Pokey says, "Gilly lay down and take a snooze like I am, it's so nice and warm out here today! Ahhhh!"
Gilly says, "I have to stand guard in case something comes along to bother us. I am watching!"
Gilly says, "Well, OK, maybe there isn't anything sneaking around today. I'll let Lucy watch out for us! Let me get turned around here."
Pokey says, "I knew I could talk you into a nap, heeheehaw!"
Gilly says, "Opps, I came down a little harder than planned, blew my bangs up in the air!"
Pokey says, "Gee, Gilly you made the ground shake!"
Gilly says, "Sorry, I slipped....wait till I get my butt settled....ahhhhh, almost there!"
Gilly says, "Ahhh, Pokey you are right. This is a good day for a nap......I can hardly keep my eyes open."
Pokey says, "Shhhhh, can't you see I'm asleep?"
Gilly, "ZZZZZZZZZZZ snorkkk...."
Pokey, "Boy, is he loud!!! A donkey can't get much sleep with him snoring like that, snort!"
OK, haveing a little fun with pictures! The last picture Gilly went to sleep so quickly and was sleeping so soundly that he was twitching all over. It looked kind of scary if you didn't know horses did that, his ears, jaw muscles and eyes were twitching a lot but he was in a very deep sleep. Since horses need to lay down to get their really good sleep that's what he was doing for about 20 minutes. Pokey was flopping back and forth between being up and down. (These pictures were taken from and upstairs window looking down on them)
Later on in the day I got Gilly out for a ride. We just rode in front of the house, it's a good long stretch from one end of the proberty to the other. Had to because of Pokey, he was loose in the field. Gilly and I worked on small things, leg yeilds, side passes, following my body in a turn, around things in the hay field, trees in the yard. Pokey finally tired of running the fence line and would just watch; finally I took Gilly out of his sight, he heehawed a few times but didn't seem to look for him. Pokey got a lesson too! Gilly and I rode a little farther up the road and onto the gravel part of the road, Gilly doesn't like gravel but.......he learned that his feet are now really hard and it didn't bother him; we even trotted on the gravel!!! BIG break through for him. Next time we will try the creek crossing that he used to have such a fit over.
Sorry no pictures of the ride, just the napping boys!