Equine Weight Table

The following table is a rough guide to a horse/pony weight.  For an accurate assessment use a weighbridge.

 

TYPE OF HORSE/PONY

 

HEIGHT IN HANDS BODYWEIGHT (KG)
Heavy Draught 16.0 – 17.0 750 – 950
Heavy Hunter 15.3 – 16.3 600 – 675
Light Hunter 15.1 – 15.3 450 – 500
Hack 14.3 – 15.2 400 – 500
Arab 14.0 – 15.1 400 – 500
Thoroughbred Pony 14.0 – 14.2 350 – 400
New Forest Pony 12.2 – 14.0 300 – 500
Welsh Pony 10.0 – 12.0 200 – 275
Shetland Pony 9.0 – 12.0 150 – 200

 

 

How to calculate your horse’s weight:

 

An old fashioned way to measure your horse’s weight is as follows:

Take a tape measure and measure the length from the head to the top of the tail in inches (X), then measure round the girth (Y).

Multiply these measurements together (X x Y), then divide the result by 11.  This will give the weight in pounds.  If you divide the weight in pounds by 2.2 this will give the weight in kilos.