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A different sleeping horse. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Plenty of us can relate to this. According to the New York Post, a clever horse named Sugar has gone viral for pretending to be asleep when she doesn’t feel like working.

A tweet by circus performer and author Jim Rose has a photo showing Sugar laying on her side in the grass with text explaining what’s going on in the pic: “Meet Sugar, she doesn’t like to be ridden. If Sugar is approached with a saddle she lies down and pretends to be asleep.” She looks very convincing.

No one can accuse Sugar of sleeping on the job if she never actually starts doing the job, am I right? The hilarious tweet has over 400k likes so far. Many commenters are saying they identify with Sugar, saying she’s their “spirit horse.”