Different breeds of horses are bred for different uses, some for agricultural work, some for riding and some are bred simply for extreme speed. A fast horse can come from any breed, however certain breeds of horse have the ability to produce consistently powerful and fast animals with a determination to run hard. Here are the nine most lightening fast horse breeds in the world.
This horse breed is known for its ability in racing mid-length distances. The thoroughbred horse has an athletic build which contributes to their overall speed. They also have a hot blooded temperament which makes them suited for racing and they are extremely competitive.
For sprinting speeds the Quarter Horse is the fastest breed in the world. Some horses from this breed have exceeded speeds of 55 miles per hour and above over a quarter mile distance.
The Arabian horse is best known for their excellence in endurance racing. When racing distances of over 50 miles or more there is a high chance that the Arabian will win the race despite their slower pace in comparison to some other breeds.
This is the breed of horse which is suited to trotting and harness racing. They have speed and power from their shoulders and hindquarters. Although they are smaller than the average horse their legs are solid and refined.
The Appaloosa is known for the interesting and coloured spotted coat it has. It is also one of the fastest breeds of horses currently. The breed has a history of being used for a war horse or for hunting by the Native and First Nations tribes in America. This assisted in the refining of the breed into a strong and durable animal.
The Andalusian breed is known as the Pure Spanish Horse. The breed is intelligent, strongly built and have beautiful manes and tails which contribute to a handsome appearance. They are known for their stamina and athleticism rather than just complete speed. Due to this they are used in sports such as dressage and show jumping.
American Miniature Horse
This breed is thought to have been developed for mining purposes in the 19th Century, giving it a form of strength that is not found in other miniature breeds. The refined variation of the breed tends to be faster than other variations of this horse.
The horse with the beautiful coat is what this breed is best known for. The Akhal-Teke horse has a metallic sheen in its coat which gives the allusion of gold. They are a lanky and slim build, however they are still strong despite their delicate features. This breed is one of the most durable in the world and do extremely well in long distance events.
The Black Forest breed is rare today with a striking appearance of a darker coat and a light mane. They are a strong riding horse and do well at obtaining speed in carriage discipline. When working in teams they are some of the fastest horses in the world.
Farmer Rides His Horse over Sydney Harbour Bridge in Protest
A New South Wales farmer intentionally blocked traffic by riding his horse over the Sydney harbour bridge to protest legislation.
The farmer, Glen Morris, has said that he was protesting new laws that would make it easier for vegetation to be cleared, which he worries will decrease the quality of soil for farmers and ruin the environment.
See photos & a video of the protest below:
How To Choose The Right Building For Your Business
Different buildings are tailored for different purposes. It is important to choose and design the right premises to compliment and help your business. Location is also an imperative part of choosing a building to operate out of. Here we highlight important areas of consideration when building or purchasing a new building for your company.
Who Are You?
Where you locate your business comes down to what kind of corporation you are. Here are a list of questions to ask yourself when deciding on a premises:
- What kind of business are you?
- Do you need exposure?
- Do people come to your office or do you go out to see them?
- How many people do you employ?
- What are your growth plans?
For example, if you are a company that does a lot of business on the internet it would be better spent money to be located in an industrial park and spend the additional money on website and marketing.
How Many Staff?
You will need to factor in how many staff you have and realistically how much space they will each need. Usually you should allow 15 square meters per person. If you are at a growing stage and expect to take on new staff in the next few years make sure you include room for additional persons.
Accessibility & Car Parking
Remember staff need to get to and from work so you will need to accommodate an appropriate number of car parks. This can be expensive especially in city areas so it might also be an idea to make sure your location is close to public transport.