Ok I'm really confused about how to correctly measure a horse. I was always told you measure from the ground to the withers and divide inches by 4 and that's how many hands the horse is. Well, a friend's daughter is in 4H and I guess they were told that you measure the horse from ground to lowest part of withers then you subtract 2 inches for the hooves and then divide by 4. When their mare was measured by 4H they claim she is 13.3 and I'm sorry but IMHO there is no way in **** that girl is only 13.3. Has anybody else ever heard of subtracting 2 inches for the horses hooves? Apparently you subtract the 2 inches because the length of the hooves fluxuate. It just makes no sense to me.