Horse measurements are different from any other measurements we may be accustomed to using. To understand average horse heights, and how they can affect our horses and horsemanship, it is important to understand all things in regards to horse measurement.
If you wanted to pin down an average horse height, it would depend on how you wanted to measure it. Do you want to measure it in terms of all horse types in existence (miniatures, ponies, and horses)? Or, ...
Say you want to derive an average height from all horse groups in existence. Let’s say that the smallest height of a full-grown miniature horse is 8 hands. Obviously, this excludes outliers that may be shorter.
Horses vary in height much more than people do, and they are measured much differently! I hope this article helped you better understand the average horse heights and how horses are measured. If it did, please share it, and share with us your experiences measuring horses!