anybody else's horse do this??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by blue90292, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. blue90292

    blue90292 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    he's not dead, that's actually how he sleeps. crazy huh?? first time he did this was about two weeks after i bought him. i thought he had colic'd and died on me, but he was just sleeping. 8 years later, he still hasn't changed. you'll find him like this, taking a cat nap soaking in the sun.

  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Every horse I've ever had liked to nap like that. Even in their stalls at night.
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    My mare does that! [​IMG]
  4. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    Wenatchee, Washington
    All horses will lay down, but they won't stay down for more than a couple hours because the weight of their body starts to crush their organs. That's why it is so dangerous for a sick horse to lay down, often times they can't get back up and die.
  5. Ravenxxx

    Ravenxxx In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2007
    This is my boy Sparko, honestly he hasn't just been shot!!! just having a roll [​IMG]

  6. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    My lazy gals do it all the time. When we got some new neighbors, they stopped in to tell me my horse was dead! [​IMG] Evidently they didn't know horses slept like that!
  7. SunChick

    SunChick Songster

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bel Air, Maryland
    My filly does that! She did it every afternoon soaked up the sun in the sand! She lays down at night too. The only time I got worried....and for good reason was she laid down after eating this past monday and colicked. Lucky for us no impactions, but she is doing much better today after tx with our vet monday eve. darn sand.
  8. All my horses do that, scares the heck out of the neighbors though. What's funny, one will always keep watch while the others lay down and sleep, i guess looking for predators.
  9. Marion

    Marion Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    All four of mine do that as well, they have favorite spots to lay in and sometimes even lay their head on one another... it is really so sweet to see...and just like Equine Chick said one stays up and keeps watch for the others to sleep... a different one every time! It seems they learned good manners somewhere and take turns lol!
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Yep, one takes turns while the others lay down and rest. They only sleep about 2 hours a day in 15 minute spurts. It's funny to us but their life is food, breeding, and watching for things that want to eat them.

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