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.
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.
If your quarter horse is in the 14 hands high range (14, 14-1, 14-2, and 14-3) you can generally expect your horse to weigh in the 1000-1100 pound range. If your horse is taller than that in the 15 hands range or 16 hands range you can expect your horse to weigh over 1200 pounds.
The heaviest horse breeds are:
A study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour suggests that the rider should weigh less than 15 percent of their horse’s body weight. There is still some debate about this percentage, but the general rule of thumb is that a horse should carry between 15 to 20 percent of their weight.4 мая 2020 г.
Water Intake: Horse versus Cattle
A bull weighs, on average, 2,400 pounds, whereas a cow weighs around 1,600 pounds.
Working out the weight of your horseWEIGHT GUIDETYPEHeight at withers (hands) (cm)Weight range (kg)Pony (small, saddle)10-12225-350Pony (large)13-14250-360Galloway14-15275-400
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
Approximate weights (in kilograms)Height (hands)PonySport Horse (middleweight)15-450-50015.2-470-52016-560-63016.2-590-650
Summary Tips on Managing the Easy Keeper
1 мая 2009 г.
The horse’s back should be level, and there should be fat around the tailhead that feels slightly spongy. You shouldn’t be able to see your horse’s ribs, but they should be easily felt when you press on her sides. An underweight horse will have an accentuated neck and withers that are more pointed than rounded.