# Horse Height

### HORSE HEIGHT - INFORMATION

How to measure your Horse's Height
HH = Hands High

Here is a handy table that will convert your horse's height in hands to show you how many inches, feet, or meters tall your horse is:

HANDS INCHES FEET METRES   HANDS INCHES FEET METRES
12.0 48 4ft 1.2192   15.0 60 5ft 1.5240
12.1 49 4ft 1 1.2446   15.1 61 5ft 1 1.5494
12.2 50 4ft 2 1.2700   15.2 62 5ft 2 1.5748
12.3 51 4ft 3 1.2954   15.3 63 5ft 3 1.6002
13.0 52 4ft 4 1.3208   16.0 64 5ft 4 1.6256
13.1 53 4ft 5 1.3462   16.1 65 5ft 5 1.6510
13.2 54 4ft 6 1.3716   16.2 66 5ft 6 1.6764
13.3 55 4ft 7 1.3970   16.3 67 5ft 7 1.7018
14.0 56 4ft 8 1.4224   17.0 68 5ft 8 1.7272
14.1 57 4ft 9 1.4478   17.1 69 5ft 9 1.7526
14.2 58 4ft 10 1.4732   17.2 70 5ft 10 1.7780
14.3 59 4ft 11 1.4986   17.3 71 5ft 11 1.8030
18.0 72 6ft 1.8288

Traditionally, a horse's height is calculated in 'Hands', where 1 'Hand' is equal to 4 inches.
The measurement is taken from the ground level to the highest point on the horse's withers.
1 hand = 4 inches (101.60mm)
1 inch = 2.54cm (0.0254m)

The red line is where the measurement would be taken, about in the middle of the withers, at their highest point.

#### Hands Conversion

Since a hand is equal to four inches, you can calculate your horse's height in inches by this formula:

4 x WH + FH = Inches high

Where WH stands for the horse's whole hands, and
FH stands for any fraction of the horse's height left over.
For example, a 15.2HH horse's height could be calculated as follows :

Formula: 4 X WH + FH = Inches high

Example: 4 X 15 + 2 = 62 Inches high

To work out the height in metres: 62 Inches x 0.0254m = 1.5748m