How much should my horse weigh?

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 should a 15 hand horse weigh?

It is usually 15 to 15.3 hands and weighs up to 1150 pounds or more.

How much should a 16hh horse weigh?

Horse weight by height

Small Horse (in kgs/lbs)
15hh 470-530 / 1036-1168
15.2hh 500-580 / 1102-1278
16hh
16.2hh

How much should a horse weigh based on height?

Average Horse Weight Based On Height

Height Weight Range lbs Weight Range kg
15.2h 904lbs-1213lbs 410kg– 550kg
16h 1036lbs- 1543lbs 470kg- 700kg
16.2h 1080lbs- 1653lbs 490kg- 750kg
17h 1213lbs- 1764lbs 550kg- 800kg

How big should my horse be for my 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. Remember that this weight also includes the saddle and other riding equipment, in addition to the rider. An overweight horse cannot necessarily carry a heavier rider.

How heavy is a 13 hand horse?

If your horse is 13 hands high or in that range (13, 13-1, 13-2 or 13-3) you can expect your horse to weigh in the 900-1050 pounds range (400-500 KG).

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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.

How heavy is a 14.2 hh?

Approximate weights (in kilograms)

Height (hands) Pony Cob
13.2 280-380
14 320-380 360-450
14.2 350-400 380-480
15 470-530

Is a 14 hand horse too small?

There’s no real answer to the “too small or too big” question. Every horse is built differently, they all have their advantages and disadvantages in their conformation and weight-carrying ability. At your height and weight, I absolutely doubt a 14.2hh horse would be too small.

How tall is a horse that is 14 hands?

Equine Size-Chart

DESCRIPTION HANDS INCHES
HORSE 14 H 56-58 inches
14.2 H 58-60 inches
15 H 60-62 inches
15.2 H 62-64 inches
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