Horses do some of their sleeping while standing but they will also lie down for deeper sleep. When we trained horses full time and spent twelve hours a day or more in the barn the horses got pretty comfortable with us being around. This lead to seeing horses sleep…and dream. Too bad I hadn’t thought to grab a video camera back then…but thankful other people have.
Check out this video of a mare while she is dreaming. The whinny at the beginning is cute but I think her dream took a turn for the worse around twenty-eight seconds…watch what she did then! I guess all horse dreams aren’t pleasant. I wonder what she was dreaming about…
This type of dreaming is what we mostly caught the horses doing in our barn. Apparently ‘running’ dreams are popular with horses. I have noticed this in dogs also!
Is there a cutest dreamer category? If there is…watch out for this little guy!
I had to put one dog ‘running in sleep’ video in here too…here is a link to a dog dreaming the way I have seen them.
And this is a crazy link to a dog who was REALLY dreaming. I’ve never seen this happen before and I hope it never happens to my horse or my dog. Ouch. That was one crazy dream:(