Night Mare

How many nights annually do you spend in the barn with a sick or pregnant horse?

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Total votes cast: 1114

Comments & Write-in Answers

camp cot

2/26/2008 12:04:42 AM

heaters or fans in the tack room, with chairs

2/25/2008 10:54:21 PM

Only once with a sick horse - stayed right there in the straw

2/25/2008 10:36:13 PM

I use a camera.

2/25/2008 9:14:19 PM

sleep on the hay with a sleeping bag, but if Ispend the night in the barn, I am not sleeping.

2/25/2008 9:01:40 PM

we have camras in stal

2/25/2008 8:54:45 PM

Didn't sleep and near froze to death

2/25/2008 8:47:35 PM

150+ foals means many long nights!

2/25/2008 8:46:44 PM

sleeping bag ob the ground to rest but can still see the horse

2/25/2008 8:08:08 PM

couch and a heated barn with a frig, tv, radio, microwave ect..

2/25/2008 7:31:14 PM

cot, nothing formal. sick only, no pregnant mares

2/25/2008 7:15:10 PM


2/25/2008 5:56:01 PM

bed in tack room

2/25/2008 2:48:35 PM

Sleeping bag

2/25/2008 2:42:10 PM

I walk back and forth from the house to the barn.

2/25/2008 1:50:26 PM

I have cameras in the barn so that I don't have to do that!

2/25/2008 1:14:21 PM

We use cameras to monitor horse from house

2/25/2008 1:05:17 PM

we installed cameras last winter for foaling mares

2/25/2008 12:26:52 PM

cote if needed

2/25/2008 11:11:08 AM

sleeping bag on hay bale

2/25/2008 9:35:05 AM

a chair!

2/25/2008 1:38:44 AM

a bail of straw in a stable complex

2/25/2008 12:49:21 AM

I sleep in my bed & watch barn cameras

2/24/2008 10:49:43 PM

loft above the barn

2/24/2008 10:25:32 PM

I have internet TV for the barn area

2/24/2008 9:25:05 PM

hay bales

2/24/2008 9:25:05 PM

I have cameras in foaling stalls but still sleep in tack rm when mares are due Sofa, heat, not bad!

2/24/2008 9:18:03 PM


2/24/2008 8:33:56 PM

tack room

2/24/2008 6:19:48 PM

housing on the property

2/24/2008 3:43:02 PM


2/24/2008 1:31:15 PM

Sleep in the house have video camera in barn

2/24/2008 11:23:01 AM

house is near barn, treat problems quickly and aggressively, check every few hours

2/24/2008 10:17:58 AM


2/24/2008 9:02:58 AM

in and out of house

2/23/2008 8:44:39 PM

curled up in the hay with her.

2/23/2008 7:00:09 PM

No sleep if the horse is that sick

2/23/2008 3:24:42 PM

sleep in house and go out every 1/2 hr to check up

2/23/2008 2:45:43 PM

i dont sleep! I pace all night!

2/23/2008 12:38:52 PM

tack room

2/23/2008 11:43:35 AM

we use a wireless intercom to help know when to assist

2/23/2008 10:51:46 AM

usuallly a cot outside the stall

2/23/2008 10:19:22 AM

old army cot

2/23/2008 8:51:09 AM

heated tack room

2/23/2008 8:01:26 AM

cot and blanket

2/23/2008 12:21:35 AM


2/22/2008 11:49:45 PM

Sleeping bag and cot

2/22/2008 10:37:43 PM

Sleep in the back of the truck, but I can think of doing this once in 15 years.

2/22/2008 9:20:59 PM

a blanket or sleeping bag in the hayloft

2/22/2008 8:29:09 PM

I live right beside my barn and check every hour

2/22/2008 8:19:35 PM

A pavillion with picnic tables

2/22/2008 6:55:51 PM

Lawn chair, pillow, blanket

2/22/2008 6:06:54 PM

Usually in the stall on a blanket.

2/22/2008 5:45:11 PM

Sleep in truck next to stall or in adjacent stall

2/22/2008 4:54:41 PM

I put a few bales of hay together and sleep right in the stall with my mare.

2/22/2008 4:11:44 PM

In the hay!

