Horse management practices, sleep quality and performance

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Contributed towards an article on horse sleep, published on “Research suggests that a deeper bed results in more recumbent behavior (i.e., lying down), which is very important for horses to be able to achieve rapid eye movement sleep,” says Linda Greening, PhD candidate at the University of the West of England and lecturer/researcher in the Equine Department at Hartpury University, in the U.K. “This sleep state is linked to memory consolidation. In terms of training for performance, I would say that providing an environment that encourages horses to lie down can only be a good thing.”

Period11 May 2023

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