Horse Weight Loss Calculator

Did You Know

Horses can quickly gain excess weight if their diet is not carefully managed, especially when they have limited exercise. A horse with a high body condition score may be at risk for health issues such as insulin resistance and laminitis. Our weight loss calculator aids in creating a diet and management plan to safely reduce your horse’s weight to an ideal level.


Welcome to the Animal Nutrition Calculator’s Horse Weight Loss Calculator. This tool is designed to guide horse owners in managing their horse’s weight effectively. It uses information about your horse’s current condition, weight, and lifestyle to provide a personalized weight loss plan.

Getting Started: What You’ll Need

To make the most of this calculator, you’ll need the following details:

  • Your horse’s current body condition score (BCS)

  • Current weight of your horse (300-2500 lbs/ 136-1134 kg)

  • Target ideal weight for your horse

  • Your horse’s age

  • Access to pasture (yes or no)

  • Feeding frequency per day

  • Composition of current diet

  • Exercise frequency per week

  • Details of the exercise regimen

  • The usual temperature in your horse’s environment

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Tips for a Healthy Weight Loss in Horses

  • Gradual Reduction: Weight loss should be gradual to avoid metabolic issues.

  • High-Quality Forage: Prioritize forage that is lower in calories but can maintain gut health.

  • Controlled Feeding: Measure out feeds and avoid free-choice feeding during weight loss.

  • Regular Exercise: Increase exercise frequency and intensity as advised by a vet.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Much Weight Should My Horse Lose Each Week?

A safe weight loss for horses is about 0.5-1% of their body weight per week.

Can I Just Reduce My Horse’s Current Feed to Help Them Lose Weight?

Simply reducing feed can lead to nutritional deficiencies. It’s important to rebalance the diet to maintain health while losing weight. To find out more about how much to feed your horse based on the results of the Horse Weight Loss Calculator, check out the Custom Feed Calculator. Enter your horse’s total caloric needs, forage types, concentrate types, and your desired feeding ratio to receive precise feed amounts.

Why Trust Animal Nutrition Calculator and How This Calculator Was Developed

Animal Nutrition Calculator collaborates with equine nutrition experts to create tools that are grounded in scientific research and current veterinary standards. This Horse Weight Loss Calculator is based on evidence-based practices for equine weight management.


The calculator is a guidance tool and is not intended to replace professional advice. Always consult with a veterinarian or an equine nutritionist for an individualized weight loss program for your horse.