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Feet…. Or Hands?

Horses and ponies aren’t measured in inches or even in feet, but in something called “hands.”  One hand is equal to 4 inches, which is approximately the width of an adult’s palm, hence coining the term “hands.” In order to measure the height of a horse, a special measuring stick is used to measure from the ground, straight up the horse's front leg to the top...