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Is it normal for horses to lay down?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by Imagine That, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Maisie

    Maisie Senior Member+

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    all4him ... that last picture is just too cute :)

    I'm curious to know if anyone's ever seen a horse dreaming ?
     
  2. belle4

    belle4 Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I would guess that the OP is new to horses or at least never had the full responsibility of caring for one. So yes, probably serious. We all have to learn.

    I've had people knock on my door to inform me that my horse was dead out in the pasture. I had to explain that the horse was napping, not dead. :)
     
  3. JBandRio

    JBandRio Senior Member+

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    Try explaining that your horse is not, in fact, on fire :rolleyes: :rofl:
     
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  4. all4him

    all4him Senior Member

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    That picture was taken just a couple of months before he was put to sleep. He always took a nap around 1 pm and I took a bunch of pictures of him sleeping. Fortunately, he was almost completely deaf and blind so I was able to get up close to take the pictures. At our barn, 1 pm is nap time and you will find all of the horses passed out except the guy I ride. For some reason, he only lays down in his stall and NEVER outside.

    Did you see the video?
     
  5. Maisie

    Maisie Senior Member+

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    Awww, I'm sorry to hear that he passed, hope his senses are fully restored & he's kicking up a storm across the rainbow bridge.

    Yes, I tried to see the video but my new laptop is not co-operating at the moment! :(
     
  6. coloredcowhorse

    coloredcowhorse Senior Member

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    More than one horse owner has had the experience of having animal control show up after an anonymous caller complained of "dead horses" in a field.
     
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  7. Driller

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    Maybe......I had one that whinnied in his sleep.
     
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  8. Seegbo

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    My two lay down for naps all the time. Buck tends to lay flat out and people are always walking over to make sure he's still breathing. When he isn't in a deep sleep the old man looks like this. His bottom lip quivers like he's talking, his ears twitch back and forth, and his legs paddle like he's running around and causing all kinds of trouble in his dreams.

    bucksleep.jpg
     
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  9. Maisie

    Maisie Senior Member+

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    I reckon they do dream, wonder if they dream the way dogs do, that would be funny to see :)
     
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  10. Maisie

    Maisie Senior Member+

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    Seegbo, that seems to confirm it ... looks like the horse behind him is thinking of reporting a dead horse :rofl:
     
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