How Much Should My Horse Weigh?

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 …

The History Of The Horse

While there are literally hundreds of different horse breeds in existence today it is interesting to remember that they all descended from one animal; the Eohippus, who lived over 60 million years ago. The tiny Eohippus, standing at only 14 inches high, evolved through Mesohippus, Merychippus and Pliohipuus into todays Equus. Todays Equus has got a height range of 23 …

Heavyweight Champs: 5 Best Horses for Larger Riders

When you’re thinking about learning to ride or buying a new horse, it’s important to consider the type of horse that can comfortably carry you, especially if you’re a bit on the heavier side. While a lot of people rightly say that balance and riding position are critical factors, they aren’t the be-all, end-all. If you’re 225 pounds, it doesn’t matter …