Weighing In

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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. But does that rather arbitrary figure really mean anything? After all, what is an "average" horse? To a dressage competitor, it might be a 17-hand warmblood, while to a cutting horse enthusiast, it might be a 14-hand Quarter Horse or Arabian. I

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