Top 9 Fastest Horses

Mustang: is a free-roaming horse from the western United States that descended from breeds brought by the Spanish to the Americas in the 16th century. They are often mistaken for wild horses.

Appaloosa:Among the fastest horse breeds in the world, the Appaloosa was originally developed by the Nez Perce people of the Pacific Northwest from a stock of horses brought to the Americas .

Standardbred:There are many qualities at which they excel such as jumping, pulling, and racing. This makes them especially popular in the sport of harness racing in which the horse pulls.

Andalusians:also known as the Pure Spanish Horse, which has lived on the Iberian Peninsula for thousands of years, conveys both speed and power in its appearance. It is strongly built, compact.

American Quarterhorse:with its broad chest and powerful, rounded hindquarters, is perhaps the fastest horse in the world over short distances, eclipsing just about every other breed on this list.

Thoroughbred: is largely considered to be the fastest horse breed in the world over longer distances. Topping out at speeds of around 40 to 45 miles per hour.

Arabian: is one of the oldest and most recognizable breeds in the world, dating back some 4,500 years to the Arabian Peninsula. Featuring a distinctively wedge-shaped head and high tail carriage.

 Akhal-Teke: is an ancient but rare breed of Turkmen horse whose ancestors may date back thousands of years from central Asia. The beautiful metallic coat, which comes from the opaque centers .

American Paint Horses: is among the fastest horses in the world. It shares a common ancestry with the American Quarterhorse and the Thoroughbred (both of which are featured later in this list.

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