Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 18, 2010

Extra Horses


For the past six years, every February these guys show up. They seem to come out of the valley and hang around for a few weeks. To give some perspective, the top fence wires are 4 feet off the ground. These two are a cow, bull pair. The bull has lost it's antlers but is readily recognizable by the long bell under his chin. What is not shown are my 3 horses going absolutely nuts in the field, running, blowing and snorting. you definitely do not want to be on board when this is going on!

I tried to get some better lighting, but they were feeding and moving off, probably to find a sunny spot to sleep. The bull was not overly big, probably about 1000 pounds.

I kind of think that horses consider moose to be a horse designed by an engineer. Can you see the "Toyota" label on the butt of the one?


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7 comments:

Melodie said...

Those are so amazing! When we went to the Netherlands,we wanted so much to see one,there were moose crossing signs everywhere.We never saw one!Finally we saw one in a zoo,not quiet as glorious as seeing it in the wild!

Texan said...

Oh my the Moose are great... I bet they do work up your horses!!

They would have my goats running for the barn so fast it wouldn't even be funny ... goats are not overly brave... they run for their corral or barn pretty easy :O)...

Ruralrose said...

Aren't they awesome! Beautiful shots of these illusive giants. What I really want to know is "wouldn't 2 moose be mice" lol!! Peace

City girl turned Country Girl said...

That is SO cool!! I have never seen one in real life!! That's Kansas for ya LOL!!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Thanks for all your recent comments on my blog.
Your comments are always welcome.

Have a wonderful weekend.
God bless you and your family,

Mr. and Mrs. Geezer

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fabulous, marvelous, wonderful !!!!

Missy said...

Absolutely beautiful :) What a view! Have a blessed day Ian! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's encouraging to know people take the time to stop by and say hi.

Blessings,
Missy