How fast could a horse carriage go?
- EdnaLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
A horse-drawn carriage can travel as fast as the horse pulling it is able to gallop.
An average horse that is in good shape can run at a full gallop at a speed of at around 25-30 mph for a distance of 1 to 1-1/2 miles. Thoroughbred race horses can reach a top speed of around 45 MPH in short distance runs, but a Thoroughbred race horse isn't going to be pulling a carriage.
- jimanddottaylorLv 72 months ago
This would be better if it was worded "How fast could a horse and carriage go ..for a specific distance." Over a short distance they could be pretty fast. Chuck wagon racers get up to 40 mph. That is a light weight wagon and horses trained to race. Real life would be more like a fast walk.
- rustbucketLv 72 months ago
Trotters can go very fast.
- Anonymous2 months ago
A horse pulling a racing sulky can exceed 30mph.Source(s): INTERNET KEYWORD SEARCH. Learn how. It's not exactly rocket science.
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- Katy MLv 72 months ago
10-15 mph for short periods. 2-3 mph for long periods.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 72 months ago
I read an article about horse-drawn fire engines. The article mentioned that under good conditions they traveled around 12 mph. (The reason I remember this is that that's my average speed on my bicycle!)
So I'm guessing your average horse/buggy speed was more like 5 or 6 mph.