An average horse weighs 900-2,000 pounds, depending on size and breed. A lean, racing fit Thoroughbred, for example, has an average weight of 900-1,100 pounds, while the average Clydesdale (think Budweiser) weighs in at 1,800-2,000 pounds.
How much does a horse weight in kg?
Accepted wisdom in the horse world tells us that an average light horse weighs about 1,000 pounds, or 450 kg. A draft horse, upwards of double that.
How heavy is a 15.2 horse?
Average Horse Weight Based On Height
|Height||Weight Range lbs||Weight Range kg|
|16h||1036lbs- 1543lbs||470kg- 700kg|
|16.2h||1080lbs- 1653lbs||490kg- 750kg|
|17h||1213lbs- 1764lbs||550kg- 800kg|
How heavy is a 16 hand horse?
A 16-hand horse can weigh anywhere between 1036 and 1653 pounds, depending on their breed and height. A sixteen hand Thoroughbred weighs much less than a sixteen hand Suffolk Punch. But on average, at 16 hands, you can expect a horse to weigh between 1036-1543 pounds, whereas, at 16.2 hands, it is 1080-1653 pounds.
How heavy is a 17 hand horse?
Similarly, a Shire at the bottom end of the height scale (17 hands) is considered underweight if it weighs less than 770kg, but a 17 hand thoroughbred is overweight at 590kg.
Is it better for a horse to be heavier or lighter?
Horses usually carry different weights to compensate for differences in ability. A better horse may have to carry more weight to give his lesser opponents a chance to compete.