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How do you measure a horse in hands?

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asked Nov 15, 2012 in Horses by anonymous
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A horse is measured from the ground to the top of the highest non-variable point of the skeleton, the wither. For official measurement, the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra may be identified by palpation, and marked if necessary.
answered Oct 19, 2013 by answerwiz Inquisitive Expert (94,860 points)

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