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post #1 of 6 Old 12-27-2008, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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how fast can a horse walk

or... how long to get there?

If I want to travel 10 km of country roads at a walk, what kind of time line should I expect? I'm thinking 2 hours plus.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-27-2008, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by northernmama View Post
or... how long to get there?

If I want to travel 10 km of country roads at a walk, what kind of time line should I expect? I'm thinking 2 hours plus.

An average horse walks at about 4 m/p/h
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-27-2008, 11:40 AM
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If my calculations are correct, 10km = 6.2 miles. Spyder is correct at 4 mph so ~ 1 1/2 hours should be about right.

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Thanks. Now if it would stop raining, maybe I'd ride to town!
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-28-2008, 03:03 AM
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One of the greatest gadgets I have for riding is a portable Garmin GPS. It calculates your distance and speeds not to mention rest stops, routes, etc.
Anyone doing trail riding should consider checking it out. It is simply a great tool.
I down load my trip information onto my pc for my conditioning schedule.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-29-2008, 05:17 AM
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I would love to help but it really depends on the horse. My horse Dobe walks so fast that other horses have to jog to keep up. But, my dad's horse Pokey walks so slow, he can't keep up with anyone. I walk faster than he does. LOL.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog:
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