Thursday, April 9, 2015

Good Fences #55

This place had a simple, clean white gate and fence, but new flanks have been added to the entrance that certainly caught my eye.
It looks like two horses tried to jump through the planks and got hung up (and yes, those are real horses in the pasture behind the gate.)

Now, I've seen the metal statues of horses similar to this design, and I think they're wonderful. These 'half and hung-up' horses are just creepy to me. The hooves even dangle in the wind.
 Kudos for being different, but I'm not a fan of this add-on design.
Here's the link-up!

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
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3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.

Thank you!

149 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good morning! What a pretty entrance. I agree that the horses look kind of creepy hung on the fence.. But, I love the metal sculptures, boots and wagon wheels. Thanks for hosting, have a happy day!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; As for the color, I think the white fence (main and connected long one)and the brownish added brownish planks are matched. And the the metal sculptures, boots and wagon wheels are gorgeous♪ Just only wished the left horse's head and hooves (legs, right?) hooves doesn't look sad dangled :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

magnoliasntea said...

Whoa! Those have gotta be Mustangs bustin' outta that fence. lol
Fabulous fence.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like someone tried to do something different...and did. Hmmmm. I agree, creepy!

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, I like the look from a distance, but agree ... the closer look is a bit creepy! Thanks for hosting Good Fences!

Molly The Wally said...

Now that is way cool. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Margaret Adamson said...

Well it is certanly eye catching and different.

Mascha said...

Always a great artwork, but, it's true: they died in their attempt -
Thanks for hosting (I think, next week is the first anniversary of "Good Fences")

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Fantastic artwork!

Gail said...

What amazing art!!!! Love it.

4RRanch said...

Cool idea but they definitely look better at a distance. I like the boots and the wheel.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm all for individuality and uniqueness, but.... horses left hanging are just, well, creepy.

Linley S said...

From a distance it would certainly make you look twice. I love the sculptures. That is one great entrance.

Gayle said...

Had a strange reaction even before reading your text. The whole design just doesn't work for me. Do love the sunshine and pastoral aspects.

lynn cockrell said...

Very unusual, to say the least. I live in an area where horses are very much a part of the charm and history. I have to admit these metal sculptures are quite unusual, to say the least!

Cranberry Morning said...

Whoa! I agree, kinda creepy, but yeah it is creative and took a lot of work to be that bad. Lol

messymimi said...

My first thought was that i wouldn't want a horse's rump hanging from a board in front of my property. It is odd.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This is just all kinds of weird. I like the REAL horses beyond the gate tho.

Brian King said...

They are definitely different! I think without the legs they may not have been so "creepy". I do like the entrance and the wagon wheel!

Mildred said...

I agree, I just think this looks creepy. Thanks for hosting.

Anvilcloud said...

Odd for sure. Count me in as a non-fan.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I like 'em! They look like they are breaking free to me. ;) blessings ~ tanna

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

It certainly does catch ones eye Theresa. Not sure I like the hung up horses either. Maybe the wood could be painted to match the rest of the white fence. Very different!
Happy Thursday!!
CM

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

that is one awesome fence. i wonder how heavy those front only horses are? i am curious. i love creative folks or folks who love creativity!! awesome times!! have a great Thursday! ( :

Birdman said...

LOVE the sculptured horses caught in mid-jump.

Rose said...

I have to agree--really strange and sort of creepy. You're probably going to laugh at this, but I kept thinking it reminded me of some movie. Then it hit me...they make me think of something that would be in a Scooby Doo cartoon.

Karen said...

This is certainly a landmark to remember! Fascinating idea! This is my first time to link with FENCES. I enjoy your posts.

Made by KKann said...

Haha - funny!

DJan said...

I think the "horses" are kind of whimsical, but they sure are eye catchers! :-)

Georgette Sullins said...

When guests come, they certainly won't miss the front gate.

Sandra said...

from afar it looks ok, up close it doesn't and they should have put the butt on the back.. LOL

Julia said...

They might look a bit erie at night with the light flooding on them. An interesting use of rusty metal.
Different strokes for different folks. A good land mark.
Hugs,
JB

sonia a. mascaro said...

