Thursday, November 29, 2012

Unruly, Muly Neighbors

A few good-hearted squabbles next door (the mules and a few horses that our neighbor allowed to graze in her pasture for a while - until they started reaching over/pressing down the fence to try to get into our pasture, that is.)
Pretty little sorrel mules and a paint horse
 This pair of mules took turns grabbing each other's halters and yanking on them.


 They were best of friends, though.
These next shots were taken with my cell phone one evening as they lined up near our barn, hoping to be fed when I fed our horses.

You can see the fence line leaning from their exuberance to reach greener grass.

The black mule is HUGE but is SO sweet.

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130 comments:

ladyfi said...

Oh, what amazing and adorable faces you've captured!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i wonder what they think of each other? do they realize they are different colors? ha. ha!! great shots. ( :

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Nice mules. Very interesting vignettes. I can see the mules' effects on the fence!

Jenny Short said...

Beautiful photos. I thought the first one was a painting. xo Jenny

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show some incredibly beautiful horses.
Hanne Bente

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Different animals/birds socializing is always interesting to me... They are CUTE and, they are putting a strain on that fence! LOL! in a guess-whose-coming-to-dinner kind of way.

Tammy said...

They are all so beautiful, especially the black one! Nice captures of their interactions:)

nic.b van es said...

wat leuk om dat zo eens te zien.

Janey and Co. said...

They remind me of my daughter's dog..begging for food!

Steve Gravano said...

The grass is always tastier on the other side of the fence! Great photos. That painted horse is beautiful!

Pam :) said...

Great to see them horsing around and the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Beautiful shots, T.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love this post so.....beautiful Paint horse and mules......Blessings Francine.

Sandra said...

this makes me sad, is it the owners don't care about them? they look healthy, and they have halters, or some do... sometimes i wonder why people have animals at all... they are beautiful, the mules are about the prettiest mules i have seen.

Giga said...

Chcą być tam, gdzie zielona trawa. Lubię bardzo czarno-białego konia. Pozdrawiam.
They want to be where the green grass. I like a black-and-white horse. Yours.

Dicky Bird said...

Too many on the amount of pasture - I hate when people do that. One other thing...at least your unruly, muly neighbors have 4 legs.

Daryl said...

such handsome critters ...

Molly The Wally said...

Yep the grass is always greener yonder. They are adorable. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

EM Illustrator said...

Lovely horses :-)

Lynne said...

Great pics . . . liked your gentle hand too!

Mamabug said...

I've always loved mules and horses. I had to laugh at them acting like naughty children.

georgettesullins said...

Beautiful animals, these mules, and spirited.

Larry Ostby said...

I'm liking the painted pony, nice. The big black mule is my favorite, nothing like a gentle giant.

DJan said...

They sure do look frisky! Nice pictures, Tex! :-)

Margaret said...

I adore big black mules. Your grass doesn't look any greener, but I'm sure the hay is tempting! Sweet faces.

Łucja-Maria said...

Oh, beautiful horses! They are nice to watch.
Fantastic photographic series.
I send greetings.

parker said...

Slick looking little Paint Horse. Bet those mules are fine riding animals. Black mule has your number, likes your pats on the soft part of his nose!

Buttons said...

Oh I love your new friends. They sure are pretty:)
It must be worrisome waiting for them to break through I hope you sent your neighbour this blog post:)
These shots are incredible and I am so glad you have made a new friend. You know they will keep coming back now. Hug B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful shots!

We have a neighbor's horse that is always running through their fence and coming over here.

rainfield61 said...

They know the trick:

And they finally get that, and are finally be our friends, in the blogospehre.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

These remind me of the horses that live on the farm next to us.

Jan n Jer said...

aww they do look so sweet. Great shots!!!

Comment1 said...

I've never seen a black and white horse like that! Like those cows.

MTWaggin said...

I love mules but not when they are someone else's ruining my fence line! The halter grabbing totally doesn't surprise me, they are too smart for their own good sometimes!

Linda said...

That paint is a beauty. It looks like it could be part Arabian. I couldn't tell the sex. Its plumbing was discreetly hidden by brush in both shots. :)

Kerri said...

Those are such cool shots!!!

Barb said...

Great series of shots - you have very interesting neigh bors!

Karen said...

Awesome neighbors!!!! and I love that black and white paint.

Tricia Hays said...

What a show they must put on =)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Fun pictures Tex! Horses are so goofy. Yanking on halters, banging feed buckets, chewing on manes. Personality is what they got!

Susan said...

