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Being able to tell if you have an overweight horse, an underweight horse, or a horse at an ideal weight is important in tracking his overall health. An excellent tool for measuring tracking horse weight gain and weight loss is the Henneke Horse Body Condition Scoring System. This system provides a standard scale for you, your veterinarian, your equine nutritionist, and other health care professionals to use and assess horse fat deposits, areas that are too thin, and areas that are in ideal condition.
Be sure to read our article on the Henneke Body Condition Scoring System in our Horse Health Library, as well as our horse weight calculator, which is another tool you can use for measuring horse weight!