Horses' Height

Horses' Height


A quick article on equine height and how it's measured



Having been working with horses since I was 6 years old, I must say it's somewhat painful to see so many false horse measurments on this site.



 



This is a very brief article on how to measure a horse's height.



 



A horses' height is not measured in feet, but rather, hands.



A hand is 4 inches. For example, a horse that is 16 hands high is 64 inches tall.



As the horse gets taller, it goes to 16.1 (65 inches), 16.2 (66 inches) and 16.3 (67 inches)



 



If it's an inch over 16.3 hands, it jumps right to 17 hands.



 



So, having a horse OC that's "16.4 hands" or above is a completely false measurement. The correct measurment for "16.4" is 17hh



 



For example, if Spirit were an inch over 15.3hh, his height would jump right to 16hh (NOT 15.4hh...there is no such measurment)



 



I hope this article has been informative and helpful.



 



I hope to see more accurate measurements in all of your Spirit Source equine OCs :)







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April 29, 2012
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Happy to help ^_^ :P

April 29, 2012
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Thank you MW! :) So glad you taught me somethin new! I know more about equine massage therapy and other stuff, than the simple thing of their height. Which is silly, lol!

April 29, 2012
Usa Is not currently on the site
The Albino&Royal herds
XD I had no idea about how hands worked until this year when I took a Horse Science class in school.

April 29, 2012
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
...and when you TRY to correct them, they pretend like your comment doesn't exist ░x░ So that's why I was compelled to write this article. Now, there's no excuse for incorrect measurements.

April 29, 2012
Site Booster, Site Builder (Content), Si... Australia Is not currently on the site
The all mighty green
yea i think i saw that one

April 29, 2012
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
lol, I hope it works too! When I started seeing OCs at "15.6hh", I was like :o :! :/: In that order.

April 29, 2012
Site Booster, Site Builder (Content), Si... Australia Is not currently on the site
The all mighty green
thanks for doing this hopfully it stops people making horses a hight that cant be




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