Posted by Kate on April 30, 1998 at 10:03:26:
In response to Pretty big..., written by Mel Hughes on April 29, 1998 at 22:57:14
] ] It's been so long, but isn't Viper a gargantuan horse? According to the book, he is 19 hands high. I seem to recall that 10 hands high is kind of regulation for a full-grown horse, so Viper is twice as big???? (I even tried to do a simulation on my wall.)
] ] Any horsewomen out there?
] A hand is 4 inches high. The dividing line between a horse size and a pony size is fourteen and a half hands, or 58 inches -- at the withers, which is the little bump where the back and the neck connect.
] 19 hands is still pretty big.
Four inches is just over 10cm. So at 19 hands, that horse was 1.9 metres high at the withers (even slightly more). That's one BIG horse!
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