Put Whiskey in the cross ties today and he was dozing as I groomed him, which isnt abnormal for him. Well I went to put my boots on and I noticed he was sleeping.
Next thing I know he hits the ground and then jumps up like "woah! My bad!". It freaked me out.
My vet was out at the time and checked him over and said everything seemed okay but to keep an eye on him. There havent been any changes in his diet, turn out situation or anything else. Not presenting with pain anywhere. He is a little sore being barefoot and is getting shoes back on Tuesday. But would sore feet keep him from laying down?
My vet acted like it really wasnt that big of a deal, but I have NEVER experienced this. He was not tacked up or anything like that. Just had his halter on. He didnt make it all the way down. Went down in the front (the noise made me think he was pulling back at first) and then woke up and scrambled to right himself. His butt/back legs were on the way down but he woke up before they could hit.
Any body have any kind of experience with this? Anything I should look out for?