Poll

The Scale Says...

How much does your horse weigh?
(If you own more than one horse, choose the range in which the majority of your horses weigh.)

Less than 500 lbs
2%
27
501-800 lbs
4%
53
801-1,000 lbs
34%
478
1,001-1,250 lbs
45%
621
1,251 or more
15%
207

Total votes cast: 1386

Comments & Write-in Answers

people think their horses weigh more than they do. Just like dogs. Everybody thinks dogs are100

3/4/2013 7:25:58 PM

Big AQHA horses

3/4/2013 6:37:12 PM

3 Icelandic horses

3/4/2013 5:54:22 PM

I breed/have ponies

3/4/2013 4:37:08 PM

Icelandic horses

3/4/2013 4:35:30 PM

no visable ribs

3/4/2013 3:37:53 PM

gypsy vanner

3/3/2013 9:39:53 PM

My QH weight is finally under control but my Haflinger mare is out of control.

3/3/2013 8:48:43 PM

Breed is Haflinger

3/3/2013 1:14:44 PM

ponies

3/3/2013 10:46:55 AM

My Arabians (mature) range from 850 to 950 lbs.

3/3/2013 7:31:14 AM

Lean Quarter Horse

3/2/2013 10:06:29 AM

It feels like a ton if she steps on my toes!!!

3/2/2013 10:04:25 AM

1550 lbs 1/4 Percheron 3/4 TB X

3/2/2013 9:25:05 AM

We do not own any tiny horses.

3/2/2013 12:22:32 AM

Spanish mustangs

3/1/2013 11:12:16 PM

I own 22 minis.. smalles is 112 full grown 350 largest

3/1/2013 10:52:15 PM

What is the point of this question?

3/1/2013 8:36:52 PM

We have Shires they should weigh nearly a ton a piece

3/1/2013 7:53:27 PM

Have three of varying ages and stature.

3/1/2013 5:56:55 PM

On special hay to keep him lean.

3/1/2013 1:32:44 PM

all 5

3/1/2013 9:31:11 AM

Shetland

3/1/2013 9:07:00 AM

Belgains

3/1/2013 8:14:31 AM

one yearling, one 3 yr old and one 4 yr old

2/28/2013 9:09:49 PM

I have QH's and love 'em! The baby is 600 # and the biggies are 800 to 1,100 #

2/28/2013 7:59:31 PM

It's not a horse unless it weighs a ton!!

2/28/2013 5:31:44 PM

Perchon

2/28/2013 3:56:53 PM

Have a very large beautiful 17.2" (2000 + LB) TB/DWX that is built like a tank

2/28/2013 3:01:24 PM

My gelding seems to have a weight problem. He's treated better and has the most issues.

2/28/2013 11:33:16 AM

I have a growing Arabian filly and an almost 5 year old paint mare.

2/28/2013 9:26:11 AM

Small arab, QH Crosses and Draft

2/28/2013 9:19:02 AM

14.3hh horse and a 10hh" pony. I don't see how this survey can have any accuracy

2/28/2013 7:58:25 AM

17h Holsteiner - 1350 lbs

2/28/2013 7:47:34 AM

Welsh section D. Con go up to 400 in summer if he eats like a pig!

2/28/2013 4:53:20 AM

One horse

2/27/2013 10:17:38 PM

Constant battle to keep the weight down!

2/27/2013 9:56:14 PM

She's an Arab

2/27/2013 9:39:55 PM

both of them!

2/27/2013 8:47:35 PM

gradually putting weight back on after confinement due to leg injury. He doesnt do well "cooped up"

2/27/2013 7:47:53 PM

3 horses, ranging 14.2to 15h.

2/27/2013 7:12:58 PM

I have very large walking horses

2/27/2013 6:35:07 PM

2 mares 15.3+/- by weight tape

2/27/2013 5:34:17 PM

Cleveland Bays and draft crosses

2/27/2013 5:02:11 PM

3 OTTBS and 1 very large Walkaloosa All 16.2 hands or taller

2/27/2013 2:40:56 PM

two horses (mares) about 1,150 and 1,000 Pony Gelding aprox. 750

2/27/2013 2:24:30 PM

2 Thoroughbreds & 1 Paso Fino

2/27/2013 1:58:08 PM

I have 3 horses all in the range of 800 to 1000 pounds.

