Have you ever noticed how your horse keeps a schedule? One positive side to this whole laminitis nightmare is that I've been spending much more time with Laz. Quality time, bonding time and horse poop shoveling time too. ;) At any rate, I've noticed that I come right around the time he likes to nap. Today was that day, I was literally keeping him up by my chattering and busying around him. It was so beautiful out today here in Michigan. Totally warm sunny day and birds chirping, and I even heard a nearby hawk squealing.
This yawn was my polite boy saying "um....I need a nap, Mom."
Even Jessie (the pretty blondie pictured) was resting peacefully. That poor Mare doesn't lay down. Ever. Ever! She literally falls asleep and sometimes falls down forward. It's awful to see and the other day I threw a soft snowball to wake her up because I worry for her. She is sweet and I wish she could sleep. The BO has done everything for her to provide a safe home, supplements etc, and nothing seems to work for her. She was attacked at a young age while sleeping so the BO thinks it's why she doesn't lay down.
Any advice from anyone who has seen this?
It's almost like narcolepsy but not that bad.
Blue skies and soft eyes
Laz sometimes reminds me of a dinosaur
So, while I was grooming him, he just sighed and seem to say "well, if you aren't leaving, excuse me but I'm resting-you can brush me down here."
Poor Laz has two rub off spots from laying down more than the average horse...they haven't turned to sores quite yet but I'm keeping an eye out
His copper tones come out with the Sun shining down
You can see on his left front foot, an old racing injury on his heel bulb.
This is my kind of "resting in peace" but with a heartbeat thank you!!!!!
Mason was in awe of his big brother laying down and this is as close as he gets to him, lol
Cleaned horse, brushed mane and tail+Sunny afternoon=laying down in wet sand
I can't wait until he feels better and the weather is warm to give him a proper bath- it's been MONTHS!!!!