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hi, there has been a thread on this before,and there are so many variables, i dont think the one answer would apply to all thoroughbreds,or all draughts.depends on the condition of the horse ,thetype of ground you would be going on ,hilly ,flat etc
 

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Our shetland pony, Cowboy, is 370 pounds give or take a bit (he's quite the chunk though.) and he can comfortably carry two adults in a lightweight (45 lb) cart. We never make him pull more than 290-300 pounds, and his average is usually about 250. This goes along with what Corporal said, what they can ideally carry (20% body weight) times four.

Being a shetland, I'm sure he could carry more for short distances, but it's really not a good idea.



 
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