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    06-08-2009, 11:39 AM
Wow i had no idea!

So about a month ago someone gave me the formula to calculate my horses weight. I finally got around to doing it today and man I was WAY off with my guestimation! I also measured height today as well. I was pretty right on about that. So I thought it would be fun to post pics of my babies and have you guess who weighs more and what their weight is :) I will come back and post my calculations and we can see who is right or close

Lucy 11 y/o grade mare (looks to have some appy in her...she kind of has those appy eyes) 15.2 hh

Hank 11 y/o OTQH 16.3 hh

Little Luci 11y/o 12hh grade pony This is the only side pic I have that is recent and baby is in the way lol.

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    06-08-2009, 11:53 AM
Green Broke
Lucy: 950 lbs

Hank: 1,100 lbs

Little Luci: 600 lbs

I usually guess too, or use a weight tape. What kind of calculations do you have?

Hank could stand to gain some topline. You might consider adding Alfalfa pellets to his feed, and Uckele's Tri-Amino. Both will help put on quality muscle, even without a lot of riding or work.
    06-08-2009, 11:57 AM
I measured the heartgirth and then length from shoulder to croup.

The formula is heartgirth x heartgirth x length/300 +50

Yeah he needs some work. I will check out the alfalfa pellets.
    06-08-2009, 12:01 PM
I found the same formula but the formula was 100lb over the horses actual weight so instead of adding 50 I subtracted it.
    06-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Yeah the site I went to said it could be off by 3% either way. So I guess that would be + or - 50 or so. I think that is where looking at the horse and deciding whether to take it off or put it in comes in to play.
    06-08-2009, 01:25 PM
Lucy, 1,000
Hank, 1,150
Luci, 700
    06-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Green Broke
Tell us! =)
    06-08-2009, 04:06 PM
Ha ha ok. Lucy estimated weight was 1243 Hanks was 1298 and Little Luci 626. I think the big horses are probably off by about 100 lbs. Although I think the fact that they are close is correct. Lucy is a shorter stockier horse and Hank is taller and leaner. Little Luci is probably off a little but not enough to make a difference. Just goes to show how hard it is to eyeball how much a horse weighs without measuring.

I forgot to ask my feed store today about a weight tape but I have to go back later in the week anyway for dog food. I will be curious to see what it says as opposed to taking the measurements.
    06-08-2009, 04:13 PM
I wasn't too far off.

I used this website to calculate my horse's weights
Horse Weight Calculator
Found it to be somewhat more accurate
    06-08-2009, 04:32 PM
Originally Posted by appylover31803    
I wasn't too far off.

I used this website to calculate my horse's weights
Horse Weight Calculator
Found it to be somewhat more accurate

Great tool! I went back and entered the info and it came back to be about the same weights when I took off 100 lbs. Little Luci ended up being about 100 under as well. So I guess that formula I used is about 100lbs off.

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