Fun Horse Facts: Horse Sleep Patterns

Have you ever wondering about your horse’s sleep patterns.  Do you notice that sometime your horse lies down to take a snooze, but other times he/she looks to snoozing standing up?  In this article the sleep patterns of the horse are discussed.    Horses are able to sleep both standing up and lying down.  They have adapted to sleeping standing up from their natural “flight or fight” behavior in reference to life in the wild.  Horses only lightly sleep when standing, making it more of a doze.  They are able to doze while standing due to a “stay apparatus” in their legs.  This allows the horse...
Horse Sleeping in the grass