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post #121 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 01:50 PM
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It's easy. You measure a horse from the ground to the top of the withers.
Low withered horses' backs are almost the same as their back's heights.
High withered horses' backs are slightly lower to the ground than their heights.
Suffice to say, ANYTHING over 16 hands is a tall horse!
14hh = 4 ' 8 in.
15hh = 5 foot even
16hh = 5'4 in.
17hh = 5'8 in. (btw, Fresian height)
18hh = 6 foot even (Clydesdale height)
19hh = 6'4 in.
20hh = 6'8 in.
My horses measure 15'2hh, 15'3hh and 16'3hh, which is taller than me at 5 foot 4 inches.

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post #122 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 01:59 PM
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My current horse is 15.1 hands. I am 5 foot 7. So if my math is right, then that would be..... Like 16 hands tall or maybe a little higher about. I don't know, my math sucks, haha!!
But Golley is 13.2 hands and our new horse is 14 hands.

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post #123 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 02:03 PM
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I've got two horses of my own.. My TB gelding is 16 HH and my QH filly is 14.3HH and I'm 5'6
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post #124 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 02:15 PM
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my prior lease horse was 16.1 hands. my current lease is about 15.1 (haven't measured him yet).

i am 5 foot 6 inches...... and a titch! can't forget the titch (not quite a quarter inch, but close) lol.
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post #125 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 02:15 PM
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I am 5'1". My horses are 14.2hh and 15 hh. I work with other horses that are 16 hh and taller. Yes, the taller the horse the farther the fall, especially at 52 years old. 17 hh did seem that high when I was 15.

IMO, A riders height and how tall the horse is depends on the type of horse
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post #126 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 02:19 PM
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OK... So I'm cruizin' the internet and reading about all these 16 -17+hh horses and I get to thinkin...How tall is Dumas...check me on my math here...

4inches = 1 hand
Dumas is 5' at the withers.
5' = 60"
4 into 60 = 15
Dumas is 15 hh right?

Seems like he is much bigger than that...Or maybe its cause I'm 5'2" :roll: So I can barely see over him... :

So how tall are you and your horse
I just wanted to say, curse that little bug on your signature!!! You had me trying to kill it lol on another note I'm 5'6 and the horses I ride range from 14-16H
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post #127 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 07:23 PM
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My current horse is 15.1 hands. I am 5 foot 7. So if my math is right, then that would be..... Like 16 hands tall or maybe a little higher about. I don't know, my math sucks, haha!!
But Golley is 13.2 hands and our new horse is 14 hands.
You are 16.3 hands tall :)
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post #128 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 07:29 PM
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I am 5'1 and my horse is 16.3
I'm puny next to him. :p
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post #129 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 07:29 PM
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I'm 5' tall, and both of my mares are 15 hands :)
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post #130 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 07:58 PM
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Ha.. I'm 5'6 and I have a little stocky quarter horse that's 13.2.
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