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.
The average horse can run at about 30 miles per hour. Horses that are bred to run long distances have been recorded to run up to 40 miles per hour. Quarter horses bred for racing short distances have been reported to run as fast as 50 miles per hour.
The fastest a single horse can travel for an extended period of time… …is 10 MPH for about 5 HOURS a day (stagecoaches traveled 3 to 5 mph). If the United States is roughly 3,000 MILES long and you’re covering about 50 MILES a day, that’s 60 DAYS on the road.
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.
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.
While your body is made for walking, the distance you can achieve at an average walking pace of 3.1 miles per hour depends on whether you have trained for it or not. A trained walker can walk a 26.2-mile marathon in eight hours or less, or walk 20 to 30 miles in a day.
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.
Wagons traveled between 10 and 20 miles per day, depending on weather, terrain, and other factors. Some wagon trains did not travel on Sunday while others did. People decided to make the journey West for a variety of reasons.
Typically, a healthy horse will comfortably walk for about eight hours, and by using the data above, that would mean that you could possibly cover about 32 miles. However, not many riders, especially those who aren’t used to horseback riding in longer distances, can stand to sit in the saddle for eight hours straight.
about one to two miles
approximately 2 years old
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.