I have 6 horses on a 20 acre pasture that we rent. The owner just rented the house at the back of the pasture... I didnt know that it was rented until this happened.
I have my vets emergency number posted at my pasture just in case I am away and one of the neighbors sees something up and the vet needs to be called.
Well the other day my vet calls me here at work. After I had a heart attack seeing her number knowing that I did not call her she tells me that she just had to share the phone call that she just got.
Vet gets a panicked call from the new neighbors Here is the conversation
Neighbors - "We got your phone number from the pasture located at *** and I think that you need to get out here now ... there is a brown horse in the pasture that is down and I think that he might be dead he is not moving"
Vet - "Is there a black and white horse standing near the one that is down?" (i have a few "brown" horses)
Neighbors - "yes"
Vet - "Take a bucket and drop a rock in it and shake it really hard"
Neighbors - "ummmm ok... wait oh thank god the brown horse is up now... that other horse nudged him a few times and he got up"
Vet - "yep that is what I figured.. that is her old horse Elmo and he is deaf if the other old mare. The black and white one, does not see you with a bucket with something in it she knows that you are not there to feed and she just does not interrupt his nap"
Here are the 2 old guys (Cheyeene is 35 and Elmo is 25)