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post #1 of 6 Old 11-03-2010, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Horses weight?

Is there an accurate way to weigh a horse? There must be a scale somewhere right? I would like to know the weight of Caleigh, Sammy and Sissy so I can accurately judge transportation for trail rides. Two would be fine in my trailer but a third might be pushing it and then again it might not.

I have a weight tape but it doesn't reach even close to all the way and that's only accurate within 100lbs I think? I was thinking of loading them one by one in the trailer and taking a trip down the street through a weighing station and then subtract the trailer weight from the total to get each individual weight but I'm not sure if that's allowed?

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-03-2010, 07:40 AM
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I have friends that have used the truck scales at the weigh stations. As long as they're not busy, they don't seem to mind. A vet hospital should have a large animal scale as should a college that has a vet or livestock program.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-03-2010, 10:33 AM
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Weight tape didn't work on my guys. It went around them (barely) but weight was off due to the shorter draft back. I use the length x girth calculation. Here's a link to an online calculator: Horse weight It may be 150lbs or so off but that's close enough for me and a lot less trouble than trying to load everyone and head for the scales at the feed mill.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-03-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thank you
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-03-2010, 09:37 PM
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I weighed mine at the feed stores scale i just took them out of the trailer and walked them on individually and i stepped off and just held the rope and it worked great
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-04-2010, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I'll call a couple feed stores in the area and see if I could do that.
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