2/22/2008 4:07:33 PM

Tack Rm or trailer close to or in barn

2/22/2008 3:38:30 PM

lawn chair

2/22/2008 3:34:15 PM

only if I have too

2/22/2008 3:28:44 PM

sleep on a hay bale

2/22/2008 3:27:21 PM


2/22/2008 3:11:01 PM

have slept in the tack room

2/22/2008 2:58:25 PM


2/22/2008 2:40:43 PM

sleeping bag

2/22/2008 2:27:26 PM

sleepig bag on foam matresses

2/22/2008 1:51:21 PM

I have a hammock that is up year round. used it once just to hang out.

2/22/2008 1:18:22 PM

An old reclining chair curled up with a sleeping bag on it if cold enough.

2/22/2008 1:00:54 PM

We have a barn house, that we & our animals use. We have only had 1 mare give birth so far.

2/22/2008 12:56:30 PM

I sleep in the field in a sleeping bag.

2/22/2008 12:44:04 PM

hay bales

2/22/2008 12:34:51 PM

sleeping bag & pad

2/22/2008 11:33:27 AM

Sleep in my truck parked next to the barn, get up at intervals. Have sat up all night in a chair.

2/22/2008 11:31:01 AM

heated tack room with cot, and camera

2/22/2008 10:54:36 AM

Both mares healthy, so far; keeping fingers crossed

2/22/2008 10:30:33 AM

cot in the tack room

2/22/2008 9:56:08 AM


2/22/2008 9:34:13 AM

stable apartment

2/22/2008 9:13:35 AM

I sleep on a pad in the aisle

2/22/2008 8:42:43 AM

folding chair

2/22/2008 8:34:03 AM

I have an office with a sofa bed next to my stalls

2/22/2008 8:17:45 AM

Hay bales

2/22/2008 7:51:53 AM

bed in observation room in one barn, remote viewing camera for other barns

2/22/2008 7:02:42 AM

I sleep in a sleeping bag, surrounded by my connemara pony mare's hay before she is due to foal.

2/22/2008 6:04:03 AM

I've only ever had once colic episode during the night.

2/22/2008 5:25:18 AM

Lounge chair, sleeping bag, battery lantern, books, drinks & munchies, phone. Camera depending -

2/22/2008 2:59:20 AM

A cot, horse blankets, pillow. Sleep next to stall

2/22/2008 2:21:52 AM

Daytime sleep; work 300 nights as full time nightwatch.

2/22/2008 12:48:57 AM

cot, sleeping bag, blanket

2/21/2008 11:29:51 PM

Sleeping bag next to stall

2/21/2008 11:12:51 PM

Pull Down cot inn each foaling stall, heated furnished room in barn

2/21/2008 10:45:28 PM

no sick (out of 25) in three years..2nights '05, false labor septic foal

2/21/2008 10:42:08 PM

Cot & Sleeping bag

2/21/2008 10:13:50 PM

i go out every hour or so to check on their progress

2/21/2008 10:08:28 PM

none, i have a camera on my foaling stall.

2/21/2008 9:48:06 PM

hay bale and a bed roll in the barn aisle

2/21/2008 9:21:28 PM

We watch the barn cams from our bedroom, and take turns staying up.

2/21/2008 8:55:13 PM


2/21/2008 8:51:45 PM


2/21/2008 8:38:43 PM

...sleeping bag on the hay. And hay is NOT soft and comfy. Try it! It gets squished down hard.

2/21/2008 8:05:09 PM

a small suv in the hall of the barn

2/21/2008 8:04:49 PM

lawn chair

2/21/2008 7:58:41 PM


2/21/2008 7:42:15 PM


2/21/2008 7:37:49 PM

have an apartment at the barn

2/21/2008 7:31:54 PM

sleeping bag

2/21/2008 7:22:45 PM

stall monitor that goes to the home and I stay awake there

2/21/2008 7:17:50 PM

Hay just like the horse

2/21/2008 6:59:56 PM

None - We take turns. We alway hope that it doesn't happen in winter.

2/21/2008 6:58:26 PM

Room in foaling barn

2/21/2008 6:47:50 PM

a bed in the tack room

2/21/2008 6:41:35 PM


2/21/2008 6:22:56 PM

Mostly foaling as we have 6-10 pregnant mares each year.

2/21/2008 6:22:21 PM


2/21/2008 6:17:58 PM

window between tackroom and foaling stall with reclining chair to rest in.

2/21/2008 6:16:57 PM


2/21/2008 6:16:43 PM


2/21/2008 6:05:20 PM

thank God for monitoring cameras

2/21/2008 5:40:57 PM

a cot and blanket

2/21/2008 5:29:18 PM

hay bale bed

2/21/2008 5:26:30 PM

army cot

2/21/2008 5:20:16 PM


2/21/2008 5:11:46 PM

a chair and foot rest

2/21/2008 4:55:15 PM

tack room/bales

2/21/2008 4:52:06 PM

Been very fortunate. Would sleep in tack room if I had to, though.

