How Long Can a Horse Lie Down

How long can a horse lie down? Horses can lie down to rest overnight but if your horse stays lying down for an extended period it warrants an emegency vet visit. When a horse lies down for too long their circulation is compromised and they can become very ill. Healthy horses lie down regularly for hours at a time, but if you see your horse struggling to rise and unable too, it’s a red flag that something is very wrong.