Horse Tips (why do horses lay down)  

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created by Bliss 2009-08-06 10:06:54 am

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Horses are most often observed lying down during short periods of rest. Horses will lay down if they feel it is safe, for example if there are other horses standing around calmly. My own horses sometimes lay in the afternoon sun and take short naps.

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submitted by Bliss 2009-08-06 10:06:54 am    


Horses are able to sleep while standing due to a locking system in their knees and hocks.

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submitted by JudyE 2011-05-30 05:07:35 am    

Horses rise from laying down by placing the front legs straight out in front then hoisting the hindquarters up. Cows rise by raising the hindquarters until the feet are on the ground then lifting the forequarters.

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submitted by JudyE 2011-05-30 05:08:08 am    

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