Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN, but moving soon
• Horses: 0
My stdb slept 45 minutes every day around 11, and in the summer again around 1:30 he made the appaloosa stand gaurd. I only every caught her sleeping in her stall at night. I can only echo the advice you're getting. Horses do need rest. And it is a good idea to moniter how often, and generally when. You don't really have to worry unless it changes.
Things you can keep an eye on is rolling after sleeping, or wanting to run around and jump after rolling resting. Those activities combined with seeming to be annoyed with their stomachs can suggest trouble. Try to watch and make sure they are not wanting to roll soon after a heavy meal.
Real young and older horses naturally lay down more than others. And most importantly, remember colic can be beaten if caught early. Know the signs and know what to do, and keep them drinking water.
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