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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