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How do horses sleep standing up?
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They lock their legs so that they do not lose their balance while sleeping.
Horses are able to lock the joints in their legs so they can sleep while standing- giving them a better chance to get away from predators.
Horses have a stay mechanism in their front legs which allows the joints to "lock" into place, which in turn lets the animal sleep standing up
Horses sleep standing up because of the stay Apparatus which is a system of ligaments, tendons and muscles which can lock the major joints of the front and hind legs and hold them firmly in position( or "lock" them ), so that the horse can remain standing even while sleeping.
Lock their legs so they do not lose their balance while sleeping
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