Want to know what your horse weighs?
One of the best ways to keep your horse healthy into his golden years is to keep him exercised and at a trim weight. To measure his weight, get a flexible tape that is about 120 inches long. (Many quilting stores have long tapes.) Follow these three steps to get his approximate weight:
- Use the tape to measure his girth circumference. Measure around his middle from his withers to just behind his elbow and back to his withers. Write the number down.
- Use the tape to measure his length from the point of his shoulder to the point of his buttocks. Write that number down.
- Calculate the body weight: girth x girth x length / 330 = weight (lb)