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    04-10-2012, 11:01 PM
  #21
Showing
I love to ride at a dawdle, that even slower than an amble. Just kidding. I do enjoy just walking and maybe trotting up hills. It's just a way of slowing me down and enjoying nature. Out on the trails there are no dishes to wash, laundry or grass to mow, so danged if I'm going to hurry just to get home to those tasks.
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    04-10-2012, 11:27 PM
  #22
Foal
The application I use is Ulysse Spedometer, its awesome. We average 3 mph at a walk, 7 at the trot, 14 at a canter and 35 galloping. My girl is 14 hands. Most trail rides have a little bit of everything for us. The only problem with using your phone is that you have to hold it/look at it. You better be able to ride one handed :)
     
    04-11-2012, 05:09 AM
  #23
Foal
Depends if im with friends or by myself and what trail. On flat stretches we always canter/gallop but by myself I always go slow. I like to go for a run on the trails where I board theres nowhere you can do it.
     
    04-13-2012, 01:26 PM
  #24
Trained
I never thought to measure speed w the gps! Dang it! I have spent oooodles of time teaching my mare that she can go more than one speed....which was - fast. She is small, but walk, trot, or gallop she would just move it on out, w ease...she wasn't trying to "run off" - it was just her one and only "gear". If I had thought about it...I could have "quantified" our progress!!!!! Good thinking!!!
     
    04-14-2012, 06:59 PM
  #25
Green Broke
We just did a ride for 3.65 miles. Using the endomondo app, I found out our average speed was 3.7mph. Our top speed was 14.5mph. We rode to a small town (stopped at the bar). I bet our speed will be higher going back. LOL
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    04-14-2012, 07:03 PM
  #26
Trained
We just did a similar ride. Average speed 3.8 mph. Max speed 10.9 mph.
I was really proud of that slow canter. I don't know if that is slow compared to other people. We usually go too fast when we canter out on the trail. I think the hot weather was in my favor.
     
    04-14-2012, 07:29 PM
  #27
Green Broke
Oh, you have some heat? WE have rain, snow hail & wind! I'm back in my thermals & sipping hot drinks.
     
    04-14-2012, 08:18 PM
  #28
Green Broke
We rode 8.5 miles today in 2 hours and 13 minutes. Moving average was 3.8 mph, max speed was 7.6 mph. We did not cantor, and I assume the 7.6 was either a flat walk or a running walk. The time seems to be right there in the middle between the two.
     
    04-14-2012, 09:58 PM
  #29
Green Broke
I gallop on the trails. Not sure how fast we go but pretty fast. We mostly run on the trails or trot. Tomorrow I plan on galloping my horse at the beach!

I know I do 5-9 mile rides.Tomorrow,however,we are doing a 5 hour ride so we are boung to cover a lot of ground.
     
    04-14-2012, 10:12 PM
  #30
Foal
I can relate to Darrin. It really depends on the terrain. And, it depends on the mood. If the horses are more upbeat, I'll normally let them be that way. If they want to be slower, I'll let them go a bit slower - but not snail speed. If we are going shorter, we'll allow the horses to go faster sometimes, on flat ground. If it's long, then we keep a slow pace.
     

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