Yesterday morning as I turned Dawn out, she did something she hasn't done in a long time - as I was taking her halter off, she almost ripped it out of my hands and bolted from the gate. I walked out to the round bale, rehaltered her and brought her back to the gate, took her outside, stood for a moment, then took her back in and unhaltered her again. This time she did better, although she still ran off once she was free.
As I was getting ready to leave the barn after doing morning chores a while later, I noticed that Dawn was taking her usual morning nap in the hay next to the round bale. I think she usually takes at least three naps a day, including one at noon time and one later in the afternoon. She perked up a little bit when I walked out to take some pictures:
But the eyes were very sleepy:
Maisie had to come up to investigate what I was doing:
Dawn's nose sagged down into the hay:
When she raised her head for a moment, her lower lip was drooping:
I love all the different angles in this shot:
The nose slowed descended again:
And then it was time for some solid REM sleep:
I love how the front legs elegantly fold up:
Her eye was partly open but she was deeply asleep:
The noise of the camera woke her up for a moment - it's amazing how they can move from sound asleep to fully alert in an instant:
A moment later, she was flat again and fast asleep, so I left her to get her rest without further disturbance.
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Yesterday was Scout's birthday - he's 7! - for his birthday post, and some cute foal pictures, see the post at Buckskin and Bay.