appearing on his body. Annoying for you, but pretty photos for sure!

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous photos, the light is fabulous. So fun to see your horse eating the birdseed, lots of protein in those seeds.

Adam Tilt said...

And I complain about the birds eating my seed too fast. At least I don't have a horse getting stuck in as well!

christopher said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful horse.

Together We Save said...

Oh wow - he is beautiful!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

LOL! I found myself putting my own captions to the photos. Beautiful horse!

Barbara said...

He's gorgeous!

Chatty Crone said...

Funny - I think any direction you take a picture of is cute - end the behind! sandie

Barb said...

So funny! he's beautiful though!

Angela said...

Zim! Leave some seed for the birds, squirrels and other critters! I hope he didn't drink all their water too! lol We all can tell that you are starving him to death! lol No, he's not fat, he's a very healthy looking horse. He must have needed a little snack!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Tex, Didn't anyone tell you that those fences come in the color green, as well as your lovely orange??

Zondra Art said...

Great pictures and beautiful horses, bravoo, amazing job!

Have a nice day dear, kisses:)

Susan said...

Great photos - he's been well and truly caught in the act :D)

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

I was gonna say that I didn't realize you also photographed politicians... but then I realized your horse was just facing the wrong way...

Dann in Ohio

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Busted -- my cats (and dogs) all drink from the birdbath, even though they all have access to clean water bowls. The cats eat the bird seed in the winter too. What's in that bird seed? :)

And to answer your question, it wasn't the evil tom that was snatched by the coyote, it was the nice one. Figures.

Tricia said...

white trash fence? heheheee LoL! =)))

Randy said...

Sometimes you just need that not so good for you snack.

Andy Wilson said...

Just a little snack before the real meal comes.
That's too funny.

Christine's Pantry said...

I'm also in the DFW area, its been a hot summer... too hot. Love the photos of the horse... beautiful. I'm glad I found your blog. Nice blog. I'll be back to visit.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Just catching up on your blogs again. I am glad to here these photos were before the orange fencing. Love your barred owl. I so wish I could get an owl photo but I only hear them at night around here. Wonderful tree shots and landscapes. I was concerned I just heard about all the fires in Texas I hope you are safe where you are. We continue to get hot weather also and everything is drying out. I remember a few years back we had fires everywhere in our area. On I watch the helicoter from my deck dropping water on the mountain not more the 2 miles away. Now that was getting way too close. Hope you are safe where you are. So many disasters in the states it worries me a great deal. I often feel so lucky where I live. But then we choose this are because it was fairly safe. Well as long as the forest to catch fire. Take Care Hugs Carrie

Linda R. said...

That is too funny.. Maybe he thinks he's a bird.. such great shots..

Hugs, Linda

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots! He seems very pleased with himself about eating the bird seed. Glad to hear the fence is holding.

deb duty said...

So funny! My dog would do the same if she could reach. She eats all the seed that falls on the ground.

Sall's Country Life said...

I hope you have some dental floss for Zim. There's nothing worse than little seeds stuck in your teeth!!

lisaschaos said...

Oh what a naughty horse! lol My dog will battle for mine, but she's not tall enough to be that much trouble, lol.

Millie said...

Too funny!

Margaret said...

Oh, I love the seeds falling from his mouth! LOL He looks quite the character. Pop over to my horse blog and see the second horse I just bought... I now own two horses like you! :)

Karrie said...

Bwahaha!!! Horses are characters but this one takes the cake!!!!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Don't animals just make your day?! :) I have to tell you, his tail is so red and beautiful...maybe it's that bird seed oil. :) Really though, he sure is pretty!

pattisjarrett said...

I'll bet he can put away some birdseed! lol

Coy said...

Now maybe you can teach the birds to eat horse feed. Turn-about fair play :)

Debbie said...

white trash fence....now that's funny!!

these are gorgeous photos of your bad boy!!!

Michelle Renee said...

Oh my goodness, these photos are priceless!!!!! Zim is such a beautiful horse...and evidently full of character! :)

Desiree said...

He is a beauty! I love how inquisitive he is!

Country Mouse Studio said...

My daughter used to feed her horse cup of sunflower seed and boy did his coat shine.

Allison said...

That horse has won my heart. Such a little "chipie" she is!

Allison said...

Sorry... "he"!

ANY ANIMAL said...

Hahaha .... he have so fun.
Rex my dog, will alwas go to my rabbit (angora-coat) and take food from him.

Your vallac is beautiful!

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