The farthest most horses can sustain a gallop is thought to be around 2 miles, but some Arabian horses can gallop for 2.5 miles before fatigue is a factor. The gallop is the fastest method of movement for the horse, aver... More »

A horse can maintain a full-speed gallop for a few miles. Two to 3 miles is about the maximum distance for which even a well-conditioned horse can maintain a top speed. Horses can, however, cover very long distances at s... More »

Phenobarbital is injected into injured or dying race horses in order to ease their transition into death, bringing on coma and eventually stopping the horse's heart, killing it in relatively short order. There is wide co... More »

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. More »

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. So... More »

A horse can maintain a full-speed gallop for a few miles. Two to 3 miles is about the maximum distance for which even a well-conditioned horse can maintain a top speed. Horses can, however, cover very long distances at s... More »

Thoroughbreds can sustain a speed of 40 miles per hour during races. Although they are very swift, the quarter horse breed is actually substantially faster, with a maximum speed of nearly 55 miles per hour. More »