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Your friend said that horses only sleep 12 hours a day but you didnt think so How much do horses sleep at night?


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Horses can sleep anywhere from a few minutes a day to 12 hours A horse in a herd will sleep much longer and better than a horse on its own, because when a horse is in a herd one horse will always be awake watching for danger. When a horse is on its own it is always woried its going to be eaten by a wolf or a tiger, we know there is none of those in there paddock but they dont. Horses mopstly sleep standing, but also lie down in the sun for a few hours at a time if your horse is lieing down for more than 2-3 hours at a time you should call the vet.