You measure a horse’s height from the ground to the
top of his withers. Hold the tape on the ground next to the horse’s front
leg (you need a helper) and stretch it up to the top of his withers to get
the height measurement. Though a little more expensive, measuring sticks
are also available and can give a more accurate measurement.
The weight of a horse can most accurately be measured
using a scale, but most barns don’t have access to a scale and the horse
would have to be transported to a truck scale or landfill to be weighed.
The Weight Tape can give a fairly accurate weight
measurement. The horse’s weight is determined by wrapping the tape around
the horse’s heart girth right behind the elbow and the withers and
reading the results. For the exact weight, you can trailer your horse to
a truck scale, weigh the horse and trailer and subtract the trailer
To measure for a blanket, you use a tape measure
and stretch it from the middle of his chest to the middle of his rump
right under his tail. Make sure you take shrinkage into consideration.