What a bunch of cute little beggars. And look at those nails of yours. Preety hand! Wish I could grown my nails.

Sally said...

Love these! :)

Red said...

They look like very interesting characters. I can see why they want on your side of the fence as their side is over grazed by the look of it.

Jeevan said...

This is very sweet series and touching moments! The mules’ looks were heart stealing… Great captures

Kathy said...

Those white mules are certainly well-groomed. They must be used in some type of exhibition.

Fábio Martins said...

They've so pretty! Nice set Tex

Dianne said...

these are the prettiest mules I've ever seen!

bailey-road.com said...

They're beautiful animals.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the ones lined up waiting for a treat from you. Cute faces.

Val said...

Playing catch up (again) Fun shots!! Poor fence :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

My goodness you have every horse, mule, dogs, cats on your range.

I so enjoyed your photos today.




I see your fingernails are well kept.

I have never seen a country gal who has clean finger nails and so manacured like you. On a ranch except Dolly Parton. You did say you took them at nighton your cellphone. So that explains.

You must have a hired men to work around your range. Ha,ha.


Your place is picture lovely.

I wish I was a butterfly fluttering about when you go about your outside adventures.

Furry Bottoms said...

Think they were trying to figure out how to take the halters off eachother?

You have pretty nails!

Debbie said...

awww t, i really love these. that paint horse is so very special!

i like that you "know" their different personalities!!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

You know what they say about the "other side of the fence"....

Patty Woodland said...

FEEEEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEE.
They are beautiful

Farm Girl said...

What a pretty paint horse. I love those mules too. Did they ever get back to their home? Those are really nice shots.

troutbirder said...

So does your neighbor preach survival of the fittest?

Sylvia K said...

Love those faces!!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Always love pictures of paints.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love this set of photos! The paint in the first one is a beauty. Makes me think of my first horse which was a paint...I even remember her name was Sally. That was a long time ago! Actually, she was one of my dad's horses, but I rode her and called her mine. :)

Dina said...

Funny to see them kissing. Or it looks that way. Beautiful shots!

don said...

These are great pictures of the relationship among the mules and how they get along with horses. That must be so interesting when you go to feed them.

SweetMarie said...

They are so cute! I love how they are lining up in hopes of being fed. I would be scratching those noses! Great photos!!!

Karen said...

Pushy, pushy! Great photos!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Awwww, they're adorable! I love the photos!

Eyeliquor said...

:)) great pictures!

Candy C. said...

That's funny about the two grabbing each others halters! They sure did a number on the fence, jeez!

Deanna said...

Cute little faces and big ears. That is the only difference I can see between the mule and the horse. Hope your fence stayed standing!!

Ms. A said...

Love the shots, they are gorgeous animals. Did they get moved before they did anymore damage?

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am not a horse person but do find mules interesting. If I were to have one of those critters it would be a mule. The phone takes great photos. I just inherited my wife's iPhone and will probably use the camera feature more than anything else. I figure no one will be able to tell the difference when I begin sticking iPhone pictures onto my blog. It will be interesting.

Maple Lane said...

Love your photos.

Robin said...

T, what lovelies! Don't think it would take much pushing for them to be in your back yard!

Leave It To Davis said...

Okay, my feed bill would just have to double because I would NOT be able to resist their pleas for feed. Do you feed them when you feed yours?

Elna said...

Nice looking horses. I like the white horses of course *smile*.

Hugs

Deb said...

you sure have fun neighbors...

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Mules, they are so happy living next to you Theresa.

Findlay Wilde said...

I never knew that mules were that big. From Findlay

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Mules are such sweet animals and the 2 white ones grabbing at each other's halters...guess they are each trying to free each other from them;') Happy weekend~

Honest Abe said...

Greener grass only grows on other side of fence.

Jill c",) said...

Beautiful horses:))))

Tanya said...

oh i enjoyed all of these photos!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Oh they are so qute. What do they do with them. Are they working mules? Rescue mules?

Icy BC said...

They are incredibly beautiful, and just darling!

Fjällripan said...

I guess the grass is greener on the other side after all :)) They sure are beautiful!!

Chatty Crone said...

I take it they are not your mules - just visiting? Your horses are pretty. sandie

pattisjarrett said...

How cute the way they lined up for grub. They know your kind heart.

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Oh aren't they gorgeous - marvellous shots Theresa :D)

Fireblossom said...

I love the pretty paint! And the mules, too! (the only mules I ever see are at the shoe store!)

polkadotpeticoat said...

I'll take these neighbors any day......

Barb said...

Have never seen such pretty mules. Those sorrel ones are so unusual.

