They can doze and enter light sleep while standing, an adaptation from life as a prey animal in the wild. Lying down makes an animal more vulnerable to predators. Horses are able to sleep standing up because a "stay apparatus" in their legs allows them to relax their muscles and doze without collapsing.
If hay isn't enough, grain can be added, but the bulk of a horse's calories should always come from roughage. Horses are meant to eat roughage, and their digestive system is designed to use the nutrition in grassy stalks. A horse should eat one to two percent of their body weight in roughage every day.Apr 26, 2015
Vegetables That Are Safe To Feed Horses Include:Beetroot.Carrot.Celery.Cucumber.Parsnip.Swede.Turnip.
A horse's favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner is nothing other than good ol' grass! In addition to grazing on pasture, horses also often eat things like hay, concentrates, and treats! Let's a take a closer look at each.Dec 30, 2014