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What Is the Maximum Weight a Horse Can Carry?

A large man dressed for riding walked by us, and my grandson turned to me, saying “He’s way too big to ride,” his comment started a spirited discussion about the maximum weight horses can carry, with some saying 250 pounds is the limit while others claimed horses can carry up to 500 pounds without any …

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Best Weight Distributing Hitches for Horse Trailers

Towing safety is paramount when pulling a horse trailer. For many horse owners with a bumper pull horse trailer, a weight distribution system may be essential to ensure your tow vehicle can properly handle your trailer’s load. Here are our picks for the best weight distribution hitches: Andersen ‘No-Sway’ WDH –Best overall (read our review below) …

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How Much Do Horses Weigh? Hot, Warm, and Coldblooded Horses

I often get asked, “How much do horses weigh,” my smart retort is usually, “how long is a string.” To meaningfully answer, we need to know the horses’ breed category. Horses weigh between 900 and 2,200 pounds. Draft horses’ weight ranges from 1,400 to 2,000 lb Warmbloods typically weigh between 1200-1450 lbs, and light horses …

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How Tall Are Jockeys, and How Much Do Jockeys Weigh?

Jockeys are easy to spot at the race track; they wear bright colored tops with white pants and are the smallest people at the track. But unless you have the opportunity to stand next to one, it’s difficult to gauge their height and weight. The average horseracing jockey 5’2″ tall and weighs 113 lbs, well …

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