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How to measure your horse

Horses are measured in hands, with a hand being 4 inches. When measuring your horse, you will measure from the ground to the top of the withers. Sometimes you will hear someone say their horse is 15.5 hands high. This is incorrect because a hand is only 4 inches. A horse that is 15.5 would really be 16.1hh.

Handy conversion chart.
Inches               hands
Small Pony (cannot exceed 12.2):
48                       12
49                      12.1
50                      12.2

Medium Pony (over 12.2-13.2):
51                      12.3
52                      13
53                      13.1
54                     13.2

Large Pony (over 13.2-under 14.2):
55                     13.3
56                     14
57                     14.1
Horses (14.2 and over):
58                    14.2
59                    14.3
60                    15
61                    15.1
62                    15.2
63                   15.3
64                    16
65                   16.1
66                   16.2
67                   16.3
68                   17