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 »

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... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

On land, hippos can run at speeds of 18-31 miles per hour, though they can only sustain this speed over short distances; in water, hippos can move at about 5 miles per hour. Hippos can easily outrun and are known to be q... More »