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Uploaded: 09/03/07 5:52 AM GMT
Sleeping well at work
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Another picture I had to post on a Monday. I could not believe, as I saw this horse falling asleep.

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::JQ
09/03/07 9:13 AM GMT
haha!! i wish i could fall asleep at my desk today, no clinic, but im looking after the bosses kids! OMG im glad i dont have small boys!!! lol. Cute capture, he really looks as if he is asleep standing up! lol
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::tigger3
09/03/07 12:09 AM GMT
Very good Sabine! He need just a short nap before taking on more riders. Lol! ♫ :)sandi ♪ ♫
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::Con_
09/03/07 12:52 AM GMT
I found this on the 'net...
If we humans fall asleep while standing up, we would fall down as soon as our muscles relaxed, and falling down tends to wake us up, right? The fact is that in order to remain standing you must keep certain muscles tense, and you must be conscious to keep control over those muscles. When we fall asleep, that conscious control is sort of disconnected, and therefore we cannot remain standing.

While horses may lay down to sleep, they can also doze while standing up. So how do they do it?

The answer is that horses have evolved to have something called a "stay apparatus". This is a system of tendons and ligaments that hold a horse in the standing position while its muscles relax, like a plant hanger holds up a hanging plant. Horses also use their stay apparatus while they're awake to minimize fatigue due to standing. In fact, horses can stay standing for up to three years without showing signs of fatigue!

In the front leg, the stay apparatus is always in place and a horse need only relax to take advantage of it. However, in order to use the stay apparatus in the hind leg, a horse must rotate its hip and literally hook one bone up over a knob on another bone. In some cases the patella can get locked in the hooked position and the animal will be unable to release it. This problem can be fixed with a simple operation.
:o) And with it having been a rainy day... no customers... standing around all day in a harness & wet blanket... what better thing to do?!
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.Inkeri
09/03/07 1:34 PM GMT
Hihi !!.Beautiful capture,Sabine..
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::m0rnstar
09/03/07 2:14 PM GMT
Reading Con's info made me feel a little better because if you knew me, I'm the world's first and most irritating animal advocate. Kind of like a tree-hugger?? I love this Blumie, it's so colorful and I'm fond of shaggy, natural looking ponies..... Lovely! ~Mary~
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::phasmid
09/03/07 2:35 PM GMT
I love that even though he's dozing his ears are still alert looking. I'm not sure how that fits into the theory that Con gave us, but it's certainly evidenced!! Nice shot, Sabine :)

♥PJ 005

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::ericfx
09/03/07 3:39 PM GMT
awww. cute shot Sabine. well captured
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.corngrowth
09/03/07 5:54 PM GMT
Thanks Sabine for this wonderful image. I've downloaded this image and stored it at one of my external harddisks to show it later to one of my grandchilds when he visits us, as he's really fond of horses. Thanks again & regards, Cornelius
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.sun7shine
09/04/07 2:19 AM GMT
What a great shot in so lucky and fun moment!!
Really beutiful, congrats! the asleeping horse is just
cute and so sharp his image as the whole one!
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.89037
09/04/07 4:25 AM GMT
Excellent capture, Sabine!...very funny and very well done!
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Adriana....:)
::cynlee
09/09/07 1:09 AM GMT
Poor babies. They must have been working too hard. I love their manes. Nice closeup capture, Sabine.
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You will be led to the knowledge of the internal things which are invisible to you, by the external things which you see before you. . . . Even so then, we can represent to ourselves in thought the Author of all that is, by contemplating and admiring the (visible) things which He has made, and ever brings into being. - Hermes
::gabriela2006
10/12/07 9:46 PM GMT
nice capture....:)
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