ROLF, a hand is certainly 4" and you measure to the top of the wither, and everyone agrees on that, but still one of the very frustrating things about horse buying is that people never know how tall their horses are. Often it doesn't really matter, but it can be a huge difference and you can waste a lot of time looking at unsuitable horses.
I have a measuring stick here, but I seem to measure small, Ben is supposed to be 17HH but I can't get him over 16.2hh.
People who came to look at Bert kept thinking that she must be around 17hh well no I can't get her over 16'1 no matter how I measure. 16.1hh of G Man I can only get to 15.2 and maybe a little bit...
LOL I have to agree that the pony you pictured does not look 14hh, but she sure is cute