2/21/2008 4:35:10 PM

I have a vidoe monitor in bedroom

2/21/2008 4:35:06 PM


2/21/2008 4:34:48 PM

I've been very furtunate.

2/21/2008 4:33:52 PM

A baby monitor in the stall and bedroom worked well

2/21/2008 4:27:48 PM

cot & sleeping bag in loft, TV camera with receiver on bedroom TV

2/21/2008 4:25:32 PM

cot, blanket, radio

2/21/2008 4:16:51 PM

Who sleeps if my horse is sick?

2/21/2008 4:13:03 PM

sleeping bags, pillows in the loft

2/21/2008 4:06:25 PM

recliner in office

2/21/2008 4:05:33 PM

Who sleeps when you have a sick horse???

2/21/2008 3:58:46 PM


2/21/2008 3:55:06 PM

lucklly she hasn't had a problem

2/21/2008 3:53:30 PM


2/21/2008 3:52:10 PM

a sofa, fridge, microwave and running water if needed. Luckily my horses don't get sick.

2/21/2008 3:51:25 PM

so far, so good...

2/21/2008 3:48:57 PM

none,sleep on hay

2/21/2008 3:47:56 PM


2/21/2008 3:47:31 PM

stay awake all night on shifts in the barn

2/21/2008 3:42:00 PM

My horses seem to do better when left alone. Had a mare tell me she was foaling, watched it all

2/21/2008 3:38:05 PM

Room with a window to the foaling/observation stall.

2/21/2008 3:31:50 PM

Haven't had to care for a sick horse.

2/21/2008 3:31:16 PM

A bale of straw... and a blanket. :-)

2/21/2008 3:26:15 PM

comfortable lawn chair

2/21/2008 3:26:14 PM

we have our motor home parked out by the barn for these emergencies

2/21/2008 3:24:37 PM

sleeping bag

2/21/2008 3:20:14 PM


2/21/2008 3:18:33 PM

TV in the lounge with audio and video, I sleep on a couch and set an alarm to check every hour.

2/21/2008 3:16:08 PM

Keep your Noise out of my business

2/21/2008 3:15:24 PM


2/21/2008 3:02:17 PM

barn is adjacent and horse healthy

2/21/2008 2:59:43 PM

We have a fully stocked lounge.

2/21/2008 2:59:36 PM

a truck

2/21/2008 2:50:21 PM

barn is at parents house

2/21/2008 2:50:05 PM

a cot and a flashlight w/ blanket and pillow

2/21/2008 12:07:06 PM

mostly sick horses

2/21/2008 11:45:02 AM

Fortunately, none! Colic has always dissipated or mare gone to hospital - always recovered

2/21/2008 11:33:27 AM

sleeping bag on 4 hay bales right in the stall. If I'm not right there with her, she paces the stal

2/21/2008 11:29:31 AM

sleeping bag on straw bales

2/21/2008 11:10:22 AM

rocking chair

2/21/2008 10:51:22 AM

I have a brasilan hamock....hang it from the rafters in aisle..or 1-2x in stall

2/21/2008 10:50:21 AM

Only in rare case of colic--who sleeps? Comfy chair, LOTS of coffee, cell phone!

2/21/2008 10:06:43 AM

let the horses take care of themselves

2/21/2008 7:23:29 AM

we have cameras to monitor mares or a sick horse.

2/21/2008 6:52:08 AM

A hut with chair to sit in and a heater

2/21/2008 4:43:40 AM

I usually stay in the barn when the mares are getting ready to foal ...

2/21/2008 12:48:41 AM


2/21/2008 12:31:25 AM

sleeping bag

2/21/2008 12:17:25 AM

*knock on wood* I've been lucky to have fairly healthy horses.

2/20/2008 11:38:19 PM

Hay bales and sleeping bag

2/20/2008 11:07:16 PM


2/20/2008 11:06:15 PM

My van with a fold out bed

2/20/2008 11:06:06 PM

only have run-in sheds

2/20/2008 11:04:43 PM

video feed to house means only staying during actual labor

2/20/2008 10:01:16 PM

I have been blessed to not have a horse that sick...

