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Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 1 decade ago

how do you measure a horses height?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    4" in a hand. Take a tape measure and measure from back of hoof, all the way up the leg to the point of the withers. 56" would be 14 hands.

    The tape measure I use is specially made for horses.

    I also have a T measure stick that is basically a ruler for horses.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You measure a horse by hands.

    There are 4 inches in a hand. You can use a tape measure and measure from back of hoof, all the way up the leg to the tip of the withers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Horses are measured in hands.Every hand is four inches. You start at the front foot up to the highest part of the withers. You can get special measuring tapes that have hands instead of inches.

    Source(s): Horse owner/trainer
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  • 1 decade ago

    Use a measuring tape, and measure from the ground to his/her withers (the highest point of the shoulders). Measurements for horses are given in "hands". One "hand" equals 4 inches.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Start from the where the hoof meets the ground on the front leg and measure to the top of the withers in "hands" which is an adult hand with the fingers together held horizontal.

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    1 decade ago

    Start at the ground and work your way up to the withers. You can get a special tape measure that measures in hands.

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  • 1 decade ago

    get a measuring tape and measure from the ground up to the highest point of their withers, then divide it by 4 (if you are using a regular measuring tape)if you are measuring with a measuiring tape that is made for that than measrue the same way, just dont divide by 4

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you measure the horse in 'hands'. Like, 16 hands high, 13 hands high, etc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You measure it from the ground to it's withers. You use the units hands which is approximately 4 inces or the size of an adult hand.

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  • 1 decade ago

    With a measuring stick from the ground to the highest point of his shoulder. It's measured in hands (hh). One hand equals +-10cm.

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