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Farm Family Story

Mike Jarvis jogs a horse around the track at Sam Mignano Farm in Monroe, Michigan. The farm takes part in harness racing in Michigan and Ohio and is home to many championship horses. Photo Credit: Kirsten Kearse

Lakeshore Race Track fans had an extreme case of harness racing fever this sunny October Sunday! Fans took in a card of ten races including a racing under saddle (RUS) event. Over 50 fans of all ages jumped at the opportunity to tour the half-mile oval in one of our double-seated jog carts. 2015

Image result for how fast are horses mph-All horses move naturally with four basic gaits: the four-beat walk, which averages 6.4 kilometres per hour (4.0 mph); the two-beat trot or jog, which averages 13 to 19 kilometres per hour (8.1 to 12 mph) (faster for harness racing horses); and the leaping gaits known as the canter or lope (a three-beat gait that is 19 to 24 kilometres per hour (12 to 15 mph), and the gallop. The gallop averages 40 to 48 kilometres per hour (25 to 30 mph).