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    11-03-2010, 05:40 AM
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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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    11-03-2010, 08:40 AM
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Green Broke
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.
     
    11-03-2010, 11:33 AM
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Weanling
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.
     
    11-03-2010, 06:32 PM
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Ok thank you
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    11-03-2010, 10:37 PM
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Foal
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
     
    11-04-2010, 02:56 PM
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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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