The average height of a horse is fifteen hands (60 inches or 152
centimeters) and its median weight can range from 800 to 1000
pounds (360 to 350 kg). It has sturdy legs and elegant hooves.
How much do you think arabs carry?
That’s 13 stones plus the equipment on a unfit 14.2hh arab is far
too for a horse, IMO. The best guideline is to use 20 percent of the horse’s weight (the horse has to be healthy in all respects and is does not have excess weight). If the horse weighs 400kg then the maximum she can transport (including items) would be 80kg (about 12 stone 8 pounds).
Can a horse transport 300 pounds of weight? Horses can handle
300 pounds, however, balance is crucial. If you’re not able to maintain an adequate balance, it will be extremely difficult for the biggest horses to take on the weight.
Can a horse support 300 pounds? Horses can support 300
pounds, however, balance is crucial. If you’re not able to
maintain an adequate balance, it will be difficult for the
biggest horses to take on the weight.
There is a chance that you are medically overweightor obese,
as measured by your BMI. However, If your horse is large robust
and strong enough and is saddled perfectly to him and you and
you’re well stable, it’s likely that you can ride him without any
The norm in the USA is that a horse should carry 20 percent
of the body weight. The norm within the UK is that a horse is
able to carry 10 percent or more of their bodyweight. So,
your standard horse weighs about 1200-1500 pounds. In the
USA the norm will be that a horse of this weight can weigh
between 240 and 300 pounds.