A Detailed Look
at When, How & How Long
"While we often don’t emphasize it as much as we should, sleep is by far one of the most important necessities in our horse’s lives."
"Horses need somewhere between 2-4 hours of sleep within a 24-hour period, but they have evolved in a way that allows them to sleep intermittently if needed."
"Often, horse sleep is comprised of multiple short increments of sleep here and there. They don’t always have to complete a full sleep cycle each night..."
"Horses will periodically sleep lightly while standing throughout the day. Sometimes at night, when they are in a safe and quiet atmosphere..."
"Horses, like us, do experience dreams. During the paradoxical stage, the REM stage of sleep for horses, their brains are active"