2/20/2008 9:46:50 PM

I reside where my barn and home are within 100 feet of each other, so I stay in the house and use fr

2/20/2008 9:16:48 PM

I have my tack room next to my corrals i have a cot and two sleeping bags ..it gets cold in Nevada

2/20/2008 9:04:20 PM

none, maybe a lawn chair or some hay

2/20/2008 8:43:57 PM

Cot in tack room, tv, heater and coffee maker.

2/20/2008 8:26:04 PM

None of my horses have ever been sick!

2/20/2008 7:59:00 PM

Use Foal Alert and stall cameras-no sleeping in barn!

2/20/2008 6:09:23 PM

2 haybales end to end with a sleeping bag ontop

2/20/2008 5:46:22 PM

sleeping bag, pad, kitchen and bathroom facilities nearby.

2/20/2008 5:43:50 PM

My car.

2/20/2008 5:19:18 PM

I generally don't sleep much.

2/20/2008 5:18:01 PM

I had a baby monitor set up when my mare was due to deliver, I did not miss the birth

2/20/2008 5:15:44 PM

have a baby monitor in barn and in house

2/20/2008 5:08:17 PM

I have an inflatable mattress that I put my sleeping bag on

2/20/2008 4:22:32 PM

Hall way

2/20/2008 4:13:11 PM

I have a camera in the barn for foaling.Have not had any sick horses

2/20/2008 4:03:55 PM

no preg mares and horses healthy.

2/20/2008 4:02:39 PM

hay bales!

2/20/2008 3:49:02 PM

1 night per mare. rollaway bed, heater, fridge

2/20/2008 3:42:09 PM

I sleep in the back of my truck.

2/20/2008 3:36:59 PM

cot pillow flashlight cell phone blankets thermos

2/20/2008 3:19:38 PM

the stall, when my horse is that sick or injured there isn't much sleeping

2/20/2008 3:17:32 PM

video camera in bedroom

2/20/2008 3:14:32 PM


2/20/2008 3:07:39 PM

cots, sleeping bags

2/20/2008 2:57:56 PM

dorm room

2/20/2008 2:49:18 PM

We built an apartment into our new barn so we would always have a nice place to stay for any reason.

2/20/2008 2:45:08 PM

i dont have any

2/20/2008 2:41:28 PM

not a breeder

2/20/2008 2:13:47 PM

Just a folding chair

2/20/2008 2:12:23 PM

cameras in my barn

2/20/2008 2:09:54 PM

As many as necessary

2/20/2008 2:05:01 PM

cot outside stall if needed

2/20/2008 2:04:44 PM

In my own bed under a down comforter.

2/20/2008 1:46:17 PM

have been lucky, none have ever been that sick

2/20/2008 1:45:48 PM

chair, blanket and radio. This was the first year we needed to, bad case of founder and cushings !

2/20/2008 1:44:18 PM

I have cameras - so unless the mare is foaling I stay in the house

2/20/2008 1:16:47 PM

old recliner chair

2/20/2008 1:14:28 PM

Have surveillance cameras

2/20/2008 1:05:57 PM

Thank the good Lord my horse have not been sick but if they were I'd be there with them.

2/20/2008 12:52:16 PM

I use cameras and audio monitors

2/20/2008 12:51:00 PM

only sleep short times on cot in tack room

2/20/2008 12:49:40 PM

sleeping bag

2/20/2008 12:42:59 PM

sleep in my car, no barn available

2/20/2008 12:34:44 PM


2/20/2008 12:32:18 PM

My setup has no sleeping arrangements, I'll live in my next barn.

2/20/2008 12:17:30 PM

do barn work at night- sleep in day

2/20/2008 12:11:58 PM


2/20/2008 12:11:00 PM

straw and sleeping bag

2/20/2008 12:04:21 PM

futon in tack room

2/20/2008 12:01:46 PM

sleep in chair just outside of stall

2/20/2008 11:40:45 AM

in the stall

2/20/2008 11:40:28 AM

I am blessed-only 1 night in 10 years!!!!!

2/20/2008 11:36:34 AM

Cot & Sleeping bag

2/20/2008 11:18:55 AM

Barn & house are attached; multiple video cameras in barn, can see & hear from anywhere in the house

2/20/2008 11:17:50 AM

None so far but mare due in April - would put sleeping bag out on hay outside stall.

2/20/2008 11:07:40 AM

bales of hay, old spongy matress, pillows and sleeping bags.

