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    How Does Horses Sleep Standing Up?

    Why do horses sleep standing up? Well, there are a lot of reasons, but probably the most important one is simply because it saves them so much energy on account of the gravitational force they are subject to while running around. Running around on their hind legs, while not very efficient at all, does work out as better for the horse’s circulatory system and it also helps to provide a cushion for the horse’s back as well. Still, some people wonder why they should spend so much time exercising a horse that is obviously already doing everything it needs to do for itself. The answer is, of course, because they…