Re: Question for the horsey people

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Posted by Alle on September 13, 2006 at 10:24:23:

In Reply to: Question for the horsey people posted by Jade on September 12, 2006 at 00:57:40:

: I'm curious about something, after years of fantasy reading, where everyone gallavants across the map on all sorts of epic quests *l* I know from personal experience about how far someone can travel in a day on foot, but how far can you actually go on horseback?

: We can pretend that our incredible fantasy heroes don't need a change of clothes, and can forage for some of their food wherever they go *l* But realistically, here, the horses have to carry at least some light travel gear and food as well as people for a long journey. So one of you (Vel, Alle?) must know about how far you could actually travel every day?

: Jade

Depends on lots of things...if the riders have any armor (we are talking fantasy books here *s*), the shape the horse is in, the terrain on which you're travelling. But I would think they could cover 40 miles or so, maybe more. I'm not into endurance riding though, so I could be off. But the horses have to be trained for that sort of use...I couldn't just jump on Sevi (my horse) and expect her to cover 40 miles.

I always like it when the characters mention that they had to rest or walk the horses in between bouts of quicker movement.


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