2/20/2008 11:06:52 AM

We have cameras in each stall and a cot in the corner of the stall

2/20/2008 11:02:52 AM

We hay & tuck in around 8-8:30, house is close enough to hear if someone is cast, etc. I may check

2/20/2008 10:55:12 AM

adjustable lawn chair & sleeping bag

2/20/2008 10:52:53 AM

I will just do several checks throughout the night and stay in house

2/20/2008 10:52:51 AM


2/20/2008 10:52:17 AM

sleepless nights and the couch

2/20/2008 10:41:41 AM

chaise lounger

2/20/2008 10:34:44 AM

Just foal birth watching. Lawn chair outside.

2/20/2008 10:34:33 AM

futon mattress in tack room

2/20/2008 10:33:46 AM

horses are home so I sleep in my own bed and set alarm for night monitoring as needed

2/20/2008 10:26:54 AM


2/20/2008 9:51:50 AM

My population is older horses. Colic seems to go with the added years.

2/20/2008 9:50:52 AM

I have a barn cam & watch from house, go out when delivery occurs, can vhs record horses also

2/20/2008 9:49:01 AM

extra stall and a sleeping bag

2/20/2008 9:44:10 AM

I have been very fortunate - only one night when foal was born

2/20/2008 9:43:19 AM

sleep in the truck

2/20/2008 9:41:11 AM

8 yrs ago, I had a cot, sleepingbag and tv in the back of a truck.

2/20/2008 9:18:41 AM

we have a monitor that goes into the house

2/20/2008 9:13:36 AM

In the last 20 years I have been fortunate to only have one horse that was sick enough to have to sp

2/20/2008 9:10:18 AM

Hammock and blankets

2/20/2008 9:10:13 AM

Tack room next to stall

2/20/2008 8:57:23 AM

sleeping bag

2/20/2008 8:54:12 AM

Sleeping bag & cot

2/20/2008 8:53:03 AM

I medicate late before I go to bed, then tell them to work it out until morning. Hasn't failed yet!

2/20/2008 8:41:20 AM

living quarters trailer parked next to foaling pen

2/20/2008 8:40:29 AM

sleep in the hay covered with a horse blanket if I sleep at all

2/20/2008 8:36:51 AM

I have been a horse owner for a long time and have been so fortunate not to have a horse that sick!!

2/20/2008 8:22:16 AM

LQ trailer with camera in barn to monitor horses.

2/20/2008 8:07:51 AM

Don't breed and haven't had any sick horses that I needed to, but would if I had to

2/20/2008 8:05:22 AM

I go up thru the nite and check on them

2/20/2008 7:53:28 AM


2/20/2008 7:52:52 AM

I wouldn't really call it "sleeping" though!

2/20/2008 7:49:50 AM

A folding lounge chair or on the hay bales

2/20/2008 7:42:16 AM

sleeping bag and hay

2/20/2008 7:41:20 AM

Sleeping bag on straw bales

2/20/2008 6:57:07 AM

guess I've been lucky! (but I don't breed either)

2/20/2008 6:26:43 AM

I am lucky enough that I haven't had to do this.

2/20/2008 6:26:28 AM


2/20/2008 4:13:26 AM

I have a room in my house. The horses have stalls in the barn.

2/20/2008 2:44:13 AM

i don't sleep

2/20/2008 2:33:27 AM

Pick up truck during foaling time.

2/20/2008 2:16:19 AM

Luckily, I have not had problems

2/20/2008 2:16:17 AM

small foam mat & sleeping bag

2/20/2008 1:38:57 AM

Baby (human) monitors work wonders!!!!!!!!!! You can hear and see!

2/20/2008 12:37:20 AM

a roe away bed

2/20/2008 12:15:58 AM

Cot or rotate people

2/20/2008 12:00:57 AM

Not all night, but off and on.

2/19/2008 11:56:30 PM

sleeping arrangements? You must mean the air bed...

2/19/2008 11:30:19 PM

I've been lucky-no serious illness in many years-have had to check on some at night

2/19/2008 11:30:00 PM

no broodmares, my horses are usually quite healthy

2/19/2008 11:28:04 PM

Chair and blankets

2/19/2008 11:18:47 PM


2/19/2008 11:13:30 PM

cot in tack room with window into stall

2/19/2008 11:09:40 PM

Blanket on Hay

2/19/2008 10:49:48 PM

baby monitor replaces barn trips

2/19/2008 10:45:23 PM

couch, video monitor and a good heater.