Good morning Tex!
Yes, very unusual.
At first sight I would like these horses jump through the planks and run free!

wilga02 said...

Nice photos and decorations :)

Montanagirl said...

It's nice they tried to jazz it up, but I'm with you - I'm not really crazy about how they did it. Nice gate though!

Ramona said...

Interesting entrance there, they look like they're escaping. It's a great find.

bj said...

I don't like them one bit...just plain weird to me...:)

LV said...

It is so nice that we all do not like the same things. It definitely is unusual and eye catcher.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always like to see something unique...but you're right! They are a little too creepy. Thanks for the party my friend! Hugs, Diane

Gosia k said...

it looks nice but completely different from my place

Karen S. said...

Too funny my grandson Mason called the horse jumping through It's Lego land! Look! You sure caught a jumping good fence!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Maybe there's a big event coming up and the horses are a temporary decoration.

Or not.

Penelope Postcards said...

These horse halves certainly grab attention. I think the one on pictured left is not fastened properly … the one on the right seems more secure. A similar, but whole-horse statue, standing on all four legs by the wheel would look nice though.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I think the half-hung horses are pretty creepy too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty nifty. Maybe it's a warning to the other horses, too: "Don't try this!"
~

ladyfi said...

What a great fence - love it!

Ileana said...

Interesting gate.

Michelle said...

I have to agree, they seem a little creepy!

Karen Ann said...

I agree.... creepy.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Very interesting gate.
Great sculptures of horses.
I like very much:)*

Carola Bartz said...

Well, this gate certainly stands out - but I di agree, it's a bit creepy. As I can see they are illuminated in the night, I wonder what these horses look like in the dark. Must be even creepier.

Kathy said...

Me neither but I'm glad you said it first.

Small City Scenes said...

Kinda neat in a way. The horses look like they are struggling to get out. MB

Jeevan said...

This is very interesting and attention seeking! Nice in close up detail... I though they also had the body behind the plank.

Felicia said...

it is very interesting and the metal renditions are neat but yes a little strange.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love the sculpture

Irma said...

This is a beautiful fence.
Half horses is really a creative work.

bailey-road.com said...

Although I like the sculptures themselves, They're just too much hanging there on the fence.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, wow!!!! that is cool plus nice house I spy in the back. Blessings Francine.

Debbie said...

i have mixed emotions with the horses...a kinda' love/hate thing going on!! i want to like them because they are unusual, but i'm just not really feeling it!!

it is a pretty place and i could probably change my mind on the horses...if the wind blows just right, because i am just that indecisive!!!

Mary Hone said...

Ya, that is pretty weird. They look tortured or something.

joeh said...

Are you ever going to run out of fences?

I agree...creepy.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Some things like these should be admired only at a distance.

Jo said...

As Sandra says they should have added back-ends then it wouldn't seem so sad. But what quirky add-ons for sure. Thanks for hosting this meme. I love it! Greetings Jo

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I've seen the entire horse sculptures and I prefer them also.

don said...

That is one eye-catching addition to the gate. A novel idea to have a horse image partially emerging from its wall. I don't care for it either.

Christine said...

Hi I came from Diane's link up to your Good Fences party and have added a link. Thanks so much for hosting!
I love the entrance to this ranch! very ingenious and eye-catching!
Have a great day!

Carletta said...

As soon as I saw it my thoughts were 'it looks like the horses are trying to escape' like they didn't want to be there.
I think just a horse head without legs would have looked nicer.
What a find though Theresa! :)

Andrea Priebe said...

This is very creative and I presume very expensive, but I am sure I am not alone in thinking the horses look like they are stuck in the fence and are struggling to get out. A single horse (front and back jumping over the fence would have been my choice if I could even thing about affording it. Great find, Theresa :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very creative!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely pictures of half-horses.

Melissa said...

Wow! It seems like this ranch has a time portal!

Sylvia K said...

From a distance the horses look pretty good, but once you get up close????

MarkD60 said...

