How do you weigh your horse?
I have a rescue (Lippit they say) Morgan and I have been tracking his weight since I got him.
He was not bad off, he was in fine condition actually. The circumstances around the seizure of the Morgans (12 in all) was the guy would put them in other peoples pastures without them knowing or steal hay. He didn't have adequate fencing to keep the horses safe and they were found on the road more times then the authorities can count. Several were hit and a few in his care have died.
When I picked him up I used a tape measure and a weight tape to measure his weight and to measure for a blanket.
Nov 13th - 821 Pounds with the weight tape
896 with the tape measure (62x62x70/300)
Nov 29th - 851 pounds with the weight tape
952 Pounds with the tape measure (67x67x70/300)
Dec 5th - 874 Pounds with the weight tape
1078 pounds with the tape measure (68x68x70/300)
I am not 100% sure that I trust the weight tape, but I guess it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things since he is gaining weight and the tape measure weight was my goal for him, at least 1000 pounds.
I make sure that I have both the tapes set properly, Just behind the wither and around the heart girth. He is standing level and square with his head at a relaxed stance. I pull it just so it is tight against him but not overly tight and I try to make sure I have the same pull every time.
I know it's all estimations anyways unless I can get him on an actual horse scale or get my truck and trailer weighed and then weighed with him in the trailer.
What do you guys use to weigh your horses and track their weight?