The American quarter horse descends from Spanish and English horses used in the American colonies in the 1600s. These horses were crossed with local breeds, including the Chickasaw horse. The breed’s name came from its dominance in quarter-mile races, and its sure-footedness made it a favorite among settlers.
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.
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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.
One of the rarest colors, a white horse has white hair and fully or largely unpigmented (pink) skin. These horses are born white, with blue or brown eyes, and remain white for life. The vast majority of so-called “white” horses are actually grays with a fully white hair coat.
Horse Height Conversion ChartHands (hh)Inches (in)Feet (ft)16.1655ft 516.2665ft 616.3675ft 717685ft 8
Horse Height.HANDSINCHESFEET17.1695ft 917.2705ft 1017.3715ft 1118.0726ft
Horse and Pony Measurements
A horse can be 15 hands, 15.1 hands, 15.2 hands, 15.3 hands, but never 15.4 hands tall.
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.
A standard adult horse, on average, measures 14-17 hands at the withers, but some can exceed 18 hands while others can be as small as 8-9 hands depending on the breed.
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”.
Equines are measured in hands, with each hand constituting 4 inches. That means the average horse standing at 15.2 hands stands 62 inches tall at the withers, or just about 5 feet, 2 inches.