Originally Posted by howrsegirl123
I have a 2 1/2 year old mare for sale. She is under 14 hands tall. She will be perfect for a kid. She is not all the way broke. She will load in a trailor and we have had a saddle on her and my son has been on her back. She is very loveable. She is not ready for a child to ride but my son does everything with her and he is 12 years old. I just don't have the grass to keep her, we have to many horses and trying to down size. If you would like more information or want to come and see her call 859-585-4092
If they know that why didn't they just measure her?? Actually, how do they now that?
They are probably guestimating her height based on their height. If you know how tall you are in inches and can estimate how tall your horse is in inches, you can figure out pretty close how tall your horse is in hands. It's relatively easy.
For example: I was able to drape my arm over my old gelding's back. My arm was not above shoulder level when draped over his back. I am 5'7" (or 67") and my armpit is approximately 55" off the ground. Using these measurements, I guestimated that my old gelding was around 14.1-14.2hh (56-57"). Turns out we sticked him right at 14.2hh (57").
Another example: We had a holsteiner boarding with us that belonged to the people my friend leased her barn from. He was absolutely MASSIVE. Based on where the top of my head hit his shoulder (yes, he was THAT tall), I bet my friend that he was at least 17.3hh, possibly even 18hh. We text his owners and I was right: 17.3 (and a half) hands.
My point is, it is entirely possible to know approximately how tall a horse is without measuring it.