Riders planning to cover very long distances usually only average around 20 miles a day on horseback. However, on one ride that covered a total of 2,600 miles, the horses averaged 31 miles per day. Modern endurance rides cover 100 miles that must be completed in less than 24 hours.
Well a regular person generally covers 1 mile in about 15 – 20 minutes. You horse will be going a bit faster than you though if you are trotting and cantering aswell. It really depends on the pace of everyone else but it could take you anywhere between 2 and 4 hours I’d say.
How long can a horse run? A horse can cover 2 to 2.5 miles in a gallop before it starts to fatigue. But on a trot, a healthy horse can cover 20 to 30 miles in a day if allowed a few breaks in between.
Walk around fields or go for a trail ride once or twice a week. And be sure to get somewhere by using your legs, seat, spurs, whip or voice to make your horse stride out.
Heck, it’s possible for a horse to RUN (with or without rider) to death all by itself, if it already had heart or breathing issues. … Most horses, though, will stop or at least slow down when they reach the exhaustion point. It’s natural defense mechanism that all animals have and can’t easily be counteracted.
Well-Known Member. An average horse walks at around the same speed as a human so about 4-5 miles per hour. If you are adding trot into it then I reckon it would take about 1hr.
Practically speaking, you can expect to cover 15 miles on average terrain with reasonable footing in about four hours when traveling at a walk. Walking strides vary from breed to breed, it depends on the conformation of the horse so there will be some small variance in ground covered.
Obviously a gaited horse will walk faster and a pony or a WP horse, slower, but that is the typical range. So … 9 miles would take you a little over 2 hours.
If you want to ride in upper-level competitions, it’s not uncommon for horses to get an intense training session 6 days a week. However, if you just want to keep your horse in a healthy physical condition, riding your horse three times a week for at least 20 minutes at a time can help maintain a good level of health.
In 2019, there is little reason to consider most horses of twenty to be a old and beyond use and function in the riding world. While there are exceptions and certain breeds do AGE better than others, there aren’t many times a 20 year old horse in good health is a retirement ready horse.
Let’s take a look at some of the most expensive horses ever sold:
Walking only a few feet behind the horse is unsafe because you will receive the kick with full force. If you do not want to walk closely, move far enough away so that there is no chance of getting kicked, and make sure the horse is aware of your presence when you approach the other side.