ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: distance at a full gallop

Re: distance at a full gallop

Tue, 18 Mar 1997 19:03:32 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-03-18 18:33:21 EST, you write:

<< I have a question...I am asking for a friend of mine who is a fantasy
writer. The subject is a well-bred, well-conditioned riding horse; how
*long* can such a horse travel at a gallop before it would have to rest (or
risk lameness). >>

There's always a risk of lameness, but the longest consistent gallops I've
heard of were approx 17 continuous miles in an endurance Arab. I'm sure there
are horses that have done more--let's hear about them.


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