Hi, I have measured my horse(for blanket) like 3 times and came up with a 62" average. It seems really small. She is probably 14 HH with shoes and VERY short backed.(I have never stuck her yet). I have always had Arabs, but I guess bigger ones.(72, 74, 76. 78, and an 80)! Last one being a Quarab.
So anyone with experience with Large Pony/Small horses Please chime in.
Strange how much you've got to know Before you know how little you know. Anonymous
Schneiders has some good blankets for the smaller sized equine. My old pony was 12.1 hh and wore a 64. I bought their Viking Junior blanket and was very happy with it. Stayed nice and toasty and dry, even in our wet weather with fulltime turnout.
My 14.3-ish Arab cross mare (short-backed) wears a 64.
If you're really doubting your measurements, do you have a larger blanket you can throw on her? If she's really a 62, she'd be completely swimming in even a 72; it would at least give you a sanity check that your measurements are probably good.
to measure correctly
measure from wither to tail
chest to tail
and wither to elbow
and then buy a high neck lined rug
small horses are normally between 5ft 6 and 5ft 9inches
i have had loads of ponies and small horses my current 14.2h is in 5ft 9inces
but will say she is a welsh section D i have had a welsh section c in 5ft 6inces
current section c is in 5ft so is my section b and my two yearlings
my 15.2h is 5ft 9inces, my 16;2 is 6ft and my big boys 6.3 and 17.3h are in 6ft 6in
My Rocky Mtn Horse is roughly 14.2 and fairly petite for the breed. She wears a 68 and I would say she is comprable in build to my 1/2 arab mare who wore a 68 also. Id guess your estimate is slightly off, but not sure