Every animal on the planet does sleep, including insects, birds, fish, aquatic mammals, you, me and our horses. Humans spend a third of their lives sleeping; in that time, we repair and strengthen our health systems. So do our horses, but little is known.
There seems to be an increase in “narcolepsy” in horses which isn’t a proper use for this human disease. It is known as the “Sleeping Disorder Of Horses.” But this podcast doesn’t spend much time on this one problem that seems to be escalating over the years. Rather I talk about the things that happen when we sleep. From there, I look at what might happen to our horses when they sleep.