RESULTS FROM WEST MERCIA TRAINING DAY 10.09.18

(N.B. CARRYING CAPACITY INCLUDES TACK)

THE BELOW ARE MEAN AVERAGES AND SERVE TO GIVE A GUIDE ONLY.

It can be seen that all estimates of rider weights for each equine are well within their carrying capacity. The condition scores are also reassuringly close to those of the vet.

HORSE ONE  

 BOBBIN  

     AGE 11          13HH            PONY            GELDING

SCALE WEIGHT – 280KG   CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 46KG

WEIGHT TAPE AVERAGE – 263KG        CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 40KG

RDA CALCULATION AVERAGE – 236KG      CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 39KG

                                  RIDER WEIGHT ESTIMATION – 34KG

CONDITION SCORE – VET – 3  CONDITION SCORE – GROUP AVERAGE 3

HORSE TWO 

 PEPPER         AGE 14                   14HH            COB             MARE

SCALE WEIGHT – 484KG                     CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 81KG

WEIGHT TAPE AVERAGE – 524KG            CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 87KG

RDA CALCULATION AVERAGE – 488KG      CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 81KG

                                        RIDER WEIGHT ESTIMATION – 70KG

CONDITION SCORE – VET – 3    CONDITION SCORE – GROUP AVERAGE 3.5

HORSE THREE           

PIPER           AGE 17                   12HH            PONY            GELDING

SCALE WEIGHT – 300KG                     CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 50KG

WEIGHT TAPE AVERAGE – 292KG               CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 49KG

RDA CALCULATION AVERAGE – 263KG         CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 44KG

                                       RIDER WEIGHT ESTIMATION – 36KG

CONDITION SCORE – VET – 2    CONDITION SCORE – GROUP AVERAGE - 3

HORSE FOUR  

 BEAR            AGE 6           12HH            C0BY            GELDING

SCALE WEIGHT – 366KG                    CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 61KG

WEIGHT TAPE AVERAGE – 429KG              CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 72KG

RDA CALCULATION AVERAGE – 372KG        CARRYING CAPACITY 16.7% - 62KG

                                          RIDER WEIGHT ESTIMATION – 49KG

CONDITION SCORE – VET – 3       CONDITION SCORE – GROUP AVERAGE 3.5