And he sat thereon (kai epekaqisen epanw autwn), Mark ( Mark 11:7 ) and Luke ( Luke 19:35 ) show that Jesus rode the colt. Matthew does not contradict that, referring to the garments (ta imatia) put on the colt by "them" (autwn). not to the two asses. The construction is somewhat loose, but intelligible. The garments thrown on the animals were the outer garments (imatia), Jesus "took his seat" (epekaqisen, ingressive aorist active) upon the garments.