My name is Johanei and im from South
Africa. The horse im leasing is a saddlebred and her weight doesnt look to good
She's 15.3 hands and weighs 385kg.
realy hope you can get back to me couse some of the ponies are starting to weigh
more than she is. She also has leg problems and the owner says she won't be able
to carry the weight which I don't agree with. Please please please reply Enjoy
you day and thanks for everything you do for horses.
Did you read this article on our website?
It gives you complete guidelines to evaluate a horse's condition: Correct
I did read the articale and I still think her weight isn't right. She had Colic
a while ago and the lady didnt even let the vet come and she stopped giving her
the food she use to get and she only fed her hay.
if shes a saddle bred, I asked one of my older friends that knows a lot about
horses and she told me she's too bony.
For other readers, 385 kg is about 850 pounds.
You say the horse is 15-3 hands tall. It would be hard to imagine that a horse
that tall could possibly weigh that little and NOT be underweight.
if using the guidelines in the article indicate that the horse is underweight
and your knowledgeable older friend agrees that she is underweight, I'm not sure
what further you are asking me. Without seeing the horse in person, I can't say
for sure, but I've never known a horse that tall to weigh so little. So if your
figures are correct, if the horse is indeed 15-3 tall and weighs 385 kg (850 pounds)
she is likely underweight, but how much underweight, I could not say via email
without seeing the horse in person.
you are leasing the horse, you have certain legal rights, I would presume, as
outlined in the lease and one of them might be your right to have a veterinarian
look at the horse. In that way you can have an unbiased third party determine
if the horse is underweight, how severely, and what should be done about it.