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HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN A HORSE CARRY?: 
SPRING 2016

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How Much Weight Can a Horse Carry?

Sometimes I am asked if I think a horse may be stressed with too much weight to carry. I really haven't been able to answer the question scientifically. I have basically used my common sense and was not knowledgeable about safe proportions of weight on a horse.

This article in Horse Science News offers a good guideline for appropriate weight based on some scientific studies regarding the comfort and safety of the horse.

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