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post #11 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Walkamile -- it's not the rolling the bothers me. It's the lying down. And as I keep telling myself, I *know* it's a good thing, I've just got to get over it. I used to get such peace watching the horses soaking in the sun, but now I just stress over it. Maybe after this summer I'll be all good again. I do feel less paranoid already just hearing the other horses lie down to sleep three and four times a day too.

Ryle -- I just realized that Jade tends to do this in the late morning too -- just as the sun is starting to warm up... about -- 11 AM!

OK. OK. I'll get over it already! Thanks everyone!
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post #12 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 08:36 AM
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mine lay down in shifts. There will be at least one up while the rest lay down... but they seem to take at least 2 naps a day, one a couple hours after breakfast and then a late afternoon one. At night they will lay down and sleep too...

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post #13 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 09:53 AM
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my mare poops in the center of her stall so that durring the day she can lay down and sleep with her back against the stall. She sleeps for a few hours durring the day and then is wide awake at night. The BO sent me a video message on my phone a couple nights ago of my horse and 2 others running and playing like they were foals again, this was at 1 in the morning.

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post #14 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 02:16 PM
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Dumas and Twister would lay down nearly EVERY morning at 10:30, like clockwork!
(this was their BIG SLEEP) They would lay down again around 7pm, like an evening nap.

Then if you went out really late, like 1-2am, they would be laying down again.

You're a good mommie!!!! It's ok to worry a tad, just remember they need naps too!!!

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post #15 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 02:20 PM
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Oh my goodness! I know exactly how you feel. Ever since Jubilee colicked a month or two ago, I get nervous too. I'm not really sure how many times she lays down because I'm not there all the time to see, but I know she loves to sunbathe. I just hate seeing her lay down because all the horribleness about colic comes flooding back to me.

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post #16 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 03:39 PM
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Sammy would lay down periodically at night. This was the major reason that I was adamant about having him stalled at night. He always looked so innocent when he was sleeping..and then he woke up...and tried to eat me..repeatedly. Ahh I miss my baby!
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post #17 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 03:50 PM
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Yeah, it is normal for them to lie down from time to time. ;) I can understand you getting worried about it, though. & that's not always a bad thing- it's good to be prepared! Daytona doesn't lay down that much, though.

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post #18 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 09:03 PM
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Maddy sleeps laying down .. i only know b/c she is so dirty in the am lol

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post #19 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone.

I keep watching for stiffness or pain. Everytime I see her down, I wait around until she gets up just so I can watch! Today she lied down twice that I saw. Still haven't seen the other one sleep since about a month ago!
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post #20 of 39 Old 01-20-2009, 09:40 PM
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The only time mine lay down (when it's not an emergency that is) is when they are sunbathing, taking a rest early in the morning (when I see my big guy laying down) and that's about it.

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