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  • How much should my percheron cross weight
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    12-15-2012, 09:10 PM
Smile How much should this horse weigh?

Percheron/Paint 16.1, 4yrs 8mo, More of a stocky percheron build. He's still growing though. Just wondering how much abouts he should weigh!
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    12-15-2012, 09:31 PM
A picture would be the only way to even get a guess.
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    12-16-2012, 04:16 PM
Originally Posted by crom5    
Percheron/Paint 16.1, 4yrs 8mo, More of a stocky percheron build. He's still growing though. Just wondering how much abouts he should weigh!
A lot less than you think he should.
The formula girth X girth X body length divided by 330 is amazingly accurate.
Girth is the circumference (in inches) of the body about 4" behind the forelegs.
Body length is a straight line from the point of the shoulder to the buttock (I stop at the tail)

As a ball park not knowing how much bone and meat he has on him, I would expect somewhere in the 1200-1300# range. My full Percheron gelding, old style build and 16.1 weighs in at 1340# and by the formula he should weigh 1350#.
    12-16-2012, 07:21 PM
He fits a 48" to 50" English Girth
    12-17-2012, 12:32 AM
Originally Posted by crom5    
He fits a 48" to 50" English Girth
Yeah but my (mature) mare fit different girths at different times of the year. Your horse is very immature & so will be changing shape frequently - he probably has another gangly phase to go through at 4yo.
    12-17-2012, 08:38 AM
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Left also isn't talking about the girth of a saddle. Circumference is just that. Just as you would weight tape a horse it's the same measurement. All the way around, not a portion of the circumference.

And my little arab mare uses a 50in english girth so that doesn't mean anything.
    12-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Green Broke
My Percheron - Quarter cross, 12 years, stocky, 15.3 - 16 hands weighs 1405 pounds, just weighed him at the Vet school. He is overweight, by about 75 pounds
Just a comparason.
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    12-17-2012, 09:07 PM
My horse hasnt filled out yet due to age (4yo) Meaning he still has width and height to grow also. But has the same belly like shape as above I beleive he weighs probably around or close to 1180lbs. But he is a Percheron, Paint cross. Not full percheron.

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