Re: Danville to Glasgow 100 miles
We had an Amish Mennonite take a man to see his dying wife behind a trotting horse hitched to a buggy. They traveled 72 miles in 24 hrs. and the next day, returned over the same 72 miles. However, standardbred horses and not carrying weight (pulling instead) would probably be able to go further than one ridden. Not many horses could stand up to that distance. My father rode a horse 45 miles one day by going at a slow gallop for a quarter mile, trotting the next, and then walking a quarter. He then repeated the cycle until he made the distance. This occured about 65 years ago when good riding horses were kept in useable condition by local farmers and businessmen.