3953Re: [sig] research - travel
- Oct 1, 2000Hello all!!
A horses trot is about 6-8 MPH. A walk, about 4.A gallop, about 12-15.
However, there was a pony express rider who did some 120 miles or more on
one horse, as there were no remounts. I remember seeing in a show about
Mongols that the Khans messengers Could and Did about 100 miles a day. The
horses were in GOOD shape. There are regularly Endurance riders who do 100
miles in a race. Nowadays, though, there are vet stations, and the horse
has to be cooled down, pulse rate dropped to a certain level, checked for
dehydration, etc before each team goes on. I doubt the period practice did
anything like that.Like the pony express, I am sure they rode till the
horse dropped or a remount was gotten.
Sorry to be so long winded...LOL Take care all!!
> Someone who knows about horses will have to tell us how many miles a horseto go
> usually goes per hour. (a rough estimate.)
> As a former backpacker traveling with a pack over rough ground, we used
> from 10 to 14 miles a day. (14 if you're in better shape.) We had tocalcluate
> our daily hike to get from one spring to the next on the Appalachiantrail.)
>Judwiga Czarna Pika
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