When I bought Sonny the lady said he was 15.2 hands...all good he was the height I was looking for...his back was as tall as me (I'm 5 foot 2 inches) and I was happy.
When the lesson girls that I ride with convinced the instructor to measure all the horses to see their heights. They measured Sonny as well since he was inside and they said that he wasn't 15.2....that he was 16.1! What's the possibility of him actually being 16.1 or him being 15.2.
Alot of the horses measured up higher than I thought they were. The one morgan got 16 hands...the one Paint I used to ride (which is ALOT smaller than Sonny...more than just 0.1 hand) was measured at 16 hands