It’s meadow bed time! Owner of sleepy horse who likes to sleep in the sun reveals she needs to reassure concerned neighbors who think she died napping
- Marge, six years old, regularly falls completely to the ground in hot weather
- Owner Louise Knock, 41, is bombarded with phone calls from concerned neighbors
- Reassures passers-by that the horse just turns a blind eye in the sun
The owner of a sleepy horse that likes to take a nap in the sun is constantly forced to reassure the concerned locals that the animal is still alive.
Six-year-old Marge flops all the way to the ground before slightly closed eyes when the sun rises, while her owner Louise Knock, 41, even hears the animal snoring.
But the sight of the slumbering horse has resulted in Louise, of Lowestoft, Suffolk, being bombarded with phone calls from concerned neighbors telling her her horse has died.
Frustrated, Louise has to go to the pasture several times a week to make sure Marge is okay – only to find her snoring, so she’s now used social media to reassure passersby that her pet is okay.
Six-year-old Marge falls completely to the ground before slightly closed eyes as the sun rises in Lowestoft, Suffolk
Her owner Louise Knock, 41, pictured on Marge on the beach, is often bombarded with phone calls from concerned neighbors telling her her horse has died
“In the summer she gets pretty tired and loses weight,” Louise said. ‘Normally horses have their heads up or legs crossed, but she’s completely flat.
“It’s a very unusual position for a horse because they are flight animals, but Marge is so happy.”
Louise, a zookeeper, said she gets about five or six calls a week from locals who walk past her field.
“People are quite concerned,” she said. “They walk down the road and see her plainly. They call to say “I think your horse is not well”.
Frustrated Louise has to go to pasture in Suffolk several times a week to make sure sleepy Marge is okay
‘99% of the time she’s fine, but I always go downstairs to check on her.
“She always took naps on and off, but this past month it’s been extremely sunny, so she just realized it’s much more comfortable for her to lay flat.
“I think she feels happy and relaxed. She literally snores when I’m standing over her.’
Louise added that Marge only naps during the day when accompanied by her horse husband Matrix, 24, who watches over her as she dozes.
In addition to her sleeping habit, Louise said that Marge likes to go out. She added: ‘She is quite an active horse, she is ridden regularly.
“She’s a special girl. Her legs don’t quite go out of place, but she’s a beautiful mare. She may be a bit simple, but we love her.’
Louise said Marge usually takes a nap in the middle of the day, but in extremely sunny weather “she’s just realized it’s much more comfortable for her to lie flat”