Horses are another animal that is known as man’s best friend. This free printable horse lying down coloring pages resource will help kids to learn and know more about horses. Horses can take a good and nice nap while standing. However, horses lay down when they seek or require more rest and deep sleep. Many times when they are sick, they prefer to lie down but if they want to relax completely, they lie down. Like humans, they need deep sleep to relax, rejuvenate, and restore their physical strength, mental being. When they stand and sleep, they are mostly napping. There are two stages of sleep: slow-wave sleep, which is shallow, and then REM or paradoxical sleep, which is deep. When horses sleep by standing, they are in slow-wave or shallow sleep. In this stage, they lower their head and relax their lip while their eyes stay partially open, and almost 85% of the time, horses take this route of sleep. In REM sleep, they lie down and their whole body muscles are relaxed with quick eye movement with the eyelids closed.
Did you know? Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.