Wonder if the horses butt is on the other side of the fence?

William Kendall said...

I wonder what the horses think of them!

Phil Slade said...

Well they are a bit spooky but I'll bet everyone who drives by slams on their brakes for a closer look?

Barb Brookbank said...

Well, they're interesting ... you wouldn't see them here ;)

DougPhoto2009 said...

Theresa, great find. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

What fun!
Reminds me a bit of Pooh Bear stuck in a hole

Revrunner said...

Well, they're just bustin' out all over, kind of like June. :-)

DIMI said...

Very interesting gate Tex!I really like it!!
Dimi...

Linda M. Carmean said...

I like it! I love the clean white fencing and the white gate, but the added horse design I think is great!

Ida said...

Oh my gosh this is such a different entryway. Maybe I'm "weird" but I kinda like the horse coming out of the gates. Yes they are only "half" horses but it's so clever and so different and that is what I like about it. Neat to see the real horses behind the fence as well.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'm with you, that's freaky. I think the metal horses would be ok in a different setting.

Stephen Hayes said...

Although I appreciate the effort, it doesn't look like they're busting through the fence. It looks more like they're hung on the fence like moose heads in a taxidermy shop.

Linda Kay said...

Great job on this fence! How funny to have the front on one side, and the hind end on the other!

Nancy Chan said...

I do agree with you, its not a pretty sight. It sort of spoil the nice fencing and gate.

Mama Zen said...

That IS creepy!

Red said...

These pieces look good from a distance. Close up they'r not so good.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa .. I quite like the look of them .. but perhaps I'd get tired if I saw them everyday .. can't miss the farm though! Cheers Hilary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa .. I quite like the look of them .. but perhaps I'd get tired if I saw them everyday .. can't miss the farm though! Cheers Hilary

Fjällripan said...

Wow! Thats a really cool fence!

Booth 555 said...

Hi! Thanks for the link up!
I think that the sculpture was a nice idea but I don't really think up close it looks as great as far away.
I guess I'm more of a plain person when it comes to that lol.
-Lisa

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks!
MB

jeannettestgermain said...

You're right - it's a little over the top:):) An interesting find though!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Yeah, maybe a bit weird. We have a neighbor that has a line of maybe 4 or 5 of these. They are so dark you can't see them. He has a bull out of the same stuff up by his driveway. I will try to get a picture and shoot it to you. I don't know from what angle I could click them to have them show up AND I am afraid he will come get me!!!!

Nancy J said...

Creepy, almost morbid, why didn't they do something that looked a lot better. Guess the tin horses cost a lot to make too. Everyone to their own taste, just not mine. However, lovely photos!!!

Mary Kirkland said...

My first thought was I thought it was a little strange. So I agree with you, it's a tad creepy.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh! They are rather creepy, but excellent sculptures! Maybe they are creepy because of the thought of horses getting 'hung up'. I think anyone with a horse knows that is the worst nightmare. My sister lost a horse who got hung up in a pasture fence. It's just something no horse-owner wants to think about!

Ms. A said...

The close shots look much different than the one at a little distance. I like it, very unique!

Giga said...

Are imaginative decorations fence. Regards.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I must agree with you. These horses are a bit creepy! I do love that they are unique though.

nookworm said...

It sure is one way to draw attention, and "quirky" would be my description. The owners are projecting their personality and at least aren't following the general way of gates. They dare to be different. I approve.

Terry and Linda said...

THAT is outstanding!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Knipsa Passtscho said...

On first sight I thought great entrance. But the closeups of the half horses gives me a thought of ghost rider or something like that :)
Except for the rust definitely not my taste :))
But I do love the other decoration very much.
Have a fency day!
【ツ】Knipsa

Bethany Carson said...

Neat design--it's interesting to see the metal artwork, though I'm not sure I'd like to *hear* those hooves dangling in the wind...

Robin Lamb said...

T, I think I'm with you on this one! A little odd for my tastes too!
No link from me today, sorry! I'm having a bit of a problem switching from Apple Aperture to their new Photos app. All will be back to normal soon, I hope!

