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How do horses become so muscular being herbivores?


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February 18, 2009 9:30PM

Just like many other animals, horses have a certain genetic makeup that their body follows. This genetic makeup says, "Hey body, you need to grow to these specifications. This is how big your muscles should be, this is how long your neck and legs should be, ect." Also, horses are large, heavy animals, and even walking requires a good amount of strength. This is almost like weight training for us. Also, plants DO contain small amounts of protein, and with the volume of food that they consume, they consume enough to build the musculature that they possess.