I'm writing a novel that takes place in a very sparsely settled coastal PNW, and the MCs have two horses that they use for transportation and as their carrier animals (Bedrolls, tent, some rations). Given the ridiculous verticality of the region and the artistic alteration that barely any beaten paths exist, how far would they reasonably be able to ride within a day, not at a break neck pace either? What would be the best kind of horse for this area? Is it logical that two cops would effectively be able to carry out their duties on horseback in such an environment?
To the question regarding the compliance of this post with the World Building guidelines, this directly relates to the storytelling points of the world, notably characters moving through the world and whether such a system would be feasible and believable to an audience.
As I designed this interpretation of the PNW to be much more untamed than our version, I was curious as to the plausibility of my characters reliably covering distances and what type of creatures could be best suited for the job.