Originally Posted by Dustbunny
I am constantly amazed by people who should "have a clue" about measurement and don't.
I have given up on believing what sellers say their horse's height is because it usually isn't anywhere near accurate. My last 15.2 hand horse is really 14.3...which is just fine for me.
I figure if the horse has most of the qualities I'm looking for I will go look.
In all my years with Arabians I have only seen one 16 hander. He was beautiful and he was huge. And I am not talking about including Arab crosses in this...just purebreds.
I only have one that comes close to that height - and given her pedigree, I have NO idea where it came from, but she's 15.3.
The rest are all 14.2-14.3hh.
If I see a 15hh Arabian advertised and I'm interested, I'm going out there with the assumption it's probably 14.3 at best. LOL
Personally, I prefer my horses on the smaller side, around 14.2, as I find them more athletic and able to get down and dirty as opposed to the 15.3-16hh horses. But, I'm short and do western riding so that suits me.