Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: ontario, canada
• Horses: 0
A horse can carry 25% of it's body weight successfully on a 50 mile endurance race. I weigh 193 plus saddle, blankets and water bottle or 220 pounds running weight. My guy weighed in at 870 pounds and we ran 35 successful endurnace races. I kept him to 50 milers because at 100 miles I would be too heavy.
He is now retired and carries a 250 pound rider, an older gentleman who rides easy. So a 870 pound horse can carry a 250 pound rider easily.
Your horse is heavier as is your weight but ride easy, find out if the horse has problems and go from there.