conversion hands into cm and vice versa

Discussion in '2005 Archive of Posts' started by Dolce, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Dolce

    Dolce New Member


    Anybody knows how to convert hands into centimetre. I would like to know how tall is my horse in hands. She is 173 cm.
  2. Kerry Claire

    Kerry Claire New Member

    She's just over 17.1hh :)

    10cm = 1hand
  3. Dolce

    Dolce New Member

    What is in 1 hand? Inches?

    thanks very much I did not know how easy it was . But know how many inches is in a hand? Or is it another measure?
    God, British are complicated with their system!!! :p
  4. Sarah1710

    Sarah1710 New Member

    4 inches in a hand :p :D
  5. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle New Member

    Hi Dolce

    Thanks for asking this, I have been completely bamboozled as to working out how high they are in CM's. A hand is 4 inches. So 10 cm is 1 hand. therefore 14.2hh would be 145cm. Is that right? :confused:
  6. Dolce

    Dolce New Member

    I know that 1 inch = 2.54cm.
    so 1 hand = 10.16 cm
    then there are 4 inches in 1 hand (that I did not know thanks Kerry).
    so I guess 14.2 hh = 147 cm.
    Voila :)

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