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        11-22-2012, 09:58 PM
    How much can he carry?

    About how much weight should a 15.3 hand, 1100 lb horse be able to carry? 8 years old, medium build. Just curious :) Also, how much weight would he be able to pull?
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        11-22-2012, 10:33 PM
    Is he rode on a regular basis and in shape......he should be able to carry 200lbs. I would think.....maybe someone else might know....
        11-22-2012, 10:50 PM
    Ridden about 3 times per week, various stuff..not super hard work each time but he gets a good workout :)
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        11-22-2012, 10:59 PM
    Well I have a QH mare who is 10yrs., she is just under 15hh and she carries me all over the place! I'm no skinny minnie but I'm not huge either.....I hate to say it but I think I weigh around 175 and she has no problems trail riding 3-20 miles carry my big butt LOL
        11-22-2012, 11:03 PM
    Varies. How much can a man carry on his back? At 20, that figure was much higher than it is for me now! Here is a link with some studies:

    Articles on riders weight effecting a horses soundness?

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