Horse Gallops at 38 MPH, Proven by the Car It's Racing

Posted by Paige Cerulli

When this rider lets her horse gallop through a field, they attain breathtaking top speeds that will feed any adrenaline junkie. 

If you have a need for speed, the Thoroughbred is your breed.

Thoroughbreds are the quintessential racehorse breed, with their streamlined bodies and incredible athleticism. Thoroughbreds are popular sporthorses, from eventers to show jumpers. If you love to feel a horse gallop powerfully beneath you, a ride on a Thoroughbred may be just the experience that you're looking for.

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The Thoroughbred in this video shows just how athletic and fast these horses are. As horse and rider set out in a field, we're given a look at how sometimes things just don't go smoothly when horses are involved.

But once the two get rolling, they really move. Watching this horse gallop and attain speeds of 38 miles per hour is a breathtaking experience.

Take a look!

Before you set out to give your Thoroughbred (or your ex-racehorse) a good gallop, you'll want to make sure that you're ready for the ride.

Perfect your position at the canter, and familiarize yourself with techniques for stopping in an emergency, like a one-rein stop. If you're riding an ex-racehorse, then you'll need to make sure that you have the skill to pull him up - some horses really enjoy galloping and may not want to stop when you're ready.

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While it may be tempting to go galloping across an open field that you come across, don't forget the importance of checking the footing first. Fields may hide holes that can spell serious injury if your horse steps in them.

Look for an area with good footing before you turn your horse loose. Done safely, galloping can be a lot of fun. Have a great ride!

Have you ever let your horse gallop? Kindly tell us in the comments below!

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Horse Gallops at 38 MPH, Proven by the Car It's Racing