2/27/2013 1:22:15 PM

17hh Warmblood mare who is about 1300 pounds and a 9mo colt who is about 555 pounds

2/27/2013 1:13:17 PM

Draft cross with large heavy build 1251+

2/27/2013 12:54:33 PM

Warmblood 1100; Pony 700

2/27/2013 12:14:50 PM

1 "normal" Arabian, 800 lbs, 1 "big" Arabian 1100 lbs, 1 QH 1200 lbs & a 250 lb mini!

2/27/2013 9:50:31 AM

he's such an easy keeper -- he gets a pony handful of grain 3xs a day plus hay.

2/27/2013 9:47:55 AM

Most of my miniatures weigh under 300-only 2 weigh more, around 350-400.

2/27/2013 9:43:23 AM

I have beastly horses that need a diet!

2/27/2013 9:21:18 AM

I used the weigth scale on line to calculate.

2/27/2013 8:52:53 AM

Two 16.1 horses, a STB and an OTTB

2/27/2013 8:51:26 AM

we measure in kg, so most around 1000lbs

2/27/2013 8:44:32 AM

He is 27 years old and we are still showing.

2/27/2013 6:12:59 AM

My Percheron and Clydesdale each weigh over 2,000 lbs

2/27/2013 6:05:07 AM

1,400 lbs. draft cross

2/26/2013 11:53:32 PM

16hh tbx & 15.2 hh paint

2/26/2013 11:34:51 PM

not even close - all Belgians - more like 1800+

2/26/2013 11:12:31 PM

I own well built, stocky QH's.

2/26/2013 10:05:10 PM

1310 lb weighed on VMTH scale. Most single dose dewormers are inadequate. Equitrol is suitable.

2/26/2013 9:22:26 PM

he has big bones

2/26/2013 9:05:31 PM

Percheron/Arabian cross

2/26/2013 8:59:48 PM

none of the ranges are that close 1 Shetland 1 Arab 1 Fjord

2/26/2013 8:40:52 PM

One 2100; one 1900; one 1800- all Percherons

2/26/2013 8:02:49 PM

Light breed: Arabian- the " Prius " of the horse world. BKD

2/26/2013 7:38:02 PM

arabs and arab crosses

2/26/2013 7:24:19 PM

He is at the right weight for his body build.

2/26/2013 7:20:08 PM

They are draft horses. They weigh a lot!

2/26/2013 6:51:44 PM

well, 1 mini <500 and one average 1000#

2/26/2013 6:50:30 PM

Myles is an American Saddlebred Sport Horse - he is not overweight

2/26/2013 6:43:19 PM

I have them weighed regularly for correct dosage of meds and feed

2/26/2013 6:28:48 PM

I raise Shires. I have 2 5-6 mo. old foals, 2 breeding stallions & 6 breeding mares. Avg is 1750 lbs

2/26/2013 6:15:45 PM

she is too heavy

2/26/2013 6:11:41 PM

I also have 4 donkeys that fit in the 501 to 800 range

2/26/2013 6:01:36 PM

My svelt Shire girl @ 1700 lbs.

2/26/2013 5:55:04 PM

both more middle to higher end

2/26/2013 5:51:32 PM

1001-1250 Chosen, actual weight 2 @ 1275 1 @ 1150 1 @ 600

2/26/2013 5:45:29 PM

I am in the UK and weigh in kilos..404kg = 890lbs

2/26/2013 5:34:02 PM

they're mules, 15 and 15 1/2 hands, ~1250 each each

2/26/2013 5:31:25 PM

No category for my magnificent draft? Everyone knows real horses weigh a ton ;).

2/26/2013 5:13:10 PM

Avg of 3 QH geldings

2/26/2013 5:10:57 PM

We have Minis, they run between 200-350lbs.

2/26/2013 4:57:38 PM

1600 17.2+ Hanoverian

2/26/2013 4:33:36 PM

Small Arabians

2/26/2013 4:32:29 PM

21 Drafts & 79 Saddle Horses

2/26/2013 4:29:23 PM

Clydesdales -- 1800-2100 pounds!

2/26/2013 4:21:44 PM

two are in the 801-1000 range and two are 1001-1250

2/26/2013 3:40:42 PM

Large, athletic TB crosses...

2/26/2013 1:30:48 PM

They are sport horses not drafts

2/26/2013 10:17:18 AM

Almost ready for the meat freezer

2/26/2013 10:10:01 AM

He is a 25 yo aqha and holds his weight well

2/26/2013 8:22:04 AM

was hoping for 15 hands, ended up with 16. short cannons!

2/26/2013 6:33:49 AM