Thus, a horse that measures 60 inches is 15 hands high (15 × 4 = 60) and a horse halfway between 15 and 16 hands is 15.2 hands, or 62 inches tall (15 × 4 + 2 = 62) Because the subdivision of a hand is a base 4 system, a horse 64 inches high is 16.0 hands high, not 15.4.
Horse Height Conversion ChartHands (hh)Inches (in)Feet (ft)16.1655ft 516.2665ft 616.3675ft 717685ft 8
To figure out how many hands you are, have someone measure you from head to toe in inches. Divide the total number of inches by four. For example, let’s say you’re 48 inches tall. If you divide that by 4, you get 12, which means you are exactly 12 hands tall.
The thoroughbred grows to an average height of 63.78 inches, or about 16 hands, with a range of 62 to 68 inches or more. The standardbred, used for harness racing, averages about 63 inches tall, with a range of 60 to 66 inches or more.
Every horse is different and capable of carrying a different amount of weight than other horses. As a general rule, anything over 300-350 pounds is too heavy for a horse to carry safely.
For example, a horse that measures 56 inches from the ground up to the top of the withers is 14 hands high, or 14 hh.
Big Jake became famous worldwide in 2010 after he was crowned the tallest in the world by the Guinness World Records at an extraordinary 20 hands, 2.75 inches (210.2 centimeters or 82.75 inches.)24 мая 2018 г.
Horse height hh (hands) and cm (centimetres) conversionHands (hh)Centimetres (cm)14.3149.8615.0152.4015.1154.9415.2157.48
A “Hand” is a unit of measure equal to 4 inches, used to measure the height of a horse at the highest point of the withers. The number of whole hands is properly followed by a period, then the remaining height in inches. Thus a horse who measures 5 feet and two inches at the withers would be designated “15.2 hands”.
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