Sleeping in the Pasture
Horses can sleep standing up but they need to lie down at some time for what seems to be a restorative sleep. We lived next to a paddock when we were growing up but the horses that were turned out there took advantage of their time out of the stable, grazing and moving about at liberty. So when we got Peek-a-boo it was a surprise to find out how often she lies down and has a good snooze in the sun. We don't rush down to see if she is all right any more but we still call it her dead horse trick.
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