measurement of horse/pony height equivalent to 4 inches. Commonly being replaced by metric measurements (138cm, 128 cm, etc)
A standard of measure for horses. Horses are measured from the ground to the withers (the prominent set of thoracic vertebrae at the base of the neck), in units of "hands" which equals four inches. An average horse is 15 hands (60 inches - 5 feet).
Unit for measuring a horse. Each hand equals four inches
a measurement unit used to indicate a horse's height at its withers; a hand equals 4 inches, thus a horse 48" will be 12 hands tall
unit of measure for the height of a horse, one hand equals about four inches.
A hand is a form of measurement used to tell the height of a horse. One hand is equal to 4 inches. The horse is measured from the ground to the top of the withers.