Normal walking is from 5-7 mph, but the running walk is more accelerated, at 8-10 mph. This is the gait that the horse is most known for.
Utilizing the “running walk”, a Tennessee Walking horse can achieve speeds from 6-12 mph.
According to “ultimatehorsesite.com” the average horse walks at roughly 3-4 mph, trots at 8-10 mph, canters at 10-17 mph and gallops at apx 30 mph (thoroughbreds may gallop at 40 mph — quarter horses may reach 50 mph.)
According to “gaitedhorses.net”: “most Walking horses are multigaited, but the most desirable gait is the runningwalk.” The same website noes that a “flat-foot walk” for the Tennessee Walking Horse is between 4-7 mph.
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