As people get heavier, the danger of overloading our horses looms larger.
But how can we calculate when too much weight poses a welfare risk? Karen Coumbe MRCVS and Anne Bondi, director of the Saddle Research Trust, investigate
How much weight can a horse carry? It’s never going to be an easy question to answer, as there are many factors to consider when working out the appropriate weight for any one horse to support.