Arija said...

Nice to have so many friends around but I know what it feels like to have hungry mouths realising that the grass is greener etc...
Our neighbour brought in a bull next to our herd and guess what those two boys got up to . . . we sure had a lot of fence fixing to do!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great pictures! When you mentioned about their leaning on the fence, all I could think of is that they must think 'the grass is greener' on your side :-)!!

Jeanne said...

It must be wonderful to live amoungst such special creatures.

Brian King said...

Beautiful animals! The fence held up surprisingly well considering the strain they could put on it. They obviously have a plan to get the halters off. :-)

Paula said...

John let renters at the farm house have horses one time and they tore the fences down.

Rita said...

What characters! I love that those two were pulling on each other's harnesses. Such expressive faces they all have. :)

Margie said...

Love these T!!

Carletta said...

I hope they've found their own greener pastures by now.
Is someone helping straighten the fence?
Love the purple halter!
Nice shots Theresa! I'm thinking you had a hard time not feeding them. :)

Emille said...

Love the white horses -but you're right -they seem an unruly bunch:)

Cloudia said...

I like getting to know your sweet, strange, long faced friends


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Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful photos. They must be very entertaining. :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Maybe a little unruly, but wonderful. The first shot with the paint is gorgeous. Yikes, these are beautiful animals.

Martha Z said...

The barbed wire on that fence doesn't seem to bother them.

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Great photos... beautiful and entertaining!

Marie said...

Why can't we all just get along?! :-) Such gorgeous horses, Theresa! And I'm awfully fond of mules too.

Jo's World said...

The neighborly thing to do is set them a place at the table. A little mule party, y'know?

Cheers,

Jo

Millie said...

Well, you can't blame them. The grass is always greener on the other side.

Rose said...

Take that, buddy....you take this...I would name those two mules Moe and Curly!

Rohrerbot said...

They look adorable but I'd hate to get in the middle of a squabble with them:)

Annette said...

Love the face on the sorrel mule.

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
Enjoy your day !

Pierre

Randy said...

What beautiful looking horses.

Dar said...

Ahhh yes, the grass is always greener on the other side. The paint reminds me of Poncho, one of our first horses as kids. I rode him every day and he was my trick horse. Sweet memories.
Blessings

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Beggar mules! How spoiled they are, almost leaning the fence flat to the ground. But indeed the big black one is very sweet. Looks so soft...
Hugs to you,
Mariette

deeps said...

looks like they provided you some entertainment...

Stewart M said...

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence - or the fence is always a leaner on the other side of the horse!

Stewart M - Melbourne

MICKAN¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Beautiful photos. The white mules have really fun:)
And they try to see if my mabe have something nice to eat ... hahaha :)

Have a nice day!

Bas Domburg..... (Alias: Sikkie) said...

I will show this series to my 11-year-old daughter. She LOVES horses!
Very nicely captured, and the story makes it even more interesting!

eileeninmd said...

They are all beautiful horses. I would love to have them as neighbors. Have a great weekend!

Donna said...

Oh, they are such gorgeous animals! The mules are funny how they harass each other, LOL.

Nancy Claeys said...

Well, who could blame them? :)

missing moments said...

What sweet faces! Love how they tug at each other's harnesses.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

BEAUTIFUL hors-ey shots theresa!!
i always love the mules...or donkeys...is there a difference? anyway...they have such cute faces!!
horses always intimidated me in person...but i do love to see them...such gorgeous creatures!!
hopefully these neighboring guys won't become too much of a bother...trying to get into your pasture.

are mules like the bullies of the pasture, or are they pretty docile?

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Great shots, T! Watching them play must have been fun- I love their funny faces.

Montanagirl said...

Nice photos! Funny how they grab at each other's halters.

wayside wanderer said...

That looks like a fun scene to observe. Gotta spice things up! haha My kids are like that.

ReBelle said...

If only they knew how easy it would be to escape...

DIMI said...

Lovely shots !!Nice mules!
Dimi..

Genie said...

Yep...I am back. LR class is over, my back's been acting up, and the trip to MD over TGiving...I just shut the computer down for a bit. All is fine. I would think the fencing would fall with those fellows leaning on them. Guess the grass really is greener on the other side. I always think of them on being gray. These are actually very pretty. Take care. genie

Black Jack's Carol said...

I like your mischievous mules a lot. I don't think I've seen very many mules, and feel a bit stupid admitting this but I'm not sure I would always be able to tell the difference between a mule and a horse.

bon bon said...

so sweet. and needed. :)

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