2/19/2008 10:45:06 PM

none. house to barn

2/19/2008 10:37:21 PM

portable cot, heated room for winter time

2/19/2008 10:34:23 PM

Thankfully I haven't had a sick horse. BUT I would be there if needed !!!

2/19/2008 10:32:30 PM

air bed

2/19/2008 10:23:31 PM

Sleeping bad and lounge chair.

2/19/2008 10:18:41 PM

Closed circuit TV ( with ar without sound) is a must for all but emergencies

2/19/2008 10:13:28 PM

If its winter I freeze my arse off. But, you gotta do what you gotta do!!!

2/19/2008 10:04:13 PM

on a bale of hay!

2/19/2008 10:02:39 PM

checking on pregnant mares throughout the foaling season; take turns leaving our warm bed...

2/19/2008 10:00:03 PM

cot in the stable

2/19/2008 9:58:03 PM

Never had a sick horse, my mares foal in a dry lot outside.

2/19/2008 9:50:25 PM

I sleep in the barn aisle outside the broodmare's stall door, with it open a crack so I can see her!

2/19/2008 9:45:55 PM


2/19/2008 9:40:47 PM

i have a tv moniter in the house so i do not always have to sleep in the barn

2/19/2008 9:32:23 PM

who sleeps when they have a sick horse?!

2/19/2008 9:31:58 PM

None, have monitors and watch from the house

2/19/2008 9:31:42 PM

I stay as long as is necessary with a cot and down comforter

2/19/2008 9:24:40 PM

but really don't have any problems with to much sickness and foal;ing with my mares goes really good

2/19/2008 9:24:34 PM


2/19/2008 9:06:13 PM

only on Mare Stare

2/19/2008 8:57:34 PM

Have never needed to spend the night, thankfully!

2/19/2008 8:55:52 PM

havent had any long nights in a few yrs

2/19/2008 8:54:55 PM

wireless camera to our bedroom TV, go out only when it is time to foal/treat, also have apt in barn

2/19/2008 8:54:30 PM


2/19/2008 8:39:12 PM

Have camera/sound on stalls & monitor in house.

2/19/2008 8:32:19 PM

office with tv, coffee pot and microwave, sofa bed and heat/air...very lucky

2/19/2008 8:18:53 PM

all the comforts of home

2/19/2008 8:17:30 PM

If sick,every night until improved! We live close enough to barn that we have the option to go home

2/19/2008 8:15:49 PM

thankfully I havent had to,

2/19/2008 8:15:41 PM

We just slept in chairs next to the stall. Warm blankets and pillows

2/19/2008 8:08:47 PM

I usually don't sleep but go to the barn every hour or so throughout the night

2/19/2008 8:04:11 PM

a chair and a blanket

2/19/2008 7:52:09 PM

We can see our med/foaling stall from our bedroom.And portable heaters and sleeping bags!

2/19/2008 7:49:44 PM

Wireless video camera=nights on the couch not in the barn

2/19/2008 7:47:40 PM

sleep in car

2/19/2008 7:40:00 PM

House at the barn to stay in.

2/19/2008 7:29:01 PM

That is the job of the hired help!

2/19/2008 7:24:41 PM

Sleep in the stall usually

2/19/2008 7:23:15 PM

I have once in the 10 yrs of horse ownership. Thankfully it hasn't been necessary since.

2/19/2008 7:17:58 PM

lawn chair

2/19/2008 7:02:02 PM

I haven't had a sick horse in many years. Thank God!

2/19/2008 7:01:49 PM

i have an in house monitor

2/19/2008 6:55:38 PM

I have a video camera in the stall to watch from the house.

2/19/2008 6:46:00 PM


2/19/2008 6:45:40 PM

Don't have a barn, & never had a sick horse. Our mare did fine on her own.

2/19/2008 6:44:01 PM

no babies, taking care of the already born. Mine are natural(on pasture) none sick

2/19/2008 6:41:25 PM

out in pasture

2/19/2008 6:40:59 PM

I haven't had either happen yet

2/19/2008 6:36:11 PM


2/19/2008 6:20:52 PM

bunkey bed in tack room

2/19/2008 6:20:06 PM

I have never had a pregnant horse

2/19/2008 5:49:42 PM

have a great camera system of stalls to 4 tvs in house

2/19/2008 5:46:43 PM

sleeping bag on hay bales

2/19/2008 5:45:55 PM

almost always because of colic

2/19/2008 5:41:42 PM

I don't breed horses

2/19/2008 5:38:21 PM

I sleep in the house and treck to the barn to check on those that are foaling.

