The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.


Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Gilly jumps too!

Gilly won't be undone by Pokey so he had to get into the jumping act also! One thing he loves to do in the round pen is jump the poles, barrel or anything in there that needs jumped over. Once you get him started you can't stop him either. He will jump one way then spin around on one hind foot and jump again; maybe he should have been a hunter/jumper!He can jump much higher but he gets in such a hurry to jump that he will most of the time knock it down. Just having way too much fun!
I have no lead on him, he is doing this all on his own. He will race around the round pen flying over the jump, only to turn and do it again the other way.
This is after one of those sharp turns but in the next picture it looks like an almost mis-fire on his part..........................

Not sure what kind of jumping form this is??? LOL Looks like a racking horse taking off......or maybe it's the Tennessee Walker coming out in him. Odd form there Gil!!!!!


JoJo said...

Jane, Gilly is beautiful. Or, perhaps I should say, he's very handsome! You should be so proud of him.....he's come a long, long way.

Jacque said...

ohboy...a jumper, too. Good grief, is there no end to the talents of that rescue boy? Cheering him on...and loving him.

Doreen said...

Oh...Gilly is so the little guy in the post below..but how neat that gilly just does that for fun..what happy animals you does my heart good to see these pictures.

Take care,

jane augenstein said...

Thanks everyone! Gilly boy sure has come a long way from the skinny little guy I brought home a little over 4 years ago. He is a happy boy and kind of on the lazy side too; but jumping is one of his favorite things to do. He seems to be happiest when he is working and has his mind busy. He is a gem dandy!!!

Mary said...

Gilly is beautiful. Not cute like Pokey. How graceful a horse that size and be! Lovely photographs. There's nothing better than a dog or horse that can entertain themselves (and us, too!).

Dogpatch Primitives said...

oh Jane, your blog is always such fun to visit! Your Gilly and Pokey are wonderful, and your pics are always beautiful!

Thank you for sharing w/ us.

Jennifer B. said...

YOu and Gilly and Pokey need to make a road trip and come visit my gang!!! Glory and Gilly would make the prettiest couple!!!

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Gilly is a good looking boy!This reminds me of riding my old horse, we loved to jump things. I miss those days and him.Love these pictures.

Annie said...

This was so much fun to look at after enjoying little Pokey and his coyness about getting with the program. Seems even the big guys can get jealous and won't be outdone by the little guys. LOL

Cookie said...

what fun pics - I love looking at your fun lighthearted pics of these beautiful boys!

give 'em a hug from Auntie Cookie ♥


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