In the past two articles, we have looked at the extraordinary size and function of the horse’s cardiovascular system.
It is one of the most efficient oxygen delivery systems in the animal world and is the prime reason why horses are such gifted athletes.
But a delivery system is only as good as the supply chain. It is the respiratory system that supplies oxygen to the muscles to produce the energy that allows the muscles to move the body.
In this article we will explore the horse's respiratory system and learn why it is the limiting factor in even the highest performing horse athlete.
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