EndTimeWorks: Do horses die standing up? I just heard that Seattle Slew, the horse that won the last triple crown in 1978, (dude, I got so wasted) died in his sleep. Did his owner go to the stable yesterday and pat him on the head, then watch in horror as he stiffly tipped over onto his side? Because that would be horrible. Are horses buried standing up? I mean, if that's the position in which they're most comfortable, it would make sense for their horsy afterlife, unless they're simply sent to the glue factory, in which case I think we would all treasure a bottle of Seattle Slew Glue. (label bearing a cartoon of him winking) Seattle Slew survived to the age of 28, outliving Kurt Cobain, my interest in becoming famous, and imported beer in cans.