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MEASURING A HORSE

Horses are measured from the ground to the highest point of the withers.
COURTESY UNITED STATES PONY CLUB

It’s good to know the actual height of your horse, especially if you are showing, shipping, or selling him. Horses are measured in hands. Each hand is 4 inches. Horses can be 15.3 hands, but they can’t be 15.4 hands—that would actually be a 16-hand horse.

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