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:
|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|
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.
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