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        02-04-2013, 04:46 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    Around here we get folks stopping by on occasion wanting to know "what killed all the horses?". It seems that between 1-3 p.m. Is horsey nap time and they all just FLOP, so the pasture looks like we have horse bodies strewn all over. Fire few times it happened, I FREAKED, thought they'd all died of botulism or something.
    LOL that is too funny!
         
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        02-04-2013, 04:50 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Delfina    
    There used to be a horse at one of the houses on the main road here that connects the interstate (where all the big cities are congregated) and the highway (where all the small towns are). This horse was kept alone and loooooved to sleep on the ground with all of it's limbs sticking straight out and looking very dead. Everyone around here got used to it and would actually use it as a reference point, I'm passing the "dead horse pasture", see ya in a bit.
    Oh wow, I'm sure that got a few laughs!

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    Well one day he was laying there looking dead like usual and nobody thought anything about it until another day went by and another and everyone suddenly realized that OMG he WAS dead! I have no idea where his owners were or if they knew... but after a few days of him laying there, his body was removed.
    Oh no, poor guy :(
    So now that the horse is no longer in his pasture, do they still refer to it as the "dead horse pasture" as a reference point?
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        02-05-2013, 12:35 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Delfina    
    There used to be a horse at one of the houses on the main road here that connects the interstate (where all the big cities are congregated) and the highway (where all the small towns are). This horse was kept alone and loooooved to sleep on the ground with all of it's limbs sticking straight out and looking very dead. Everyone around here got used to it and would actually use it as a reference point, I'm passing the "dead horse pasture", see ya in a bit.

    Well one day he was laying there looking dead like usual and nobody thought anything about it until another day went by and another and everyone suddenly realized that OMG he WAS dead! I have no idea where his owners were or if they knew... but after a few days of him laying there, his body was removed.
    Me: Initially, laughing quite hard, and then...Ohhhh!...POOR GUY!...poor horse parents! (yet nonetheless, a REALLY cute anecdote; mainly the 'dead horse pasture' landmark portion.That, and the, "OMG! He really WAS dead"! Part) <-- does that make me look a "bad person"? Yikes! O.o
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        02-05-2013, 01:29 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
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        02-05-2013, 03:15 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Robbie tends to play dead from time to time. I took some pictures of him doing so and found out why he was playing dead...


    "HI MOM!!"



    "OH HI DASH"



    "UM. DON'T WANNA GET UP. Going to PLAY DEAD."



    "NOW YOU KNOW WHY I DIDN'T WANNA GET UP."
         
        02-05-2013, 09:58 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Oh my! That poor blanket!
         
        02-05-2013, 10:04 PM
      #17
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by GallopingGuitarist    
    Oh my! That poor blanket!
    I know eh! He absolutely killed it!
    The funny part is that he's done this before...all with blankets that have been maybe a week old. I'm lucky if ANY of his blankets last him longer than a month haha.
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        02-05-2013, 10:21 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    I love your pic Blush, of your grey horse's legs sticking straight out lying on their side! Lol. My mare Jade scared the life out of me one winter when she got her leg caught in the fence. She is the lead mare and several of the other horses were standing around her, that's what made me go over and take a closer look. She must have been pawing at the surrounding snow and her foot got caught in the fence deep in the snow. I had a heck of a time releasing it but I finally was able and she was ok, just some scary blood on the snow and superficial scratches. She was smart enough not to struggle or it could have been much worse.
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        02-06-2013, 12:16 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Blush,

    Grey horse with amazing ability to stick all legs ABSOLUTELY STRAIGHT OUT apparently ALSO has the amazing ability to try and hide "blanket damage" by lying atop it while mom is looking! Absolutely adorable...I love it....
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        02-06-2013, 02:00 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    OMGawd!!! This thread is tooooo funny!
    I have gotten so used to the horses laying flat out and not moving when I walk out, they open an eye, look and go back to sleep!
    I let them out in our yard, people have pulled in and there have been 5-7 horses laid out flatter than pancakes on my lawn sunning LOL
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