How Much Should A Horse Weigh? (Charts by Breed)

Typical horse weights by breed

lbs kg
Albino 1003 455
Akhal-Teke 992 450
Andalusian 1201 – 1301 545 – 590
Appaloosa 1003 – 1301 455 – 590
Arabian 904 – 1102 410 – 500
Ardennais 1400 – 1598 635 – 725
Caspian 595 270
Cleveland Bay 1201 – 1499 545 – 680
Clydesdale 1800 – 2200 820 – 1000
Connemara 805 – 1003 365 – 455
Cream Draft 1598 – 1995 725 – 905
Criollo 1201 – 1301 545 – 590
Dulmen 705 – 805 320 – 365
Dutch Warmblood 1201 – 1301 545 – 590
Exmoor 595 – 805 270 – 365
Fjord 1201 – 1400 545 – 635
Flemish 1797 – 2403 815 – 1090
Friesian 1300 – 1450 590 – 658
Hackney 904 – 1201 410 – 545
Haflinger 1201 – 1301 545 – 590
Hanoverian 1201 – 1400 545 – 635
Highland 1201 – 1400 545 – 635
Icelandic 705 – 904 320 – 410
Irish Draught 1301 – 1499 590 – 680
Lipizzaner 904 – 1201 410 – 545
Lusitano 700 – 1100 317 – 499
Miniature Horse 198 – 496 90 – 225
Morgan 904 – 1201 410 – 545
Mustang 805 – 1003 365 – 455
Oldenburg 1201 – 1499 545 – 680
Orlov Trotter 1003 – 1301 455 – 590
Paint Horse 950 – 1200 430 – 544
Paso 1201 – 1301 545 – 590
Percheron 1896 – 2105 860 – 955
Pony of the Americas 700 – 800 315 – 360
Quarter Horse 1003 – 1301 455 – 590
Saddlebred 1003 – 1201 455 – 545
Selle Français 1003 – 1201 455 – 545
Shire 1698 – 2430 770 – 1102
Shetland 298 – 595 135 – 270
Standardbred 1201 545
Suffolk Punch 1698 – 1896 770 – 860
Tennessee Walker 904 – 1400 410 – 635
Thoroughbred 1003 – 1301 455 – 590
Trakehner 1201 – 1499 545 – 680
Walkaloosa 1003 – 1301 455 – 590
Welsh Section A 397 – 705 180 – 320
Welsh Section B 452 – 750 205 – 340
Welsh Section C 595 – 1003 270 – 455
Welsh Section D 1003 – 1301 455 – 590

Recommended products 

Over the years I use have tried hundreds of different horsey products, from various blankets and halters to different treats. Some I’ve loved, others I’ve hated but I thought I’d share with you my top all-time favorite products, the ones I never leave the yard without. I’ve included links to the products (which are in no particular order) that I really think are great.

  • Mane ’n Tail Detangler – Even if you never show your horse you’ll need to detangle his tail from time to time (and possibly his mane too) which is always a challenging chore! I’ve found that if I run a little bit of detangler through my horse’s tails every few days it stops them getting matted up and makes combing them easy, even if they’re coated in mud. I don’t know if I should admit to this or not but it also works wonders on my hair.
  • TAKEKIT Pro clippers – Over the years I’ve tried a lot of different clippers and while some were obviously better than others I found these to be by far the best. They are heavier than a lot of other clippers but for me, that’s a good thing, it makes them feel more sturdy and hardwearing. On top of that they have a range of speeds so are just as good for clipping your horse’s back as they are his face. I also like the fact that they come in a handy carry case but that’s not for everybody. The company that makes them is super good and incredibly helpful too, a real bonus these days. The only thing I wasn’t keen on was the fact that it doesn’t come with any oil, but that’s not a major problem as it’s not difficult to buy lubricant.
  • Shire’s ball feeder – There are so many boredom buster toys out there but I like to use these every day, regardless of whether or not my horses are bored. I find that it helps to encourage my horses to problem solve by rewarding them with treats (or pieces of fruit) but it also mimics their natural grazing behavior which helps to keep them calm and de-stressed.
  • Horse safe mirror – This is a strange one that many people are surprised about but I like to put horse safe mirrors in the trailers as well as in the quarantine stalls. It helps to prevent the feeling of isolation by giving the impression of other horses being around. Being herd animals horses can get extremely stressed when they feel that they’re on their own but with these stick-on mirrors, they believe that at least one other horse is with them.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you did I’d be grateful if you could share it please as it would really help me.

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