a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Talk About A Scare!

My poor underfed Haflinger,
I was terrified she was sick...or worse.
Then I saw Arrow.
They were just enjoying the sun's warmth.
Next time, guys, please notify management...
ahead of time!

26 comments:

Jo said...

Oh my goodness, Gail. My heart almost stopped when I saw the photos. Imagine how you felt in real life. phew!

Jo said...

Ah, I meant to say: I love your header. Your Halfinger does look thin and underfed, lol!

Nora said...

You don't see horses lying down much. I thought something was the matter too. It sure had me worried there for a moment. Imagine them enjoying the sunshine so much. They know what they miss and what's good for them.

Nancy said...

There's a thoroughbred ranch/farm not far from us and I often see the horses laying down. It usually worries me -- now I'm glad to know they are just enjoying themselves!

Pyatshaw said...

Why do we keep animals--they give us so many scares? Glad they were just sleeping.

achieve1dream said...

Awww! I've had that happen where my horse would be asleep and wouldn't make a move as I went through the gate, which was loud, so you would think it would have woken her . . . I think she was playing possum just to scare me LOL!

mj said...

There is something massive and somewhat alarming about a horse laying flat out on the ground. I love that they need to rest their weather weary bodies this way ... at least once in awhile. Both of my twenty-something critters take turns resting daily, especially if the sun is out and warming! I can relate to their needs, having arthritis myself, how nice a patch of sun can feel on those old bones.

Sunny said...

The first time my horse did that to me, I almost had a heart attack!
Better get some more grain they look pretty thin! LOL!
☼ Sunny

DesertHen said...

I about had a heart attack when I saw the photo on my blog roll! Ack! Glad all was okay and it was just a sunbathing incident! =) Um, you really should give them more feed, they look a tad under fed...lol.

Have a great day!

Pat said...

Thanks for giving my heart a jump-start this morning, young lady!

Who doesn't like to sprawl out under the sun's warmth?

Teresa aka JW said...

Whew. I hate being scared like that. Maybe they sent the memo and you just missed it?

LindaG said...

Bad horsey! My heart would have stopped, too, I think.
Glad to know they were just enjoying the sunshine. :-)
Have a great day, Gail!

Sue said...

I've only rarely seen a horse lying down. That would have scared me, too!

=)

Rudee said...

Slackers! Next time, maybe they'd at least invite you to the lie-in.

E said...

I am so glad to here they are ok.

COUNTRY GAL said...

As soon as I saw the photo before reading the post I gasped ! OMG I was worried there for a sec, I bet you must of been beside yourself at the time, I was over the photo, thank goodness they were just sunning them selves ! Girl! dont scare us like that, feww ! yes tell the to give warning! Have a good day !

Rae said...

Oh my goodness. My heart would have come to a halt seeing that. What a relief they were okay. Thank goodness they were just suntanning themselves.

~Tonia said...

My Goats AND Chickens do this! Always makes you look again!

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm glad they're okay. I read the title and panicked, but then saw the rest of the post.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I never knew horses would lay down just for the hell of it. lol
glad nothing was wrong.

Bandhura said...

Oh my! I would have had a cow! Horses rarely lie down and when they do it's not for a good reason! I'm so glad your babies were ok and just enjoying the sun!

Jacque. said...

The first time I saw my neighbor's horse laying down, I about panicked. Then, realized that he was just taking a nice snooze...something you don't see often, for sure! Glad your guys were enjoying the sun's warmth and that nothing was wrong.

Carla said...

Anytime I see horses sunning I catch my breath and hope they are not dead. Used to have a cow that did this, rolled over enough all four feet were off the ground. Scared me everytime. BEAUTIFUL horses you got there:).

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Naughty Charme, and Arrow, too! hehe!

I do so love seeing horses sprawled out asleep in the sun, even if it does make me worry just a little.
It's a proof positive sign that your horses feel safe, well-fed and content. :)

~Lisa

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yep. That would be enough to give you a heart attack!!! Grief!!!

Saucy Kodz said...

Yes, I can understand your shock at first sighting - and can relate. I was house sitting for my friends who were away to Aussie land, and one morning looked out the master bedroom window to the land down to the river. Right in the back yard was a huge buck lying on the ground. I thought he had got injured on the road and died in the back lawn. I went down to the lower deck to investigate and slowly he raised his massive head and looked at me. He then stood up, had a morning pee and left. ha,ha I guess he enjoyed sleeping on that soft, comfortable, safe lawn at the back of the house by the river. Oh, yeah, Lizzy driving shotgun. Love it. Have a wonderful day.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...