Horses are among the world’s most supreme natural athletes. Their ability is due to their specialized circulatory system and respiratory system that can accommodate large oxygen demands of the muscles when a horse exercises.
As a manner of speaking, while the circulatory and respiratory systems represent the horse’s engine, the food a horse consumes is the fuel. In turn, the fuel is converted to nutritional energy that powers the muscles. The equine circulatory system transports blood throughout the horse, putting to use the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries.
Horse power dictated by heart
On average, the size of a horse’s heart is about 1 … (read more…)