Rest on the horses

El horse also rests and you need your hours to be in full swing. It is usual to do it throughout the day if you are very tired, although generally the rest is at night when there is no activity and you need at least four hours every twenty-four hours to sleep.

It is very rare that we see the horse rest freelyDue to his survival instinct, he always does so in a state of alert to detect any danger. But it is also not true that the horse never sleeps or always does it standing up, it depends on the hours of the day and its condition and above all on its confidence and domestication.

It is not true that horses sleep standing up and never lie down to sleep. The truth is that the equine has different ways of resting during the day and at night. During the day it is more likely to sleep, this can be seen in the field when the horses tend to lie down for a while.

During the day when they rest for moments, their position is that of head down, relax the muscles of the face and the lips are hanging. They lower the neck until it is in a horizontal position and practically at the level of the back and rest one of the legs supporting only the front part of the hoof of said limb, leaving the tendons and muscles in a relaxed state.

They don't really get to rest deeply more than when they do it lying down. Generally, the horse lies on one side, resting on the ground from the head to the rump. In this way, almost all the muscles are immobile and relaxed, allowing the horse to rest. In other positions for the horse to rest, it is to lie on its entire side, resting on the ground from the head to the rump, resting almost all the muscles and allowing the horse to sleep, although it will not do so throughout the night.

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