The world's fastest horse was 43.97 mph, according to Guinness.
However, this speed was calculated over a ¼ mile to obtain an average speed.
Chickasaw Indian Thoroughbreds have reached 55 mph unofficially.
Horses move differently. They're not built to run fast. They're faster.
Some breeds can also preform extra gaits, which can change their speed substantially.
Horses move four ways. Four-beat walks are fourth fastest. The job-like two-beat run follows.
The three-beat canter is the second fastest speed, while the gallop is the fastest.
The walk and canter are 8.1–17 mph. Horses move differently in these gaits.
Horses can speed 25–30 mph. Horse type and training can vary this. Some horses run faster.