This is the first picture I saw of Gilly, his name was Davy then, on a rescue web site. Such a tiny, thin little red fuzzy boy. There was something in that face, those eyes that just melted my heart and made me cry. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would own a horse again, 20 years I had been without one.
Begged my husband to go and see him and this is what he looked like first time I laid eyes on him. Pretty sad looking little guy; but I over looked the outside and saw something deep in there that was beautiful. I'll take him I said, my husband just shook his head! April 2004, he is 11 months old here.
After a month and a half of good food and a good bath, he is starting to shine! End of May 2004
Here he is at two years old and our first ride, just a very short one, doesn't he look soooo happy!
Last spring as a 5 year old and tomorrow he will be 6. I have had this wonderful majestic creature for 5 years. I love him so much, what joy he brings to my life and a lot of challenges too. But oh, what a gift he is!
It has been raining again so I am not getting to ride like I would like to but maybe tomorrow a short one. There is suppose to be a break in the weather, then back to rain! No party but he will get some special treats tomorrow, he loves bread and applesauce so he will get some of each for both meals, yes, Pokey will get some too!
(He got an early present today, the chiropractor visited the neighbor and I got him to come here and adjust Gilly. Good thing too, his neck, one shoulder and one hip was out.....boy, he feels better now!! He really liked the guy and stood there asking for more!)
Happy Birthday my beautiful boy!!!