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.
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Building a Shed in the Macedon Ranges
Looking to build a shed in the Macedon Ranges? You can find all the information you’ll need RIGHT HERE.
You will need to secure a building permit from the Macedon Ranges Shire Council if you shed matches any of these four criteria:
- Your shed is larger than 10m2 OR your shed is 3 metres high OR your shed is higher than 2.4 metres and is 1 metre from a boundary.
- The shed is attached to an existing building.
- The shed is going to be built over an easement.
- The shed is attached to the front wall of your dwelling.
If your planned shed matches any of these criteria, you will need to get a building permit. If you are planning on engaging a professional builder, they should be able to handle your permits internally and save you the trouble.
What does it cost to build a garage or shed?
Sheds & garages vary so much in size & purpose that an estimate is difficult. You can read this article on price cost estimates to get a rough idea.
The average garage costs approximately $22,000 but will range in cost from $3,000 for small home garages up to $60,000 for large industrial garages.
How can I find someone to build my shed?
The best was is to look for a reputable builder that specialises in sheds, has been operating a long time, and is local.
Can I build a shed myself?
Yes, you can. The best way to do that is to buy a shed kit. Most shed builders will also be able to arrange delivery of a shed kit without install.