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


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gilly meets Messina and Pokey gets a haircut

It's been a long month since I posted last. I have been trying to get weaned off the prednisone and it's not working too well. I have had an awful flair up of pain, so haven't felt like doing much of anything. It's been hot and humid here, horse flies are still bothering the boys so I only got to ride twice, when we had a few days of cool weather. Once Kim and I trailered over to a stable and rode in the indoor.

Last week I had a fairly good morning and it was cool, I took a chance and climbed on Gilly. I only rode for half an hour, my body wouldn't let me ride longer, Gilly was good so he made it a good ride for me.

The doctor bumped my meds back up so now I am starting to feel a bit better, it will take a while. Right now since the weather is horrible and I can't ride anyway, that's OK. Next week looks like the weather will be cooler and maybe, just maybe I will feel good enough to ride my boy. I sure miss riding him, even when he is a stink bug!

Kim's new horse has a new name, Messina. Nice name and it seems to fit her well. Below are some pictures of when Gilly got to meet Messina and Kim riding her.

Gilly and Messina first meeting. Gilly was really arching that neck to impress her. No squealing in this photo.

Yes, Gilly is a lot bigger than she is, he is a big boy. He must have been getting ready to lick her again, he loves to lick his friends, silly boy!

See what I mean. Here he is grooming her and she thought is was pretty nice. She did spend some time grooming him too. Lacy, she just stayed in the background and wasn't very interested in joining the group. We found out later her back was out, when the chiropractor came a few days later. No wonder she didn't want to play, she was hurting.

Here is a shot of Lacy and Messina finally being friendly and no squealing here. They are much better now, not very much squealing at all now. Lacy used to be the top horse in the pack but now Messina is. All she does is flick an ear or harden an eye and Lacy moves out of her way. The reason Lacy had back problems, she was kicking and striking out at Messina all day, Messina just moved out of her way. Silly horses!

Pictures of Gilly strutting his stuff for the ladies. Poor boy they really didn't pay that much attention to him.

Hey! Why is no one watching me? I was really doing some smooth moves for you ladies......where'd you go? Well, at least someone got it on film!

Pokey got a hair cut and he thinks he looks pretty good! I do too, what do you think?

I was cutting Gilly's bridle path one day and Pokey kept trying to get in between us. His was of telling me he wanted some attention too. So at first I trimmed him a bridle path, not that he needs one but he wanted me to do something to him too. A few days later I saw a picture of another donkey who's owner cut his hair like a crew cut then clipped to the neck about every other inch. Looked so cute I decided to give Pokey a cut like it. He thinks he is quite stylin'....LOL  My vet said he even really liked it.

I am hoping that when the weather cools down and my meds kick in that I can do more riding maybe next week. If I do I hope to get more pictures to post. Maybe I won't be so lazy and can post more about the happenings of me and my equine buddies!

Keep an eye out for more posts.......


~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Hey sweet friend!
Those pics are sure examples of pure horse love!!! And Gilly doing his "Look at me!" is priceless :)

I sure hope you get your meds back on track-I know how hard that is...
Cooler weather is coming! I just know it!
smooches to Gilly and Pokey :)
xo, misha

Kate said...

Great pics!

And sure hope you start to feel better soon.

Edward said...

Sorry you haven’t been to well hope the meds work well for you. I am glad to hear Gilly likes his new friend, he sure was showing off I love the photo of him in mid air. Pokey looks good and so does his hair cut I am sure he is delighted with it. looking forward to seeing more photos and hearing more about all these nice equines.

Jeni said...

They are just so stinking CUTE!

Hope you are back to your normal self soon so you can enjoy the fall riding season!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Love your photos! Great ones of Gilly floating around for the ladies and LOVE Pokey's haircut!

I wasn't able to go off the prednisone either. But at least I'm on a low 5 mg daily dose.

Nancy Rojo said...

Sorry to hear you are in pain Jane. Know that we are all rooting for you to get back to feeling better. Love your blog...keep it rolling

allhorsestuff said...

Those two Appy mares, nosing each other, with handsome Gilly in the backdrop...very neat-o-photo!

I am happy to hear and see, that the herd is getting on...Gill must be in heaven! Pokeys new Roach looks so darned cute! I want to do that to Wa's mane...just once..but so many people are saying "oou don't do it" including my's just hair! it gorws back out!

So sorry that the health is taxing and painful dear..I alway pray for you to find relief. Nice of the Gill to give you a goodie ride for the time you did in that neat arena.

YOU hang in and yes..more photos and stories of the new herd. Hope help came for road clearing and all!!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

What gorgeous movement your boy has !!! Pokey looks adorable... don't know why I bothered to type it, everyone knows it ! Hope you are feeling well !!!


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