Originally Posted by Joe4d
In your case, Id take your word. You have actually put a horse on a scale, most people I talk to make all kinds of claims, "Oh he's about 1200 lbs,"
Oh really ? Have you weighed him? "um no" have you ever weighed any horse ? "um no" have you ever even seen a horse weighed ? "um no" Sorta like all the "about" 16 hand horses I have went to look at that were barely 15.
Um you know this horse is only 14.2 hands, (me standing there with a tape measure)
LOL, sounds like the infamous Arabian measuring stick gets used by more than just Arabian folks....Can't tell you how many 15.3hh horses I've gone to look at that didn't come up to my chin.....I'm 5'3" in my cowboy boots, so 15.3 hh at the top of my head! Not under my chin.
I'm lucky, when I haul someone in to OSU, no matter what it's for, we use the scale and it's helped me really develop my eye, at least for my horses. Looking at those pics and guessing, will be the first time I've ever done it on horses I don't own and on something other than an Arab or Arab X, so it would be interesting to see the results and see if I was even in the ballpark.