If you have ever been a part of a horse race, you must have noticed that the horses are significantly different from the horses that you find in farms. Did you know that there are horses that are bred differently to be fast, and then there are horse breeds which just speed demons? Some breeds are good at sprinting, and some can endure long distances easily. Here are the fastest horse breeds in the world.
This breed of horse is a combination of Barb, Turkoman, and Arabian Bloodlines, which makes it one of the most popular breeds in the world. Their build is specially made to cover short distances with speed due to their slim & tall athletic body and powerful legs. This horse breed is very competitive and is extremely hot blooded. There are more than 100,000 thoroughbred foals which get registered around the world every year.
Quarter horse is the fastest horse breed in the world at present. The very reason for it to be named a “Quarter Horse” is the fact that it can sprint for a quarter mile with a recorded speed of 55 miles per hour. The American Quarter Horse is the most famous breed in the world with 3 million horses registered every year. The horses are also known for their discipline and often perform in driving events. The quarter horse breed can perform fast maneuvers with such intricacy that is unmatchable by any other horse breed.
Arabian horse breed is not generally used in traditional racing, but they are praised for their excellence in endurance events. These horses are meant to run for a long distance and can cover the distance of 50 miles in one go. The breed is known for its stamina more than its speed and can maintain an even speed for a long period. The Arabian horse is generally one of the breeds which have inherited other racehorse breeds.
This breed is known for its unique and colorful spotted coat, but its looks shouldn’t divert from the fact that it is also one of the fastest horse breeds in the world. The horse has a history of being a war horse during the Nez Perce War in 1877 after which it almost became extinct. After which a breed registry was established in 1938 to preserve its genes. It is a strong and consistent horse breed which is now used to improve other gaited breeds due to its unique looks.
Also known as Pure Spanish horse, these horses are intelligent, strongly built, and have thick manes which give this breed a unique look. They are known for their speed and agility due to their elevated movement. The is a quick learner and easily adopt any moves. These horses are often used for horse shows and possess the greatest strength in their haunches.