do horses sit to rest????

@addy4all (638)
India
January 26, 2007 6:15am CST
well i have heard that horses sit only when they are not welll..the rest of the time they keep standing...according to u is it true????they really dont sit at all in a day?????
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Horses do not sit down at all unless they are performing a trick which they have been trained to do. They will lie down from time to time but not regularly and not every day if they are healthy. Sometimes they lie down and stretch out to sleep in the sun but they are able to lock their legs so they can sleep standing up. They are heavy animals and they cannot get up quickly when they are lying down so they are vulnerable to predators if they are not on their feet.
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@addy4all (638)
• India
3 Feb 07
thank u for a nice response....
@kc_159_98 (144)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Horses really don't sit. I have never seen either of mine do it, Although I will admit that I am new to horses. They do like to roll in the dirt to keep flys and bugs off. I know that they will lay down if they are sick. It's not very good for them though, because they are so heavy it makes it difficult for them to breath and affects their heart.
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@addy4all (638)
• India
27 Jan 07
thanks for a valuable response.....welll i too think the same.....
@Linny1 (40)
2 Feb 08
No, horses don't need to sit. The do lay down once in awhile but just for a few minutes and have to get back up as this is hard on their lungs... Amazing isent it!
@addy4u (86)
• Pakistan
4 Apr 07
Hey i have not seen any horse who sit for rest
• United States
22 Feb 07
Horses don't "sit" per say, a horse will lay down in the sun during the day and mine does this all the time. A horse that is laying down, thrashing and acting like he or she is in pain, is usually experiencing colic and must be treated immediately for colic or could die from the illness. But horses do like to lay in the sun and roll in the dirt.
@loveworld (104)
• China
4 Feb 07
No ,stand.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Most horses don't lay down very often, but some older or calmer horses will lie down if they feel very safe. Standing all the time is useful for being able to flee quickly from predators. If you have a horse that lays down a lot, check him out with a vet. If there's nothing medically wrong with him, it just means that he feels very comfortable in his home.