Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Wickednag - I could tell you 5 regularly used tricks that can make a horse measure 3 inches smaller then it actualy is. None of them are pleasent for the horse, some of them are downright cruel.
We have official measuring over here and you can have a horse recalled for measuring if you are willing to put up the money. It is amazing how much bigger horses are mid show season as opposed to in january when they are unfit, skeletal, have been lunged into the ground, had their feet hacked back so that they are lame and then buted up to hide it, oh and lets not forget the sedatives and withdrawl of water for 24hrs.
I think the record is well over a hand different when a horse has been objected to and recalled for measurement
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT