This pony takes that phrase to a whole new, slightly horrifying level.
How many times has someone stopped by your farm to inform you in an anxious voice that your horse is dead — when he’s really just sleeping on his side, enjoying the warm sun or a cool breeze? This pony owner doesn’t even want to hear about it, because when her little guy conks out, he sleeps like the dead. Like, for real.
Any time a Facebook post includes the following conversation, you know it’s going to be good:
Electrical contractors called me — ma’am, you’ve got a dead horse here in your pasture.
No I don’t, he plays dead all the time. Is his leg sticking straight up in the air?
Yes ma’am. I’m telling you he’s dead. The leg sticking up is because rigor mortis has set in, ma’am, I know horses, I own a few.
Sir, my horse ain’t dead. He plays opossum. But, I’m coming. Give me a minute please.
Now, in the contractors’ defense, this little guy looks, well, dead. And as it turns out, he just really likes to sleep that way.
Editor’s note: we don’t recommend throwing rocks at ponies to wake them up, but we assume that this owner knows her pony and her aim well enough to do so.
“Pinto” is going viral on the horse-loving internet and beyond. Little buddy, don’t let anyone tell you how to nap — you just keep on snoozin’.