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9th Mar 2005, 04:09 PM

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

Kerry Claire
9th Mar 2005, 04:12 PM
She's just over 17.1hh :)

10cm = 1hand

9th Mar 2005, 04:16 PM
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

9th Mar 2005, 04:20 PM
4 inches in a hand :p :D

9th Mar 2005, 04:20 PM
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:

9th Mar 2005, 04:51 PM
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 :)