Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
Contrary to popular believe, a pace can be smooth, very smooth. Especially, at high speed.
If she has speed, natural speed, it does not take a lot of conditioning to get up to speed. You don't want to over do it, but if, they are natural, they can get in the 20 mph hour range with very little conditioning for those speeds. The mistake a lot of folks make with these horses is they attempt the get them going with their noses tucked. Most of them with natural speed do much better with the nose in the air.
If they do not have the desire for speed, it is a long, almost impossible job of training them to have speed. And training them to have speed can be very dangerous. When you start forcing the issue, wrecks happen. A wreck over 20 mph is no picnic.