Table 4. Estimating Foal’s BW (lb) during GrowthAge in Months900 lbs Mature BW1300 lbs Mature BWBody Weight in Pounds (lbs)223033043254656415585
380 – 1 000 кгвзрослая особь
The measurement is of the foal’s girth (G), with a tape placed just behind the elbow and one inch (2.54 cm) behind the highest point of the withers. The measurement is taken when the foal has exhaled and is expressed in meters. The formula is: G 3 x 90 = foal’s weight in kg.
A 9-hand pony should weigh around 200kg, whereas a 16-hand Draught horse can weigh in excess of 850kg. The purpose of a horse will obviously affect the desired weight as well. For example, a Thoroughbred horse that’s primarily used for racing should weigh about 500kg.
A completely matured horse comes in anywhere between 900 and 2,200 pounds. Draft horses easily tip the scale over 2,000 pounds. It’s no joke, some literally weigh a ton! Light saddle horses are generally between 900 and 1,300 pounds.
The size of horses varies by breed, but also is influenced by nutrition. Light riding horses usually range in height from 14 to 16 hands (56 to 64 inches, 142 to 163 cm) and can weigh from 380 to 550 kilograms (840 to 1,210 lb).
Water Intake: Horse versus Cattle
A bull weighs, on average, 2,400 pounds, whereas a cow weighs around 1,600 pounds.
approximately 760 pounds
Will a 3-year-old Horse Grow anymore? As mentioned above, yes, a 3-year-old horse will still continue to grow. In fact, it’s during this time that it will start to put on weight and fill out. … Even though your horse will “look” like a mature horse at 3 it is still maturing internally and not ready for full work yet.
If the measurement is 14.5 inches, the foal’s final height will be 14.2HH. If the measurement is 16 inches, the foal’s final height will be 16HH.
So even though this weanling might not even weigh 225 kilograms (about 500 pounds), his calorie and protein needs are the same as a mature horse that is twice the size. Most foals are typically weaned somewhere between 4 and 6 months of age.
Approximate guide to horse’s body weight by heightHeightBody Weight (Kilos)Body Weight (Pounds)14 hh350-420770-92415 hh420-520924-111416 hh500-6001100-132017 hh600-7251320-1595
25 – 30 years