Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Talluhlah, How do you know that on thier uncalibrated stick that the horse doesnt measure 15.3hh, how do you garentee that your stick is the correct one?
Have you had it officialy calibrated each year, do you maintain your calibration certificates, has your measuring area been calibrated and is completely level?
Was the horse relaxed when you measured it but not relaxed when they measured it? A horse gets bigger if it is excited.
Is the horse in the same condition now as it was when they measured it (again fat can ad height), are you measuring at the correct spot and did they meassure at the correct spot? Was the horse dehydrated after a long journey when you stuck a stick on it (dehydration is a well known way to reduce a horses height).
I show horses in height classes where being 0.1cm over height can destroy a horses showing career entirely. My knowlege of measuring, what effects it is very large, however it is obvious that either you or the seller does not have the same knowlege.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT