How to Measure a Horse
Hands, a traditional British way of measuring horses that’s still used in the United States, are units composed of four inches (the approximate width of a hand). Centimeters are used in Europe and many countries outside the United States to describe a horse’s height.
What you need:
- A halter and lead rope or bridle;
- A helper;
- A flat, level area to stand the horse—a concrete slab works well; and
- A horse measuring stick, measuring tape and level, or a line with a plumb bob.
Step 1: Get a helper to hold the horse using a halter and lead rope or bridle. You’ll want the pair standing on a flat
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