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    hand to inchs

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    If you mean a ' hand 'as used in measuring a horse, it is 4 inches.

    Still 4 inches in measuring a horse.

    Yes this ancient method of measurement was by using the width of the hand of a man to get the height of a horse.  As you can imagine it was not very precise, as the average mans' hand may be 4 inches, but not all!  But after all, size doesn't matter, or does it?  It does when measuring a horse, so it was standardized to become exactly 4 inches to equal 1 hand.

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