Debby Ray said...

Well, that most certainly is an eye-catching entryway! Those are some really cool iron sculptures!

Paula said...

I think the horses would look good somewhere else. They don't go with the gate. The gate is nice and neat and the horses are a different type of art.

The Queen Jester said...

Those horses are a very interesting addition to the gate, but I wish there was the back half of the horse on the other side. Somehow half a horse just seems creepy.

A Quiet Corner said...

Although the gate and their "place" is great, I'm not a fan of the horse adornment...sorry...:)JP

Our photos said...

What an extraordinary fence !

DeniseinVA said...

That's a beautiful gate, love those horse sculptures. Sorry I am so late linking. I rushed out of the house real early this morning and have only just gotten back.

Lynn said...

I think it's very artistic:@)

RedPat said...

The horses look like they are in distress. The sculptures themselves are quite good though.

Annesphamily said...

Your photos are really fabulous and really fun today! Love what you have shared. Hugs, Anne

Stephanie said...

This is an inviting entrance, love those horses and sigh, love love that rusty wheel. Great shot!

Farm Girl said...

I don't think I would like them either. They are kind of creepy.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Noooooo! Just NO. But kudos to YOU for showing us that everything in your neighborhood isn't perfect.

Munir said...

Horses are cool even if they are not real and you make them even cooler with your shots.

edenhills said...

Wow! That's crazy creative!

Lauren Miller said...

I love your gate! It's so neat!

Pom Pom said...

That's different, for sure!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That really is probably one of the most creative gate that I've ever seen -- They definitely get an A+!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Very beautiful gate, Theresa. I too am not sure about th horse decoration, though I love horses.
I see the Rosemary bush and I am reminded again of very fond memories of the Great Country of Texas.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Susan said...

Interesting, but kinda creepy too.

pattisjarrett said...

Wow, that's different! It wouldn't be my choice, but they're footing the bill! I do like metal sculptures, though. They knew you needed something new for the blog. ;)

Linda said...

Very creative but the horses look like they are stuck and struggling to get free.

Randy said...

Nice metalwork.

Annette Mickelson said...

I Don't like those horses either

Paul said...

Pretty impressive sheet metal work if you ask me!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Interesting art works, yes, they are very unique!
Thanks so much for the link!

Rita said...

Creepy. Yes, I think it's creepy.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I think this was a bit too much :)

Small Kucing said...

The owner is sure creative.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I don't quite know what to think about those horses. You are certainly right about them being eye-catching.

Halcyon said...

I love horses, but agree this is not the best depiction of them. Ah well, it does make this entrance memorable!

Elaine said...

Yup, just a little creepy. They should have made one whole horse and had him leaping over the fence.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I didn't get that creepy feeling until i saw them close up! Sorry I'm late but have been vacationing on the Gulf and have had limited bandwidth and working from an iPhone.Thanks for dropping by and reminding me that the weekend is arriving now that I am back home.

Janey and Co. said...

It's a bit much for me too.

Lynne said...

This fence would have caught my eye too. I must say, creative but kind of sad to see the downtrodden, rusty look. I like seeing the regalness of a horse instead of the head down and broken.
Good find though for Good Fences!

June Caedmon said...

It certainly makes for an interesting entrance. Was the backside of the horse on the other side? lol Have a great weekend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love this fence, those horses are awesome!

Nicki said...

Absolutely love the craftsmanship and creativity of these gates/fences.

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! That is way cool!

Midmarsh John said...

My feelings were much the same as yours. They tend to remind me of the trophy heads found in the study of a big game hunter.

Betty Manousos said...

that is creepy indeed!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

i agree...creepy for sure. my first thoughts when i saw your pic's before reading what you wrote...was that it made me think of some sci-fi thing where they were transported THROUGH a wall and got stuck forever in it. THEN i thought of trophy heads on a wall. UGH!! just creepy.
they are kind of cool the way they're artistically put together, but they should just do the entire horse & have them stand guard at the fence rather than IN the fence!!

have a happy weekend!

Sally said...

Different, and yes "creepy". :)

xoxo

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