2/19/2008 5:37:28 PM

bails of hay & a blanket

2/19/2008 5:36:00 PM

prev. cot/sleeping bag. Now camper on triuck in front of stall.

2/19/2008 5:25:30 PM


2/19/2008 5:22:18 PM

six nights a week-I'm a nightwatch/foaling person, and I have no problem sleeping during the day

2/19/2008 5:22:09 PM

Offices, guest house and people can sleep in their cars in front of stall/paddock if needed.

2/19/2008 5:18:15 PM

Thnak You Lord, cot in the isle if needed.

2/19/2008 5:15:59 PM

dont have a barn

2/19/2008 4:56:57 PM


2/19/2008 4:48:07 PM

Heated tackroom & nightlights in the barn, so you can check 1 horse wo turning on all the lights.

2/19/2008 4:47:06 PM

The house is very close to the barn

2/19/2008 4:46:59 PM

blankets in front of the stall and lawn chairs

2/19/2008 4:39:53 PM

A chair and a sleeping bag

2/19/2008 4:33:32 PM

air mattress

2/19/2008 4:33:30 PM

Whatever it takes

2/19/2008 4:32:30 PM

10 broodmares of my own + clients broodmares -- I live in the barn during foaling season!!!!

2/19/2008 4:31:44 PM

cot in the aisle

2/19/2008 4:31:39 PM

Differs year to year doesn't it? So far so good this year.

2/19/2008 4:29:58 PM

My horses never get that sick but if they do I have a sleeping bag and rocking chair

2/19/2008 4:24:22 PM


2/19/2008 4:20:02 PM

Camera system runs in barn and monitor is in the house. I watch from my home.

2/19/2008 4:19:30 PM

We do not breed horses. But I have a stack of blankets in case my pregnant goats need a night nurse.

2/19/2008 4:19:17 PM

Haven't had any sick ones but sometimes fall asleep in a folding chair waiting for a mare to foal.

2/19/2008 4:15:41 PM

All geldings and they all have a good mind are thus far, blessed w/o injuries...............

2/19/2008 4:15:21 PM

In and out all night don't sleep there

2/19/2008 4:12:51 PM

a real comfortable reclining lawn chair

2/19/2008 4:10:33 PM

I can't sleep! If possible I can go to my house only 10 mtrs away.

2/19/2008 4:09:17 PM

sleeping bag on a camping bed, it was very nice actually!

2/19/2008 4:08:09 PM

camera's in all stalls, view at home

2/19/2008 4:06:48 PM

Hope to keep it at 0 nights

2/19/2008 4:02:33 PM

i have 2 barn cams no need to sleep in barn i have audible alerts and camera by my bed

2/19/2008 4:00:55 PM

Can't go to sleep when one is sick.

2/19/2008 3:59:06 PM

bed in a room

2/19/2008 3:54:56 PM

Apt. in barn, or folding cot in front of stall for very sick foals.

2/19/2008 3:52:25 PM

cot in office

2/19/2008 3:49:57 PM

Unfortunately, all the days and nights and extra care weren't enough; lost a good buddy!

2/19/2008 3:49:49 PM

Have spent 3 nights in the back of my truck in the barn aisle - with the loud chicken

2/19/2008 3:48:28 PM

We have 3 arabian glding and one Arabian brood mare. We have very little sick time.

2/19/2008 3:45:48 PM

Trailer with living quarters and night video (only for foal watch)

2/19/2008 3:45:12 PM

foaling watch lots of layers blankets and food!

2/19/2008 3:41:07 PM


2/19/2008 3:41:00 PM

sleep in stall or aisle

2/19/2008 3:39:45 PM

straw bales or a chaise lounge, lots of blankets

2/19/2008 3:39:00 PM


2/19/2008 3:37:20 PM

My mare seems to foal between morning feed and me getting cup of Joe!

2/19/2008 3:36:15 PM

A lawn chair, or pallet on the floor next to the stall...

2/19/2008 3:30:00 PM

A chair or blanket in the stall works!

2/19/2008 3:29:44 PM


2/19/2008 3:28:19 PM

I use a camping cot and lay on it. I may fall a sleep but the littlest noise wakes me

2/19/2008 3:27:27 PM

so far... fortunately

2/19/2008 3:25:52 PM

I am lucky to have a video monitor that I can observe broodmares from the house.

2/19/2008 3:25:26 PM

My husband took off work and slept in the stall 4 days to hold the foal up to nurse. He used a cot.

