# Average Height of a Horse?

Horses and ponies are measured in 'hands,' four inch units. Measured at the withers, a high point on the spine where the back and neck meet, most saddle horses are between 15 and 17 hands, or 5' to 5'8' off the ground. Ponies are less than 4'10, and large draft horses are often taller.
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