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    03-18-2011, 01:59 AM
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Speed, strength, stamina and after care

I thought long about where to place this question because where to put it conflicts. I figured the general board would do. The scene that needs checking:

I have a strong, good sized mare (let's say just a general riding horse, or a Friesian ) pulling a simple wagon. One crate about 50-75 pounds. Two men, one woman. People weight... oh... maybe a total of er... 500 pounds?

This may appear somewhat like my first question but it is different. (This has to do with running/specific gaits, endurance.)

**My question is, is it feasible to have the mare alternate between trotting and cantering for an hour and a half? ** If not, what (gaits?) would you suggest?

I really don't want to end up treating them like cars!! They are moving through a medieval-type metropolis (expressway) but they do have to maneuver a traffic jam of riders and other horse-drawn transports near the government center. (Stop and go.)

(What would be the average weight can a regular everyday horse pull/carry? )

Also, when a horse works this much, how do you cool them down? Could you just have them walk the wagon for a half hour or so? And of course they have to be wiped down afterwards, correct? At the end, what else needs to be done to see they don't get sick?

Thank you for the time in making my writing believable.
     

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