How a Horse Works

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Found this scientific article on WIRED's website very interesting - about how the horse works as a speed/endurance machine.

We definitely see latherin at work on endurance horses early in the training season - when they are still carrying some portion of their winter coats. And the blood supply available in the spleen is what makes it possible to trot a horse trained at sea level all the way up to High Camp from the valley floor at Squaw during Tevis.