Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northwestern, WA
I've heard that horses can carry up to 20% of their weight quite comfortably, but it varies per horse depending on how wide their base of support is. For instance, a 15.2hh horse with dinnerplate hooves and a wide back might be able to comfortably carry more weight than a 16hh horse that was of a less substantial type, even if they weighed the same. I haven't studied this extensively, but that's what I've read. Basically what was said before.
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