We have a wide variety of horses and ponies 12 - 17hh, to suit all riders.
Why do we measure horse's by Hands.
According to popular legend, ancient horse traders needed a method of measuring horses. Stacking one man's fist upon another was the simplest system. Thus, a horse came to be measured by hand. The horse must stand on a flat, level surface for accurate measuring.
A hand is equal to 4 inches or 10.2cms.
Your horse should be measured from the point of the withers to the ground. A horse's withers would be the bony spot at the lowest end of his mane - where his neck and back meet - just in front of where the saddle is placed. When a horse puts his nose and mouth to the ground, the withers is the highest point of his skeleton.
A horse that is 61 inches tall is 15.1hands or 15.1hh.
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