The fastest gallop was recorded at 88 kilometers per hour. Mustang running speeds are comparable with other horse breeds, as they fall in the middle-sized breeds. The average mustang measures between 14 and 15 hands.
The mustang breed descends from Spanish horses, brought to the Americas in the 1500's. Since that time, mustangs have bred with draft, French, and quarter horse breeds, which has altered their build over the generations.
Mustangs are considered feral, because they are escaped domestic animals rather than innately wild. The breed is a particular favorite among Native Americans and old pioneers because they have excellent stamina which is ideal for long journeys.Learn More
Horses have been clocked galloping over short distances at up to 55 miles per hour. As of 2014, the record speed of a race horse over two furlongs is 45 mph, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.Full Answer >
The average horse can run at about 30 miles per hour. Horses that are bred to run long distances have been recorded to run up to 40 miles per hour. Quarter horses bred for racing short distances have been reported to run as fast as 50 miles per hour. The highest race speed is recorded at 43.97 miles per hour by Winning Brew in Grantville, PA. on May 14, 2008.Full Answer >
Quarter horses that are bred specifically for running short distances can reach speeds of 50 mph, whereas thoroughbred horses, which are bred for running and not racing speed, can reach speeds of approximately 40 mph. Some horses are not bred for running at all, and they are only able to complete a running walk that can reach speeds of 15 mph, or a canter of approximately 30 mph.Full Answer >
According to Reference.com, a horse is a four-legged, hoofed, herbivorous mammal with long hair on its neck and a long tail of hair. Horses widely in size, color and breed.Full Answer >