They can sure as heck outpace a Foxtrotter!
I was on a trail ride this past weekend, I was riding a Foxtrotter. He wasn't an exceptional horse, not with a fast or huge Foxtrot like Loki, but he was pretty much 'average'. Gaited good, nice to ride.
The barn owner was on her hubby's hugely fat
TWH mare. I mean this girl was HUGE, looked almost like a draft! But dang, when she let that mare gait out, us poor people on the Foxtrotters (there where four Foxtrotters, one Walker) couldn't keep up! I pushed my guy into a easy rocking canter and was just barely able to keep up with her.
I wished I was riding Loki so dang bad. He's been clocked, in full Foxtrot, at 19mph, betcha he could've kept up with that walkin' girl