2/19/2008 3:23:48 PM

foldable cot in tack room

2/19/2008 3:22:40 PM

I have surveillance cameras in mine barn and can monitor from the house...

2/19/2008 3:22:32 PM


2/19/2008 3:22:27 PM

knock on wood - I have pretty healthy horses

2/19/2008 3:17:25 PM

Heated tack room

2/19/2008 3:17:10 PM

I have cameras in their stalls so i monitor from house

2/19/2008 3:16:10 PM

Hay bale in front of stall door

2/19/2008 3:15:55 PM

I just doze in the corner on a chair

2/19/2008 3:15:29 PM

We live above the stalls

2/19/2008 3:14:16 PM


2/19/2008 3:13:16 PM

I have an apartment in the barn

2/19/2008 3:12:42 PM

I wake up every few hours and go check I don't sleep there.

2/19/2008 3:12:32 PM

Very lucky - haven't had to, but I would if need be

2/19/2008 3:11:19 PM

A Cot and blankets and a pillow.

2/19/2008 3:09:39 PM

I have cameras in the stalls and watch from the comfort of my bed, I go to the barn when I see feet!

2/19/2008 3:09:08 PM

tack room with blankets

2/19/2008 3:09:03 PM

also, have missed work TO CARE FOR THEM

2/19/2008 3:08:58 PM

security camera

2/19/2008 3:08:32 PM

bunk room with heat

2/19/2008 3:03:49 PM

Horse not sick and at my home

2/19/2008 3:03:14 PM


2/19/2008 3:02:09 PM

Horse has not been that sick, luckily.

2/19/2008 3:01:07 PM

I have a heated tack room with restroom and it depends what time of year it is ....

2/19/2008 3:00:14 PM

As many as required

2/19/2008 2:53:15 PM

Sleep? I take in hurt or sick horses. Nights spent in the barn are generally not spent asleep!

2/19/2008 2:53:00 PM

I watch our mares on a camera connected to the house.

2/19/2008 2:52:05 PM

A cot next to her stall--I spend whatever time is needed for birthing!

2/19/2008 2:46:31 PM


2/19/2008 2:44:39 PM

I have been lucky in my horselife. Only one difficult birth and very little sickness.

2/19/2008 2:42:34 PM

small office off the foaling barn

2/19/2008 2:33:49 PM

I sleep on a lawn chair and/or horse blankets

2/19/2008 2:30:21 PM

I have been blessed with healthy horses.

2/19/2008 2:29:26 PM

The bed of my S10 Chev has served me well! Backed into breezeway of barn

2/19/2008 2:28:17 PM

Some years none, others a couple per horse, been very lucky with our horses!

2/19/2008 2:25:33 PM

Lexan window from office to stall. Futon sofa.

2/19/2008 2:24:23 PM

horses foal outside

2/19/2008 2:24:04 PM

I will check a sick horse every few hours, but have not had to sleep in my barn.

2/19/2008 2:23:58 PM

stayed late into evening, but had to go after 8PM and hope for best, see in the morning

2/19/2008 2:23:20 PM

Right in the stall next to my horse

2/19/2008 2:22:52 PM

Haven't had to -- yet. I'd bring a sleeping bag and a flashlight.

2/19/2008 2:22:32 PM

mobile home

2/19/2008 2:21:23 PM

sleep in bed, watch horses on the camera!

2/19/2008 2:19:37 PM

cots in tackroom, sleeping bags

2/19/2008 2:16:00 PM

Cameras and sofa bed

2/19/2008 12:44:30 PM

none--if I'm there I'm watching the horse not sleeping

2/19/2008 12:28:28 PM

recline chair

2/19/2008 12:23:52 PM

cot in tack room

2/19/2008 12:12:12 PM

trough with a blanket

2/19/2008 10:24:06 AM

my camper parked in fount of our pens so I can watch all night long!

2/19/2008 9:57:02 AM

extra stall and sleeping bag

2/19/2008 9:39:25 AM

None, I sleep at home, in the barn I take care of business

2/19/2008 9:03:25 AM

Lucky enough not to have that happen-but would stay as long as it takes

2/19/2008 8:56:30 AM

chair and a blanket

2/19/2008 8:56:13 AM

Whatever is necessary- but it isn't every year. I sleep in the trough or in the back of my pick up

2/19/2008 8:56:01 AM

Heated tack room w/futon & video into foaling stalls. Bathroom. Fridge. Nice!

2/19/2008 8:43:17 AM