I was surprised when I looked outside the other day and saw Star and Ari both lying on the ground stretched out in the sun, napping. Horses are prey animals, and you will usually see at least one in the group standing watch, or dozing upright. Then he can sound the alarm and do what horses do best: run.
So I figure my guys must feel pretty secure out back if they both lie down at the same time. So does this mean I am the alpha horse, standing watch over them?
I must admit, when I see them down, I immediately worry one is sick or dead or some other horrible fate. In my anxious-mother moments, I run out there and they both scramble to their feet and trot away.
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