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The measurement used to measure how high a horse is, one hand is 4 inches…

The measurement is taken from the ground level to the highest point on the horse’s withers

Measuring A Horse | Floor To Withers

Measure from The Floor To The Withers





Equestrian sport and activity is full of odd sounding terms and definitions which is why we decided to put together a comprehensive index of known equine terms, most are British , some are American and a few are specific to Europe


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