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hello. in general, how much distance does a horse cover trotting at normal pace for 1/2 hour? tell me roughly.

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Rohit,

A little depends upon the horse's speed.  My Standardbred mare has a working trot of 10 mph and will cover 5 miles in a half hour.  The average horse has a working trot of about 7 - 8 mph.  Based on that figure that the horse would cover between 3 and 4 miles in a half hour.  The terrain will also figure into the speed.  On a level, smooth surface like a road the pace will be more consistent than if a horse is working on rough terrain or in deep footing like sand or mud.

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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.

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Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs

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Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

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American Endurance Ride Assn., Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn., New Jersey Trail Ride Assn., Aromatherapists International, American Mustang and Burro Assn., United States Trotting Assn., Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org., US Wild Horse and Burro Association

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Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

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Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Least Resistance Trainer, Certified Aromatherapist

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