Ollie was canoeing this morning so hacked out on my own. As I came out of the village I saw a man lying down in an unused field next to a footpath with German Shepherd sitting next to him. Watched for a moment & he just lay there so I rode down the footpath (it did look like a crisis!) & called out "excuse me - are you ok" - didn't want to get too close because of the dog. The guy just sat up & said "Yes I'm fine" then lay down again. Very odd in the middle of March, ground is still so cold & wet. I was very relieved though.