What size saddle do I need for a 15hh horse?
Scapular to last rib 47cm/18 ¼” when you take off 5cm/2” for shoulder movement, that gives you 42cm /16” very small space for a saddle on a 15hh horse. 16.5” saddle set as far back as it can go without going past the last rib.
What are the different sizes of horses?
Horse sizes range from towering, 6-foot draft horses to miniature ponies that barely top 2 feet. The average height of a horse is 15.2 hands or around 5 feet. Any equine measuring more than 14.2 hands (57 inches) is classified as a horse, and anything less is classified as a pony or miniature horse.
How do you measure a horse for a cover?
To measure your horse, grab a measuring tape or stick. Stand your horse on a level surface and hold the tape/stick vertical to the ground, placing the top of the tape/stick at the horse’s withers. Record this measurement to determine hh. For example, if my horse measures 66 inches, divide 66 by 4.
Why does my horses rug slip?
When fitting a rug with cross surcingles care should be taken to ensure that the straps of the surcingle cross in the centre of the horse’s belly – well forward of the horse’s stifle. If the leg straps are too loose, the rug will slip.
What are the consequences of badly fitting rugs?
Most rugs lie on top of the Trapezius muscle… if your rugs cause a dip in front of the withers, pulls tight across the shoulders it may be causing pain and inflammation to the muscle fascia which in turn leads to restricted movement, soreness, stiffness and muscle compensation in other areas of the body.
What are rug sizes?
The most common rug sizes are 3’x5′, 5’x8′, 8’x10′, 9’x12′ and 12’x15′. Let’s look at how different-sized rugs can complement the furniture and decor in each room of your house. We’ll also look at how to measure floors and determine the right size rugs for the set-up in your home.
Do Shires rugs come up big?
The sizing comes up just right and they fit all shapes. I’ve used a 6’3 rug on a 16hh TB and a 14’2 cob, and it fitted them both really well.